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Laura Lamantia, Administrative Secretary (serving since 1994)
Breakfast with Santa 2018
Cops n Kids Christmas 2017
Memorial Day 2018

Police Department

 About the Colona Police Department

Mike Swemline is the Colona Chief of Police.  He has served Colona since 1996.  Chief Swemline leads a 24/7 department, which consists of:

  • Twelve (12) full-time officers, including three (3) sergeants and one (1) full time investigator.
  • Six (6) part-time officers
  • One (1) Animal Control Officer/Community Service Officer (ACO/CSO)
  • One (1) Administrative secretary.

The Colona Police Department takes great pride in the extensive training within the department.  They have the following:

  • Certified juvenile officer
  • Firearms Instructor
  • Certified bicycle patrol officers
  • Emergency response officers
  • Taser Instructor
  • Forensic child abuse investigator.
  • K9 Officer
  • Full Time Investigator



Police Department Mission Statement

We, the officers of the Colona Police Department, dedicate ourselves to serve the citizens within our jurisdiction and endeavor to treat all people in a fair and impartial manner.  We commit ourselves to the police effort for the protection of all life and property.  With close community involvement, we strive to improve the quality of life for all people.  We hold ourselves to the highest standards of conduct and ethics as we regard it an honor to hold public trust.  We regard our employees as the most important asset to our organization.  As such we encourage the intellectual and physical development of our people through training and education.


 Available Services

  • Pet Tags/$5 per cat and dog (must be spayed or neutered) or $10 per cat and dog not spayed or neutered with proof of rabies vaccination
  • Bicycle registrations/No Charge
  • Vacation Security Checks/No Charge
  • Fingerprinting/$15  Ink Only
  • Animal Control
  • Ordinance Violations
  • Where and how to obtain police reports
  • FOIA - Freedom of Information Act (Click on the link at the bottom of the page for the Colona Police FOIA form.)
  • Local records checks for authorized individuals and organizations




Contact Information

The Colona Police Department is located at 215 1st Street. 

Office hours are Monday through Friday: 8 am to 4 pm.

Administrative Office Number: 309-792-1511 or 309-792-0626

Emergencies: Call 911.

Non-Emergency Dispatch Number: 309-755-8747 or 309-937-3911 (local phone number for east side of IL 80)

Henry County Crimestoppers: 1-800-227-2324