Police Department

Russell Idle

Russell Idle, Chief of Police

P: 309.343.9151
F: 309.343.1507
150 South 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

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6/11/2021 8:09:00 AM
Initiation of Chief’s Corner
The Chief's Corner has been launched as a way for the Galesburg Police Chief to communicate and build relationships with citizens. This will be done through...
 
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12/29/2020 2:15:00 PM
IL Law Enforcement Coalition issues Safe Communities and Law Enforcement Modernization Strategy
SPRINGFIELD – A coalition representing Illinois law enforcement leadership and rank-and-file officers has issued a 15-point plan in a Safe Communities...
 
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12/11/2020 9:58:00 AM
The Galesburg Police Department goes live with body-cameras
The Galesburg Police Department (GPD) rolled out a new fleet of squad cars in the last quarter of 2020. As part of this, GPD initiated a new car and body-worn...
 
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Galesburg Police Department is stepping up impaired driving enforcement for Halloween
While Halloween celebrations may be different this year, many ghosts and ghouls will still be on the “haunt” for a frighteningly good time. The Galesburg...
 
 
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