Charleston, Illinois Police and Jail Information

Charleston is a city in Coles County, Illinois. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 9.35 square miles (24.20 sq. km). The City of Charleston had a population of approximately 21,838 in the year 2010.

The mayor of Charleston, Illinois is Brandon Combs. Brandon Combs can be contacted at (217) 345-5650 and by email at

Brandon Combs, Mayor
Charleston City Mayor’s Office
City of Charleston
Charleston City Hall
520 Jackson Avenue
Charleston, IL 61920
Phone: (217) 345-5650

Charleston City Mayor

Charleston, Illinois Jail and Mugshot Information

Violent crime rate in 2018 Charleston: 88.6 U.S. Average: 207.3
Violent crime rate in 2017 Charleston: 128.5 U.S. Average: 215.2

Facts about crime in Charleston, Illinois:

  • The overall crime rate in Charleston is 83% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 1.18 daily crimes that occur in Charleston.
  • Charleston is safer than 67% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Charleston you have a 1 in 232 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Charleston has decreased by 55%.

Charleston, Illinois Police Station Information

Charleston Police Department

The Charleston Police Department has 33 full-time police officers serving a population of approximately 21,000 people.

Chad Reed, Chief of Police
Charleston Police Department
614 6th Street
Charleston, IL 61920
Phone: (217) 348-5221
Fax: (217) 345-7500

Charleston Police Dept

Charleston, Illinois City or County Jail Information

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

Coles County Jail Information

The physical location of the jail is:

Coles County Jail
701 7th St
Charleston, IL 61920
Phone: (217) 348-7332

Coles County Jail Visitations Hours:

Tuesday, 9 a.m. – 11 a.m., 12 p.m. – 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Wednesday, 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Thursday, 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Friday, 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Saturday, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Coles Jail Visitations
Coles County Jail

Police Records Request in Charleston, Illinois

We have not found police records information on the Charleston Police Department website. Instead, police records can be obtained from the City Clerk’s Office during normal business hours. Requests may be made completing the fillable/printable FOIA Request form which can be mailed, faxed or delivered in–person.

Charleston Request Form

The location and reports request contact information is as follows:

Deborah Muller, City Clerk
City of Charleston
Charleston City Hall
520 Jackson Avenue
Charleston, IL 61920
Phone: (217) 345-8426
Fax: (217) 345-7554

Charleston FOIA Request
Charleston City Clerk

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