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Police Department

Brad Wells - Chief of Police

Chief WellsFor Emergencies, Dial 911

The Police Department is located at 550 Madison Ave.

To report a non-emergency or complaint, phone (618) 251-3114.

Email E-mail the Chief of Police.

The Wood River Police Department consists of (18) Sworn Officers, (9) Dispatchers, (1) Records Clerk, (1) Cadet, and (1) Administrative Assistant to the Chief of Police.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Wood River Police Department is to prevent crime and disorder. To provide the highest quality of police services to the people of the City of Wood River, by promoting a safe environment through police and citizen interactions, with an emphasis on integrity, fairness, professionalism, and excellence.

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 550 Madison 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 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 618-251-3114.