Albany Police Department

The Albany Police Department is dedicated to community service while operating with integrity and vigilance.

A short tribute to Village Of Hampton Illinois Police Chief Terry Engle.


Cook County Sheriff's Office (Official)

Officer Rivera was laid to rest yesterday. Our hearts go out to her loved ones and colleagues.

She will be greatly missed by all.

Thank you to Chicago Police for the video

Car vs Train Leaves One Dead One Injured Near Erie |

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Happy Friday everyone! This weekend would be a great time to order some food from these amazing local restaurants and show them love! ๐Ÿ”๐ŸŸ๐Ÿฅช๐ŸŒญ๐Ÿ—๐ŸŒฎ

The following information shared by Illinois State Representative Tony McCombie.

MODIFIED STAY AT HOME ORDER effective May 1st! The stay at home order is extended until May 30th... but modified! Thank you Governor for hearing us and trusting us! Please be smart Illinois... we do NOT want to see an increase! #stayhome #district71strong #guidancetofollow

After consulting with doctors, scientists and experts in Illinois and across the world, the Governor has announced he will sign a modified version of the states stay at home order that will go into effect on May 1 and extend through the end of the month. The modified order will strengthen the states social distancing requirements while allowing residents additional flexibility and provide measured relief to non-essential businesses in the safest way possible.

The new executive order will include the following modifications effective May 1:
OUTDOOR RECREATION: State parks will begin a phased re-opening under guidance from the Department of Natural Resources. Fishing and boating in groups of no more than two people will be permitted. A list of parks that will be open on May 1 and additional guidelines can be found on the Illinois Department of Natural Resources website.

Golf will be permitted under strict safety guidelines provided by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) and when ensuring that social distancing is followed.

NEW ESSENTIAL BUSINESSES: Greenhouses, garden centers and nurseries may re-open as essential businesses. These stores must follow social distancing requirements and must require that employees and customers wear a face covering.

Animal grooming services may also re-open.

NON-ESSENTIAL RETAIL: Retail stores not designated as non-essential businesses and operations may re-open to fulfill telephone and online orders through pick-up outside the store and delivery.

FACE COVERINGS: Beginning on May 1, individuals will be required to wear a face-covering or a mask when in a public place where they cannot maintain a six-foot social distance. Face-coverings will be required in public indoor spaces, such as stores. This new requirement applies to all individuals over the age of two who are able to medically tolerate a face-covering or a mask.

ESSENTIAL BUSINESSES AND MANUFACTURING: Essential businesses and manufacturers will be required to provide face-coverings to all employees who are not able to maintain six-feet of social distancing, as well as follow new requirements that maximize social distancing and prioritize the well-being of employees and customers. This will include occupancy limits for essential businesses and precautions such as staggering shifts and operating only essential lines for manufacturers.

SCHOOLS: Educational institutions may allow and establish procedures for pick-up of necessary supplies or student belongings. Dormitory move-outs must follow public health guidelines, including social distancing.

The Illinois Department of Public Health will also be issuing guidance to surgi-centers and hospitals to allow for certain elective surgeries for non-life-threatening conditions, starting on May 1. Facilities will need to meet specific criteria, including proper PPE, ensuring enough overall space for COVID-19 patients remains available, and testing of elective surgery patients to ensure COVID-19 negative status.

Republic Services, has notified Village Treasurer Janet Price, advising they will reinstate their big pick item details during the month of May. Friday May 1st will be the first date they will be conducting a large item pickup day. Please contact the Village Office at (309)-887-4064 to make arrangements.

Thank You!

Whiteside County Sheriff's Office

***COVID-19 Drive Up Testing***

From the Whiteside County Health Department:

Starting Friday, April 24, those in the community experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 may receive drive-up testing at Whiteside County Community Health Clinic (CHC). Drive-up testing will be by appointment only and will be done from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Friday, in the back-parking lot of the clinic. Both new and current patients can be tested at the clinic. Appointments may be cancelled due to inclement weather.

The Illinois Primary Health Care Association (IPHCA) and Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) have partnered together to supply the clinic with a limited number of tests following recommendations to expand testing in Illinois. Testing will continue as long as supplies last.

Individuals experiencing COVID-19 symptoms who would like to be tested should call the Whiteside County Community Health Clinic at 815-626-2230 for a phone consultation with a provider.

The provider will give education and an initial assessment for testing, as well as determine whether the patient should go to the Emergency Department for immediate treatment. If the provider determines the patient should be tested, they will schedule the appointment for drive-up testing.

If you have general questions about COVID-19, please contact the IDPH COVID-19 hotline at 1-800-889-3931 or reach out to the Whiteside County Health Department.

