Peoria Park District Police
SITUATION and NUMBERS TO CALL
- Emergency requiring IMMEDIATE attention: Call 911
- Non-emergency situation: Call 309-673-4521: Police Communications Center. They will dispatch the nearest available officer to a specific location.
- For a problem in our parks that does not require immediate police response: Call 309-686-3359: Park Police Office. Leave a message and your call will be returned.
Protection of park facilities and equipment falls under the responsibility of the Peoria Park District Police Department, which consists of professionally trained police officers operating in a distinct role. Peoria Park District police officers must successfully complete the state mandatory basic training requirement prescribed by the Illinois Training and Standard Board. The Peoria Park District Police balance traditional law enforcement and environmental stewardship. They work to keep our parks and facilities safe for our community by focusing on building relationships with users and neighbors. As fully commissioned officers, they also support other local law enforcement across our community. Peoria Park District Police also utilize local neighborhood associations aimed at reducing vandalism and criminal activity in parks.
If you see vandalism, destruction or suspicious activity on Park District Property, please report it to us or the City of Peoria Police using the numbers above or fill out the form below.
The Peoria Park District Police is accepting appointments for electronic fingerprinting to obtain a concealed carry permit. Cost is $60.
Appointments are required and are available on Tuesdays from 9 am-2 pm and on Thursdays from 1-6 pm. To make an appointment, please call the department at (309) 686-3359 during business hours (Monday-Friday, 8 am-4 pm) or leave a voice mail for someone to return your call.
Looking for a concealed carry class? Click here to see the one offered at Illinois Central College.
Payment of Fines and Park Ordinances
If you have received a Peoria Park District parking fine or park ordinances, you may mail your cashiers check or money order payment to the address below. Or, you may come to the office during the hours below and pay with cashiers check, money order, or cash.
Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays: 8 am-1 pm
Wednesday: 10 am-7 pm
A payment drop box available is also available. Those using the drop box will have a receipt mailed to them.
The Park Police office is located at:
1314 N Park Road
Peoria, IL 61604
Police Park Explorers
If you’re 15-20 years old and thinking about a career in law enforcement, take a look at the Peoria Park District Explorer Post #900. We offer a very unique Explorer program. You’ll learn some of the things a police officer does on a daily basis including handcuffing, arrest and control tactics, how to conduct car stops, the proper way to write citations and report writing. We also offer a variety of guest speakers during the year. If you’re interested in this hands-on training, contact Detective Tony Ellison at (309) 686-3359.