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


(A) Parking restrictions shall be in effect for the entire city during any snowfall that accumulates to the point of requiring plows to clean the streets. All residents shall be required to adhere to parking restrictions as defined:

  • 1. On odd dates, vehicles shall be parked only on the side of the street with even numbered houses or buildings.

  • 2. On even dates, vehicles shall be parked only on the side of the street with odd numbered houses or buildings.

  • 3. Odd or even dates shall be determined at seven o'clock (7:00) A.M. and run until seven o'clock (7:00) A.M. the following morning.

  • 4. Street sides with open space or no buildings shall be considered as being numbered the opposite of the other side of the street.

  • 5. These restrictions will be in place for a minimum of forty eight (48) hours after the snowfall ends or until any street in question is completely cleared.

(B) Any person who violates any provision of this section is guilty of a petty offense and shall be fined in accordance with the city of Momence approved fine list found in section 1-4-1 of this code.

(C) In the event that any vehicle is so illegally parked after the requisite snowfall accumulation, the police shall, upon finding any such vehicle in violation, post a sign on said vehicle indicating the violation and requiring it to be moved within twenty four (24) hours. If such vehicle is not removed within twenty four (24) hours so as to be in compliance with this section, the police shall cause the vehicle to be towed and the cost of towing shall be paid by the owner thereof in addition to any fine otherwise imposed by this section. (Ord. 777, 4-7-2014)