Police Department


Our mission is to maintain peace and public order by providing high quality police services that are responsive to the needs of the community, we protect life and property by apprehending those who commit criminal acts, by developing partnerships to prevent, reduce, or eliminate neighborhood problems, and by providing police services that are fair, professional, and respectful of the dignity of all individuals.


About Chief Melville

Shawn Melville was appointed Chief of Police on 3/31/2020. Chief Melville has been with the Oregon Police Department since 1998, after serving for one year with the Mt Morris Police Department. Chief Melville rose through the ranks of the Oregon Police Department, from Detective to Sergeant to Lieutenant. Chief Melville grew up in Oregon, graduating from Oregon High School in 1993.

Chief’s Message

It is my mission as the Chief of Police for the City of Oregon to safeguard the lives and property of the people and city I serve; to reduce the incidence of crime, to instill a sense of security and confidence, and to enhance the quality of life for all residents by ensuring the public’s safety within the City of Oregon. I pledge, as your Chief of Police and on behalf of all officers of the Oregon Police Department, that we will serve with honor and integrity and meet the highest standard of ethical conduct to maintain public trust and confidence.

Thank you,

Chief Shawn Melville

Shawn Melville
Chief of Police
Email: Melville@cityoforegon.org

Oregon Police Department
115 North 3rd Street
Oregon, IL 61061
815-732-2803 (Office)
815-732-2162 (24hr Dispatch)
911 (Emergency)