The Rantoul Police Department proudly services the Village of Rantoul; a diverse and emerging community of approximately 13,000 residence. The Village is located in east central Illinois along interstate 57 just minutes away from Champaign-Urbana and the University of Illinois.
The Rantoul Police Department is a progressive and innovative law enforcement agency, possessing a strong value system that emphasizes providing services with respect, integrity and pride. Our Mission is to maintain the safety of our citizens, to preserve the peace, to protect property, and to improve the quality of life in the Village of Rantoul. The Department consists of 38 employees, 31 of which are sworn police officers. The Department is divided into two service divisions, with a Lieutenant overseeing each division. The Patrol Division is led by Lieutenant Alex Meyer and the Administrative Division is led by Lieutenant Justin Bouse
The Patrol Division is the largest division of the Rantoul Police Department composed of 17 patrol officers supervised by two patrol sergeants on each shift. The officers assigned to the Patrol Division respond to calls 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Typical duties of a patrol officer include residential and business patrols, enforcement of state, local, and traffic offenses, investigation of motor vehicle traffic crashes, and response to calls for service. Assigned officers conduct patrol in marked police vehicles, bicycles, and occasional foot patrols.
The Police Department's Administrative Division includes Investigations, School Resource Officers, Records, Animal Control, and Emergency Management. It is also responsible for the general administrative functions of the Police Department.