Kankakee County Text Alert System
From this site you can register your cellphone, or other wireless device to accept any messages and safety alerts that you would like to receive from Kankakee County and the Manteno Police Departrment. Click here now to register. If you have registered for this previously you must reregister.
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:
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. 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.