Resources & Services
Requesting Police Records
The Rantoul Police Department strives for transparency, and we want to help you get the information you need. In accordance with the Illinois Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), the Rantoul Police Department will accept requests to receive copies of police reports by completing and submitting the attached form.
The Police Department will respond to all FOIA requests within five (5) business days of receiving the request. Please include contact information in order for the Deputy FOIA Officer to contact you about the request.
Click this link for the FOIA form.
Once you hit submit in the above link, the form that has been filled out will be emailed to Lt. Justin Bouse, the Deputy FOIA Officer for Rantoul Police Department.
A link to the Illinois Freedom of Information Act statute can be found here.
The Rantoul Police Department has begun accepting appointments for Livescan fingerprinting. You must have an appointment to be fingerprinted. To make an appointment, you can follow this link here. From there, you can book your appointment and get email reminders and text message reminders if you would like. Alternatively, you can call (217) 892-2103 Monday thru Friday between the hours of 7am and 5pm. Currently, appointments are available Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursdays.
At this time, a face covering is required to enter the Rantoul Police Department. You will also need a government issued identification to be fingerprinted and if you are being fingerprinted for a local school system, have the form from that school district completed and with you. We will be unable to complete the fingerprints without that form. As we are a police department, it is possible that an emergency situation would arise that would require us to reschedule your appointment.
Currently, the Rantoul Police Department is ONLY accepting fingerprinting appointments for prospective school employees, and tenants of Hope Meadows.
Medicine Collection Program
Rantoul residents have an opportunity to safely dispose of their unwanted or expired medications Monday through Friday from 7am-5pm. The Police Department collects and properly disposes of pharmaceuticals to help reduce accidental poisonings of children and pets, prevent drug diversion and abuse, and limit environmental impacts. Residents may drop off their medications in the collection box in the lobby of the Rantoul Police Department. The program accepts prescription and over-the-counter medicines, liquid medication in leak-proof containers and veterinary pharmaceuticals. The program will not accept illicit drugs, syringes, needles, thermometers, or bloody and infectious waste. Any drugs that are collected are incinerated, which is the environmentally preferred disposal method.
The Rantoul Police Department is responsible for the enforcement of state laws and local ordinances pertaining to animals and serves as a contact point for the public with regard to animal problems and issues. The Police Department will respond to reports of stray animals, animal bites, animal abuse, or inquiries about any other animal-related issues.
All dogs in Rantoul must be leashed and under their owner’s control when entering upon the lawn or private property of anyone but the animal owner. Any dog not on the premises of its owner or such other person who has custody, possession, or control over the animal and is not on a leash is considered “at large” or a stray animal. Any dog brought into any shop, store, or retail establishment during operating hours, or into any public building at any time (unless the dog is a working animal) shall be considered “at large.”
Vacation Watch Program
The Rantoul Police Department does provide extra patrol / house watch for people who are out of town on vacation. You may complete our Online Vacation Watch Form or come to the police department and complete the form before you leave on vacation. Please notify the police department upon your return.
Social Services Resources
There are a number of social services resources available in the greater Rantoul area. These services provide education, support and advocacy to individuals and families. In addition, behavioral services including crisis intervention, psychiatric and medical services, screening and assessment, outpatient therapy, case management, group education and support, employment services, as well as residential care are available. Click on this link for information on some of these services.
Sex Offender Database
Illinois Compiled Statutes mandate that the Illinois State Police establish and maintain a statewide Sex Offender Database, accessible on the Internet, identifying persons who have been convicted of certain sex offenses and/or crimes against children and must register as a Sex Offender. Click on this link to the sex offender databases.