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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(A) Use Prohibited: No person shall cast, throw, light or fire any squib, cracker, torpedoes, grenade, gun, revolver, pistol or cartridge or other combustible firecrackers or fireworks, or firearms of any kind.

(B) Sale And Display Prohibited: No person shall exhibit, or have in his possession with intent to give away, sell or offer for sale, fireworks of any kind.

1. The prohibition of this section shall not apply to the sale, storage or use of railroad torpedoes or other signaling device or the use of flashlight composition by photographers or dealers in photographic supplies. (1975 Code)

2. This prohibition shall not apply to prevent any public demonstration or display of fireworks of any kind conducted under proper fire department supervision and after application made and permit issued by the fire chief for such demonstration. (Ord. 313, 7-16-1990)

(C) Air Rifles:

1. Definitions: "Air rifle" means and includes any air gun, air pistol, spring gun, spring pistol, BB gun, pellet gun or any implement that is not a firearm which impels a pellet constructed of hard plastic, steel, lead or other hard materials with a force that reasonably is expected to cause bodily harm.

2. Carrying Or Discharging Air Rifles On Public Streets: It is unlawful for any person under the age of thirteen (13) to carry any air rifle on the public streets, roads, highways or public lands within the corporate limits of the city, unless each person under thirteen (13) years of age carries such rifle unloaded.

It is unlawful for any person to discharge any air rifle upon private property within the city, or from or across any street, sidewalk, road, highway or public land or any public place except on a safely constructed target range.

3. Seizure And Removal: The city police shall seize, take, remove or cause to be removed at the expense of the owner, any air rifle used in any manner in violation of this chapter.

4. Penalties: Any person violating any provision of this subsection may be punished by having the air rifle impounded for a period not to exceed thirty (30) days for a first offense. For each violation of this subsection, the person, in addition, may be punished, upon conviction, by a fine not to exceed fifty dollars ($50.00). (Ord. 83, 9-5-1978)

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.

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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



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