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 or have information of drug activity or any other type of illegal activity in your neighborhood, 

You can either call or email Acting Police Chief Daniel J. Weckesser (email) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

All tips and or information will considered as confidential.



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Danville Police Department 2015

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Top Row: L-R  Officer Chad Lishness, Police Chief Monte Vance (retired 11/01/2015), Acting Police Chief Daniel J. Weckesser, Officer Kevin Henthorn

 Bottom Row: L-R  Officer Tom Cottrell, Cpl. Lisa Lyons, Officer John Krzoski 

K-9 Team

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Acting Chief of Police Daniel J. Weckesser w/ Lasko

Police News



Effective November 01, 2015 Lt. Daniel J. Weckesser has been appointed as acting chief of police for the department as former police chief Monte Vance has retired. 

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.   

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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



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.