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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.

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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

Momence Police Arrest 3 on Drug Charges, Execute 3 Search Warrants, Seize 2 Vehicles and United States Currency in 4-week Undercover Drug Investigation

March 2, 2015: Momence, IL - Members of the Momence Police Department, assisted by members of the Watseka Enforcement Team concluded a 4-week undercover narcotics investigation in the City of Momence with the arrest of 3 suspects, the execution of 3 search warrants, the seizure of two vehicles and United States Currency.

Momence Police assisted by members of the Manteno Police Department and the Bourbonnais Police Department executed a search warrant in rural Kankakee on Friday, February 27, 2015 that resulted in the arrest of a suspect who sold illegal narcotics to an undercover police officer on 3 separate occasions in the City of Momence; the vehicle used in these illegal narcotics transactions was also seized. A second search warrant was executed a Rich's Tap, 25 N. Dixie Highway, Momence, Illinois where the video surveillance system was seized after 3 drug transactions were facilitated and transacted at that location. The third search warrant was executed at a home in rural Grant Park that resulted in the arrest of a suspect who sold a controlled substance to an undercover police officer. During the execution of this search warrant police recovered more than 3 grams of cocaine from the suspect's home and seized the suspect's vehicle which was used in the illegal narcotics transaction.

Those arrested during this undercover operation are as follows:

Francisco J. Gonzalez, 33, of Kankakee who was charged with 2 felony counts of Possession of Cannabis with the Intent to Deliver and 1 count of misdemeanor Possession of Cannabis with the Intent to Deliver. Gonzalez was taken to the Jerome Combs Detention Center where he is being held on a $20,000 bond and a parole hold for Violation of Parole.

Karla L. Gonzalez, 25, of St. Anne was arrested on February 27, 2015 and charged with misdemeanor Manufacture and Delivery of Cannabis - 2.5 - 10 grams. Gonzalez was transported to the Jerome Combs Detention Center where she was processed and bonded.

Blaine W. MacDonald, 36, of Grant Park was arrested on Friday, February 27, 2015 and charged with felony Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver. MacDonald was additionally charged with felony Possession of a Controlled Substance when police recovered more than 3 grams of cocaine from his home during the execution of a search warrant. MacDonald was transported to the Jerome Combs Detention Center where he was held on a $30,000 bond.

During the course of this investigation and the execution of these search warrants, police recovered and removed more than 30 grams of cannabis and more than 6.5 grams of cocaine from the streets of Momence. Additional arrests are expected in the coming days as a result of this investigation.