Mount Vernon IL, Police

Mount Vernon, Illinois Police and Jail Information

Mount Vernon is a city in Jefferson County, Illinois. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 14.72 square miles (38.13 sq. km). The City of Mount Vernon had a population of approximately 15,277 in the year 2010.

The mayor of Mount Vernon, Illinois is John Lewis. John Lewis can be contacted at (618) 242 6802 and by email at

John Lewis, Mayor
Mount Vernon City Mayor’s Office
City of Mount Vernon
Mount Vernon City Hall
1100 Main St.
Mt. Vernon, IL 62864
Phone: (618) 242 6802
Fax: (618) 242 6867

Mount Vernon City Mayor

Mount Vernon, Illinois Jail and Mugshot Information

Violent crime rate in 2018 Mount Vernon: 854.9; U.S. Average: 207.3
Violent crime rate in 2017 Mount Vernon: 678.0; U.S. Average: 215.2

Facts about crime in Mount Vernon, Illinois:

  • The overall crime rate in Mount Vernon is 160% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 18.39 daily crimes that occur in Mount Vernon.
  • Mount Vernon is safer than 6% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Mount Vernon you have a 1 in 15 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Mount Vernon has increased by 4%.

Mount Vernon, Illinois Police Station Information

Mount Vernon Police Department

The Mount Vernon Police Department has 44 full-time police officers serving a population of approximately 17,190 people.

Trent Page, Chief of Police
Mount Vernon Police Department
211 North 10th St.
Mt. Vernon, IL 62864
Phone: (618) 242-2131
Fax: (618) 242-0380

Mount Vernon Police

Mount Vernon, Illinois City or County Jail Information

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

Jefferson County Jail Information

The physical location of the jail is:

Jefferson County Jail
911 Casey Ave.,
Mt. Vernon, IL 62864
Phone: (618) 244-8015
Fax: (618) 244-8999

Jefferson County Jail Visitations Hours:

Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday, 8 a.m. – 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Jefferson County Jail Visitations
Jefferson County Jail

Police Records Request in Mount Vernon, Illinois

We have not found police records information on the Mount Vernon 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.

Mount Vernon FOIA Form

The location and reports request contact information is as follows:

Mary Jo Pemberton, City Clerk
City of Mount Vernon
Mount Vernon City Hall
1100 Main St.
Mt. Vernon, IL 62864
Phone: (618) 242-6815
Fax: (618) 242-6867

Mount Vernon City Clerk

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