Police Department

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. 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.

Now Hiring Police Officers

Click here for more Information or select the Police Officer Testing tab on the left. 

Click here for the application packet

Law Enforcement Code of Ethics (PDF)



CRIME STOPPERS - Click the link for more info


Flock Safety Cameras

The Pontiac Police Department utilizes Automated License Plate Reader (ALPR) cameras to detect vehicles entering our city at several major access points.  These cameras notify officers of vehicles that are entered as stolen, have registered owners with outstanding arrest warrants, AMBER alerts / missing persons, or are specifically sought for ongoing criminal investigations.  These are not used for vehicle code enforcement, commonly referred to as “red light cameras.” Information is shared with other police agencies on the Flock Safety camera network.  

For more information on the camera activity in Pontiac, please visit the Flock Transparency Portal  here or click the image below.

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Department Functions

  • Full Service Patrol Unit
  • Investigations/narcotics and vice
  • K-9 Unit
  • Parking Enforcement
  • School Resource Officer in PTHS and District 429 
  • Sex Offender Registry (Offender Watch icon on right side)
  • Nixle Alerts
  • Tactical Response Team

Community Services

  • Fingerprinting (Volunteers, passports...) Ink only, no livescan
  • Free Gun Locks provided by Project Childsafe (while supplies last)
  • Official Notification Services by text and email (NIXLE, and Offender Watch)
  • Safe Passage Detox Initiative
  • Pharmaceutical Take Back (P2D2) Controlled Substances and Uncontrolled
  • Residential Vacation House Checks
  • Temporary Parking Permits for Dumpsters
  • Temporary Firearm Storage (During temporary stay in skill care etc.) call for approval-815-844-5148.

Community Support

Premise Alert Program-A cooperative effort between the mental health community and police to improve special needs citizen interactions with law enforcement.  More Information Here



The City of Pontiac is a Fire and Police Commission community.  All hiring for police and fire is conducted by the commission according to state law requirements.  Pontiac PD maintains a hiring eligibility list. 

Fire and Police Commission

Provides rules for hiring and some governing powers as given by 65 ILCS 5/10 et sequence.


LESO (1033)

Pontiac Police Department participates in Law enforcement Supply Office 1033 program (LESO).  The policy for the program is available here. Illinois law requires agencies post a list of items requested within the last 14 days. Items requested do not mean they were awarded.

Link to 1033 requested/acquired property (excel file)

Helpful Links