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Message from the Chief of Police

Welcome! I hope you enjoy your visit to our website.  The mission of the Pontiac Police Department is to work in partnership with the community to protect life and property, solve neighborhood problems and to enhance the quality of life in our city.  The site contains information about who we are and the services we provide.  Our number one priority is accomplishing our mission with unconditional respect for all.  We believe respect is not earned but an inherent part of our very being.  I hold the officers of the Pontiac Police Department to lofty standards and I expect you should too, but most importantly, the officers hold themselves to the same high standards.     
Law Enforcement Code of Ethics

 Department Functions

  • Bicycle Patrol
  • Full Service Patrol Unit
  • Investigations
  • K-9 Unit
  • Parking Enforcement
  • School Resource Officer in PTHS
  •  Sex Offender Registry (Offender Watch icon on right side)            
  • Tactical Response Team
 Fire and Police Commission

Provides rules for hiring and some governing powers as given by 65 ILCS 5/10  et seq.
 Additional Department Services- No Fee
  • Fingerprinting (Volunteers, passports...) Ink only, no livescan
  • Group and Business Training
    • Crime Prevention
    • Identification Training for Alcohol and Tobacco Sales
    • Crime Trends and Police Response (Scams, elderly, retail)
  • Gun Locks- Project Childsafe
  • Notification Services by text and email ( alert center and Offender Watch)    
  • Pharmaceutical Take Back (P2D2) Controlled Substances and Uncontrolled
  • Residential House Checks
  • Temporary Parking Permits
  • Temporary Firearm Storage (During temporary stay in skill care etc.)  call for approval-815-844-5148.

Police Department Hiring Eligibility List (Click link for pdf)
  Helpful Links

Contact Us
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Jim Woolford
Chief of Police

Emergency 9-1-1

Ph: (815) 844-0911

Ph: (815) 844-5148


Pontiac Police


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Pontiac Police Department

Tip Line (Voicemail) 
Monday - Friday
After 4:00 pm

Saturday - Sunday
All day

Ph: (815) 844-5148 option 1

Office Hours
Monday – Friday
8:00 am – 4:00 pm

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