Tremont Police Department

Tremont Police Department ORGANIZATIONAL VALUES
1. We treat other people with respect and dignity. A person's race, creed or social standing does not influence me. (How?

Treat citizens the way you would want another officer to treat your mother, father, son or daughter.)
2. The actions we take are geared towards making Tremont a better place for all to live and work.
3. Absolute honesty and integrity in dealing with others, both inside and outside the police department.
4. Absolute honesty in report writing and testifying in court. Nothing is worth compromising

my personal integrity.
5. We take every opportunity possible for training and police skills development.
6. We recognize our fundamental duty, as a police officer is to protect the rights of citizens according to the United States Constitution.
7. We conform to the Law Enforcement Officer Code of Ethics.
8. We recognize our fundamental duty is to serve and protect other people.
9. We value the input of all the residents in the community. We recognize police and citizens working together are necessary help to keep the community safe

03/07/2024

Help Prevent Car Break-ins

Tazewell County has experienced a recent rise in vehicle burglaries. The Tazewell County Sheriff's Office wants to share some prevention techniques to help avoid becoming a victim.

Lock Your Doors
A majority of car break-ins and thefts are from unlocked cars. Even if you are parked in front of your house, in your driveway or inside your garage, lock your doors. Criminals like to walk down the street and see if a car is unlocked, if it is they open the door and take whatever is visible and move on to the next target. However, if the door is locked, they are more likely to move on.
Secure Your Vehicle
Roll your car windows up all the way and engage the car alarm, but do not depend on it as the only way to deter a thief. A car thief can break into your car and be out in about 30 seconds, fast enough that an alarm doesn't scare most of them away.
Keep Your Vehicle Tidy
Thieves like to window shop! Avoid leaving anything visible in the car. Almost any item that's visible from the outside - even if you think it is worthless - could be seen as valuable to a thief. Your spare change, sunglasses, even an empty bag (a thief may think there is something inside the bag) could be valuable in the mind of a thief.
Conceal All Proof
Stow your electronics and accessories well out of sight, or just take it along with you. The proof alone might be enough to pique the interest of thieves, including items such as power cords, adapters, and GPS windshield suction-cup mounts. If you remove the suction cup, make sure to wipe the ring off the windshield; it's a dead giveaway that you own a GPS.
Stash Before You Park
Get in the habit of putting items you want hidden in the trunk of your car before you arrive at your destination. Thieves will linger in busy parking lots looking for you to stash your valuable items.
Park Smart
Park in a busy, well-lit area and avoid concealment from larger vehicles, fences, or foliage. Avoid parking in isolated and poorly-lit areas.
Report Break-Ins
If you see a break-in in progress, call 911 immediately! Provide the 911 dispatcher with as much information as possible, such as:

Location - Provide an address, block number, or specific location in a parking lot.
Description of the suspect - Provide as much information as you can, i.e. s*x, race, age, height, weight, hair color and length, color and length of facial hair, colors and style of clothing, and identifying marks such as tattoos and piercings.
Direction - If the suspect flees, give the direction of travel. If they flee on a bicycle or in a vehicle, describe the color, make, model, and license plate number.


Never put yourself in a bad situation! Only provide the information if it is safe to do so!

Remember to remove any car key/fob and any other items of value from your vehicle when you are not in it.  Most burglari...
03/07/2024

Remember to remove any car key/fob and any other items of value from your vehicle when you are not in it. Most burglarized vehicles are unlocked or even have the keys in them.

This is why it is important to make sure your vehicle is always locked.

If your car is unlocked, criminals will not only have access to your vehicle, but if your vehicle has a remote garage opener in it, they can access your garage and possibly your house too.

02/10/2024
⚠️ Trash Collection Update ⚠️Trash collection scheduled for Wednesday, January 24 will proceed as scheduled.
01/23/2024

⚠️ Trash Collection Update ⚠️

Trash collection scheduled for Wednesday, January 24 will proceed as scheduled.

01/22/2024

Village Hall is closed due to the weather conditions.

