Momence Police Department

123 W. River St.

Momence. IL 60954

Phone: 815.472.2021

Fax: 815.472.6152


911 Emergency logo

Connect with Us

facebook logo

twitter logo







Employment Opportunities

The Momence Police Department currently has no openings for employment.



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 the Chief of Police for the City of Momence, I am incredibly honored to have been entrusted with the responsibility of leading the Momence Police Department into the 21st Century. 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 by the opportunity to serve the residents and visitors of the City of Momence, a community that is full of promise and in search of great things.

It is our mission to serve all of those who cross our path with honor, pride, and professionalism. It is my solemn pledge to each of you that 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 City of Momence Police Department Facebook page or on Twitter @Momence Police.

Very truly yours,

Jeffery T. Cavender
Chief of Police

Community News


The Route 114 Union Pacific Railroad Crossing and the East Fourth Street Railroad Crossing in the City of Momence is closed. These crossings are blocked by a stopped Union Pacific train. We are working with IDOT on the road closures and posting detour routes.

Union Pacific has been unable to provide our department for an estimated time that the crossings will be cleared. There is no Union Pacific crew on this stopped train according to UP officials.

The following crossing are open as alternate crossing locations: 1500N Road, south of Rt.114 and 3500N Road off of Industrial Drive. This is unrelated to the following scheduled closure.


We have just been notified that the Union Pacific Railroad will be closing the Railroad Crossing at Industrial Drive / 3500 East Road on Friday, December 9, 2016, from approximately 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. We will update this post with the detour routes as soon as they are made available to us. Times are approximate depending on the nature and significance of the repairs being made.


Camden Lee Arrest

On Friday, November 25, 2016 at 12:04 p.m. the Momence Police Department arrested Camden K. Lee, 28, of Momence for Residential Burglary. The arrest of Lee is part of a November 14, 2016 residential burglary investigation that occurred on Franklin Street in Momence. Several items, including three firearms were taken in the burglary.

At 1:15 a.m. on November 26, 2016, the Kankakee County Sheriff's Department Special Response Team, assisted by members of the Momence Police Department, executed a search warrant at 16107 East 2000 South Road in Pembroke Township as part of this ongoing investigation. No arrests were made at that location.

Camden K. Lee, 28, of Momence was charged with one (1) count of Residential Burglary as a result of this investigation. Lee is currently being held at the Jerome Combs Detention Center on a $75,000.00 bond. Additional charges and arrests are expected as this investigation continues.