The Manteno Police Department is lead by Chief Alan Swinford. Chief Swinford was appointed Chief of Police in June of 2017. The Manteno Police Department consists of sixteen full time police officers, seven auxiliary officers, and one civilian office manager.
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The Manteno Police Department strives to make Manteno a safe community working with the citizens to maintain the quality of life that they expect and deserve. We encourage interaction between the department and our community; therefore urge you to email us with your ideas, comments and suggestions on what you would like to see.
Happy Retirement to
Chief Bernie Thompson & Lt. Joel Whalen
The Golf Car/UTV Registration form (PDF fillable) and the Vacation Notice form (PDF fillable) can be found under the Department/Services section on the left side of this page. Completed forms must be dropped off at the Police Department.
Kankakee County Text Alert System
The Manteno Police Department and the Kankakee County Sheriff's Department are offering citizens the opportunity to receive alert text messages on their cellular telephones. You can follow the link below to sign up for Amber Alerts, Severe Weather Alerts, General Police Alerts and Police Emergency Alerts. To participate you need to register; your cell phone will be tested during the process. If you have any questions please contact the Manteno Police Department 815-929-4801.
If you have registered for this previously you must re-register.
Premise Alert Program
During the summer of 2009 session of the Illinois legislature, the Illinois Premise Alert Act (ILPAA)(PA 96-078) was passed that requires that Public Safety agencies with Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) programs initiate a Premise Alert Program (PAP) to maintain information on individuals with special needs within their coverage areas. This act was signed by Governor Quinn on August 28, 2009.
The Illinois Premise Alert Progam 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 individual.
The information gathered as part of the Premise Alert Program shall remain strictly confidential. The information shall be used only to provide assistance to emergency medical and police responders. No public safety worker shall knowingly violate this confidentiality clause.
Residents can download the necessary form from: Premise Alert
Automated Victim Notification System
Anyone can sign up to be notified of an inmate's release (including state penitentiaries). After entering the VINELink site, select the search tab, enter Offender ID # or Offender Name and click the search button. Users can then select their method of notification. Email or phone.