Canton, Illinois Police and Jail Information

Canton is a city in Fulton County, Illinois. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 8.07 square miles (20.89 sq. km). The City of Canton had a population of approximately 14,704 in the year 2010.

The mayor of Canton, Illinois is Kent A. McDowell. Kent A. McDowell can be contacted at (309) 647-0065 and by email at

Kent A. McDowell, Mayor
Canton City Mayor’s Office
City of Canton
Canton City Hall
2 North Main Street
Canton, IL 61520
Phone: (309) 647-0065
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Canton City Mayor

Canton, Illinois Jail and Mugshot Information

Violent crime rate in 2017 Canton: 150.0 U.S. Average: 215.2
Violent crime rate in 2017 Canton: 56.7 U.S. Average: 216.3

Facts about crime in Canton, Illinois:

  • The overall crime rate in Canton is 24% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 8.76 daily crimes that occur in Canton.
  • Canton is safer than 50% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Canton you have a 1 in 32 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Canton has increased by 117%.

Canton, Illinois Police Station Information

Canton Police Department

The Canton Police Department has 24 full-time police officers serving a population of approximately 14,500 people.

Richard E. Fairburn, Public Safety Director
Canton Police Department
2 North Main Street
Canton, IL 61520
Phone: (309) 647-5131
Fax: (309) 647-8226
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Canton Police Dept
Canton Police Facebook

Canton, Illinois City or County Jail Information

The City of Canton is located in Fulton County. Therefore, we listed the county jails and inmate visitation information for Fulton County.

Fulton County Jail Information

The physical location of the jail is:

Fulton County Jail
268 W. Washington Ave.
P.O. Box 269
Lewistown, IL 61542
Phone: (309) 547-2277
Fax: (309) 547-2355
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Fulton County Jail Visitations Hours:

Woman’s Visitation:

Wednesday, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Sunday, 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Man’s Visitation:

Wednesday, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Sunday, 12 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Fulton Jail Visitations
Fulton County Jail

Police Records Request in Canton, Illinois

Police records can be obtained from the Records Bureau/Division/Section/Department of the Canton Police Department during normal business hours. Requests may be made completing the fillable/printable Police FOIA Request form which can be mailed, faxed or delivered in–person.

Canton Request Form

The location and reports request contact information is as follows:

Canton Police Department – Records Bureau/Division/Section/Department
2 North Main Street
Canton, IL 61520
Phone: (309) 647-5131
Fax: (309) 647-8226
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Canton FOIA Request

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