Police Department

Effingham Police Department
206 E. Section Ave.
Effingham, IL 62401
Non-Emergency: (217) 347-0774
Administration:(217) 342-5331
Records: (217) 342-5326
Investigations: (217) 342-5321


A message from Jeff Fuesting, Chief of Police

On behalf of the men and women of the Effingham Police Department, I want to welcome you to the Effingham Police Department website. The members of our department are committed to providing the highest level of professional police services to the Citizens of Effingham and our visitors. 

I'm honored to represent the department as we strive to ensure the safety of all who live, work, visit, and play in our community. We also recognize that maintaining our safe community is done through a partnership with the members of the community. I encourage citizens to report suspicious activity. Your eyes and ears, along with feedback will increase the delivery of services by our team members. 

Community engagement is a priority, during the upcoming months officers will participate in community outreach events to include; Citizens Police Academy, Walk the Talks, National Night Out, the popular "Coffee with the Chief" and much more.

In closing, I encourage you to visit our social media resources often to obtain updated information that may be of vital interest to you and our community.

Jeff Fuesting

Chief of Police


Vision Statement

The Effingham Police Department will maintain the highest standards of ethics and integrity as we set the benchmark for excellence in collaboration with our community.


Mission Statement

The mission of the Effingham Police Deparment is to enhance the quality of life in the City of Effingham by providing responsive and professional services, working with the public, preserving the peace, enforcing the laws, and maintaining safe neighborhoods.