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Requesting a speed trailer

Drivers approaching a speed radar trailer will see the posted speed limit displayed, as well as their speed as detected by the radar gun within the trailer.

The Eureka Police Department will be placing the speed radar trailer in various locations throughout the City of Eureka, depending on such variables as previous history of motor vehicle accidents, requests from the public and frequent speeding citations.

The use of a speed radar trailer aids in educating the public, especially the driver who may be unaware exactly how fast they are going. While traffic enforcement through visible patrols and traffic citations remains an important component of our overall traffic safety strategy, the use of our speed radar trailer bolsters our efforts to reduce speeding through education.

Residents who would like the speed radar trailer placed in their neighborhoods are invited to make a request by calling the department’s business line at 309-467-2541, please leave a message indicating the area within the city limits of Eureka that you would like the trailer posted.

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The Eureka Police Department accepts applications on an on-going basis for part time Police Officer. As positions become available, a new recruitment cycle begins with applications already on file. One is encouraged to submit an application at anytime during the year – Download Application. Once the application is complete, please mail it to:

Eureka City Hall
128 North Main Street
Eureka, Illinois 61530

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Chief Alex Collinge
Emergency – 911
Dispatch – 309-467-2375
Administration – 309-467-2541
Fax – 309-467-4304

Mission Statement

The mission of the Eureka Police Department is to enhance the quality of life in the City of Eureka by working cooperatively with the public to enforce the law, preserve the peace, reduce the fear of crime, and provide for a safe environment. The Eureka Police Department will strive to provide quality police services and promote a “partnership for a safer community” through police and citizen interaction, with emphasis on education, respect and fairness.


Chief Collinge & Sgt. Jones

Website Resources

The Police Department Guide for Safe Drivers

Illinois Amber Alert ~ Illinois State Police ~ Illinois State Police Uniform Crime Reports

Illinois Sex Offender Information

Illinois State Police Firearm Owners Identification (FOID) Card

Illinois Attorney General Consumer Complaint

Homeland Security ~ National Do Not Call Registry

Illinois Department of Corrections ~ United States Secret Service

U.S. Marshals Service ~ Drug Enforcement Administration

Illinois State Governor ~ Illinois Secretary of State

Illinois Attorney General ~ Illinois Racial Profiling Law

Illinois Traffic Stop Statistical Study ~ Eureka College

District 140 Schools ~ Woodford County Court Cases

Woodford County ~ Woodford County Health Department