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About The Colfax Police Department
The Village of Colfax was established in 1881, in Illinois. The Colfax Police Department serves the citizens of Colfax with community pride. Michael Scott serves as Chief of Police and is aided by five sworn officers.
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Keeping our School Safe

The Village of Colfax Police Department provides police protection for the Ridgeview School District #19. It is our mission to keep Ridgeview safe for the students, faculty and families. If you have information that may help us achieve our goal please click here and you will be sent to our anonymous reporting. We need your information not your name. Let's keep Ridgeview Safe!
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Mission Statment

The Colfax Police Department will serve the citizenry utilizing a commitment to excellence and understanding. Officers are encouraged to find real solutions to real problems by listening and caring. The law will be enforced without bias or prejudice and our commitment to honesty and integrity will not be compromised.

Commitment to excellence- represents our commitment to the best training and equipment possible.

Understanding - represents a belief that the police department must represent the personality of the community and community leaders that it serves with appreciation for its concerns and tolerances.

Real solutions to real problems - represents problem solving policing, caring enough to get to know the people and identify the real problem so that real solutions can be developed. Quotas and production standards accomplish nothing.

Goals And Objectives


To enforce the law using the principles of our mission statement in an on going effort to maintain a safe and secure environment for the citizens of the Village of Colfax.

 Colfax Police Department News (More...)
Crime Stoppers - 07/25/2013 05:47 pm
     
Colfax Lanes has been the victim of three burglaries since 11/18/2011 including the last one which occurred on 7/6/2013. 
 
Colfax Police and Crime Stoppers are asking for the public's help.  If you have any information regarding these offenses please contact Colfax PD at (309)723-6241 or call McLean County Crime Stoppers at (309)828-1111
 
Crime Stoppers will pay up to $1000 for information leading to the arrest and indictment of felony offenders in McLean County.  We want your information, NOT your name!
 
 
PUBLIC NOTICE - 07/22/2013 03:10 pm
     
The Village of Colfax Mayor and Board of Trustees would like to take the opportunity to communicate with our citizens over 65 and/or those whose medical condition cause it to be necessary to use a wheelchair, motorized wheelchair or scooter within the Village of Colfax.
 
Your SAFETY is our concern.  The Village asks each of you to avoid Village Streets and use sidewalks wherever possible.  Visibility is a concern and the Village has purchased high visibility flags for each of you which may be obtained by contacting Police Chief Michael Scott or Village Clerk Nancy Kiper.  These flags extend 6' into the air with a high visibility orange flag on top which should increase your visibility and make your Village travels safer.
 
Working for a safer Community
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Dumping in Storm Drains Prohibited - 07/03/2012 05:41 pm
     
In response to an EPA complaint the Village of Colfax  would like to remind everyone that it is illegal to dump contaminants into the Village Storm Drain system.  See Village Ordinance 2008-3. 
Colfax to Host Community Awareness Meetings - 02/27/2012 07:07 pm
     
The Village of Colfax Board of Trustees will host a series of community meetings aimed at community awareness.
The first in a series of what is expected to be quarterly meetings will be on March 19th at the Village Hall 307 N. Harrison in Colfax.  The meeting will begin at 6:30 pm with refreshments followed by a presentation on "SCAMS, FRAUDS and CONS" which have invaded our community.  The presentation will provide information on the types of scams that have been victimizing many citizens across the country including several citizens' right here in Colfax!  The information will include tips on how to recognize these scams and how to avoid becoming a victim.
Presenting will be:
Ric Onken, Mayor of Colfax
Michael Scott, Colfax Police Chief
Dave Dodson, President, Peoples State Bank of Colfax
Tom Shields, Attorney at Law
 
All area residents are welcome.  In order to assist us in planning for the right number of attendees, please contact the Colfax Village Clerk @ 309-723-3261 if you plan on attending.
  Hope to see you there!
Golf Carts and Recreational Off-highway Vehicles - 11/21/2011 08:00 pm
     
The Village of Colfax will be allowing the operation of Golf Carts and Recreational Off-highway Vehicles (ROV) upon the streets of Colfax in 2012.  Please refer to the ordinance for details which is listed in the "Law of the Month" section of this website. 
 
Operators over the age of 21 with a valid drivers license will be allowed to have their golf cart or ROV inspected and apply for an operators permit.  For equipment standards and permit fees refer to the ordinance or contact Chief Scott at the Colfax Police Department.