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    • Emergency requiring IMMEDIATE attention: Call 911
    • Non-emergency situation: Call 309-673-4521: Police Communications Center. They will dispatch the nearest available officer to a specific location.
    • For a problem in our parks that does not require immediate police response: Call 309-686-3359: Park Police Office. Leave a message and your call will be returned.


    Protection of park facilities and equipment falls under the responsibility of the Park Police Department, which consists of professionally trained police officers operating in a distinct role. The Peoria Park District Police call on security expertise not normally found with regular law enforcement agencies. Park Police also utilize local neighborhood associations aimed at reducing vandalism and criminal activity in parks.

    The Police Park Explores assist police during special event and programs. See below for how to join this group.

    Electronic Fingerprinting

    The Peoria Park District Police is accepting appointments for electronic fingerprinting to obtain a concealed carry permit. Cost is $60.

    Appointments are required and are available on Tuesdays from 9 am-2 pm and on Thursdays from 1-6 pm. To make an appointment, please call the department at (309) 686-3359 during business hours (Monday-Friday, 8 am-4 pm) or leave a voice mail for someone to return your call.

    Looking for a concealed carry class? Click here to see the one offered at Illinois Central College.

    Payment of Fines and Park Ordinances

    If you have received a Peoria Park District parking fine or park ordinances, you may mail your cashiers check or money order payment to the address below. Or, you may come to the office during the hours below and pay with cashiers check, money order, or cash.

    Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays: 8 am-1 pm
    Wednesday: 10 am-7 pm

    A payment drop box available is also available. Those using the drop box will have a receipt mailed to them.

    The Park Police office is located at:
    1314 N Park Road
    Peoria, IL 61604

    Help Us Keep an Eye Out

    Friends of the Peoria Park District,

    If you see vandalism, destruction or suspicious activity on Park District Property, please report it to us or the City of Peoria Police using the numbers below or fill out the form below.

    Peoria Park District Police Office: (309) 686-3359
    Peoria Police Department: (309) 673-4521

    Police Park Explorers

    Park Explorers

    If you’re 15-20 years old and thinking about a career in law enforcement, take a look at the Peoria Park District Explorer Post #900. We offer a very unique Explorer program. You’ll learn some of the things a police officer does on a daily basis including handcuffing, arrest and control tactics, how to conduct car stops, the proper way to write citations and report writing. We also offer a variety of guest speakers during the year. If you’re interested in this hands-on training, contact Detective Tony Ellison at (309) 686-3359.