I read Billy’s recent “free” post about how he was denied access to police reports. His post calls into question the police department’s restriction of this information to only those with press credentials.
I wanted to find out what the police department’s policy actually was, so I e-mailed Chief Settingsgaard. It turns out that, [...]
Remember when we were kids, and how much fun it was to point fireworks at police officers and firefighters and shoot them off?
What, you didn’t do that? Well, that’s just the latest incident of kids being kids here in Peoria:
A “major incident” involving a large group of people shooting fireworks at [...]
At Tuesday’s State of the City address, Mayor Ardis announced a new initiative to see what it would take to combine the City and County police departments. This prompted the Journal Star to gather a few basic facts about the two forces:
The city’s Police Department has 214 employees and operates on a $21 [...]
News came yesterday that the federal government will be paying for ten of our police officers for the next three years. Nevertheless, Peoria will still be losing three officers, as 13 positions were cut from the 2011 budget. Peoria can’t afford them because it’s too busy spending its money on civic centers, hotels, risky [...]
It wasn’t that long ago that the police were needing lots of overtime and help from the state police to handle violent hot spots in the City. But now it looks like they’ve got nothing better to do than conduct sting operations on people smoking in bars.
The Journal Star article says that [...]
From this week’s Issues Update:
Senator Dick Durbin’s Office contacted the Peoria Police Department on Thursday, September 30, 2010, to inform them that the City of Peoria had been chosen to be one of the cities awarded funds under the 2010 COPS Hiring grant. Peoria was awarded funding for the entire request of 10 [...]
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Peoria Police Chief Steve Settingsgaard recently updated City officials on the results of his efforts to quell gun violence. So far, it’s going well:
[P]lease see attached hot spot maps relative to our current task force initiative. We are 14 days into the task force so I [...]
The International Association of Chiefs of Police wants to showcase the Peoria Police Department’s “best practices and leadership in law enforcement” at its annual conference to be held in Orlando (Fla.) this year. They want to produce a five-minute video that will highlight Peoria’s Armadillo and ELITE programs and show it to an audience [...]
The Peoria Police Department issued the following press release last night:
RELEASED BY: Lieutenant Vincent C. Wieland – Criminal Investigations Division 673-4521 DATE: July 17, 2010 SUBJECT: Homicide & Arrests –– 10-17329
At 0958 hours, on Sunday July 18, 2010, the Peoria Police Department responded to 1215 N. Frink on a reported shooting. Upon [...]
Students were ticketed for walking in the middle of the street near Manual High School again. And once again, Police Chief Steve Settingsgaard is tossing out the tickets. But I was intrigued by this statement at the end of the article in the Journal Star:
Settingsgaard said he is looking for better long-term solutions [...]