Tips, Info, & Knowledge
Starting May 1, 2012 the Macomb Police Department will be filing all traffic crash reports electronically using iyeTek Electronic Crash Reports software. The crash report that is filed is the same report mandated by the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) but will minimize the amount of paper forms and officer-involved handling of crash reports at the scene of an accident.
Motorists involved in a crash will be given an “Illinois Motorist Report” form (IDOT form #SR 1 MCR 900M) and a business card with an Internet website address for accessing an online copy of the final crash report. The website will allow motorists and insurance agents to complete the driver’s portion of the crash report and assist in locating information of other motorists, pedestrians, and/or witnesses involved.
The Macomb Police Department is compliant with the (430 ILCS 132/) Illinois Premise Alert Program (PAP) Act.
The Premise Alert Program (PAP) was designed to allow citizens to notify Public Safety Agencies (police & fire) of any person with special needs or disabilities to ensure equal access to emergency services. It was signed into law in August 2009.
The completion of a Premise Enrollment Form will provide public safety personnel access to vital information regarding physical, developmental, behavioral, or emotional disabilities.
In the event of an emergency situation Emergency Responders will have access to photos and critical information about an individual that will help de-escalate certain behaviors and better assist those individuals in need.
We acknowledge that the information provided on the Premise Enrollment Form is confidential and will only be provided to Emergency Responders (police & fire). All files will be kept in a secure area at the Macomb Police Department and will not be accessible to the public. The information will only be accessed in an emergency situation and will not be used for any other purpose. The information provided will not result in any type of preferential treatment to the individual. Any responding Public Safety Agency (police and/or fire) will not be held liable for duties related to the reporting of special needs individuals.
Macomb Area Crimestoppers
Have a tip? Citizens can now send Text Tips to the Macomb Area Crimestoppers. We encourage everyone to report information about any non-urgent illegal activity:
Information may be anonymously received and securely replied to with complete confidence.
To submit a tip test your tip to 274-637 and start your message with the keyword CRIMESTOP
Have you ever seen flashing blue lights in your neighborhood and wanted to know what was going on? Do you want to find out how safe your neighborhood really is? Now you can, through a new partnership between the Macomb Police Department and CrimeReports.
You can access your local crime map and sign up for daily, weekly, or monthly email crime alerts at CrimeReports or through the Macomb Police Department website at:
Crime Prevention Tips
The past few years the Macomb area has seen a rise of burglaries occurring at residences as well as from vehicles. Most of the property taken includes items like televisions, game consoles, video players, cash and coins, credit cards, mp3 players, DVD’s, computers and laptops, bicycles, and cellular telephones. Most of these items are easy to conceal in a bag or backpack. Furthermore, most stolen property is sold or traded via person-to-person transactions as opposed to being kept, being pawned, or being sold online and therefore, recovery of stolen property can be extremely hard. Although part of our job includes crime prevention it is impossible for the police to check each and every residence and vehicle to verify Macomb’s citizens’ property is safe and secure. Part of the responsibility lies with the citizens of Macomb to report suspicious activity and actively be responsible for securing their own residences and/or vehicles. Some crime prevention tips include:
Victim Notification Program
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), is committed to protecting the public and ensuring that the rights of victims are carefully observed. HSI administers the Victim Notification Program which allows eligible victims and witnesses to obtain reliable and timely information regarding a criminal alien’s release from custody. However, victims and witnesses are required to register with ICE in order to receive notification of a criminal alien’s release. To learn more go to http://www.ice.gov/victim-notification/
Complaints & Comments
Have a comment about the way something was handled? Impressed with an officer’s ability to assist? Not happy with an officer’s actions or communication towards you? Please visit our complaint page or comment page.