Police Department


David Christensen, Chief of Police

Phone: 309/343-9151
Fax: 309/343-1507
150 S. Broad Street
Galesburg, IL 61401

Police Department Staff

The Galesburg Police Department has a long and proud history beginning in 1841 with a force of four. The current force of 53 occupies the Public Safety Building at 150 South Broad Street. There have been 39 police chiefs in the history of the department, though several of the men appointed served more the once. Chief Fred Hinman served five times between 1892-1922.
Galesburg Police Department has long been recognized as one of the top police agencies in the region. The goal of the Galesburg Police Department is to interact with all citizens, or customers, in a prompt, courteous and professional manner. Our officers are reminded that we should always treat those we encounter with the same consideration we would if they were a friend or relative. Our objective in the delivery of law enforcement services is to improve and expand on the concept of "Customer Service" helping to make Galesburg a good place to live.


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News & Announcements

4/19/2017 11:46:00 AM
Illinois Distracted Driving Awareness Week
In support of National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police (ILACP) asked the Governor of the State of Illinois...
2/21/2017 12:08:00 PM
Caution: Peddlers Soliciting Energy Contracts
An energy supplier has been soliciting Galesburg residences and small businesses door-to-door to sign contracts for the supply of energy. They are not...
2/13/2017 2:45:00 PM
WANTED by Galesburg Police Department 02/13/2017
Adrian T. Johnson Jr., 19 years of age Black Male, 6'04", 155 lbs, brown hair, brown eyes Wanted for Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm and Aggravated Battery...
10/11/2016 11:15:00 AM
Enhanced 9-1-1 Service Now Available in Knox County
Knox County Public safety officials are excited to announce that Smart911 is now available to all individuals within our county. Smart911 is a free service...
9/23/2016 12:29:00 PM
Internet Purchase Exchange Location
The Galesburg Police Department has established the lobby of the Galesburg Public Safety Building, 150 S. Broad Street, as an internet purchase exchange...
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