PFC Emily Hejna
PFC Emily Hejna is the State of Illinois designated "Point of Contact" for the Alton Police Department's sex offender registration and public notification. PFC Emily Hejna maintains records on all registrations and makes a weekly public listing of all registered sex offenders residing in Alton and throughout Madison County. For information on sex offender registration or to set up a informational meeting to learn more about this law, call 463-3505 ext. 267.
The Illinois State Police provides an online listing of sex offenders required to register in the State of Illinois. The database is updated daily and allows searching by name, city, county, zip code, compliance status, or any combination thereof. This list is maintained at the following link.
Click here to search for Sex Offenders
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The Alton Police Department offers Victim/Witness Assistance through the Illinois Crime Victim's Compensation Act.
Written contact/follow-up is made with all victims of violent crimes. As situations dictate, personal contact is made to determine the needs of the crime victim. Responsibilities of the program are crisis intervention, victim compensation information, information and referrals, social service advocacy, order of protection assistance, transportation, community education, police training, case investigation up-dates, follow-up, jail release notification, prevention programs and safety checks for victims. Victim assistance is an important part of any community crime prevention effort. Such programs not only encourage victims to report crimes and testify in court, but also show that the community cares about its residents.
The Illinois Crime Victim Compensation Program provides direct financial assistance to innocent victims of violent crime to reimburse out-of-pocket expenses related to the crime.
The Violent Crime Victim Assistance (VCVA) Program provides grants to victim and witness assistance programs throughout the state. Here, you will find links to the Quarterly Report, Eligibility Requirements, List of Grantees, RFP Information and Application Kits.
The Automated Victim Notification System allows crime victims across Illinois to obtain timely and reliable information about criminal cases and the custody status of offenders 24 hours a day via telephone, Web or e-mail.
The Statewide Victim Assistance Program provides services to crime victims and witnesses whose cases are prosecuted by the Office of the Attorney General, including Sexually Violent Persons petitions. The program is also available to the 102 State's Attorneys across Illinois.
No one is confronted with more situations that demoralize and create emotional, mental and spiritual burdens than today's Law Enforcement officer. These burdens also affect the officer's family and other members of his or her department. Law Enforcement agencies need the specialized guidance, counseling and assistance for their officers, families and communities. A Law Enforcement Chaplain is a clergy person with special interest and training for providing pastoral care in the high powered and dangerous world of Law Enforcement. This pastoral care is offered to all people, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, creed, or religion.
The Law Enforcement Chaplain is led in his or her own faith to be available and ready to serve those in need. The Chaplain's ministry provides a source of strength to the law enforcement officers and their families, other department members, and the community. The law enforcement officer's clergy person or religious advisor in their private life, although trained in ministry, is not necessarily abreast of the particular problems and dangers faced by police officers. Chaplains listen and participate in the workplace of Law Enforcement Officers with empathy and experience, advising calmly in the midst of turmoil and danger, and offering assistance when appropriate or requested.
The Alton Police Department "Policy Manual" provides details to this valuable program. Here are a few of those points of interest:
376.1 Purpose AND SCOPE
The Alton Police Department Chaplain Program is established for the purpose of providing spiritual and emotional support to all members of the Department, their families and members of the public.
Members of the Chaplain Program shall fulfill the program's purpose in the following manner:
(a) By serving as a resource for department personnel when dealing with the public in such incidents as accidental deaths, suicides, suicidal subjects, serious accidents, drug and alcohol abuse, and other such situations that may arise.
(b) By providing an additional link between the community, other chaplain programs and the Department.
(c) By providing counseling, spiritual guidance and insight for the department personnel and their families.
(d) By being alert to the spiritual and emotional needs of department personnel and their families.
(e) By familiarizing themselves with the role of law enforcement in the community.
In January 2011 Senior Chaplain Marc Lane was sworn in as Alton Police Department’s first Police Chaplain. Chaplain Lane is disaster relief trained by SBC with advanced training in the areas of grief and trauma with Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM). Chaplain Marc Lane is a Full Member with American Association of Christian Counselors. He is a graduate of the International Conference of Police Chaplains with Senior Police Chaplain credentials. He also carries Certified Master Chaplain credentials with the American Board of Certification for Homeland Security. In an effort to support departments without a chaplain program and even assist in their launch of their own program Chaplain Marc serves as State Associate Chaplain with the Illinois Fraternal Order of Police - Area 10 (Madison, St. Clair, Jersey, Macoupin, Montgomery, Calhoun, Bond, Clinton and Greene County
With the addition of Associate Chaplain Jason Harrison in February 2015, the Alton Police Department “Office of the Chaplain” is now positioned to meet the many requests of our community. Chaplain Jason Harrison is the first African American Police Chaplain for the Alton Police Department.
We thank you for allowing the “Office of the Chaplain” to join you in your work.
The Alton Police Department “Office of the Chaplain” Program seeks to connect with every Senior Pastor of this community. In doing so, our goal is to find Alton's faith community connecting with each other. As the spiritual leader of your church, we would love to extend to you a closer (inside) look at your Police Department. Please contact Chaplain Marc Lane for more information on a Senior Pastor station-house tour and officer ride-along.
Here are just a few of our current assignments:
Our chaplains can be reached 24-Hour & 7-Days/Week through our secure voicemail pager at (618) 463-2407.