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East Peoria Police Department
201 W. Washington St.
East Peoria, IL  61611
 

Tazewell County Dispatch
Emergency: 9-1-1

Non-emergency: (309) 698-4700


The Police Department is located in the James Ranney Public Safety Building.


Reporting Important Address Information

Residents who have important information about family members or items in the home can contact the East Peoria Telecommunications Center at (309) 698-4700 and have those details added to their address. Important information to report includes:

  • Having a large amount of oxygen bottles in a home
  • A hidden key location in case of medical emergency
  • Information on a bedridden resident who might need to be rescued in the event of a fire
  • Hearing-impaired and vision-impaired residents

Administration

Dick Ganschow, Chief of East Peoria Police

Police Chief Dick Ganschow
Phone - (309) 698-4700

 

Deputy Chief of Operations - Shannon Swearingen

Deputy Chief of Operations Shannon Swearingen
Deputy Chief of Operations Shannon Swearingen

The Deputy Chief of Operations oversees the day to day operations of the uniformed patrol division, the most visual faction of the police department. This position assures that officers are providing the best, most efficient service to the citizens of this community. The Deputy Chief schedules officers for their daily patrols, oversees the shift sergeants that lead the patrol shifts, and continually evaluates services being provided to improve the overall effectiveness of the police department in controlling / reducing criminal activity. This position coordinates services for special events, and adjusts staffing to address problem areas where a police presence is needed, all in the spirit of community policing.

The Deputy Chief of Operations also oversees the department's fleet vehicles and the equipment assigned to officers, the training of new officers, the K9 program, commercial motor vehicle enforcement, asset forfeiture, and grants for the department.

 

 

 

 

Deputy Chief of Administration/Support Services - Rick Brodrick

The Deputy Chief of Administration/Support Services oversees the behind-the-scenes operations of the department including the investigations division, assuring that the services provided to the citizens are of the utmost quality. The Deputy Chief provides this service by arranging ongoing training for all department officers and command staff, providing necessary equipment for them to do the job more efficiently and effectively, and overseeing the operating budget of the entire department.

This division also oversees facility security and maintenance, and specialized programs.

 

 

Lisa Kelch, Police Administrative Assistant
Lisa Kelch, Administrative Assistant

Administrative Assistant to Chief of Police and Investigations - Lisa Kelch

The administrative assistant to the Chief of Police and Investigations is responsible for daily record keeping, payroll, and communications with civic and business organizations. The position is staffed Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. The administrative assistant works with the City and State's Attorney's offices to schedule officers for court, assist in medical claim issues for police employees, and assure that employees are paid correctly. In addition, she is responsible for record keeping, Computer Aided Dispatch entry, fingerprinting for city businessess in relation to background checks and licensing purposes, and transcribing of reports in the division. The position is also responsible for scheduling detective activities, evidence returns, and for entering and maintaining federal Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) statistics.

 

 


 



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East Peoria Farmer's Market

3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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