***UPDATE***AT THIS TIME NO PARKING BAN WILL BE ISSUED.  THE FORECAST DOES NOT SEEM TO JUSTIFY ONE.The weather forecast ...
01/11/2024

***UPDATE***
AT THIS TIME NO PARKING BAN WILL BE ISSUED. THE FORECAST DOES NOT SEEM TO JUSTIFY ONE.

The weather forecast is predicting a significant amount of snow in Central Illinois. Due to this, a village wide parking ban is currently anticipated to begin Friday at noon (12:00 pm 01/12/2022) and will remain in place until the streets are clear of snow. Please have your vehicles removed from the street during this timeframe.
We will reassess this decision as more information becomes available.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Collection of real Christmas trees is provided by the Village of Tremont as part of the GFL trash collection service. St...
12/26/2023

Collection of real Christmas trees is provided by the Village of Tremont as part of the GFL trash collection service.

Starting the last collection day in December until the last collection day in January, you may place your tree next to your trash and recycling prior to 6 am on your scheduled collection day for it to be picked up.

Things to Do Before Tree Pick-up to make Collection Safe for all.
- Remove all lights and decorations
- Remove the tree from its tree stand
- Christmas trees larger than 5-feet tall must be cut in half

DO NOT DUMP CHRISTMAS TREES AT THE LEAF PILE ON RT. 9 OR AT THE BURN PIT.

Tazewell County 911 - TC3 emergency operators had a Zoom meeting with the North Pole's head elf today. Peppermint reques...
12/22/2023

Tazewell County 911 - TC3 emergency operators had a Zoom meeting with the North Pole's head elf today. Peppermint requested that dispatchers issue a BOLO (Be On the LookOut) Alert at 8:00 p.m. to emergency responders and children about Santa’s arrival on Christmas Eve.

Peppermint said Saint Nick always looks forward to flying over Lights on Main Street in Morton, the Festival of Lights in East Peoria, and all the decorated towns in Tazewell County. This year, Santa is excited to see Tremont’s beautifully decorated downtown after their first Hometown Christmas.

Santa and his eight tiny reindeer will eat a full meal from Mrs. Claus' Kitchen before lifting off from the North Pole, but they will need some snacks to get them through the long winter's night. Mrs. Claus asked the children to set out a couple of cookies, a half glass of milk, and a few carrots this Christmas.

Peppermint and all of the elves at the North Pole wished everyone a Merry Christmas! And they wanted you to know that KINDNESS is the best gift you can give to someone this year.

The North Pole will send a DM to TC3 just before Santa’s arrival. Download the scanner app "5-0 Radio Police Scanner - Tazewell County Sheriff" to listen to the dispatcher broadcast Santa's location to local officers at 8:00 p.m.

This phone was found at the Hometown Christmas event.  If it is yours, please come to the Tremont Village Hall to claim ...
12/04/2023

This phone was found at the Hometown Christmas event. If it is yours, please come to the Tremont Village Hall to claim it.

100-200 block of South Sampson and part of East/ West Walnut will be closed starting at NOON today!This is in preparatio...
12/02/2023

100-200 block of South Sampson and part of East/ West Walnut will be closed starting at NOON today!

This is in preparation for tonight’s event to allow all vendors to set up!

All activities will run from 4 til 7pm on Saturday night, but we wanted to put the Christmas Tree Lighting and carol sing on your radar! Santa will take a short break from photos at Louisa Jane and join us to light the tree, and we'll sing a few carols together to really get into the holiday spirit.

An updated list of events and a map can be found on our event page below!

https://www.facebook.com/events/3143706219259655

These keys were turned into the Village Hall.  If they are yours please come get them.
11/30/2023

These keys were turned into the Village Hall. If they are yours please come get them.

Halloween is a little under one week away.  Hopefully you are as excited as we are!The Village of Tremont recommends tri...
10/26/2023

Halloween is a little under one week away. Hopefully you are as excited as we are!

The Village of Tremont recommends trick-or-treating take place on Tuesday, October 31th between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m.

The Village Refuse Site is open again for grass clippings, branches, and yard debris.  We do not accept household trash,...
07/25/2023

The Village Refuse Site is open again for grass clippings, branches, and yard debris. We do not accept household trash, animal waste, construction waste, etc. Many items can burn. That does not mean they should be burned at the site or within the Village limits.

