The Alton Police Department is a formal organization within the City of Alton whose primary functions and goals include the protection of life and property, to ensure peace and order within the community, the prevention of crime, the impartial enforcement of all federal, state, and local laws, and the investigation of crimes in an attempt to solve them and apprehend the criminals responsible for committing them.
Our mission and purpose are to work in partnership with the citizens of our community to provide a professional, progressive, and community-oriented police service. We will serve our community, protect constitutional rights, and enforce the law with an emphasis on integrity and fairness.
The Alton Police Department is comprised of the following divisions which you may click on for further information:
ALTON PD JAIL
The Alton Police Department also houses city, state, and federal inmates at the Alton Police Department Jail. Click below for various jail related topics:
10/01/2020 – The Alton Police Department recently celebrated the long careers of Chief Jason Simmons, Lt. Dave DeWall, and Officer Vince Warlick as they retired to begin life after law enforcement. We thank each of them for their many years of service to the department and community. We wish each of them happiness and joy in retirement.
10/01/2020 – The Alton Police Department now has a new Chief, being Chief Marcos Pulido. We also have a new Interim Deputy Chief of Police, Lt. Jarrett Ford. Chief Pulido and Interim Deputy Chief Ford make a great pair to lead the Alton Police Department. We are excited to have them lead the department and look forward to watching them further the progress made within our department and the community. For more information about both of them, see the Administration page of the website.