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To report an emergency anywhere in Champaign County, dial 9-1-1 from your cell or landline phone. If you are in the Village of Rantoul and are calling on a landline you will be connected to the Rantoul Police Department Dispatch Center. If you are calling from a cell phone, you will be connected with the METCAD Dispatch Center.

Rantoul Police and Fire Departments have their own dispatch center; however, they can connect with the METCAD Dispatch Center if needed.

METCAD is responsible for dispatching:
  • Champaign County Sheriff’s Office, Rural Police, and Fire Departments
  • Champaign Police Department and Fire Department
  • Urbana Police Department and Fire Department
  • University of Illinois Police Department

Non-Emergency
To report a non-emergency, call (217) 892-2103. This is the non-emergency number for the Rantoul Police Department Dispatch Center.

If you have police-related questions or would like to leave a message for an officer, you may contact the Rantoul Police Department at (217) 892-2103.

Online Reporting

Participation in the Rantoul Police Online Reporting Program allows you to provide necessary information at your convenience.

The following form can be submitted online in the following events:

• Theft
• Criminal Damage to Property
• Lost Property

If you have suspect information or the value of the property exceeds $300 you must contact the Rantoul Police Department.

For maximum benefit, the incident report should be submitted promptly after careful completion in accordance with the following instructions.

Report a Crime Online


Mail-In Reporting

The Rantoul Police Department also provides a mail-in report form for the same events above.  This report form may be completed and dropped off or mailed to the Rantoul Police Department:

Rantoul Police Department
109 E Grove Ave
Rantoul, IL 61866

Rantoul Township High School Tips


The RTHS School Resource Officer Tips website was created to provide students, parents and community members an anonymous and confidential way to report any threats of violence, bullying, weapons, drugs or other safety concerns within the Rantoul Township High School. You should message the website only in those situations where there is no immediate threat of violence to you, students or staff. Any risk of immediate harm should be reported to 911. When you message the Tips website, make sure you are ready to give an accurate, detailed account of the situation. The RTHS school resource officer will then asses the situation and make a determination about the appropriate response.

Messages can be made anonymously; however leaving contact information would be helpful in an investigation.


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109 E. Grove Ave.
Rantoul, IL 61866

Ph: (217) 892-2103
Fx: (217) 893-9556
Emergency: 9-1-1

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