In 1976, the Village entered into its first contract with the Macon County Sheriff’s Office, to provide the Village with 24-hour police protection. The Village has entered into a series of follow-up contracts with the Sheriff’s Office since that time.
The Sheriff’s Office provides the Village with five regular police officers on duty working in three shifts. Included are two daytime officers, two evening officers, and one overnight officer, all of whom work staggered shifts to maximize police coverage in the Village. Macon County assumes all liability and equipment costs; also provided are services above the normal patrol needs such as bike patrol. This arrangement is particularly advantageous to the Village as, by terms of the contract, in addition to regular and bicycle patrol, to the extent it may be needed, the Village has access to other Sheriff’s services, including but not limited to: K-9 unit, special detail, detective unit, juvenile detective unit, evidence officer, full-time school resource officer, U.S Marshal services, civil process officers and specially-trained deputies (internal affairs, firearms instruction, dive team, etc.).
Police Contract (222 KB)
Forsyth residents may opt to receive emergency telephone notifications from the Macon County Sheriff’s Office. To enroll in this service, click on the following link: www.sheriff-macon-il.us and click on the Macon County Emergency Alert & Notification System link.
In addition, we encourage Forsyth residents who will be away from their homes to complete the VACATION FORM below and return it to Village Hall. We will see that our patrol deputies are made aware of your absence so that they may pay additional attention to your property while on patrol.
Vacation Notice (18 KB)
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