Beginning on Wednesday, September 27th, 2017, the Collinsville Police Department will be hosting its 14th Citizens Police Academy.
The program, which will be taught by officers from the Collinsville Police Department along with guest speakers from other agencies, is designed
to give Collinsville residents a realistic view of police work by providing instruction on different aspects of Law Enforcement.
Academy classes will be held on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm, starting Wednesday, September 27th, 2017 running through Wednesday, November 15th, 2017 at
the Collinsville Police Department training room and will be open to the first 25 qualified applicants. Participants will be introduced to
the structure of the agency as well as basic information that all police officers must know to perform their jobs, including such topics as
patrol tactics, general investigations, defensive tactics and use of force.
Enrollment is free. Priority will be given to citizens 18 years of age or older who
live or work in the Collinsville area. *Note: Due to the nature of the course and curriculum, individuals with prior felony charges or convictions
will be declined.
Applications are due NO later than Monday, September 11th, 2017. Interested persons are encouraged to complete
an application on-line(below) or come to the Collinsville Police Department and pick up an application. If you have any questions regarding
the Citizens Academy class, please contact Officer Paul Kilquist or Officer Mark Kuechle at (618) 344-2131. Inquires can be emailed to
either email@example.com, or
Participation Permit Application/Promise To Release
In consideration of the benefits that I will receive from my participation in the Collinsville Police Department Citizens Police Academy, I do
hereby release the City of Collinsville, its police officers, public officials, agents and employees from any liability, claims, demands, actions
and causes of actions which I may hereafter have on account of any and all injuries or damages to me or to my property, or my death, arising
out of or related to any happening or occurrence while I am participating in the academy class. For the same consideration, I also agree to
forever hold the city of Collinsville and said persons harmless from any and all such liabilities, claims, demands, actions or causes of actions.
The terms thereof shall be in full force and effect during the period of my participation in the Collinsville Police Department Police Citizens
You will be contacted about the status of your application via email.
On Monday, July 10, 2017, automated trash collection will begin for the residents of the City of Collinsville.
All residential customers will receive a new 95-gallon trash cart, during the weeks of Monday, June 26th through Friday, July 7th. These
blue trash carts are similar to the current recycling cart, but with a black lid labeled trash.
Additional trash carts may be leased for $2/month, with a 3 month commitment.
A resident can exchange their 95-gallon trash cart for a 65-gallon trash cart, free of charge, through August 31, 2017.
Residents will no longer need to provide their own containers for trash.
Republic Services will dispose of the personal trash containers through July 31, 2017. If you want
Republic Services to dispose of your trash containers, set them at the curb and mark “take container.”
Some residents may have a change in their service date. Watch your mail the week of June 26, 2017 for service date information.
Proper cart placement for automated service:
- Have your cart at the curb by 6am of your service day.
- Place the cart at least five (5) feet from any object; like a tree, pole, fire hydrant, mailbox, electrical box, cable box, etc. and at least five(5)
feet away from cars so the automated arm can reach your cart.
- Please have this same distance of five (5) between trash and recycle carts.
- Don’t lean anything against the cart.
- Don’t place your cart under a tree or near utility lines.
- Place carts one (1) foot from the curb or edge of the street.
- All trash must be bagged and contained inside your Republic Service cart, with the lid closed.
- Bags/trash lying outside of the cart or personal cans/containers will not be picked up.
For any question about automated trash collection call Republic Services Customer Service at:
The City of Collinsville partnered with Pat & Leonard Reitz to bring you the Hometown Heroes Banner Program. The Banners will be on display in
Uptown Collinsville until after Veteran's Day 2016. This is the first year for the banner program and it has been a huge success with over 140
banners purchased by local family members of our armed services.
Below is the video of the Dedication Ceremony held September 24, 2016. Thank you to Pat & Leonard Reitz for organizing this great program, and
of course, thank you to the Veterans and their families for their dedication and service to our country.
The Mission Lifeline award was recently received by the Collinsville Fire Department.
The Mission Lifeline is an initiative started by the American Heart Association to
address gaps in cardiac care with the goal of improving outcomes through a combined
effort between EMS, Emergency Room, and the cardiac catheterization lab. The
program is a coordinated and proactive system that allows both EMS and hospital staff
to function as a single team with the purpose of improving survival and over all
outcomes from acute coronary syndromes. The parameters used to measure success
are based on a 90 min time window from first medical contact to the revascularization of
the effected artery. In addition, the department is rated on a set of protocols for which
patients should receive a 12- Lead ECG in the field and our compliance to these
The Collinsville Fire Department has received the Silver award this year, a step up from
the Bronze level recognition received last year. This designation indicated we are an
effective partner in improving overall outcomes and reducing the likelihood of significant
disability or death. In 2015, we diagnosed and treated 11 ST- Elevated myocardial
infarctions with excellent outcomes occurring in all cases. These are 11 residents who
previously would have experienced lengthy delays in their care and the probability of a
negative outcome would be high.
At the City Council Meeting June 27th, 2016, Mission Lifelife Director Art Miller presented Captain Tim Rainey, along with Mayor John Miller & City Manager Mitch Bair the award from the American Heart Association.
The Collinsville Police Department is offering to local schools, businesses & organizations, a free training course on Armed Intruder Response. Officer Mike Brown, of the Collinsville Police Department, gives an overview of the class. For more information contact Lt. Eric Herman at 618-344-2131