Get More Information...

Contact Us

City of Carbondale
Police Department
501 South Washington
Carbondale, Illinois 62901

Phone (618) 457-3200
Fax (618) 457-3204



Many forms are available in PDF format. To view and print in PDF format, you must download and install the reader below:

Get Adobe Reader

Latest News

Aggravated Fleeing to Elude Police Officers Investigation
On 02-24-14 at about 7:35 p.m., officers with the City of Carbondale Police Department responded to a reckless driving complaint from several 911 calls about a vehicle driving west bound on East Walnut Street toward the Walgreens on East Walnut and South Wall Street.   Read More »

Carbondale Man Sentenced To Probation For Possession Of Controlled Substance
Michael C. Carr, Jackson County State's Attorney, announced today that a Carbondale resident, Brandon Rice-Edwards, was sentenced to probation for Possession of a Controlled Substance, following a plea of guilty.   Read More »

More News »

Subscribe to Latest News

Related Links

Kids Korner

Internet Safety

The "information superhighway" can lead you to a whole new world of information and communication. Like any highway, there are dangers that need to be identified. There are several ways criminals use the Internet to make you a victim. Some ways include “get rich quick” schemes, prize schemes, viruses, hacking, “Phishing”, harassment by electronic communication, indecent solicitation of our children, and many more.

The following is a list of tips to help you protect yourself while navigating the Internet:

  • Anyone can say anything on the Internet. You have virtually no way to prove or disprove what they are telling you. A good rule to follow is “Don’t believe anything you see.”
  • Never give out personal information to anyone over the Internet.
  • Be careful of what you put out on the Internet, whether it is something you write or a photograph you decide to share. Remember, once you send it, you can never take it back.
  • Be careful of online business opportunities. If it seems “too good to be true”, it probably is.
  • Keep the computer in a room where you can monitor your child’s use.
  • Become familiar with the chat/text message shortcuts for words (acronyms).
  • Discuss the dangers that can be found online with your child.

Check out the links at the bottom of the page for more information about using the Internet safely. For children, there are safety related games, such as Danger Rangers, where you and your children can have fun while learning about common everyday dangers and hazards to avoid. Whether they help Sully the Sea Lion find matching signs or help Squeeky the mouse identify household items that are burn hazards, they are able to learn and have fun on the Internet safely. Children can also visit Net Smartz Kids to play Clicky’s Quest or Nettie’s Chalk Board Challenge.

If you would like additional information on Internet safety please call Sgt. Corey Kemp of Support Services at (618) 457-3200, ext. 454 or email:


Danger Rangers

NetSmartz Kids

Educational Resources for Parents and Children


Copyright 2015 Carbondale Police Department. All Rights Reserved.