chief-vanceChief Monte L. Vance welcomes you to our community by saying; "The Village of Danville has a 'Home-town' atmosphere creating a pride within ones self in belonging to such a fine community. I personally look upon this community as family. I grew up here and I have had many experiences afforded me by I belonging to this great community. It is an encouragement that I have had over the tenure of my law enforcement career to have watched so many whom have been a part of this community to share their support, ideas and concerns which have strengthened our community." Chief Vance encourages you to also come and share yourself and your families by becoming a part of this great community, The Village of Danville.

DEPARTMENT PURPOSE AND MISSION

A society free from crime and disorder remains an unachieved idea. Nevertheless, consistent with the values of the community in which we work, it is the primary objective of this department's role to enforce the law in a fair and impartial manner, protect the rights of all persons within its jurisdiction to be free from criminal attack, to have their possessions secure, and to live in peace. It is not the role of the department to legislate, render legal judgments, or to punish. The department serves the people of the community by performing their law enforcement functions in a professional manner, and it is to these people the Danville Police Department is ultimately responsible. In joining this department, officers are to make these responsibilities diligently, courteously and to take pride in the service they provide.

The department's dispatch number is 740-397-3333. 

The department's office number is 740-599-6888.

In case of EMERGENCY call 911.

 

Do you have information to pass on that may lead to solving a local crime or information on crimes being commited in your neighborhood that needs to come to the attention of the police department?

You can either call or email Police Chief Monte L. Vance (email) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

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DPD Leading the 2015 Turkey Festival Parade

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DPD (Chief Vance) Leading the 2015 Turkey Festival Parade

 

 

N Watch

Our next Neighborhood Watch meeting Thursday Aug. 27th @ 7 PM

@ the Danville Municipal Building 512 S. Market Street 

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Danville Police Department 2015

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Top Row: L-R  Officer Chad Lishness, Police Chief Monte Vance, Lt. Daniel Weckesser, Aux. Officer Kevin Henthorn

 Bottom Row: L-R  Aux. Officer Tom Cottrell, Aux. Cpl. Lisa Lyons,* Aux. Officer John Krzoski (* now w/ Bellville PD)

 

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K-9 Officer Lt. Daniel Weckesser & Lasko

Police News

Announcment!

 

Police Chief Monte Vance has announced his full retirement effective November 01, 2015. Chief Vance started his career in 1976 in private security and in 1982 joined the Knox County Sheriff's Department as a Special Deputy. In 1984 Chief Vance joined the Danville Police Department as a patrol officer. He eventually was promoted to Police Sergeant, Police Captain and was appointed as Police Chief in 1999. Chief Vance's carrer spans a period over 39 years. Chief Vance says he is blessed to have worked for such a fine department and feels it to be an honor to have served the community of Danville. Chief Vance and his wife, Shawn will be retiring to South Carolina to be closer to their daughter.

 

Danville Police

 

Calls for June 2015

 

Total Calls = 161

Assist Units – 5

Assist Citizens – 5

Arrest – 1

Follow Up – 2

Burglary – 1

K-9 Detail – 1

Dog/Animal Related – 8

Cruelty to Animals – 1

Lost of Missing Animal – 1

Auto Crash – 2

Disturbance – 35

Disorderly Conduct – 1

Fight – 1

Juvenile DOC – 1

Unruly Juvenile – 3

Contrib to Delinquency – 1

Alleged Child Abuse – 4

Theft – 5

Missing Persons – 1

Sex Register Violation – 2

Fireworks – 1

Business Ck Request – 1

House Ck Request – 2

Suspicious Person – 2

Suspicious Vehicle – 2

Traffic Complaint – 3

Vandalism – 6

Accidental Damage – 2

Trespassing – 2

Fraud – 1

Identity Theft – 1

Unsecured Building – 2

Information – 7

Phone Harassment – 1

911 Calls – 1

Phone Text Harassment – 1

Recover Stolen – 1

Assault – 1

Trash complaint – 2

Civil in Nature – 5

Lost & Found – 4

Threats – 4

Drug Related – 4

Business Alarm – 1

Medical Alarm – 1 

Criminal Charges = 8

Disorderly Conduct – 1

Theft – 2

Delinquent Child – 2

Underage Tobacco Use – 1

Drug Paraphernalia – 1

Contrib to Delinquency - 1 

Traffic Citations = 7

No OL – 1

Expired Plates - 1

Speed – 1

D U S – 3

Expired OL - 1 

Monthly Comparison 

January

Calls = 41

Traffic Citations = 5

Criminal Charges = 5 

February Calls = 68

Traffic Citations = 7

Criminal Charges = 1 

March

Calls = 127

Traffic Citations = 9

Criminal Charges = 3 

April

Calls = 80

Traffic Citations = 4

Criminal Charges = 2 

May

Calls = 97

Traffic Citations = 7

Criminal Charges = 8 

Total Calls

January thru June = 574

Police Alerts

Danville Police encourages all Village residents to go to the web site listed below and sign up for Knox County Alerts. On this web site the Village of Danville has specific alerts that residents may sign up for from the Village. You may receive alerts via text messages, email or phone. You may sign up for the following specific Alerts related to Danville only:

Boil Advisories

Water Shut Off Alerts

Street Closures

Parking Ban

Crime Alert

Police Dept. Alert

Community Event Info

There are other various Knox County Alerts that you may also choose to receive listed on the sign-up sheet.   

