Recently Chief Estill approached local businesses with a request for donations to help the Jerome Police Department acquire new equipment. We would like to thank the generous businesses that contributed to this campaign.
Jerome Police Statistics:
In the month of August 2017, the Jerome Police Department responded and handled over 121 calls for service including traffic stops and traffic accidents. There were 202 police reports made, 64 traffic citations and warnings issued, 7 traffic crashes with no injury, no hit and run accidents and no warrant arrests.
Patrol Officers checked homes of residents over 56 times during the month of August using our Vacation Watch Program. There were no reports taken for attempted burglary or for burglary to a motor vehicle and no home invasions. The municipal building, garage, library and park were checked a total of 60 times
Police Officer Nick Byerline has almost completed his in-service training and will be out on patrol by the first week of October. Corey Reynolds has completed his in-service training and has been on patrol answering calls and taking reports.
The new Toyota truck is finally finished with all of the equipment installed. We just ordered four tasers for the department with the money that was raised from donations for the Equipment Program. Sangamon County will be training our officers in the use of the taser and a policy will be set in place to reference the use of the new devices.
Trick or Treating in the Village of Jerome will be on October 31st from 4:30pm to 8:30pm. In addition the Village will be hosting the annual Halloween Party and Costume Parade on Saturday October 28th. Participants in the parade will start lining up at 10:00am at the Jerome Civic Center and the parade will begin at 10:30am. There will be trick or treating stations inside the Jerome Civic Center. Hot dogs and refreshments will follow the parade at the Jerome Civic Center.
The Village of Jerome, joining with Spaulding, Rochester, Riverton and Williamsville are collecting items needed for the hurricane victims in Texas.
The Village of Jerome, will accept donations starting Wednesday, August 30,2017 through Tuesday, September 11th, 2017 Monday through Friday from 10:00am until 4:00pm, except for September 11th where donations must be in by 11am at the Village Hall located at 2901 Leonard St in Jerome.
Additionally. Neuhoff Media will host a 12-hour Relief Radiothon on Wednesday, September 6” at Green Toyota (3901 Wabash Ave) to encourage their listeners to drop by one or more of the items needed.
The two-week campaign is being launched Friday night with a water drop off at Glenwood High School (GHS) during the Glenwood/Rochester Football game. Both schools have initiated a school wide campaign to possible attendees to bring a case of water to the high school where it will be unloaded and prepped by members of the Lincoln Land and GHS soccer teams.
After all items have been collected, the COL training team of Midwest Technical Institute (MTI) has agreed to transport all goods to the Galveston area for distribution. MTI has also begun collection efforts on all their campuses as well. The tractor trailer(s) will be escorted by some members of the local law enforcement communities.
The convoy will depart Springfield on Tuesday, September 12. 2017.
For more information please contact: Chief Jim Hillyer – Spaulding, PD @ 217-629-8188 or Mylas Copeland (Green Toyota) @ 217-303-8266.
(*) items Needed – Bottled Water, Flashlights, Batteries, Diapers (all sizes), iPhone chargers, Shovels, Work Gloves, Trash bags, Dust masks, dog food, cat food, cat litter, pillows, blankets, sleeping bags, cleaning supplies, chairs (folding/lawn chairs), paper plates, plastic ware (cups, silverware, etc.), napkins/paper towels, nonperishable food items, toiletries (toilet paper, soaps, body wash, toothbrushes, etc.), towels.