Momence Police Department
123 W. River St.
Momence. IL 60954
Phone: 815.472.2021
Fax: 815.472.6152

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The Momence Police Department is currently accepting applications for the position of part-time police officer.

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Message from the Chief

Chief CavenderThe Momence Police Department would like to welcome you to our website. It is our goal to provide the citizens that we serve with professional police services and to ensure the safety and security of our community. We will work hard to earn your trust and hope that you will partner with us in making the City of Momence a great place to live, work and raise a family. Our department prides itself on maintaining a professional partnership with State, County, and local police departments, as well as the Momence Fire Protection District in our quest to offer you the very best in public safety.

As your new Chief of Police, I am incredibly honored to have been entrusted with the responsibility of leading the Momence Police Department in a new direction. My staff and I plan to be very visible and active within the community. After nearly 30 years as a police officer, I am truly humbled at the opportunity to be back in Momence, a community that is full of promise and in search of great things. I look forward to becoming reacquainted with the residents of Momence, and I assure you, my staff and I will, in all cases, provide you with exceptional service. My door is always open, and I welcome your input on how we can better serve you. Thank you for taking the time to visit our website. You can also follow us on our Momence Police Department Facebook page.

Very truly yours,

Jeffery T. Cavender
Chief of Police

Community News


The Momence Police Department will be hosting an information meeting regarding the new truck permit process on Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, located at the Momence Police Department, 123 W. River Street, Momence, Illinois.
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Effective August 1, 2015, the City of Momence will begin regulating the size and weight of vehicles operating on the city streets within the City of Momence. These regulations and enforcement shall be pursuant to and in compliance with the City of Momence Code, Chapter 7-1-10 - Regulating the Size and Weight of Vehicles (Ordinance #796).

Signs will be posted on all City of Momence streets affected by this ordinance, thereby prohibiting vehicles in excess of 6 ton (12,000 pounds) to drive, to park or to move on, upon or across, or for the owner to cause or knowingly permit to be parked, driven or moved upon or across any street or highway under the jurisdiction of the City of Momence, any vehicle or combination of vehicles, exceeding the size and weight limits of this ordinance. Vehicles needing access to these restricted areas for the purpose of a delivery and/or providing a good or service shall be allowed, provided that they are not in excess of 80,000 pounds. All vehicles in excess of 80,000 pounds are required to obtain a City of Momence overweight permit.

The designated truck routes pursuant to this ordinance shall be as follows: Railroad Avenue from Industrial Drive to Third Street and Mechanic Street from Dixie Highway west to the western most end. All vehicles utilizing the services of Orr Grain, located at 503 North Railroad Avenue, are required to use State Route 1 to Industrial Drive, then Industrial Drive to Railroad Avenue, proceeding southbound on Railroad Avenue, but no further south than Third Street.

The fee scale for Regular Permits and Limited Continuous Operation International Intermodal Shipments can be found in Chapter 7-1-10, Sections D and E of the City of Momence ordinance. Permits can be purchased at the Momence Police Department, Monday thru Friday, 7:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. or online here. Payment for the permits can be made to GovPay by clicking on the GovPay link here. Once the payment is received and confirmed, your permit application will be processed, approved and sent to you electronically. All permit holders are required to have this permit in their possession when operating their permitted vehicle and upon order of the police, shall provide said copy for inspection by any law enforcement officer.

All permit applications completed online shall be emailed to truckpermits@cityofmomence.com. An icon at the bottom of the permit allows for an electronic link to the aforementioned email address. Again, once the appropriate payment is received, your permit will be electronically sent to you. Any questions in regard to this process may be sent to truckpermits@cityofmomence.com.

This ordinance will be strictly enforced beginning August 1, 2015. The required permits are now available for purchase online here or in person at the Momence Police Department.