The Channahon Police Department is a state-accredited organization dedicated to the community in striving to build and maintain the greatest level of trust and confidence of our citizens. The Police Department is comprised of various divisions such as:
- Community relations
- Domestic violence
- School resources
We welcome comments and suggestions in order to maintain and strengthen our community partnerships.
The Channahon Police Department is committed to protect and serve the community through partnerships, proactive policing, and professionalism; to ensure everyone is treated with fairness, respect, and dignity.
Submit a Complaint
Use our personnel complaint form (PDF) to let us know of any issues.
The Channahon Police Department is excited to announce the very first K9 Unit in the agency’s history. Officer Carlson and his K9 partner, Officer Hutch, are eager to serve the citizens of Channahon. Special thanks to the following for making Hutch's dream of becoming a Police Officer true:
- The Feed Loft
- Mallard Point Veterinary Clinic
- Puppy Cuts
- Will County Board Members Ragan Freitag and Don Gould
- Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow
While recognizing the dedication and service of our employees, the Channahon Police Department will be the safest community in Illinois, by continuously focusing on safety and the prevention of crime, with a department culture remaining consistent with our community values.
To fulfill its Mission, the Channahon Police Department values: Compassion, Integrity, Accountability, Professionalism, Innovation, Continuous Improvement, Diversity and Inclusion. To that end, the Channahon Police Department affirms the 10 Shared Principles (link) regarding the relationship between Law Enforcement and the Communities and People we serve.
Code of Ethics
As a law enforcement officer, my fundamental duty is to serve the community; to safeguard lives and property; to protect the innocent against deception, the weak against oppression or intimidation and the peaceful against violence or disorder; and to respect the constitutional rights of all to liberty, equality, and justice.
I will keep my private life unsullied as an example to all and will behave in a manner that does not bring discredit to me or to my Department. I will maintain courageous calm in the face of danger, scorn or ridicule; develop self-restraint; and be constantly mindful of the welfare of others. Honest in thought and deed both in my personal and official life, I will be exemplary in obeying the law and the regulations of my department. Whatever I see or hear of a confidential nature or that is confided to me in my official capacity will be kept ever secret unless revelation is necessary in the performance of my duty.
I will never act officiously or permit personal feelings, prejudices, political beliefs, aspirations, animosities or friendships to influence my decisions. With no compromise for crime and with relentless prosecution of criminals, I will enforce the law courteously and appropriately without fear or favor, malice or ill will, never employing unnecessary force or violence and never accepting gratuities.
I recognize the badge of my office as a symbol of public faith, and I accept it as a public trust to be held so long as I am true to the ethics of police service. I will never engage in acts of corruption or bribery, nor will I condone such acts by other police officers. I will cooperate with all legally authorized agencies and their representatives in the pursuit of justice.
I know that I alone am responsible for my own standard of professional performance and will take every reasonable opportunity to enhance and improve my level of knowledge and competence.
I will constantly strive to achieve these objectives and ideals, dedicating myself before God to my chosen profession...law enforcement.
Note: This Code of Ethics was adopted by the International Association of Chiefs of Police and stands as a preface to the mission and commitment Law Enforcement agencies make to the public they serve.
Oath of Honor
On my honor, I will never betray my integrity, my character, or the public trust.
I will treat all individuals with dignity and respect and ensure that my actions are
dedicated to ensuring the safety of my community and the preservation of human life.
I will always have the courage to hold myself and others accountable for our actions.
I will always maintain the highest ethical standards and uphold the values of my community, and the agency I serve.