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Police Department

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Emergency Phone: 911
Non-Emergency: (815) 273-2246
Fax Number: (815) 273-2523
Mailing Address: 333 Chicago Ave,
Savanna, Illinois 61074

Crime Stoppers
Phone: 815-244-7867

From the office of the Chief of Police

Welcome to the Savanna Police Department Web Site. We appreciate your visit and hope that you find the information to be helpful and informative. This web site is a part of our commitment to make Savanna a safer place and to make the Savanna Police Department more accessible to the community.

We are excited about this web site and will work hard to provide you with information about the service we provide and what we are doing within the community. We will try to keep you up to date on crime in the community and ways to protect yourself and your family.

We are very proud of the positive impact we have enjoyed while working closely with the community to reduce crime and increase the sense of security and safety to a point that is unprecedented in recent years.

It is our commitment to you, that we will continue to work close with our schools, our youths, and our community. We will continue to serve the citizens of Savanna and to focus our priorities on keeping Savanna a safe and fantastic place to live.

I would like to share our Mission Statement with you. I feel this statement says it all about how our police department will continue to serve our community and how we will continue to grow with the community.

The Savanna Police Department Auxiliary

Do you have what it takes to become a volunteer? Here is a chance for you to give back to your community. The Savanna Police Department has an Auxiliary Police Department unit that assists the police department with many activities. The Auxiliary has assisted the Savanna Police Department with over 100 hours of service since its creation. The Auxiliary is made up of citizen volunteers who recieve no compensation for their time. The Auxiliary Police Officers have uniforms and wear a duty belt but, are not armed and have no arrest powers.

Meetings are held at various times to conduct business and training. At training meetings, auxiliary officers receive training in areas that the auxiliary performs. Auxiliary police officers also have a ride along program where they can ride with sworn police officers as observers.

Some of the duties that the auxiliary officers perform are: Crime Scene Protection, Traffic Control, Crowd Control, Assisting with Juveniles in Custody and processing arrests, and being called out for emergency or civil disasters. The Savanna Auxiliary also assists other agencies during special events such as the Carroll County Sheriffs Auxiliary at the Carroll County Fair. The Auxiliary provides security for civic events and raises money from donations.

The qualifications needed to join the Auxiliary Police are as follows: Minimum age of 21, valid Illinois driver's license, no felony convictions or misdemeanor conviction involving moral turpitude, live within 10 miles of the city limits of Savanna, and be physically and mentally capable of performing the duties.

You can pick up an application for the Auxiliary Police at the Savanna Police Department. After completing the application, you can return it by dropping it off at the Savanna Police Department or mail it to:

Savanna Police Department
City of Savanna
333 Chicago Ave,
Savanna, Illinois 61074


This is a photograph taken in the early 1970's of the Savanna Police Department
Row 1, L/R: Ray Shafer, Dick Guenzler, Terry Mquisten Row 2, L/R: Junior Lashelle, Rich Chapman, Virgil Keehnes, Keith Dauphin.

Our Mission

To provide the Citizens of Savanna with Professional Law Enforcement Services, and to provide these services with pride and integrity.
To maintain in each Officer the highest level of Integrity and Dedication.
Dedication to the Community.
Dedication to this Country.
To upholding those rights granted to every person through the constitution, enforcing the law in a fair and impartial manner.
To be an Effective and Contributing Entity in the Community, working toward continually improving the Quality of life for all persons who live in, and visit the City of Savanna.
We would appreciate any suggestions, complaints, or ideas that you may have to help us better serve the community.

Sincerely, The Chief of Police


Police Non-Emergency Phone (815) 273-2246


This is a photograph of the 1937 Savanna Police Department
Left to right: Bert Plattenberger, Floyd Kunzleman, James O'Neil, Henry Truminger, Elden Graham and mascot "Skippy".