Keeping our community as safe as possible is a vital part of our daily activities. The links below give helpful tips for the community to take an active part in the safety of themselves and others.
Personal Safety Tips
Holiday Shopping & Safety Tips
Child Safety Tips for Parents
Halloween Safety Tips
Crime Prevention Recommendations for the Elderly
Home Security Vacation Tips
ADDITIONAL SAFETY LINKS
Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Emergency Management Institute (EMI)
FEMA Independent Study
Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA)
Madison County Emergency Agency
United States Fire Administration (USFA)
National Fire Academy (NFA)
National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
Illinois Fire Chiefs Association (IFCA)
International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF)
Illinois Fire Service Institute (IFSI)
Illinois Department of Labor (IDOL)
Occupational Safety and Health Administration(OSHA)
The Alton Police Department offers Victim/Witness Assistance through the Illinois Crime Victim’s Compensation Act.
Written contact/follow-up is made with all victims of violent crimes. As situations dictate, personal contact is made to determine the needs of the crime victim. Responsibilities of the program are crisis intervention, victim compensation information, information and referrals, social service advocacy, the order of protection assistance, transportation, community education, police training, case investigation up-dates, follow-up, jail release notification, prevention programs, and safety checks for victims. Victim assistance is an important part of any community crime prevention effort. Such programs not only encourage victims to report crimes and testify in court but also show that the community cares about its residents.
The Illinois Crime Victim Compensation Program provides direct financial assistance to innocent victims of violent crime to reimburse out-of-pocket expenses related to the crime.
The Violent Crime Victim Assistance (VCVA) Program provides grants to victim and witness assistance programs throughout the state. Here, you will find links to the Quarterly Report, Eligibility Requirements, List of Grantees, RFP Information, and Application Kits.
The Automated Victim Notification System allows crime victims across Illinois to obtain timely and reliable information about criminal cases and the custody status of offenders 24 hours a day via telephone, Web, or e-mail.
The Statewide Victim Assistance Program provides services to crime victims and witnesses whose cases are prosecuted by the Office of the Attorney General, including Sexually Violent Person petitions. The program is also available to the 102 State’s Attorneys across Illinois.
Captain John J. Franke is the State of Illinois designated “Point of Contact” for the Alton Police Department’s sex offender registration and public notification. Captain John J. Franke maintains records on all registrations and compiles a weekly public listing of all registered sex offenders residing in Alton and throughout Madison County. For information on sex offender registration or to set up an informational meeting to learn more about this law, call 618.463.3505 ext. 648.
If you are a sex offender and have questions about how to register with the Alton Police Department, you may direct your calls to Captain John J. Franke at 618.463.3505 ext. 648. Registration of offenders is conducted at the Records Division inside the Alton Police Department, 1700 E. Broadway, Alton, Illinois.
The Illinois State Police provides an online listing of sex offenders required to register in the State of Illinois. The database is updated daily and allows searching by name, city, county, zip code, compliance status, or any combination thereof. This list is maintained at the following link:
Click here to search for Sex Offenders
POLICE CHAPLAIN PROGRAM
The Alton Police Department Chaplain Program is established for the purpose of providing spiritual and emotional support to all members of the Department, their families, and members of the public. No one is confronted with more situations that demoralize and create emotional, mental, and spiritual burdens than today’s law enforcement officer. These burdens also affect the officer’s family and other members of his or her department. Law Enforcement agencies need specialized guidance, counseling, and assistance for their officers, families, and communities. This pastoral care is offered to all people, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, creed, or religion.
The Law Enforcement Chaplain is led in his or her own faith to be available and ready to serve those in need. The Chaplain’s ministry provides a source of strength to the law enforcement officers and their families, other department members, and the community. The law enforcement officer’s clergy person or religious adviser in their private life, although trained in ministry, is not necessarily abreast of the particular problems and dangers faced by police officers. Chaplains listen and participate in the workplace of law enforcement officers with empathy and experience, advising calmly in the midst of turmoil and danger, and offering assistance when appropriate or requested.
In January 2011 Senior Chaplain Marc Lane was sworn in as Alton Police Department’s first Police Chaplain. Chaplain Lane is a disaster relief trained by SBC with advanced training in the areas of grief and trauma with Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM). Chaplain Marc Lane is a Full Member of the American Association of Christian Counselors. He is a graduate of the International Conference of Police Chaplains with Senior Police Chaplain credentials. He also carries Certified Master Chaplain credentials with the American Board of Certification for Homeland Security. In an effort to support departments without a chaplain program and even assist in the launch of their own program, Chaplain Marc serves as State Associate Chaplain with the Illinois Fraternal Order of Police – Area 10 (Madison, St. Clair, Jersey, Macoupin, Montgomery, Calhoun, Bond, Clinton and Greene County)
Chaplain Marc Lane