Mission

The preservation of peace and the protection of the lives and property of the citizens of the City of Monmouth.

A Message From the Chief

Thank you for visiting the Monmouth Police Department website. If you are a new resident or a visitor, you will find Monmouth to be a friendly, safe, welcoming community. I can attest to those qualities having just moved to Monmouth in 2012. Upon my arrival, I found a police department that was well trained and involved in the community. You will see officers on patrol in cars, on bikes and on foot. We strive to maintain visible patrols both to deter crime and also to engage the community and keep in touch with neighborhood residents. Good policing is maintaining a trusting relationship with residents so they feel comfortable reaching out with their concerns. In 2013 the number of offenses that make up our crime rate dropped over twenty percent and other offenses dropped over seven percent.

I am proud of the members of the Monmouth Police Department. I see their commitment everyday as 911 operators answer emergency calls for fire, ambulance and police emergencies. I see officers working to solve a citizen’s problem, respond to an emergency, and enforcing traffic laws. I see their involvement in community organizations. The Police Department and the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge partner in sponsoring a great family event which is the annual Fishing Derby for the youth, the annual Cops and Kids program at Christmas, and the Power for Seniors luncheon. You can find us in schools talking to classes, speaking at service organization meetings, speaking to a class at Monmouth College or helping scouts earn merit badges. I am also proud of our volunteer City of Monmouth/Warren County Auxiliary Police, who put in many hours in the course of a year assisting us wherever they are needed.

If you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions, give us a call or stop in to chat. We are here 24 hours a day, seven days a week for you and your family.

Bill Feithen

Police Chief

About the Department

19 Full-Time Officers

Our department has a Chief, Deputy Chief, Lieutenant, three Sergeants, two Investigators, Western Il Task Force Officer, and ten Patrol Officers, plus:

  • One full-time public service officer
  • Eight full-time dispatchers
  • Three part-time dispatchers
  • One full-time administrative assistant
  • One full-time janitor

Bike Patrol

Officers are able to patrol more efficiently on bikes during special events, where there is a high concentration of pedestrians such as Bacon Fest, the annual car show, and the Prime Beef Festival. Police cyclists are also used for special details including surveillance and alcohol and tobacco compliance checks.

Police Department Contact Numbers

Emergency Services: 911

MPD non-emergency: (309) 734-8383

Crimestoppers: (309) 734-9363

MPD Fax: (309) 734-7934

Warren County Sheriff's Office: (309) 734-8506

State's Attorney's Office: (309) 734-8476

Staff

Bill Feithen

Police Chief

Phone: (309) 734-8383

Fax: (309) 734-7934

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Joe Switzer

Deputy Chief

Phone: (309) 734-8383

Fax: (309) 734-7934

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Julie Richardson

Administrative Assistant

Phone: (309) 734-8383

Fax: (309) 734-7934

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