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For emergencies

If this is an emergency

  • Call 911 if you can
  • Send a text message to 911
    • You can text if:
      • You are deaf or have a hearing impairment
      • You are in danger and cannot speak on the phone

Don't hang up or disconnect the call until the telecommunicator gets all the needed information and tells you it is okay to hang up.

If this is not an emergency but you need immediate assistance, please call the non-emergency line at 217-347-0774.

Before you start

To report a non-emergency incident to Effingham City Police, please have the following information available if possible:

  • Your name
  • A phone number where you can be reached
  • Location where the incident occurred
  • Date and time of the incident
  • Details of what happened
  • Information for other persons involved, if known

What to do

Report a non-emergency incident:

  • In person at the Effingham Police Department, 110 S. 3rd Street, Effingham, IL 62401
  • Call 217-347-0774 to speak to a police officer or have an officer respond to your location or residence in Effingham

What's next

The information you gave to dispatch will be relayed to a patrol officer, who will then make contact with you in person or by phone.  After speaking to you, the officer will let you know what the police will do next, and provide you with instructions or resources.

Get help

Effingham Police Department
24 hours a day
7 days a week
365 days a year
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