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Mendota Police Department

If you have an emergency dial 9-1-1.

For non-emergency situations you may call 815-539-9331.

Tyler Kent, Interim Police Chief
607 Eighth Avenue
Mendota, IL 61342
(815) 539-9331

The Mendota Police Department has a 16-member, full-time police force with an additional six (6) part-time officers, and two (2) civilian employees. 9-1-1 services are handled through the Illinois Valley Regional Dispatch Center in Peru, Illinois with lobby hours for the department being open from 8am to 4pm Monday through Friday. Police services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


Mission Statement

The Mendota Police Department is a dedicated and goal-oriented group of law enforcement professionals who are committed to serving and protecting the City of Mendota with honor, trust and respect. Our mission is to partner with the community and to solve problems, and improve public safety in a manner that is fair, impartial and transparent to all.


Community Outlook 

Working together with our community is integral to our mission statement. If you see something, hear something, or have information as to criminal activity, REPORT IT. Anyone can call the department's non-emergency phone number (815) 539-9331 or stop and speak with an officer face to face.


Canine unit

The Mendota Police Department is proud to announce that we will be adding a new K9 to our team in August of 2024. An officer from our team will be attending the Kane County Sheriff’s Office K9 academy where our officer will be teamed up with his new partner and will undergo six weeks of training.  Stay tuned for the announcement and presentation of our new K9 team.


School Resource Officer (SRO)

MPD is proud to have joined forces with Mendota High School in allocating a member of our team as a school resource officer to facilitate growth and safety to our community’s educational future.  SRO Hochstatter brings a vast amount of formal education, real world experience and a modern-day policing philosophy to his duties.



The Mendota Police Department is proud to be a part of the TRIDENT Drug Narcotics Unit. The TRIDENT team is made up of local law enforcement agencies consisting of the LaSalle County Sheriff’s Office, Putnam County Sheriff’s Office, Bureau County Sheriff’s Office, Spring Valley Police Department, Peru Police Department, LaSalle Police Department, Oglesby Police Department, Streator Police Department, Ottawa Police Department and the Mendota Police Department.  TRIDENT works both covert and overt narcotic operations in our area in an attempt to combat the illicit flow of narcotics in our communities.


Code Red

Our community is protected by a cloud-based software solution that provides fast, accurate and reliable information or instructions in case of an emergency. Whether it is a seek shelter order or a missing child alert, every second counts. To join the Code Red family, all residents must register with Code Red. Its fast, easy and available on the home page of the City of Mendota website.

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