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Mission Statement Patrol
Administration Lake Patrol
Crime Prevention Detective  
Related Links
Richland County Dispatch: 618-393-2921
City of Olney Police Business Line: 618-395-8481
Mission Statement
The men and women of the Olney Police Department are a team of caring law enforcement professionals, who strive for excellence in the delivery of service to the citizens of Olney.  Our mission is to protect the innocent from violence, prevent and investigate crimes against persons and/or property, and successfully quiet disorder against the peace and dignity of the city of Olney, Illinois.  By doing so we seek to safe guard and improve the quality of life in the community where we work and live.

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The Olney Police Department employees a full-time Chief  and Administrative Assistant.  The Chief is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the department.  The Administrative Assistant is also the FOIA Officer for the Police Department.  The Department is located at 302 S. Whittle Avenue in Olney.


The Olney Police Department has one full-time detective who is certified to disassembly methamphetamine laboratories and conducts crime and scene investigations. The Detective also gives talks on all drug related topics to community groups and area schools.
The patrol division is divided into three regular and three relief shifts, each commanded by a Sergeant or assistant chief.  In addition to a lieutenant, each shift consists of a sergeant and two patrol officers.  1900 - 0300 there are three patrol officers.


Lake Patrol

Olney LakePatrolEstablished in the early 1960's, the Olney Police Lake Patrol has special duties patrolling the city's 3 lakes, East Fork, Borah, and Vernor. East Fork's 940 acres of water is an excellent location for boating and fishing. Borah also has boating and fishing plus a beach area for swimming. The Olney Police Lake Patrol monitors the city's lakes during peak activity seasons. Its primary purpose is to promote water safety and enforcing they city's laws governing the lakes.  See Lakes for additional information about boating and fishing on the Olney lakes.


Crime Prevention
The Olney Police Department conducts safety talks with Safety Pup at area preschools and the elementary school.  There are programs conducted at the elementary school during red ribbon week such as giving talks about stranger safety.  The department conducts tours of the station and equipment for community organizations and schools.


Related Links
Illinois State Police
Illinois State Police Sex Offender Website
Illinois Department of Children and Family Services
Character Counts