The Village Refuse Site will be open Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday from 9AM to Dusk as posted (Picture below)

Also, in the 5 days since the closing of the Village Refuse Site, grass clipping were deposited in the ditch in front of the site. That is not appreciated. (Also pictured below)

The Village Refuse Site is closed until further notice.A large amount of metal, lumber, and petrochemical products were ...
07/19/2023

The Village Refuse Site is closed until further notice.

A large amount of metal, lumber, and petrochemical products were dumped at the Village Refuse Site. Included in this pile is furniture, appliances, and other trash. Village employees located a large number of screws and nails as well.

Until the area can be reasonably cleaned this area will be closed and the gate will be locked.

Do not deposit yard waste in front of the gate or throw the waste into the Village Refuse Site over the fence. Those actions will impede clean up and is a violation.

We now have a Drug Take Back Kiosk!We are very happy to offer this new service to our area.  Please bring in your expire...
04/12/2023

We now have a Drug Take Back Kiosk!

We are very happy to offer this new service to our area. Please bring in your expired or unused medications and deposit them in the bright green box located just inside of the front door of the Tremont Village Hall.

If you have any questions please ask Village Hall staff or call 309-925-3600. Thank you!

Accepted: Medications in any dosage form, except those listed, in their original container or sealed bag.

Not Accepted: Herbal remedies, vitamins, supplements, pet medications, cosmetics, other personal health care products, medical devices, batteries, mercury containing thermometers, sharps, and illicit drugs.

Updated information from the National Weather Service puts Tremont on the edge of the region of greatest concern.  There...
03/31/2023

Updated information from the National Weather Service puts Tremont on the edge of the region of greatest concern. There is a high likelihood of severe storms, strong wind, hail, and possibility for strong tornadoes.

The hazardous conditions are predicted to enter our area from 6-8 PM. Storms will be moving very quickly so conditions can deteriorate quickly. Please stay safe and avoid travel if possible.

Images below from the NWS.

On Friday, March 31th, there is a significant chance of hazardous weather in our area.  Be prepared to seek shelter if n...
03/30/2023

On Friday, March 31th, there is a significant chance of hazardous weather in our area. Be prepared to seek shelter if needed.

Thank you to the Illinois Weather page for producing helpful graphics.

**LEVEL 4 UPGRADE: Widespread severe weather Friday**

What to do:
📝Review safety plans
📲📻Have multiple ways to receive warnings
🕯Have an emergency kit ready
👩‍💻Monitor updates and be weather aware
🔦Prepare for power outage

The SPC has upgraded NW IL to a level 4 risk for severe weather Friday and more of IL could be added to this risk.

Severe thunderstorms will develop in Iowa/Missouri then race east into Illinois after 5PM. Prepare for power outages and tree damage.

Storms will be racing across the state at 50+ MPH so lead times may be low. Be very weather aware and have a severe weather plan in place.

02/07/2023

***Updated***

The Village Board will be hosting a public meeting to share information and solicit commentary on the possibility of a community wide contract for residential waste disposal on Monday, February 13 at 7:00 p.m in the Tremont Community Center.

Currently, the Village does not have a franchise agreement with any waste disposal company. Over the course of the past few months, the Trustees have sought bids from local entities. They will begin the decision making process soon on this issue with the hope of lower costs and improved services for our residents.

Can't wait for summer.
02/01/2023

Can't wait for summer.

Mark Your Calendars! The Tremont Turkey Festival will be held June 9-11, 2023 in Tremont, IL. You won't want to miss all the food and fun!

Effective January 1, 2023 you can now TEXT to 911 within Tazewell County.  This allows everyone to have greater access t...
01/05/2023

Effective January 1, 2023 you can now TEXT to 911 within Tazewell County. This allows everyone to have greater access to 911 in case of emergencies.

Calling is still the best way to provide information to 911 operators who will dispatch emergency services. If you cannot call, or talk, texting is now a great alternative to get the needed assistance.

TEXT 911

***BREAKING NEWS***Local police and fire departments just received a message from the North Pole. According to Peppermin...
12/22/2022

***BREAKING NEWS***

Local police and fire departments just received a message from the North Pole. According to Peppermint the Elf, Santa and the reindeer are expected to fly into Tazewell County at 8:00 p.m. on Christmas Eve.

The Jolly Old Elf made a list, and he checked it twice. He was very pleased with the good behavior of the boys and girls of Tazewell County this year.

