Report Crime

Report Crime

9-1-1 Emergency Calls Only Please use 911 for Emergency Calls Only.  Emergencies qualify as life-threatening, crimes in progress, or where a criminal can be apprehended if a police officer would respond immediately.  If it is determined that someone utilized the 911 system to report a false call they can be charged under Illinois state law 720 ILCS 5/26‑1(a)(12).



732-2151 Non-Emergency Line

When there is a situation that requires police response but is not an emergency, use the non-emergency 7-digit telephone number.

732-3000 Crime Stoppers
Anyone with any information concerning any crime in the Lincoln/Logan County area is urged to call “CRIME STOPPERS” at (217)732-3000 or contactCrimestoppers. Your information will be kept confidential and you may remain anonymous. If your information leads to the arrest of the person(s) involved, CRIME STOPPERS will pay you a cash reward up to $1000.00. CRIME STOPPERS has an answering machine to answer your calls. This is to protect you if you wish to remain anonymous (your calls can not be traced with this machine). You need to let us know how you can be contacted about the incident or you must watch to see if the subject has been arrested. This is so we can make a payout to you.

 

800-25-ABUSE Child Abuse Hotline
(800-252-2873)Report a crime against children to the Department of Children and Family Services Child Abuse Hotline. 

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: Can I just send an email to report a crime?
A: No.  There are certain questions that need to be asked by a police officer.  We also do not check emails on a regular basis, so your email may not be responded to quickly.  It is best to call using the appropriate phone number.

Q: I am the victim of a identity theft where the suspect is not in Lincoln.  Do I file a complaint with the Lincoln Police Department?
A: Please read over the Federal Trade Commission's website for information about identity theft.  Then complete a Federal Trade Commission complaint form.  Print the completed FTC complaint form, print your credit report, and have available the paperwork that brought the identity theft to your attention and call the non-emergency line to request an officer.  

Q: I keep receiving phone calls from an unknown source.  Can I make a complaint?
A: Telemarketers often use the phone system to attempt to sell goods or services.  Please put your phone number on the Federal Do-Not-Call Registry.  If after you do this and continue to get calls, please contact the Lincoln Police Department on the non-emergency line to request an officer.

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

 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

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