#StayAtHome #AloneTogether

Albany Police Department

We have had multiple reports of unlocked vehicles being opened and change being removed from the interior area. Please lock your doors, keep your contents out of sight, and report any suspicious activity.

Whiteside County Sheriff's Office

A native of Albany and great guy to work with!

Good morning boys and girls! We hope you had a fantastic weekend. Today for Story time with a Sheriff we are excited to have Deputy Jake Jordan reading, โ€œMr. Brown Can MOO Can You?โ€ by Dr. Seuss. Itโ€™s a book of wonderful noises, can you make these sounds? We bet you can!


An amazing photo shared by the Branson Police Department

Fulton Fire Department

We are proud to support the class of 2020 and thankful for the support of our great community!!

We want to sincerely thank Mary Holthaus of Dixon, IL for making and donating these surgical style mask for our agency. Mary is Chief Heyvaert's mother-in-law and very handy with a sewing machine ๐Ÿ™Œ Thank You Mary!

April is Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention month. Today, Chief Heyvaert's family came to the police department to plant 'Pinwheels for Prevention'. Blue pinwheels symbolize childhood hope, health, and happiness.

Officer Terry Kernan will be representing our agency today, as those in law enforcement honor a fallen brother, Chief Terry Engle. Officer Kernan worked alongside Chief Engle for the Hampton Police Department from 2013 - 2015.

Alright kids, today's lesson is on DINOSAURS ๐Ÿฆ–๐Ÿฒ๐Ÿฆ•

Friends fondly remember deceased Hampton police chief

Chief Wyatt Heyvaert shares some kind comments about Hampton Police Chief Terry Engle ๐Ÿ’™ Hampton Chief of Police Terry Engle passed away in a vehicle accident over the weekend. Local 4 spoke with some of Engleโ€™s friends, including Musa Neziroski, owner of Brothers Family Restauraโ€ฆ

National Telecommunications Appreciation Week is April 12th -18th, 2020! They are the calm voice in the dark night, and they serve as the lifeline for all first responders! Thank you Dispatchers!

Albany Police Department

The Quad Cities Law Enforcement community lost an amazing public servant in the line of duty tonight. He was good friend and a Police Chief from a neighboring department. Our hearts are heavy tonight, Rest in Peace Chief Terry Engle ๐Ÿ˜ช

#hampton #il #police

Whiteside County Sheriff's Office

Be part of the solution, not the problem.


Mayor Brian Rowland is assuring children within the Village of Albany, that the Easter Bunny is an "Essential Worker." The Mayor wants everyone to know, the Easter Bunny will still be able to complete his crucial holiday work. Happy Easter everyone!

Frozen II

Parents of children who love Frozen, please share this with your kids! Chief Heyvaert attempted to yell across the Mississippi River today, to see if the mystery voice would sing back to him. It appears OFFICER TERRY answered him๐Ÿคฆโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿคญ๐Ÿ˜†

Whiteside County Sheriff's Office

Itโ€™s Good Friday and a great morning for all you kiddos to sit back, relax and enjoy another segment of Story time with a Sheriff. This morning Sgt. Jake Kilberg will be reading to you โ€œGo Dog. Go!,โ€ written by P.D. Eastman. Have a wonderful weekend and stay healthy!

โ€œGood bye, good bye!โ€

For those who need a laugh

How I feel when I get home from work, and my 3 year old starts asking me questions ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™‚๏ธ

So far, we have lost 21 police officers across the country to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Everyone is essential in life, and we continue to pray for all to be safe and healthy.

Whiteside County Sheriff's Office

Good morning Whiteside County! Gather the little ones together, this one is for them. We know that right now a lot of parents, uncles, aunts, and grandparents within our community are looking for ways to educate and entertain their kids during these unprecedented times. We also know that some of our little buddies may be feeling uneasy or worried about their safety and this is our way to let your kids know that we are out keeping them safe, we care about them, and everything is going to be ok.

Starting today, we are doing โ€œStorytime with a Sheriff,โ€ where members of the Whiteside County Sheriffโ€™s Office and some friends will pick a favorite childrenโ€™s book and read it to the children in our community. We will try to do them as often as we can until schools are back in session, and we hope you enjoy them as much as we enjoyed reading them to you!

First up is our Sheriff, John F. Booker who is reading โ€œBe Brave Little Monster,โ€ which is one of his grandchildrenโ€™s favorites!

Let us know in the comments what you think. And, if you have a special deputy or dispatcher that you want to see on here? Give them a shout out and weโ€™ll try to get them on an upcoming โ€œStorytime with a Sheriff.โ€

Stay strong Whiteside County!

