The Adult Investigations Unit is comprised of 2 Detective Sergeants and 13 Detectives. There are two structured operational shifts; 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. and 3 p.m. – 11 p.m. All Detectives are subject to call-in for major crimes. Detectives in the Adult Unit provide follow up investigation to the initial Patrol Division response on crimes ranging from simple assault/battery cases to homicides. Within the Adult Investigations Unit are Detectives specially trained and court certified as Crime Scene Investigation Experts and Marijuana Leaf Identification Experts, as well as Forensic Phone Examiners.


If you have any information regarding a crime which has occurred, please call the Adult Criminal Investigations Unit at 217-424-2734 or Crime Stoppers via the information below.

Crime Stoppers


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How to “Text” your tips to Crime Stoppers

Crime Stoppers is introducing its newest method of receiving tips from the community. You can now send a “Text Message” to Crime Stoppers. You simply text your tip to 274637 (CRIMES) and type “DPD333” at the beginning of your message followed by your tip information. When you send the text message you will receive an auto reply giving you your code number and a brief message. The Police Coordinator will only receive your code number and information that you provided. You can add additional information to a case by sending another text message.  Please note that this tip submission method is not monitored 24 hours a day.  If your tip requires immediate attention, please call 217-423-8477 (TIPS) or contact the Central Illinois Regional Dispatch Center at 217-424-1078.