Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What are the ages and time for curfew in Hoopeston?
A: Per local ordinance, curfew times are 11:00 pm Monday through Thursday and 12:00 am on Friday and Saturday nights. Curfew applies to all youth ages 16 and under.


Q: Can I find out if there is a warrant out for my arrest?
A: Yes but you will have to come to the police station and give the on-duty officer your name and date of birth and he will check for you. This information will not be given over the telephone.


Q: How do I report a crime to the Hoopeston Police Department?
A: Call either 9-1-1 or 217-283-5196 and give the dispatcher the information you have about a crime. You do not have to give your name if you choose not to. Our goal is to respond to crime, not learn your identity. However, we will ask for your name and address so that if the officers or investigators have additional questions on what you observed about the crime they can get ahold of you. Your identity is treated with extreme confidence and will not be released to anyone except the investigating officers.


Q: If I have a complaint about an officer, who do I contact?
A: If you have a complaint about any police officer or dispatcher at the Hoopeston Police Department, a form is available at the police department. Your complaint must be in writing and turned in to the Chief of Police. All complaints receive a thorough and complete investigation by the Chief of Police.


Q: I have received a letter in the mail from the City of Hoopeston concerning junk or vehicles on my property. Who do I contact with questions about this?
A: You will need to contact the Hoopeston Code Enforcement Officer Joel Schuler. You can call his office at 217-283-7679 and leave a message for him.


Q: Why can some people post bond and be released from the Hoopeston Police Department and others have to be taken to the Public Safety Building in Danville and be bonded out there?
A: People arrested for ordinance violations, minor traffic offenses, and misdemeanor crimes can post bond and be released here in Hoopeston. Those that are arrested on felony charges must be processed through the Vermilion County Sheriff's Department and see a judge who will set their bond.


Q: I was stopped and received a ticket from a county deputy here in Hoopeston. Can they do that?
A: Yes. Hoopeston is part of Vermilion County and is regularly patrolled by Vermilion County deputies as well as Illinois State Police troopers. All have the authority to issue tickets and make arrests in Hoopeston.


Q: Where can I get an application for a state Firearms Owner's Identification Card (FOID)?
A: We have applications here at the Hoopeston Police Department. You can pick them up here and we will answer and questions you might have in filling it out. The applications are also available on the Illinois State Police website.


Q: If I have a question about someone in custody at the Public Safety Building in Danville, who do I contact?
A: You can contact the Vermilion County Sheriff's Department Correctoins Division at 217-442-4080.


Q: Why is is when I dial 9-1-1 from my cell phone or land line here in Hoopeston, the call is answered in Danville at the Vermilion County Sheriff's Department?
A: All cellular 9-1-1 calls are routed through the 9-1-1 communications center at the Public Safety Building in Danville. If your call concerns something in Hoopeston, the Danville operators will immediately contact the Hoopeston dispatch center and advise them of the information so that the police, fire, or ambulance personnel can be dispatched.