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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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The City of Lincoln on July 20, 2015, authorized the Lincoln Police Department to provide services to businesses or organizations that would like to have a uniformed police officer present for an event or to provide security.

 

Effective September 1, 2015, the current rate is $47.00 per hour.  There is a two hour minimum per officer requested.  If you have a request for more than five officers, then the event must have a supervisor present.

 

If you would like these police services, please complete the Agreement for Special police Services below.  This form must be submitted to and signed at the Lincoln Police Department in person at 911 Pekin St, Lincoln, IL, 62656.   Please attach a list for the agreement outlining the dates and times and how many officers are requested during the times.  Please also dictate in the list what the officers will be requested to do and any special instructions.  It is also necessary to estimate the number of people in attendance.  If the Chief or Deputy Chief of police feel that the number requested would not satisfy the amount of people attending the event then the request may not be approved.  

 

All requests must be approved by the Chief of Police. 

 

pdf Agreement for Special Police Services (Fillable PDF)

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.
 

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

 

Some records are, however, not subject to release via the FOIA process. These types of records are described under 5 ILCS 140, Sections 2.15, 7, and 7.5. Some records may also be subject to provisions imposed by other state statutes. The FOIA process for disclosure of information does not supersede other applicable statutory and judicial mandates.

 

Please note that the Lincoln Police Department will redact private information from reports at per Illinois State Statue: 

"Private information" means unique identifiers, including a person's social security number, driver's license number, employee identification number, biometric identifiers, personal financial information, passwords or other access codes, medical records, home or personal telephone numbers, and personal email addresses. Private information also includes home address and personal license plates, except as otherwise provided by law or when compiled without possibility of attribution to any person.

 

Crash Reports: The Lincoln Police Department does not store accident/crash information.  We use a commercial program, Appriss, that we submit the information to and they in turn handle requests for crash reports and submit the information to the State of Illinois. If you need an accident/crash report please direct your request to Buycrash.com.  Please note there is a charge for full reports, however the "Driver's Information Exchange" is free to those involved in the accident.  Please click the button at the upper right: "Full Report" to change to the "Driver's Information Exchange Report Search".

 

Illinois Freedom of Information Act

 

pdfLincoln Police Freedom of Information Act Form

 

Illinois Attorney General's Office

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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BuyCrash.com

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.  

For more information click here.

Drunkstopper.com

Toll-Free 24 Hour Anonymous Hotline

1-866-479-2857

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