The Mt. Zion Police Department is made up of 11 sworn officers and serves a population of over 6,000 residents. The department also consists of two non-sworn members who field incoming calls and handle lobby walk-ins from 7:00AM until 11:00PM Monday - Friday.
* Mt. Zion has a crime rate 63% below the national average.
* Violent crimes in Mt. Zion are 68% lower than the national average
* In 2015 the Village of Mt. Zion was named as the 13th safest city in Illinois.
"Mt. Zion stands out with one of the lowest violent crime rates in the United States. Reporting only 119 violent crimes per 100.000 people, Mt. Zion secures its place among the safest cities in the nation, making it an enticing destination for those in search of a new home" - Area Vibes
"The violent crime rate of 9.9 is significantly lower than the US average of 22.7, making it an extremely safe place for families." - Best Places
OUR MISSION STATEMENT
The Mission of the Mt. Zion Police Department is to reduce crime, maintain peace and order, preserve the rights of citizens, and protect persons and property all through proactive policing and crime prevention.
WE DO MORE THAN FIGHT CRIME. CHECK OUT JUST A FEW OF THE OTHER SERVICES WE OFFER.
Internet Purchase Exchange Safety Site- Internet transactions are often completed between strangers. The Mt. Zion Police Department encourages those buying or selling items online to make these exchanges in public areas. To that end, we welcome residents to conduct internet transactions in our lobby during office hours (8:00am-10:30pm Monday - Friday). When our lobby is closed, the police department parking lot has 24 hour surveillance cameras.
Vacation Checks- The Mt. Zion Police Department will check your home while you are away. Simply fill out the Vacation Check Request Form below and return it to the police department before you leave. This will ensure your residence is on our daily extra patrol sheet.
Fingerprints- The Mt. Zion Police Department provides fingerprint services to any resident needing fingerprints for employment purposes, licensing, ect. There is a $10.00 fee for this service and residents must provide their own fingerprint card. Call 217-864-4012 to schedule an appointment.
Bicycle Registration- At least 10 to 20 bicycles are recovered by the Mt. Zion Police Department every year. Most of these bikes are eventually donated to charity as the owners are difficult to locate. Besides locking your bicycle up, the best thing you can do is register your bike with the Mt. Zion Police Department. Simply bring the bike to the MZPD during lobby hours. We will record the serial number and owner information. You will then be given a registration sticker for your bike. There is no cost or fee for this service and recovered bicycles with MZPD registration stickers are returned to the owner nearly 100% of the time.
Macon County Emergency Alert and Notification System- The Village of Mt. Zion is an active participant in the Macon County Emergency Alert and Notification System. To sign up click the icon to the left and follow the instructions. It's quick, easy, and free. We use this system to notify our residents of everything from road closures to emergencies.
Sollicitor "No Knock Registry"- This is a list of addresses given to solicitors of residents have chosen ahead of time to opt out of visits from door to door sales people. This registry contains only street addresses only, not names or private information. If you live in the Village of Mt. Zion and wish to be added to our No Knock Registry contact the MZPD at 217-864-4012 or email Joann Maulding at email@example.com.