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A message from the Chief:

As everyone is aware, the Governor has ordered a Shelter and Stay. We have placed the order, which expires on April 7th, on our Facebook page and you can see what the Governor has listed as essential personnel and businesses. We will continue to operate with the protection of the Public in mind while maintaining safety for our First Responders. Please be patient and know the Police will be here when you need them. Stay safe and keep your social distancing while using common sense.

Colonel Ken Rozell
Chief of Police

Out of an abundance of caution in response to the outbreak of COVID-19, we are implementing some temporary changes in order to protect our officers and civilian staff.

The Granite City Police Department is attempting to comply with social distancing by taking police reports over the telephone. These would be reports that are not in progress and are offenses that do not need immediate police response. The purpose behind this change is to protect the public as well as the first responders who serve the community. If you need police services that are non-emergency in nature, please call the Granite City Police Department at 618-877-6111. Upon calling the police department, your complaint will be evaluated for a telephone report or police response, pending a supervisor review. Once determined that a telephone report can be made, a police officer will take your report over the telephone. If the Officer isn’t immediately available, you will be called back as soon as possible. Once again, this procedure is for NON-EMERGENCY, NOT IN PROGRESS POLICE RESPONSE CALLS. We are asking the public to please be patient as we are attempting to provide police services, while protecting the public and first responders as much as possible. If you have a situation that needs immediate police response, please call 911.

Additionally, our Records Department will be closed until further notice. If you have an urgent records request, give us a call and we will do our best to accommodate you.

Also, please refrain from any unnecessary trips to the police department. We’re seeing a lot of people showing up with a simple question or minor issue that could have been handled with a phone call. If you have an emergency or there’s some urgency associated with your visit, don’t hesitate to stop in.

Thank you for your patience and understanding during this difficult time.

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GCPD Mission Statement

We, the members of the Granite City Police Department dedicate ourselves to the service of the citizens within ourPolice Patch community. We endeavor to treat all people in a fair and impartial manner. Our commitment to the police effort of protecting life and property is foremost in our daily responsibilities. This department will strive to improve the quality of life in Granite City by building a strong relationship with the community. We hold ourselves to the highest standards of conduct and ethics knowing it is an honor and privilege to wear the badge of a law enforcement officer.

 GCPD Vision Statement

The Granite City Police Department will illustrate leadership in professionalism and service to our citizens.  We will enhance the quality of life and safety for our citizens while adhering to the belief that all citizens deserve to be treated with dignity and respect.

Message from the Police Chief:

I would like to welcome you to the Granite City Police Department Web Site. The men and women of the Department who serve and protect you on a daily basis are proud of their accomplishments and hope this site will provide you with an overview of our operations.

The first contact with members of our Department should be a positive experience and hopefully this web page will provide you with first hand information as to the services we provide.  Only through an open exchange of information can we better serve our citizens.  We are professional law enforcement Officers who by training and experience strive to do our job in a fair and equitable manner. 

Our ultimate goal is to constantly keep this site updated with the latest information that may be of interest to you. We want you to visit the site often.  Please feel free to contact us with your concerns, interests, and suggestions.  By working together, we can continue to make the City of Granite City a comfortable and safe neighborhood to raise our families and enjoy a Midwestern lifestyle.

Kenneth Rozell
Chief of Police