10/01/2020-The Alton Police Department recently celebrated the long careers of Chief Jason Simmons, Lt. Dave DeWall, and Officer Vince Warlick as they retired to begin life after law enforcement. We thank each of them for their many years of service to the department and community. We wish each of them happiness and joy in retirement.
10/01/2020-The Alton Police Department now has a new Chief, being Chief Marcos Pulido. We also have a new Interim Deputy Chief of Police, Lt. Jarrett Ford. Chief Pulido and Interim Deputy Chief Ford make a great pair to lead the Alton Police Department. We are excited to have them lead the department and look forward to watching them further the progress made within our department and the community. For more information about both of them, see the Administration page of the website.
The City of Alton's, NotifyAlton, is aimed at providing residents with non-emergency information. NotifyAlton supplies residents with text messages for Traffic Impacts, Street Closures, Leaf Removal, etc. The City of Alton urges residents to subscribe to receive alerts sent directly to mobile phones.
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The burning of leaves is permitted on WEDNESDAYS
and SATURDAYS during the months of
OCTOBER, NOVEMBER, DECEMBER, and from APRIL 15 through MAY 30
from 10:00 A.M. until 6:00 P.M. The burning of anything other than leaves, plants, or shrubs is a violation of City ordinance. It is illegal to burn trash, garbage, or other disposables at any time. The Police Department tickets violators. Burning leaves on the street damages the asphalt. Leaf burning must be done in a container.
In the Fall, the City provides a leaf vacuum service for leaves raked to the edge of the yard. Leaves should NOT be raked into the street or on the curb as this causes clogging issues within the City's drainage system. Leaves raked into the street or on the curb are a violation of City ordinance.
The City of Alton doesn't have any tornado sirens and people that live or work in Alton are encouraged to register with CodeRed.
Downed power lines can be energized and very DANGEROUS! Call 1.800.552.7583 and report the location of the downed power lines.
The Alton Police Department does not currently have any certified car seat installers. The Alton Fire Department has a limited number of certified car seat installers. Please call the Alton Fire Department secretary to find out when the next installer is on duty.
Alton Animal Control is staffed with two Animal Control Officers. You can call Animal Control at 618.463.3553 for redemption arrangements, animal control complaints, and to report any animal situations. Please contact the Alton Police Department at 618.463.3505 for animal emergencies on nights and weekends.