The primary purpose of the Police Department is to provide general law enforcement and public safety for the City of Morrison, its residents, businesses, and visitors. General law enforcement and public safety services include patrol, responding to calls for service, handling complaints and investigating crimes. These services are provided at all times; 24/7/365.
The Police Department consists of the Chief of Police, one Sergeant, four full-time Police Officers, and several part-time Police Officers. Along with its primary purpose of general law enforcement and public safety, the Police Department provides numerous and diverse services, programs and activities. These services include Enhanced Emergency 911 Response, Bike Patrol, Bicycle Safety and Registration, Drug Abuse Resistance Education, NetSmartz Internet Safety for Children, Ministry Council Program Services, and Extended Vacation Residence Security Checks.
The Police Department maintains memberships with the Illinois Association for Chiefs of Police, International Association for Chiefs of Police, Northwest Illinois Law Enforcement Executives Association, Northwest Criminal Justice Commission – Mobile Training Unit #1, Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy Associates, Mid-States Organized Crime Information Center, and Whiteside County Crime Stoppers.
The Morrison Police Department prides itself in working to become a more proactive and progressive law enforcement agency in its relentless pursuit for a higher quality of life in Morrison. The Police Department commits itself to continuously striving to improve effectiveness and efficiency through the use of available staffing, technology, and community partnerships.
In an Emergency – DIAL 9-1-1
Dial 911 for:
- All medical emergencies
- Reporting a fire
- Reporting a police emergency such as:
- any crime in progress that you are aware of or are observing.
- a crime that has just been committed against you that you just witnessed. For example, you observed someone taking an item from your car that is parked in your driveway and the suspect and/or vehicle description may help the Police Department make an apprehension.
When You Dial 911:
- Speak slowly
- Give the dispatcher your name, address, and the address of the incident.
- Follow the instructions of the dispatcher, exactly.
- Observe the people involved and describe them in terms of weight, height, age, hair, eye color, and types and color of clothing.
- If a vehicle is involved, get the license plate number and state, the color and the make of the vehicle, and if possible, a description of the driver.
- In a life-threatening or dangerous situation, do not delay calling, in order to collect all of this information.
What Does that Siren Mean?
Monthly Test of Emergency Siren: Steady Tone First Tuesday of each month at 10:00 AM
Steady Tone at Other Times: Denotes major emergency situation
Steady Oscillating Tone: Severe Weather Alert Residents should tune to local TV/Radio Stations for more information.