Heyworth Police Department


We at the Heyworth Police Department strive to be in partnership with the community that we serve. We take pride in the safety of our schools and businesses.  We spend a lot of time developing positive relationships with our students and our business community. In doing so, we have gained the trust of the community we serve.

Community Policing is an important aspect, as we strive to gain their faith in us to meet their needs. 

Continued education and training for our officers provide them with a clear understanding of the constant changing laws.

We are all about Community Service!

Chief Eric Jones                              

Our Mission Statement

The Officers of the Heyworth Police Department are dedicated to building a strong relationship with the citizens of Heyworth through the delivery of exemplary service and a focus on problem solving, crime prevention, public service and code enforcement. We are committed to enhancing the quality of life in our neighborhoods by improving relationships with the community we serve.

The Police Department is located at the Heyworth Village Hall

Heyworth Village Hall
108 S. Buchanan Street
P.O. Box 439
Heyworth, Illinois 61745-0439

Contact us:
Phone: Call our dispatch center, METCOM at (309) 888-5030
Emergency: Dial 9 1 1
Fax:     (309) 473-2481

About the Chief:

Eric Jones began his law enforcement career December 1999 when he became a Military Police Officer in the IL Army National Guard. He deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan and retired from the Army National Guard in December 2023.

In 2007 Jones was hired by the Havana Police Department where he served 12 years. Jones then came to the Heyworth Police Department in 2020 and was appointed Deputy Chief of Police in 2022 by Chief Michael Geriets. Jones was then appointed Interim Chief effective June 1, 2024.

Chief Jones will soon be a graduate of North Western's School of Police Staff and Command class #572. Chief Jones has numerous certifications to include Lead Homicide Investigator, Sexual Assault Investigator, Less Lethal Impact Munitions Instructor, Master Firearms Instructor.

You may contact the Chief via email at policechief@heyworth-il.gov

Patrol Division Email Contacts:
Off. D. Vance                                dvance@heyworth-il.gov
Off. J. Tapke                                  jtapke@heyworth-il.gov
Off. L. Bartelmay                         lbartelmay@heyworth-il.gov
Off. R. Kemp                                 rkemp@heyworth-il.gov
Off. P. Cooper                              pcooper@heyworth-il.gov