Petersburg, Illinois Police and Jail Information

Petersburg is a city in Menard County, Illinois. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.46 square miles (3.77 sq. km). The City of Petersburg had a population of approximately 2,260 in the year 2010.

The mayor of Petersburg, Illinois is Rick Snyder. Rick Snyder can be contacted at (217) 632-3600 and by email at

Rick Snyder, Mayor
Petersburg City Mayor’s Office
City of Petersburg
Petersburg City Hall
122 South 6th Street,
Petersburg, Illinois 62675
Phone: (217) 632-3600

Petersburg City Mayor

Petersburg, Illinois Jail and Mugshot Information

Violent crime rate in 2015 Petersburg: 181.3; U.S. Average: 208.5
Violent crime rate in 2009 Petersburg: 137.0; U.S. Average: 238.0

Facts about crime in Petersburg, Illinois:

  • The overall crime rate in Petersburg is 54% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 3.27 daily crimes that occur in Petersburg.
  • Petersburg is safer than 60% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Petersburg you have a 1 in 84 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Petersburg has decreased by 6%.

Petersburg, Illinois Police Station Information

Petersburg Police Department

The Petersburg Police Department has 11 full-time police officers serving a population of approximately 2,500 people.

John Jones, Chief of Police
Petersburg Police Department
P.O. Box 139
122 S 6th St,
Petersburg, IL 62675
Phone: (217) 632-7137
Fax: (217) 632-4342
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Petersburg Police

Petersburg, Illinois City or County Jail Information

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

Menard County Jail Information

The physical location of the jail is:

Menard County Jail
315 South Sixth Street
Petersburg, Illinois 62675
Phone: (217) 632-2273
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Menard County Jail Visitations Hours:

Sunday, 1:30 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Wednesday, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Menard County Jail

Police Records Request in Petersburg, Illinois

We have not found police records information on the Petersburg 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.

Petersburg FOIA Form

The location and reports request contact information is as follows:

Ken Ortman, City Clerk/FOIA Officer
City of Petersburg
Petersburg City Hall
122 S. Sixth Street
Petersburg, IL 62675
Phone: (217) 632-2156
Fax: (217) 632-4342
Email: or

Petersburg FOIA Request
Petersburg City Clerk

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