City of Pekin, IL



PPDThe 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.

Pekin Police Chief John Dossey


Chief John Dossey has worked in Law Enforcement for over 27 years, retiring from Hanover Park Police Department, where he served as a Lieutenant in Command of Investigations. Chief Dossey has a Masters Degree in Criminal Justice From Columbia College, a Bachelors of Business Administration from Benedictine University and has numerous certifications including the completion of the Staff and Command School through Northwestern University.
He is a Member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, Illinois Chiefs of Police Association, Tazewell County Chief's Association, Tazewell County ETSB Board, Tazewell Pekin Consolidated Communication Center Board Chairman and a member of the Pekin Heroin Initiative.

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. 


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Emergency 9-1-1  

Non-Emergency 309.346.3132

Front Desk 309.478.5330

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