From IDOT: Springfield - The Illinois Department of Transportation announces the upcoming project for the complete reconstruction of the bridge carrying business loop 55 over Salt Creek at the south edge of Lincoln, IL. The work in this project consists of removing the existing bridge and building a new bridge under a road closure. The business loop will close on March 1, 2014 and is scheduled to reopen on November 15, 2014. Marked detour routes will be utilized with this project. In addition to the bridge replacement this project will consist of reconstruction of the approaches to the bridge, hot mix asphalt paving, drainage improvements and the construction of a parking lot and drainage pond for the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.

The project is scheduled to be completed November 15, 2014.

The contractor on this $12,021,757.81 project is Halverson Construction Company of Springfield, IL.

Motorist are urged to slow down and be cautious while driving through all work zones.

The Lincoln Police Department will be testing for a lateral hiring list. Applications are due by March 14, 2014. Applications can be obtained at the Lincoln Police Department, 911 Pekin St, Lincoln, IL, or online below.

The City of Lincoln is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Lateral Entry Application (PDF)

Today Chief Ken Greenslate and the Lincoln Police Department announce the launch of a new sex offender registration and public notification website called OffenderWatch®.  Detective Sergeant Paul Adams initiated, implemented, and will administrate this new service which will enable the citizens of Lincoln to access this website.  Lincoln will now be part of a nationwide network of over 5,000 law enforcement agencies which includes over half of Illinois’ law enforcement agencies. The new service is a citizen-friendly, easy to use website that enables citizens to search for potentially dangerous sex offenders and predators which may be in close proximity to their homes, places of work, schools, churches and day care centers. 

Thank you for submitting your name to the Lincoln Police Department recruitment office. We will notify you of the next test date and more about the recruitment process as it comes available.

If you have any additional questions, please submit an e-mail.

Missing Child Alerts

The Lincoln Police Department has partnered with A Child Is Missing program.  This system utilizes home phone numbers, cell phone numbers, email addresses, and even Facebook updates.  The program works best if you signup online with their website for alerts.  Your information is kept private and is only used for alerts.

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The Lincoln Police Department now utilizes Appriss for collecting traffic crash information and submitting to the State of Illinois. Appriss provides BuyCrash.com for those involved with the crash to receive copies of reports.

Please visit BuyCrash.com if you need a copy of your accident report.

Freedom of Information Act

 Illinois Freedom of Information Act

To request information from the Lincoln Police Department please fill out and sign the Freedom of Informaiton Act form below and send to the Lincoln Police Department at 911 Pekin St, Lincoln, IL, 62656, or fax to 217-732-4589.

Freedom of Information Act Form

Illinois Attorney General's Office


Toll-Free 24 Hour Anonymous Hotline


Website: www.drunkstopper.com

Focus on these activities:

  • Underage Drinking Parties
  • Fake ID's
  • Illegal Sales of Alcohol

Note: Your name and personal information are not asked for and your submission will remain anonymous to the parties involved

Lincoln Police Department

911 Pekin St.
Lincoln, IL 62656
ph 217.732.2151 fax 217.732.4589