See It…Hear It…Report It! You are never bothering us.

What to expect if you call the police.


NON-EMERGENCY (217) 483-2453

117 E. Mulberry St. Chatham, IL 62629 FAX: (217) 483-7153

See It… Hear It… Report It!  You are never bothering us.

A Message from the Chief

Vernon Foli

On behalf of the dedicated men and women of the Chatham Police Department, I want to welcome you to our newly redesigned website.

Here you will find a wide variety of information and resources about safety and crime prevention. You will also find information on the many services and programs that we provide. Our mission is to make a positive impact in our community with the development of these programs.  To name a few, we hold an annual bicycle rodeo for kids, an annual “Cops N’ Cones” event at a local ice cream shop, and an annual food drive to raise food supplies for our local food pantry. I hope you familiarize yourself with the information on this website and partner with us in keeping our town safe.

We pride ourselves on treating all citizens with dignity and respect while providing fair and impartial police services to anyone we come into contact with. We welcome your feedback on how we can provide better service. To share your comments, suggestions, and ideas please feel free to contact me at (217)483-2453 or

Vernon M. Foli
Chief of Police

Lights in the Mirror



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Village Notifications & Alerts

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Child Safety Seat Installation

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Vacation House Watch

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Extra Patrol Requests

Extra Patrol Requests Residents can request Extra Patrol Requests for an area or their residence by calling the Chatham Police Department or...

E-Commerce Exchange Safe Space

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Homeowners Association Meeting Presentations

Homeowners Association Meeting Presentations The Chatham Police Department assists with local Homeowners Association meetings when requested and...

Speed Trailer Requests

Speed Trailer Requests The Chatham Police Department has a portable speed trailer that is able to be deployed in locations all over town in...

Emergency Notification

The Village of Chatham offers an
Official, Free Emergency System



117 E. Mulberry St.
Chatham, IL 62629
Emergency: 911
Non Emergency: 217-483-2453
Fax: 217-483-7153