Pekin, Illinois Police and Jail Information

Pekin is a city in Tazewell County, Illinois. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 15.42 square miles (39.94 sq. km). The City of Pekin had a population of approximately 34,094 in the year 2010.

The mayor of Pekin, Illinois is Mark Luft. Mark Luft can be contacted at (309) 264-5517 and by email at

Mark Luft, Mayor
Pekin City Mayor’s Office
City of Pekin
Pekin City Hall
111 S. Capitol St.
Pekin, Illinois 61554
Phone: (309) 264-5517
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Pekin City Mayor

Pekin, Illinois Jail and Mugshot Information

Violent crime rate in 2018 Pekin: 270.4; U.S. Average: 207.3
Violent crime rate in 2017 Pekin: 216.0; U.S. Average: 215.2

Facts about crime in Pekin, Illinois:

  • The overall crime rate in Pekin is 66% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 2.42 daily crimes that occur in Pekin.
  • Pekin is safer than 36% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Pekin you have a 1 in 113 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Pekin has decreased by 64%.

Pekin, Illinois Police Station Information

Pekin Police Department

The Pekin Police Department has 54 full-time police officers serving a population of approximately 34,000 people.

John Dossey, Chief of Police
Pekin Police Department
111 South Capitol Street
Pekin, IL 61554
Phone: (309) 477-2336
Fax: (309) 346-5328
Email: or (Chief)
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Pekin Police
Pekin Police Facebook

Pekin, Illinois City or County Jail Information

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

Tazewell County Jail Information

The Tazewell County Jail has the capacity of holding 226 inmates. The physical location of the jail is:

Tazewell County Jail
101 S. Capitol Street,
Pekin, Illinois 61554
Phone: (309) 447-2250

Tazewell County Jail

Police Records Request in Pekin, Illinois

We have not found police records information on the Pekin 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.

Pekin FOIA Form

The location and reports request contact information is as follows:

Sue E. McMillan, City Clerk/FOIA Officer
City of Pekin
Pekin City Hall
111 S. Capitol St.
Pekin, Illinois 61554
Phone: (309) 478-5357
Fax: (309) 346-2095
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Pekin City FOIA Request
Pekin City Clerk

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