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

New Officers Graduate from Police Academy

The Momence Police Department is proud to announce that Officer Jacob D. Patzschke and Officer Zachary R. Stetson have completed their 10-week police academy training at the Cook County Sheriff's Police Academy in River Grove, Illinois. Officer's Patzschke and Stetson will be attending the 11th optional week at the academy where they will receive additional training and certifications. On December 23, 2014, both officers will return to Momence where they will be assigned to the departments' 8-week field training program.

Officer Patzschke is a recent graduate of Purdue University where he earned Bachelors Degree, majoring in Law and Science and a minor in Forensic Science and Organizational Leadership.

Officer Stetson is a 2012 graduate of Lewis University where he earned a Bachelors Degree in Criminal/Social Justice. In October of 2014 Officer Stetson completed his Masters Degree in Public Safety Administration from Lewis University.

We are very proud of these officers and we look forward to them joining our team. Congratulations!

Chief Cavender, Officer Stetson, Officer Patzschke, and Mayor Porter

Chief Jeffery Cavender, Officer Jacob Patzschke, Officer Zachary Stetson, and Mayor Mick Porter