Whiteside County Sheriff's Office

Great job Allie Deyo ๐Ÿ™Œ

Welcome back to Story Time with a Sheriff! Today, Deputy Allie Deyo is reading to our little friends out there, โ€œIโ€™m a Unicornโ€ written by Mallory Loehr and illustrated by Joey Chou. What many of you might not know is Deputy Deyo is just as kind, strong, and fierce as the Unicorn in her story. This book was handpicked by her niece and is a wonderful message for all of you kids out there. Remember, we are always here for you. Enjoy!

Let us know in the comments what you think. And, if you have a special deputy or dispatcher that you want to see on here? Give them a shout out and weโ€™ll try to get them on an upcoming โ€œStorytime with a Sheriff.โ€

Stay strong Whiteside County!

We are very saddened to hear about the passing of KWQC Fran Riley ๐Ÿ˜ข Fran has been a staple in Quad Cities television for many years and he will be greatly missed. In comparison, Fran shared many similarities with the great Paul Harvey, as he told the stories in his own / amazing unique way. Rest in Peace Fran, you did well ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™

Dear Citizens:

Sheriff John F. Booker has collaborated a joint effort within the county, and we are all committed to facing the needs of our citizens in an atmosphere that emphasizes teamwork.

During these seemingly uncertain times, we are dedicated to providing quality / impartial service to our community. We are committed to preventing crime and disorder within the Village of Albany, and we will assist other law enforcement agencies on a unified front. We have added patrol shifts throughout the week, and we continue to participate in conference calls with Whiteside County Area Law Enforcement Executives on a daily basis.

We cannot stress enough the importance of social distancing and adhering to laws within the Governors Executive Order. Remember that parks, playgrounds, and other gathering spots are closed. Officers have been instructed to enforce these closures to prevent further spread of COVID-19.

Outdoor activities are permitted, such as families taking a walk, however we cannot gather in groups of more than ten people. Please remember that simply driving to a friends house to visit is not deemed essential travel, and we must only travel for the reasons laid out within the Executive Order. We can all do our part to stop the spread of this highly infectious disease.

You will see officers wearing surgical style mask as they exit their patrol vehicles for any and all reasons. In the case of more in-depth calls, officers will apply their N95 Mask, gloves, gowns, goggles, and booties prior to entering a scene. We are committed to keeping our employees and citizens safe at all times.

We sincerely hope you all stay safe and healthy, and please know, we will get through this together. The come back is much better than the set back!


Wyatt M. Heyvaert
Chief of Police

Pictured is Moline PD Officer Patrick Moody. Officer Moody is a former coworker of Officer Kernan's, Detective Bogart's, and Chief Heyvaert's.

Hey all you cool cats and kittens-

Did you know that during the Governor's Stay at Home order, hair salons and pet groomers are prohibited from being open?

So you can either get a 7-month head start on NoShave November or possibly start growing a mullet and be on the front edge of the comeback fashion curve.

Sun-In Hair lightener is still available at most retail outlets if you want to accessorize your mullet ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿ‘‘

PPD Using PPE |

We are doing the same here in Albany. Please be safe everyone! Home Local Government PPD Using PPE Local Government PPD Using PPE April 1, 2020 76 Prophetstown Police Sargent Chad Hermes displays his PPE that residents will see when officers respond to calls. The Prophetstown Police Department is sporting a new look when responding to calls these days. Police C...

After speaking with Mayor Rowland today, we have come to a joint decision that your 2019 golf cart stickers will stay valid until July 1st. We will then update stickers at the cost of $17.50 instead of $35.00. If you have a new ATV / Golf Cart you wish to register, please call (309)-887-4370 (Monday through Friday 830 am - 430 pm) and make arrangements with an officer to set up a time to obtain the paperwork needed, etc.


Wyatt M. Heyvaert
Chief of Police


Police Officers

Keep pushing America, we will get through this together ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฒ

We cannot thank these amazing indivduals enough for their continued effort to keep us safe and healthy ๐Ÿ™Œ

The best way to approach the Shelter in Place Order, you only leave home for the:

One year ago today we post this brave soul, we will never forget ๐Ÿ’™

There is a significant risk of severe weather today 3/28/2020, late afternoon and into the evening hours. Please take any warnings that may occur later today in a serious manner. The storms will be moving very fast which equates to less time to take shelter.

Local elementary school keeps students engaged through live-streamed morning announcements

Great job Mr. Jeffrey Hoese ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ Fulton Elementary School is working to keep students engaged while they're out of school by maintaining their morning announcements.

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I was on a long line at 7:45 am today at the grocery store that opened at 8 for seniors only. A young man came from the parking lot and tried to cut in at the front of the line, but an old lady beat him back into the parking lot with her cane.
He returned and tried to cut in again but an old man punched him in the gut, then kicked him to the ground and rolled him away.
As he approached the line for the 3rd time he said, "If you don't let me unlock the door, you'll never get in there."

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