Officer Cottrell was shot and killed while on duty late Sunday evening January 17, 2016. We salute our fallen brother.
Mayor Robert L. Dile appointed Daniel J. Weckesser as the Department's new Chief of Police January 04, 2016
“I’m excited. Hopefully, I will do what needs to be done,” Chief Weckesser said. “I will do the best I can for the community and try to make the place safer for everybody who lives here.”Daniel J. Weckesser was born in Orrville, Ohio then lived in Minnesota for 10 years before his family moved to the Danville area. The 1983 graduate of Danville High School started his career in law enforcement as an auxiliary officer for the Danville Police Department in 2003. In 2006, he was hired as a part-time officer. Chief Weckesser became a fulltime officer in 2009, getting promoted to sergeant in 2011 and to lieutenant in 2014. Chief Weckesser is the Department's K9 officer, working with Lasko for the last six years. He is also an ALICE instructor and certified as a Crisis Intervention Technician.
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.
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Top Row: L-R Officer Chad Lishness, Officer Monte Vance, Police Chief Daniel J. Weckesser, Officer Kevin Henthorn
Bottom Row: L-R Officer Tom Cottrell, Cpl. Lisa Lyons, Officer John Krzoski (no longer w/dept)
Chief of Police Daniel J. Weckesser w/ Lasko
Daniel J. Weckesser was appointed chief of police for the department effective January 04, 2016.
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:
Water Shut Off Alerts
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.
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Danville Police Calls
2015 Total Calls = 1,159
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.