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 accept applications on a continuous basis, however at this time there are no full-time opportunities available.

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

Jacob Vekemans Promoted to Lieutenant

Lieutenant Jacob Vekemans and Chief Jeff Cavender

The Momence Police Department is pleased to announce the promotion of Detective Jacob Vekemans to the rank of Lieutenant. On April 20, 2015, the Honorable Mayor Mick Porter appointed Detective Jacob Vekemans to the rank of Lieutenant with a unanimous vote of approval by the Momence City Council. Lieutenant Vekemans supervises and manages all of the department's criminal investigations, the sex offender registration program and the MPD Truck Enforcement Program. He is a member of the Eastern Illinois Law Enforcement Administrators Association, the Kankakee Area Cooperative Investigative Task Force; and he serves a member of the Kankakee County Sheriff's Department Emergency Response Team. Congratulations Lieutenant Vekemans!

2015 Non-Highway Vehicle Registration and Inspection

Applications for the 2015 Non-Highway Vehicle Registration and the required equipment check list can be found online here or at www.cityofmomence.com. They can also be picked up at the Momence Police Department, 123 West River Street or at the Momence City Hall, 29 N. Dixie Highway.

Completed applications and the $25.00 registration fee must be turned in at one of the 3 Non-Highway Vehicle Inspection dates. The Inspections will be held at the Momence Police Department on the following dates and times:

  • Saturday, May, 23, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

  • Sunday, May 24, 2015 from 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

  • Saturday, May 30, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
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Please be sure to review the required equipment check list.
No registration stickers will be issued to non-compliant vehicles.