Kankakee County Text Alert System

From this site you can register your cellphone, or other wireless device to accept any messages and safety alerts that you would like to receive from Kankakee County and the Manteno Police Departrment. Click here now to register.  If you have registered for this previously you must reregister.




Premise Alert Program

During the summer of 2009 session of the Illinois legislature, the Illinois Premise Alert Act (ILPAA)(PA 96-078) was passed that requires that Public Safety agencies with Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) programs initiate a Premise Alert Program (PAP) to maintain information on individuals with special needs within their coverage areas. This act was signed by Governor Quinn on August 28, 2009.

The Illinois Premise Alert Progam provides for Public Safety Agencies in the State of Illinois to allow people with special needs to provide information to Police, Fire, and EMS personnel to be kept in a database. The information can then be provided to responders dealing with situations involving the Special Needs individual.

The information gathered as part of the Premise Alert Program shall remain strictly confidential. The information shall be used only to provide assistance to emergency medical and police responders. No public safety worker shall knowingly violate this confidentiality clause.

Residents can download the necessary form from:


The Manteno Police Department and the Kankakee County Sheriff's Department are offering citizens the opportunity to receive alert text messages on their cellular telephones. You can follow the link below to sign up for Amber Alerts, Severe Weather Alerts, General Police Alerts and Police Emergency Alerts. You need to register; your cell phone will be tested during the process. If you have any questions please contact the Manteno Police Department 815-929-4801.


  COLD Weather Safety
Remember to drive carefully on ice and snow covered roads. Front wheel drive, all wheel drive and four wheel drive help you to GO in these road conditions. These do not help you stop. Drive cautiously.

Check on neighbors especially elderly neighbors in very cold weather.

Recently we have had residents reporting that they have been contacted by telephone and told to go purchase prepaid credit card money cards and give the callers the numbers.


One scenario is the IRS calling and demanding payment or they will issue a warrant for your arrest. The IRS does not operate this way


Another scenario is the victim receives a telephone call from a grandchild and then are told that either a bail bondsman and an attorney will call them and give them instructions to purchase a credit card money card.

There are no bail bondsman in Illinois, and attorneys do not normally accept this as payment. Also there is no charge for a public defender.


Do NOT give these callers any personal information, do NOT give them any credit card information, Do NOT go purchase these credit card money cards.

Call the Manteno Police Department if you have any questions concerning any similar type calls

Welcome to the
Manteno Police Department
Non-Emergency: (815) 929-4801
Email: mpd@villageofmanteno.com

The Manteno Police Department is lead by Chief Bernie Thompson. Chief Thompson was appointed Chief of Police in June of 2005. The Manteno Police Department consists of sixteen full time police officers, seven auxiliary officers, and one civilian office manager.

We encourage you to surf through our site. We think you will enjoy our site as well as find it educational and informative.

The Manteno Police Department strives to make Manteno a safe community working with the citizens to maintain the quality of life that they expect and deserve. We encourage interaction between the department and our community; therefore urge you to email us with your ideas, comments and suggestions on what you would like to see.

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Automated Victim Notification System

Anyone can sign up to be notified of an inmate's release (including state penitentiaries). After entering the VINELink site, select the search tab, enter Offender ID # or Offender Name and click the search button. Users can then select their method of notification. Email or phone.

Fireworks in the Village of Manteno

Persons using, possessing, or selling Illegal Fireworks will be issued a Village Ordinance Citation.  This ordinance violation requires the offender to appear at an adjudication hearing and a fine will be assessed by the Hearing Officer of not less than one hundred dollars ($100.00) and not more then seven hundred and fifty dollars ($750.00).  Any costs to store and dispose of fireworks must also be paid by the offender.  Each occurrance is a seperate violation.

Fireworks are illegal because they are dangerous.  We want everyone to enjoy a safe Fourth of July.  

We encourage people to attend the fireworks display at the Manteno Sportsmen's Club on July 3,  at dusk.