Chief's Message

The Manteno Police Department consists of 18 full time sworn officers, 6 crossing Guards, 1 animal control officer, 5 Auxiliary officers and 1 office manager. The Department is equipped with the latest technology and equipment available to Police Departments and all members are highly trained, dedicated and professional.


Community Policing

Non-Emergency Number: (815) 929-4801


Community Policing is an important part of the Manteno Police Department. The Department performs many tasks and programs that are extremely important for community awareness. Below are activities and events:

communitypolicingPublic Relations - The Department will meet with organizations and groups interested in knowing more about the Manteno Police Department, and the services we proved to the community.

Children and Young Adult Programs - The Manteno Police Department offers Child Identification Card Program with the Manteno PTA at the beginning of each school year for students that have not been fingerprinted previously, as well as programs such as Stranger Danger, Drug and Alcohol Awareness, Bicycle Safety, Operation Lifesaver and specific programs as requested.

Neighborhood / Vacation Watch Programs - Neighborhood Watch Programs are a great way to work with your neighbors to enhance the safety and security of your community. If you are interested in a neighborhood watch program call the police department during normal business hours. The Manteno Police Department also offers vacation checks, we will check on your residence when you go on vacation. To register a vacation watch come to the police department, or click here to download the vacation form . The form may be filled out online, but it still must be dropped off at the Police Department prior to leaving town.

policecarHome Safety Checks - Do you want to enhance the security of your home? Maybe a "home security survey” is what you need. With you, an officer will conduct a walk-around of your property to recommend potential measures to decrease your potential for victimization.

ATV Patrol / Bicycle Patrol - The Manteno Police Department patrols within the Village not only in patrol cars but on ATVs and bicycles. The ATVs and bicycles allow officers to patrol in areas not as accessible to standard patrol vehicles and also allows officers better contact with the citizens of the Village.