Mission Statement

imagesThe men and women of the Lincoln Police Department are committed to protecting life, property, and the constitutional guarantee of all citizens. We recognize our responsibility to be fair, just, and to equally protect and serve without regard to race, religion, gender, or culture. With community partnership as our foundation we will strive to enhance the quality of life and create a stronger contract between the police and the community we serve. We will honor the trust placed onto us by holding ourselves to the highest standards of professional and personal conduct and challenge the community with shared responsibility for peace, good order, and law observance.


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vlaho swear inChief of Police Paul Adams, with the advice and consent of the Lincoln City Council, appointed Detective/Sergeant Matthew Vlahovich as the new Deputy Chief of Police.  Deputy Chief Vlahovich started his law enforcement career with the Logan County Sheriff's Office.  He started with the Lincoln Police Department in 2005 and worked his way up through the ranks to Sergeant.  Vlahovich served as the President of the local Fraternal Order of Police union and was President of the Lincoln Police Pension Board.


Vlahovich is a local native attending Carroll Catholic School and Lincoln Community High School.  He also graduated with an associates degree from Lincoln College.


Deputy Chief Vlahovich will assist the Chief of Police in driving forward the professionalism of the Lincoln Police Department while also helping engage officers the community with new and progressive programs and initiatives.

bicycle safetyWeather is warming up and children on bikes will be out and about. Parents need to go over the rules of the road with their children as bicyclist must obey all the laws that motorist must obey.

Some key points:
-Ride to the right of the roadway
-Stop at the stops signs and check intersections before proceeding
-Don't ride at night without proper lighting and clothing
-Helmets are cool because they save lives
-Motorist should treat bicyclist with all the respect as other motorist



Violations of the law can lead to crashes resulting in serious harm or even death. The Lincoln Police would much rather issue citations to gain compliance than to lose a life.

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The Lincoln Police Department would like to warn our citizens of a potential IRS scam.  The scam is initiated by a telephone call from the telephone number (202)864-1346.  The "IRS Agent" informs the victim that there is a lawsuit against them and they need to contact them as they owe the IRS money and request a credit card or ask the victim to send money via other means.

There is another similar scam where they call informing the called party that they have won an award and have to call a specific number back.  When you call back they require you to send a fee to obtain your award.

If you get a phone call from someone claiming to be from the IRS, here’s what you should do:

  1. If you know you owe taxes or you think you might owe taxes, call the IRS at 1.800.829.1040. The IRS employees at that line can help you with a payment issue – if there really is such an issue.
  2. If you know you don’t owe taxes or have no reason to think that you owe any taxes (for example, you’ve never received a bill or the caller made some bogus threats as described above), then call and report the incident to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration at 1.800.366.4484.
  3. You can file a complaint using the FTC Complaint Assistant; choose “Other” and then “Imposter Scams.” If the complaint involves someone impersonating the IRS, include the words “IRS Telephone Scam” in the notes.

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

The Lincoln Police Department reponds to all Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests.  In doing so we retain the right under Illinois State Law to maintain the privacy of individuals.  

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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