Spring Valley Police


Department Information

Chief Kevin Sangston

11 Full-Time Officers
1 Full-Time Telecommunicator
Emergency Phone: 9-1-1
Non-Emergency: (815) 663-2351

Fax #: 815-663-1820
E-Mail: springvalleypolice@comcast.net

The Spring Valley Police is part of the Illinois Valley Regional Dispatch Center (IVRD). 

All police calls after normal daytime business hours are dispatched through IVRD. 

Important Services

Code Red


The CodeRED Emergency Notification System is a high volume - high speed Communication Service available for mass Emergency Notifications. CodeRED employs a one-of-a-kind Internet mapping capability for geographic targeting of calls, coupled with a high speed telephone calling system capable of delivering customized pre-recorded emergency messages directly to homes and businesses at the rate of up to 60,000 calls per hour. 

CodeRED subscribers control their emergency broadcasts from anywhere in the world via a secure Internet web site. CodeRED offers an unprecedented level of security, robustness, performance, and ease-of-use for government agencies, communities, and businesses.

Click on the link (CodeRed logo) above to register your phone number(s) in the newly implemented "CodeRED" telephone information system. All residents, businesses and schools are urged to follow the link above and make sure their phone number is registered!  

For a brochure explaining the CodeRED program, click here.

Community Partners Against Substance Abuse



The Spring Valley Police Department is an active participant in the Bureau/Putnam Community Partners Against Substance Abuse. (CPASA) is a community organization with over 140 active members from all areas of the Bureau county and Putnam county community. It is our mission to reduce substance abuse among youth in Bureau and Putnam counties, and, over time, among adults by addressing the factors in our community that increase the risk of substance abuse and promoting the factors that minimize the risk of substance abuse. 

CPASA's overall vision is to work together to help our youth stay healthy, safe, and substance free.

For more information visit cpasa.org

National Night Out


National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community. Furthermore, it provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances.

Millions of neighbors take part in National Night Out across thousands of communities from all fifty states, U.S. territories and military bases worldwide on the first Tuesday in August (Texas celebrates on the first Tuesday in October). Neighborhoods host block parties, festivals, parades, cookouts and various other community events with safety demonstrations, seminars, youth events, visits from emergency personnel, exhibits and much, much more.

Mark your calendar for Spring Valley's event

August 7, 2018.

Be Prepared


Warning Sirens

FIRE: High/Low tone that lasts for approximately 45 seconds or 6 cycles.

WEATHER ALERT : Continuous cycle -

3 mins. or longer

(Note: There is no all clear siren rung after a tornado.)

Siren's are located in Webster Park, City Park, Baltikauski Park and by JFK School.



 P2D2 will allow our community to safely dispose of unwanted or expired prescription and nonprescription medications.It is a collaborative effort between local pharmacies, police and sheriff departments, hospitals, health officials, local government, and more. 

 *Controlled substances can only be collected by the Princeton and Spring Valley Police Departments, the Bureau County Sheriff's Office and Jail and the Putnam County Sheriff's Office. Some examples of controlled substances include but are not limited to: Ativan, Vicodin, narcotics, pain killers, and sleeping pills. 


What is accepted and not accepted?


  • Prescription medications*
  • All OTC medications
  • Pet medications
  • Vitamins and Supplements
  • Medicated ointments, creams and oils
  • Liquid medications in leak-proof containers
  • Homeopathic remedies
  • Suppositories
  • Inhalers

Not Accepted

  • Needles/sharps
  • Syringes with needles
  • Thermometers
  • Blood or infectious waste
  • Personal care products
  • Empty containers
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Aerosol cans
  • IV bags

Community Partners


Spring Valley Police regularly provide leadership and order for community events.

Their presence provides positive role models

and stimulates a safe, low-crime environment.

Communities rely on police departments to "protect and serve" and the police, in turn, rely on community support and cooperation.