North District

Lt. Tod Myers
North District Commander
(217) 403-7020

The North District extends from Wright Street west to Prospect Avenue, and from University Avenue north to the City limits. The North District is divided into two police beats and staffed by one Lieutenant, four sergeants, twenty patrol officers, and a K-9 officer. The North District has a current population of approximately 20,000 residents, and from July 1, 2009 through June 30, 2010 district officers responded to 18,740 calls for service.

In addition to handling calls for service, officers assigned to the North District are expected to identify and work on neighborhood-based problem-solving projects. Some of our current problem-solving projects in the North District involve drug-related crimes, juvenile issues, and other quality of life concerns that are often associated with densely populated residential neighborhoods.

Several older neighborhoods within the district have long-standing, well organized citizen groups which meet regularly with members of the police department and take an active role in the resolution of neighborhood problems, and at least two newer neighborhoods are currently in the process of establishing neighborhood groups which will also work collaboratively with the police department to resolve neighborhood concerns.

Over the next few years the city anticipates significant residential and commercial growth within the North District. If growth occurs as expected, it will undoubtedly present both opportunities and challenges to the police department. The officers and supervisors assigned to the North District will continue to provide the best service possible service, encourage community participation, and work towards provide a safe environment for all members of the community.