Police Department

Questions relating to the Monmouth Police Department and local laws.

Do my children have to wear a seatbelt in the back seat?

All passengers must wear a seatbelt while riding in a vehicle in Illinois, in both the front seat and back seat..

How can I get a copy of my accident report?

Click the link below to search for your accident report.


If I lock myself out of my car, can the police help?

Maybe. Officers may assist if it is an emergency situation such as a child or an injured person locked in the vehicle.

What are the car seat requirements for children?

Children under the age of eight years must be secured in an appropriate child restraint system, more commonly called a child safety seat. Child safety seats include infant seats, convertible seats (rear-facing for infants and forward-facing for toddlers), and booster seats that are used with the vehicle lap and shoulder belt system.

Children and young people ages eight years to under 16 years must be secured in a properly adjusted safety belt in any position in the vehicle.

The parent or legal guardian is responsible for providing a child restraint system to any person who transports their child.

What is Monmouth's curfew?

For anyone under 17, the curfew hours are:

  • Midnight to 6 a.m., Friday and Saturday
  • 11 p.m. to 6 a.m., Sunday through Thursday


  • If you are engaged in business or occupation which the laws of the state authorize a person less than 17 to perform, you are exempt from the curfew.
  • If you are under 17, you may be accompanied by a parent, legal guardian, or other responsible companion who is at least 18 years of age and who is approved by your parent or legal guardian.

Note: If you are 16, your driver's license is not valid if you are violating curfew.