Ottawa, Illinois Police and Jail Information

Ottawa is a city in LaSalle County, Illinois. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 13.47 square miles (34.89 sq. km). The City of Ottawa had a population of approximately 18,768 in the year 2010.

The mayor of Ottawa, Illinois is Daniel F. Aussem. Daniel F. Aussem can be contacted at (815) 433-0161 ext. 110 or (815) 252-4386 and by email at

Daniel F. Aussem, Mayor
Ottawa City Mayor’s Office
City of Ottawa
Ottawa City Hall
301 West Madison Street
Ottawa, IL 61350
Phone: (815) 433-0161 ext. 110 or (815) 252-4386
Fax: (815) 433-2270
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Ottawa City Mayor

Ottawa, Illinois Jail and Mugshot Information

Violent crime rate in 2018 Ottawa: 44.2; U.S. Average: 207.3
Violent crime rate in 2017 Ottawa: 101.6; U.S. Average: 215.2

Facts about crime in Ottawa, Illinois:

  • The overall crime rate in Ottawa is 30% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 4.92 daily crimes that occur in Ottawa.
  • Ottawa is safer than 52% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Ottawa you have a 1 in 56 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Ottawa has decreased by 21%.

Ottawa, Illinois Police Station Information

Ottawa Police Department

The Ottawa Police Department has 28 full-time police officers serving a population of approximately 18,600 people.

Brent Roalson, Chief of Police
Ottawa Police Department
301 West Lafayette Street
Ottawa, Illinois 61350
Phone: (815) 433-2131
Fax: (815) 433-4600

Ottawa Police

Ottawa, Illinois City or County Jail Information

The City of Ottawa is located in LaSalle County. Therefore, we listed the county jail and inmate visitation information for LaSalle County.

LaSalle County Jail Information

The physical location of the jail is:

LaSalle County Jail
707 E. Etna Rd.
Ottawa, IL 61350
Phone: (815) 434-8383
Fax: (815) 434-0554

LaSalle County Jail Visitations Hours:

Video Visitation:
Saturday – Wednesday, 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.

LaSalle County Jail

Police Records Request in Ottawa, Illinois

We have not found police records information on the Ottawa 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.

Ottawa FOIA Form

The location and reports request contact information is as follows:

Shelly Munks, City Clerk/FOIA Officer
City of Ottawa
Ottawa City Hall
301 W. Madison Street
Ottawa, IL 61350
Phone: (815) 433-0161 ext. 117
Fax: (815) 433-2270

Ottawa FOIA Request
Ottawa City Clerk

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