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.

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.

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.

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)


Below is information pertaining to safety, security, statistics, and other useful information you may need to know as a member of our community.
  • General 

    Here you will find general frequently asked questions.

  • Security 


    The following sections are dedicated in helping you as a citizen be more secure in your home, business, and vehicle. We give tips and recommendations on securing your items from those would be criminals that prey on others and take advantage of easy opportunities which can scar victims for life.

    Business - Here we give you information on security alarms and what you should know before setting a security alarm up on your business.

    Home - Here we give you information on home security alarms and setting up a Neighborhood Watch program.

    Vehicle - What you should know about vehicle security alarms and ways to protect your valuables without a security alarm.


  • Safety 


    We will add information to this section on how to protect yourself from different hazardous situations.

    Drug Information - Information about certain types of drugs and how you can protect yourself and your family from them.

    Identity Theft - A link to Secretary of State information about Identity Theft and ways to protect yourself. This is an Adobe Acrobat file and you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to open it.

    Internet Safety for Parents - A link to information about protecting your children from online threats, includes Online Safety Quiz, Software, and other great information for parents.

    Online Dating & Personal Space - Information about protecting yourself against online predators and scammers and how to report an online crime.


  • Laws 

    Links to the State Laws, Local Ordinances, and other information relating to the law.



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 for those involved with the crash to receive copies of reports.

Please visit 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



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