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

8/20/2019 4:28:00 PM
Galesburg Police Chief Announced
The City of Galesburg has selected Captain Russell Idle to fill the position of Galesburg Police Chief, effective September 9, 2019.
8/13/2019 1:05:00 PM
Celebrate Safely: This Labor Day, Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over
The Galesburg Police Department is partnering with the Illinois State Police and local law enforcement across Illinois for a traffic safety campaign focusing...
7/26/2019 1:11:00 PM
Police Chief Community Survey Results
The City of Galesburg recently created and implemented a survey, which asked constituents for their opinion regarding the qualifications and characteristics...
5/10/2019 1:00:00 PM
Galesburg Police Chief Announces Retirement
Galesburg Police Chief David Christensen announced his upcoming retirement, after serving over 36 years with the Galesburg Police Department, the last...
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