The Herrin Police Department consists of 17 Full-Time Police officers, led by Chief of Police, Stewart Ridings.
Those 17 officers include:
- Chief of Police
- Four Patrol Sergeants
- Three School Resource Officers
- Two Detectives
- Seven Patrol Officers
Herrin Police Officers are highly trained and include juvenile officers, firearms instructors, defensive tactics instructors and crime scene technicians.
The Officers receive yearly training in active shooter response, computer network investigations, criminal law updates, traffic law updates, hazardous materials updates, death investigation and numerous other areas.
Herrin Police Department also has 6 Full Time Dispatchers and an administrative assistant. The Herrin Police Department is one of two public safety answering points (P.S.A.P.) for the entire county, the other being housed at the Williamson County Sheriff’s Department. A P.S.A.P. is also loosely called a 911 center. Herrin Police Department answers all 911 calls from Herrin, Energy, and Johnston City. The dispatchers are also all highly trained and receive yearly training in Emergency medical Dispatch, Fire Dispatch, and Law Enforcement Dispatch.
Anyone needing to contact the Herrin Police Department can call 618-942-2107 or email email@example.com.