DeKalb Police Dept. launches warrant sweep, crackdown on offenders


The DeKalb Police Department is joining several other agencies in a crackdown on drug dealers in the area over the next few days. Beginning Thursday, officers will be sweeping for offenders wanted on warrants for drug-related crimes and other offenses. That may mean that residents see a larger than usual police presence but residents should not be alarmed.

One focus of the department’s Community Oriented Policing Unit, or COP(s) Unit, is bringing in known offenders wanted on warrants. From January 1st of this year to now, the department has brought in nearly 375 persons wanted on warrants; many of those warrants were from jurisdictions outside DeKalb County.

The COP(s) Unit will be proactive during this stretch of time, being visible at locations where crimes have been occurring at the times when they’re most likely to happen.

The DeKalb Police Department is urging the public to keep an eye out for trouble in their neighborhoods – and not to hesitate contacting police if they see anything suspicious. The DeKalb Police Department is located at 700 W Lincoln Highway in DeKalb, phone: 815-748-8400, Tips Hotline: 815-673-7603, Emergency: 911.

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Gracie Mott
Grace Mott is an NIU alumni. She began her working career as a Juvenile Probation Officer, then was in charge of the teenage runaways through the DeKalb County Youth Service Bureau. She owned and operated a campground in southern DeKalb County from 1990 to 2000. Since then, she does both sales and fulfillment for DeKalb County Online's parent company, eWorldLinx. eWorldLinx also has made and maintains over 100, mostly local, business websites.