Eric R. Van Hook
Director of Public Safety
285 N. Seven Hills Rd.
O'Fallon, IL 62269
Monday through Friday
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Criminal Investigation Division
Patrol Watch Commander
Patrol Watch Commander
Crime Free Housing Coordinator
The O'Fallon Police Department is dedicated to proactively solving problems and protecting life and property through education, prevention and enforcement. In striving to accomplish this mission, service to community is our commitment; honor and integrity our mandate.
Dedicated to Excellence
HOLIDAY SAFETY TIPS
As the holiday season quickly approaches, the O’Fallon Police Department would like to remind everyone of a few prevention measures that can help keep your holiday season joyous.
The holiday season is a time when busy people can become careless and vulnerable to theft and other holiday crime. The following tips can help you be more careful, prepared and aware during the holiday season.
If you are partaking in any sort of holiday related party, keep the following tips in mind:
1. Have a designated driver: Do not ever drink and drive. Ask a friend or a family member for a ride, or make a reservation for a taxi.
2. Monitor your alcohol intake: Many people associate holiday celebrations with drinking. Be aware of how much you are drinking. Make sure you stay hydrated (with water) and that you eat enough.
3. Take the keys: If you have a friend who is too drunk to drive, take the keys. Get your friend a ride home with a trusted sober driver, or call his or her family for a ride.
4. Stick together: Going to parties, bars and dance clubs can be hectic, and with too much alcohol, some people lose control. Traveling in groups creates a safety net.
5. Stay off the roads: Drinking and driving car accidents are highest between 8 p.m. and 2 a.m., so try and stay off the roads during those hours.
7. If you’re hosting a Holiday party, adhere to the following safety suggestions:
On behalf of the entire O’Fallon Public Safety Department, we wish you a happy, joyous, and safe holiday season.
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Please see the frequently asked questions site for additional information [Link]http://www.isp.state.il.us/firearms/ccw/ccw-faq.cfm
September 10, 2013 - October 29, 2013
Space is limited so fill out an application now!
Applications are accepted only at the O’Fallon Police Department located at 285 N. Seven Hills Rd. Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. After hours and weekend times are available by appointment. Appointments can be made by calling 624-4545 for the records department.
The applicant must provide the follow:
The City has 15 days to review and approve/deny the application
Any resident that would like to be added to the No Knock List, which would indicate that solicitors can not come to their residence, please email Michele Fulton with your address.
****NO KNOCK LIST****
Every year people lose millions of dollars to the activities of scammers who bombard us with online, mail, door-to-door and telephone scams. The attached books; “The Little Black Book of Scams" and the “Black Book of Scams” will help you increase your awareness of the vast array of scams that target the American public and provide you some easy steps you can take to protect yourself.
Scammers do not discriminate. Scammers target people of all backgrounds, ages and income levels. Fake lotteries, Internet frauds, get-rich-quick schemes and miracle health cures are some of the favored means of separating the unwary from their money. New varieties of these scams appear all the time. One of the best ways to combat this kind of fraud is to take measures to prevent yourself from being caught in the first place. Protect yourself if you want to stay on top of scams, inform yourself on how to recognize the various types of scams and protect your personal information.
We need your help to prevent burglaries from motor vehicles!!!
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Code Red Emergency Management
Code Red is useful in the event that an emergency might threaten your home and/or business, O'Fallon public safety officials will be able to let you know if you have registered. Please click here to register. Create your account so you can go back and update your information as needed.
City of O'Fallon, IL
255 South Lincoln, O'Fallon, IL 62269
Tel: (618) 624-4500 Fax: (618) 624-4508
City Hall Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm