City of Genoa
  Emergency     Management


Ty Lynch
Chief of Police
Contact Us


Emergency Dial 911

Non Emergency Response Call 815-784-2526

Administrative Office Call
815-784-4522 fax

Mailing Address
333 East First St.
Genoa, IL 60135









Official Use


 Part-Time Officers Wanted

Click on Employment Opportunities for detailed information on how to apply.

Click here to access the City of Genoa Resident Data Collection Form or on the icon above.


In an Emergency Seconds Count

The City of Genoa has implemented an emergency telephone notification service called CodeRED which will allow us to telephone all or targeted geographic areas of the City in case of an emergency situation that requires immediate action. 

The CodeRED system is a web and phone based system capable of dialing 60,000 telephone numbers per hour to deliver the City’s pre-recorded message to a live person or to an answering machine.  The system is used in emergency situations such as water main breaks, evacuation notices and routes, tornado warnings and other take shelter notices, missing persons, fires or floods,
man-made or natural events, bomb threats, hostage situations, chemical spills, gas leaks, etc.

Residents are asked to take a few moments to provide the City with the appropriate information so you can be notified in the event of an emergency situation or critical community alert.  Please note, your information will remain completely private and will only be used to notify you of critical situations. For additional information or questions, please contact Chief Ty Lynch at 815.784.6633 or by clicking here.





The City of Genoa has a new Speed Alert Display which serves as a reminder to slow down and be aware of posted speed limits.





To request the Speed Alert Display in your neighborhood simply click on the Traffic Safety link above. The Police Department will evaluate all request and have the system deployed based on the needs of the community.







Sgt. Smith and K-9 Kane on Duty

A special thanks to all our K-9 Sponsors.




Out Door Warning Sirens

2013 - 2014 Eligibility List


Coyote Information

Our Motto:

In Partnership With Our Community

Our Mission:  

The Mission of the Genoa Police Department is to safeguard life and property, preserve the peace, prevent and detect crime, enforce the law, and protect the rights of all citizens. We are committed to working in partnership with the community to identify and resolve issues that impact public safety.

  • Pride:  We are committed to conducting ourselves in a manner that brings honor to ourselves, the department, and the City.

  • Respect:  We are committed to respecting the individual rights, human dignity and the values of all members of the community and department.

  • Integrity:  We are committed to nurturing the public trust by holding ourselves accountable to the highest standards of professional conduct and ethics. 

  • Dedication:  We are committed to providing the highest quality of law enforcement service to the community with the goal of enhancing the quality of life within the Genoa Police Department. 

  • Excellence:  We are committed to achieving a level of performance that exceeds all expectations. 

We begin with Pride, and end with Excellence.

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