Apparently, Santa’s belt was a little tighter than normal last year when he returned to the workshop. Peppermint asked for the children to only set out two cookies this Christmas, and maybe just a couple carrots for the reindeer.

Peppermint said the students at the North Pole Elf-ementary are out of school for the holiday, just like all of you. Though you’re taking a break from learning the Elf-abet, she wants you to remember to practice good behavior and to be kind to others.

Tazewell County 911 - TC3 will receive a message just before Santa’s arrival. You can hear the dispatcher broadcast Santa’s location to local officers by listening to the scanner app "5-0 Radio Police Scanner - Tazewell County Sheriff” at 8pm.

***Update --- Parking Ban Expired***A parking ban will go into effect from 7:00 A.M. THURSDAY (12/22/2022) and will rema...
12/21/2022

***Update --- Parking Ban Expired***

A parking ban will go into effect from 7:00 A.M. THURSDAY (12/22/2022) and will remain in place until 7:00 A.M. FRIDAY (12/23/2022) to facilitate snow removal operations. Owners of vehicles parked on Village streets during that time are subject to fines and or towing fees.

Residents who live in the 100 block of S Sampson should park their vehicle(s) in the Tremont Community Center parking lot.

***Travel during this snow event will be hazardous. please stay safe and warm.***

The weather forecast is predicting a significant amount (3 inches to 12 inches, depending on the source) of snow in Cent...
12/20/2022

The weather forecast is predicting a significant amount (3 inches to 12 inches, depending on the source) of snow in Central Illinois. Due to this, a village wide parking ban is currently anticipated to begin Wednesday (11:00 pm 12/21/2022) night and will remain in place until the streets are clear of snow. Please have your vehicles removed from the street during this timeframe.

We will reassess this decision as more information becomes available. Thank you for your cooperation.

Have a safe and fun night!1)  Carry glow sticks or flashlights, use reflective tape or stickers on costumes and bags, an...
10/31/2022

Have a safe and fun night!

1) Carry glow sticks or flashlights, use reflective tape or stickers on costumes and bags, and wear light colors to help kids see and be seen by drivers.

2) Join kids under age 12 for trick-or-treating.

3) Slow down and be alert! Kids are excited on Halloween and may dart into the street. Turn on headlights early in the day to spot kids from further away.

4) Remind kids to cross the street at corners or crosswalks.

5) When selecting a costume, make sure it is the right size to prevent trips and falls. Choose face paint over masks when possible. Masks can limit children’s vision.

A friendly tip for a safe Halloween night.As in years past, we will be distributing Trick or Treating bags to the elemen...
10/28/2022

A friendly tip for a safe Halloween night.

As in years past, we will be distributing Trick or Treating bags to the elementary school. Included in those bags is a glow stick to help Tremont's kids safe and seen.

The Village of Tremont recommends trick-or-treating take place on Monday, October 31th between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m.We are e...
10/18/2022

The Village of Tremont recommends trick-or-treating take place on Monday, October 31th between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m.

We are excited to see you all there.

10/11/2022

CRIME ALERT: Today, we received several reports of vehicles that had been entered by unauthorized persons and items of value were taken. We want to take this moment to remind residents of a few things:

1. Lock your vehicle! These are crimes of opportunity--don't give someone the opportunity to steal your stuff. More often than not, if a vehicle is locked when someone tries to get into it, they will leave it alone unless there's something that they want inside.

Which brings us to our next item...

2. Don't leave anything of value in your vehicle! Take valuables inside, or secure them in the trunk out of sight.

3. If you see something that looks suspicious, that's because it probably is and it's worth letting us know! Call our dispatch 309-346-4141 and speak with one of our awesome telecommunicators. They would be happy to dispatch us to look into it! If you see something, say something!

As always, we are committed to keeping our community safe and appreciate your assistance in helping us with this endeavor!

***Update: Vehicle has been located***The Tremont Police Department is seeking the publics help in locating this vehicle...
10/03/2022

***Update: Vehicle has been located***

The Tremont Police Department is seeking the publics help in locating this vehicle. It was stolen on Sunday afternoon from Tremont and was last seen on RT 29 between Green Valley and the Mackinaw River. Additionally, a trailer and stump grinder were stolen along with this vehicle. If seen please call the police.

09/15/2022

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Tremont, IL
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