UNIFORM PATROL DIVISION
This division provides 24 hours a day and seven days a week police protection to the citizen of Clinton. This division is staffed by (3) Sergeants, (6) Patrolmen and one full service K-9 unit.
At this time our patrol division works a four day work week with two primary shifts. Days 6am-6pm and Nights 6p-6a.
The department has a bike patrol which is utilized during the summer months to monitor activity in the downtown business district on the Mr. Lincoln Square as well as our two annual festivals, May Days and Apple & Pork.
The Department also has a PACE Unit which stands for ProActive Crime Enforcement. The PACE Unit is comprised of the Department’s most proactive officers and used for special enforcement focuses such as DUI saturation and drug interdiction patrols.
This division is staffed by a Detective, a Juvenile Officer, a School Resource Officer, and a Drug Task Force Officer.
Our juvenile officer is responsible for investigating all crimes committed by juveniles as well as any crimes committed agains juveniles. In addition, our Department works closely with the Department of Children & Family Services and the Children’s Advocacy Center in investigating sexual assault cases.
In 1999, our department entered into a partnership with the Clinton Unit School District #15 to provide a school resource officer to work in all of the Clinton School district’s six buildings. We secured a grant to fund this position for the first four years and has continued through partnership funding of the City of Clinton Police Department and the Unit 15 School District. The School Resource Officer is a complex position focusing on school safety and security, serving as a liaison between school administrators and law enforcement, a law enforcement counselor and educator.
The department is a member of a two county drug task force. Task Force 6 is staffed from six different law enforcement agencies. Through these combined efforts, the sharing of information and resources in narcotics investigations and making drug arrests, we hope to stem the flow of illegal drugs into Clinton and DeWitt County.
Administration is staffed by a Chief of Police, an Administrative Secretary and a civilian Code Enforcement Officer.
The Chief of Police is responsible for all the functions of the police department. The Chief reports to the Commissioner of Public Health and Safety.
The Administrative Secretary is responsible for all records, greeting the public and answering phone calls made to the police department.
The code enforcement officer is responsible for enforcing all the City Codes, with a special emphasis on parking.