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

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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

Officer Brian Duncan Promoted

Officer Brian Duncan an 8½ year veteran of the Momence Police Department was promoted to the rank of Sergeant by Chief Cavender after city council approval on July 21, 2014.

Sergeant Duncan is a graduate of Grant Park High School and he attended Western Illinois University and Spoon River College. Sergeant Duncan is a certified juvenile officer, a field training officer, a Taser operator and a truck enforcement officer. He is also a member of the Kankakee County Sheriff's Department Emergency Response Team (ERT) and he represents the Momence Police Department as a member of the Illinois Law Enforcement Alarm System (ILEAS).

Sergeant Duncan recently completed the Northwestern University Center for Public Safety 80-hour course in Supervision of Police Personnel and he will be attending the 12 week course in the spring of 2015. Chief Cavender stated: "Sergeant Duncan is an experienced officer who has all of the qualities and characteristics to become a strong leader in the department. He has earned the respect of his co-workers and he has worked hard towards achieving this promotion. I look forward to working with Sergeant Duncan as part of our management team."

Sergeant Duncan will be taking over the department's training program and he will manage the field training of all new police officers. He is currently assigned to the midnight shift as a patrol supervisor.