We the men and women of the Prairie Grove Police Department are sworn to maintain peace, and to protect life and property. We are guardians of society's laws. Our mission is to reduce crime and promote the quality of life that people of this community deserve. We accomplish this by dedication, integrity, and compassion along with safeguarding constitutional rights.
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Welcome to the Prairie Grove Police Department web site. The police officers and support staff are dedicated to providing the highest quality of police services to the residents of Prairie Grove, its business's and all visitors.
The Prairie Grove Police Department provides all the services of a larger municipal police force. Several of the officers are trained in specialized functions in addition to their patrol function. The staff of 11 includes a full time records clerk and administrative assistant. A lieutenant, evidence technicians, juvenile officers, detectives and an accident investigator.
Major accomplishments of the department:
• Established a rapport with the Prairie Grove Middle School. The department implemented a drug and substance abuse program delivered annually to the entire fifth grade class.
• Started a commercial vehicle enforcement team consisting of three specially trained truck enforcement officers.
• Assisted several of the neighborhood associations in starting up their own neighborhood watch program.
• Participation in the annual "National Night Out".
• Implemented the community alert system through "Nixle". Sign up at www.Nixle.com
The Prairie Grove Police Department takes 1st place in the 2011-2012 Illinois Law Enforcement Traffic Safety Challenge for a part-time agency and is the grand prize winner of a 2013 Ford Interceptor Utility Vehicle valued at $46,000. It comes fully equipped with an emergency lighting system, siren, in-car video system, and a police laptop and docking station.
The Illinois Traffic Safety Challenge recognizes the traffic safety efforts of law enforcement agencies and rewards those agencies that are determined to have the best overall programs. The Traffic Safety Challenge, sponsored in part by the Illinois Department of Transportation - Division of Traffic Safety, is coordinated by the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police and is open to all Illinois law enforcement agencies. Each agency has an opportunity to submit a detailed application. Those applications are then judged by a team of nationally recognized traffic safety experts and law enforcement professionals on the basis of department policies, training, public information and education, enforcement activity, and effectiveness in the areas of occupant protection/safety belt use, impaired driving, and speed control. The Prairie Grove Police Department has been actively participating in the Illinois Traffic Safety Challenge since 2008. Over that time, the Department has been recognized 4 times for our traffic safety programs.
If the department staff or I can be of any assistance, please feel free to call or e-mail.
Prairie Grove Police
Emergency - CALL 911
Office - (815) 455-3918
After hours - (815) 338-2144 (McHenry County Sheriff)
FAX - (815) 455-5694
To obtain a copy of a crash report go to: www.docview.us.com
Some of the programs available to residents are listed below. Please check back periodically as we will continue to update our page.
FREE GUNLOCKS available at the Police Department - PROJECT CHILD SAFE (putting a lock on safety in your home).
The Prairie Grove Police Department offers a vacation house watch program and Notary Public Services. The vacation watch request must be made in person at the station. The form is in Adobe Acrobat format.
Then, Click Here to download the Vacation Request Form, print it and bring it to the Police Station in person and we will watch your home while you are away.
Residential Alarms: The Police Department encourages all homeowners that leave home for extended stays to install an alarm system. This allows Police personnel to respond quickly in an emergency situation. All residents with existing alarms should Click Here, to download "Police Alarm Permit Form" and return it to the Police Department (No fee required - this will ensure that the Police Department has all of your emergency contact information.)
Premise Alert Program: The Illinois Premise Alert Program (Public Act 96-0788) provides for Public Safety Agencies in the State of Illinois to allow people with special needs to provide information to Police, Fire and EMS personnel to be kept in a database. The information can then be provided to responders dealing with situations involving the special needs individuals. The information provided by you will be kept confidential and used only to provide Police, Fire and EMS personnel with the information needed to deal with situations or emergencies involving a special needs person. The notification expires two (2) years after the date it was submitted. Please click here to get more information or to print the application form for submittal to the Prairie Grove Police Department.