Click here: http://entry.inspironlogistics.com/

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Police Bulletin Board

 Danville Police Calls

2014 Total Calls = 1,171

Disturbance (150)

Information (105)

Assist Other Law Enforcement (79)

Vandalism (66)

Citizen Assist (64)

Traffic Complaints (56)

Thefts (52)

Civil in Nature (44)

Unruly Juvenile (39)

Phone Harassment (32)

Lost & Found (29)

House Checks (28)

Suspicious Persons (26)

Unsecured Building (25)

Dog/Animal Complaint (23)

Prowler (21)

Drugs (22)

K-9 Details (17)

Theft from Vehicles (17)

Suspicious Vehicles (16)

Arrest (16)

Parking Complaint (14)

Business Alarm (13)

Missing Persons (11)

Trash (11)

Auto Crash (10)

Bad Checks (10)

Trespassing (9)

Drug Paraphernalia (9)

Case Follow-up (8)

B & E Attempts (8)

Fire (8)

Residential Alarms (8)

Crises Intervention Assist (7)

B & E’s (7)

Sex Offense (other than rape) (7)

Burglaries (6)

Contributing to Delinquency (6)

Domestic Violence (5)

Fraud Cases (5)

Assaults (5)

Traffic Related (5)

Menacing (4)

Fights (4)

Assist Water/Sewer/Street Dept. (3)

Cruelty to Animals (3)

Vehicle Theft (3)

Confiscate Veh. License Plate for BMV (3)

Theft from Elderly (2)

Receiving Stolen Property (2)

Rape/Sex Crime (2)

Unauthorized Use (2)

Disabled Vehicle Issues (2)

911 Calls (2)

Recover Stolen Property (2)

Threats (2)

Drug Abuse (2)

Weather Related Issues (1)

Probation Violation (1)

Burglary in Progress (1)

Serve Court Papers (1)

Lost or Missing Animal (1)

Disorderly Conduct (1)

Protection Order Violation (1)

Drunk (1)

Child Abuse (1)

Curfew Violation (1)

Abduction/Kidnapping (1)

Knife (1)

Shots Fired (1)

Fireworks (1)

Suspicious Mail/Item (1)

Abandoned Vehicle (1)

Accidental Damage (not auto crash) (1)

Shoplifting (1)

Misuse of Credit Card (1)

Identity theft (1)

False Alarm (1)

2014 Total Criminal Charges = 117 

Unruly Juvenile (30)

Domestic Violence (9)

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (8)

Criminal Mischief (8)

Passing Bad Checks (8)

Theft (7)

Possession of Drugs (other than marijuana) (6)

Child Endangering (5)

Possession of Marijuana (4)

Criminal Trespass (3)

Underage Tobacco Violation (3)

Assault (3)

Theft from Elderly (2)

Contributing to Delinquency (2)

Abusing Harmful Intoxicants (huffing) (2)

Illegal Assembly/Possession Meth (meth lab) (2)

Disorderly Conduct (2)

Curfew Violation (1)

Handling Firearm while Intoxicated (1)

Delinquent Child (1)

Gross Sexual Imposition (1)

Disorderly Conduct Persisting (1)

Resisting Arrest (1)

Possession of Schedule 1 or 2 Drugs (1)

Burglary (1)

Disseminate Matter Harmful to Juveniles (1)

2014 Total Traffic Citations = 64

Driving Under Suspension (24)

Speed (19)

Expired Plates (3)

Failure to Control (2)

Stop Sign (2)

OVI (2)

Operate ATV on Street (2)

Passing Stopped School Bus (2)

Leaving Scene of Accident (1)

No Drivers License (1)

Juvenile Driving w/o Parent (1)

Fleeing& Eluding (1)

Expired Driver’s License (1)

Backing w/o Safety (1)

Assured Clear Distance (1)

Safety Tips

Driving Safety

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Home Safety Hint

Keep your car key next to your bed while you sleep and should you hear a suspicious noise and suspect that someone is trying to break in, press the panic button on your car key and the car alarm will sound drawing attention which can cause the burglar to flee.