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Police Department

Department_patchWelcome to the Rochelle Police Department's website.  This website is designed to help you understand how the Police Department works towards its committment to improving the quality of life in our city.  

Our primary goal is to continue to make the City of Rochelle a safer place to live and work, and to provide high quality professional service.  We encourage community partnerships, protect the safety and well-being of our citizens, and take a proactive stance through crime prevention programs.  

Rochelle "The Hub-City" is a growing community of 9,500 plus citizens and is a natural transportation hub for industry and commercial business. Two interstate highways and two major railroads intersect in Rochelle bringing additional activity to the area. Our airport, hospital, and travel stops also provide services to both local residents and travelers.

The Police Department provides full police services to the community 24 hours a day and is comprised of 19 sworn officers, two K-9 units, eleven civilian personnel, and eight crossing guards.  The dispatch center serves the citizens of Rochelle with full enhanced 911 services and also serves as a back up dispatch center for the Ogle County Sheriff's Department.    

Department Quick Facts

1. Department size-19 sworn officers, 11 civilian personnel, 2 K-9 units

2. Chief- Eric Higby

3. Population-9,574

4. Service area - 12.4 square miles

5. 2016 Calls for service- 15,649

6. Patrol cars-Dodge Charger, Ford Interceptor, Chevy Tahoe

7. Service weapon- Heckler and Koch VP9

8. Police Department 2017 Budget: $3,633,692

416 North 6th Street
Rochelle, IL 61068
815-562-2131 - Non-Emergency
911 - Emergency
Chief Eric Higby
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We are located near downtown Rochelle and are easily accessible off of Illinois Rt. 251 (N. 7th Street) at 5th Ave.

Due to the large number of requests, we are unable to honor requests for patches.