Hoopeston Police Department

Non-Emergency Phone Number:  217-283-5196  
This is for Police & Fire Only Non-Emergency
24 hours a day & 7 a days a week

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Scott's Law Also known as the "Move Over" Law, Scott's Law was named in remembrance of Lieutenant Scott Gillen of the Chicago Fire Department who was struck and killed by an intoxicated driver while assisting at a crash on the Dan Ryan Expressway. Scott's Law mandates that when approaching any police or other emergency vehicle stopped along the roadway, you must: • Change lanes if possible • Always reduce speed, but reduce greatly if unable to change lanes • Proceed with increased caution An authorized emergency vehicle under Scott's Law, includes any vehicle authorized by law to be equipped with oscillating, rotating, or flashing lights (under Section 12-215 of this Code) while the owner or operator of the vehicle is engaged in their official duties. This includes emergency vehicles, Illinois Department of Transportation {IDOT) vehicles, and snowplows, among others. Violation of Scott's Law A person found to be in violation of Scott's Law faces a fine of not more than $10,000. The offender may be found to be an aggravated offender if driving under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or any other intoxicating compounds at the time of the violation. If this is the case, the offender is subject to the following suspensions of driving privileges: • 90 days to 1 year if the violation results in damage to the property of another person • 180 days to 2 years if the violation results in injury to another person • 2 years if the violation results in the death of another person 

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Hoopeston Police Department
Chief of Police:   
Chris P. Kelnhofer

    SGT. Quentin Morgan 
    SGT. Marvin Dobkins 


    Inv. Ron Cade 
    Inv. Anthony Linares 

    Patrol Officers: 

    Jacob Kruse 
    Joshua Douglas  Part Time Officer
    Andrew Xiong 
    Brodee Herman 
    Brant Ramos
    Luke Hickman


    Teresa Hayes 
    Amanda Thorn 
    Laruen Linares 
    Tom Bookwalter  
    Kellie Clifton   Part Time
    Jacki Pasquale  Part Time