A little about myself,
I was hired by the Lebanon Police Department in October of 1988. Since that time, I have held every position in the department. I started as a part-time officer and in January of 1989 was hired full-time. I have worked as a Patrolman, Detective, K-9 officer, Dare instructor, Department trainer, Sergeant, Lieutenant, interim Chief and then at the end of 2009 became the Chief of Police.
When we developed this web site, I wanted a place where I could connect with the viewers and be able to address current issues. I will try to up-date the Chief's Corner as often as possible with helpful hints and safety concerns.
If you need to get a hold of me, please feel free to call me at
618-537-6131 ext 102.
Thank you for visiting our departments’ website.
Chief Dale Warke
Trick or Treat!!!
I want to remind our parents about some tips to follow in order to insure our children have a fun and safe halloween.
Travel in groups - Single children are harder to see at night and there is safety in numbers. Remember that flashlights and reflective
costumes are best. Keep a watchfull eye when crossing the streets.
Also, be carefull when driving through the housing areas, children are excited and often will dash across the streets without looking.
And finally a note to the kids...the Police Officers will have candy in their cars to give out!!!
Lets all work together to make this a very safe halloween!!!
Residents be warned!
A number of residents have informed me of a national scam that has hit Lebanon.
Home owners receive a letter in the mail explaining they are the winners of a
lottery, usually from the UK. Enclosed is a check that's supposed to be a
portion of the winnings. The letter asks you to cash it or deposit it into
your bank account.
THIS IS A
SCAM - DO NOT CASH OR DEPOSIT THIS CHECK
Instead, contact the
police (537-4955) and ask for one of our Officers to come collect the evidence
and make a report. We are working with the US post office and the State of
New York concerning this incident.
Remember, if it seems to good to be true, it's probably a scam.
Be safe, God bless
I want all residents to be aware!!!
The surrounding communities have been experiencing burglaries. This is the method the criminals have been using; a person knocks on the door to see if anyone is home, if the owner answers they ask if someone lives there, then walks off and goes somewhere else. If no one answers they break in. If you see any strangers knocking on doors in your neighborhood,
CALL THE POLICE (537-4955), get as much information you can, such as; type of vehicle and plates, description of the strangers and the location you last observed them.
I would rather have our Officers respond to 100 false alarms than a resident thinking they don't want to bother the Police and becomes
the victim of a crime.
Remember, by keeping your eyes open and swift reporting, you are a good neighbor!!!
Be safe, God bless