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Message from Police Chief, Greg Nelson

Greg Nelson

The Pekin Police Department exists to provide excellent policing services to those that live, work and visit in Pekin.  For a community of our size we enjoy a very low crime rate.  The officers and support staff of the Pekin Police Department have a strong committment to enhance the quality of life of those in Pekin.  We accomplish this through problem solving, giving prompt attention to problems, and strongly investing in training and technology.

You will find us to be a very open police department. We utilize volunteers, share information whenever possible, and engage in many community activities.

If you happen to have contact with one of our members - whether when you have called us for service, met us at a community event, or even if you were stopped for driving a little too fast - I believe that you will find us to be considerate, fair and professional.

Career Opportunities with Pekin Police Department


The Pekin Police Department is continually seeking applications from experienced police officers with proven track records and a willingness to serve.  Interested officers may be able to hire laterally, with a more streamlined hiring process. 



Pekin Police logoThe mission of the Pekin Police Department, a committed, service-oriented agency, is to protect life, human rights and property through an effective, proactive partnership with the   community.


About the Pekin Police Department

The Pekin Police Department provides assistance and protection of life and property, under the general direction of the City Manager. The department's responsibilities also include the appraisal of Pekin's crime prevention and law enforcement issues and the development of appropriate solutions to meet those needs. This also includes adjusting department methods to better meet the challenges of today's police force.

The department also ensures a friendly and safe community environment through the development, recommendation and administration of the department's operating budget to the City Council. By reviewing and substantiating department funds, and maintaining fiscal controls on department revenues and expenditures, the Pekin Police Department is able to meet the needs of the community.

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Non-Emergency 309-346-3132

Front Desk 309-478-5330

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