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Police Department

Otis Steward - Chief of Police

Otis StewardFor Emergencies, Dial 911

The Police Department is located at 111 N. Wood River Avenue.

To report a non-emergency or complaint, phone (618) 251-3113.

Email E-mail the Chief of Police.

The Wood River Police Department consists of (19) Sworn Officers, (5) Dispatchers, (1) Records Clerk, (2) Cadets, and (1) Administrative Assistant to the Chief of Police.

Mission Statement

The Police Department is entrusted with preserving the peace and maintaining order of the community through conflict management and enforcement of the law. This diverse service includes protecting the constitutional rights of citizens, preventing and controlling crime, apprehending offenders, aiding citizens in hazardous situations, facilitating traffic, resolving conflict, and maintaining order. Additionally, it is the goal of the Wood River Police Department to develop and maintain a positive relationship with the members of the community, and to promote a positive working environment in a cost effective manner.

Expired and Old Prescription Medicine Drop Off Location

            The Wood River Police Department has been awarded a grant from CVS Pharmacy to combat drug abuse by installing a drug collection unit. The new unit will provide residents with a safe and environmentally responsible way to dispose of unwanted or expired medication, including controlled substances. The unit is located at 111 N. Wood River Ave inside the Wood River Police Department lobby. Drop-offs can be made at anytime, 7 days a week. Drugs can be dropped off with no questions asked. Learn more about the CVS Pharmacy Medication Disposal for Safer Communities at

WRPD Joins Facebook

            The Police Department has created a Facebook page.  This page will be dedicated to providing up to date and helpful information in an effort to keep the community informed.   Please “friend” us at Wood River Police Department.

Internet Purchase Exchange Location

With online purchases through social media becoming more prevalent, the Police Department would like to offer a safe place for these exchanges to take place.  With the recent trend of crime that has been linked to online purchases, the Police Department understands that consumers are not comfortable giving out their home address or other personal information.

The Wood River Police Department encourages residents to utilize the lobby or rear parking lot for online exchanges as both locations are video recorded.   If you have any questions regarding this matter please contact the WRPD 911 center at 618-251-3113.