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  • FBI Graduate, BPD Chief Bays

    The Bloomington Police Department is proud to announce the graduation of Assistant Chief Kenneth Bays from the 268th session of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia.


  • Bank Robbery Arrest

    On Tuesday, June 14, 2017, at approximately 11:25 a.m., Bloomington Police responded to a Robbery at PNC Bank, 2217 West Market Street. It was reported a male entered the bank, unarmed and demanded money from an employee.


  • Jefferson Street Community House Grand Opening Event

    The Bloomington Police Department in partnership with Mid Central Community Action and the West Bloomington Housing Collaborative is pleased to announce the grand opening event at the Jefferson Street Community House on Friday, June 16, 2017, at 4 pm.


  • 14-year-old Arrested For Armed Robbery, 2nd Suspect Sought

    On Sunday, June 11, 2017, at approximately 1:15 a.m., Bloomington Police responded to the 2600 block of Hall Court for an armed robbery.


  • Child Pornography Arrest

    On Wednesday, June 7, 2017, Bloomington Police Department arrested Kyle A. Brestan, age 32 , of Bloomington, IL, for seven (7) counts related to the Manufacture and Possession of Child Pornography.


  • One Person Shot

    On Monday, June 5, 2017, at approximately 9:39 p.m., Bloomington Police Officers responded to the intersection of Gettysburg Drive and Todd Drive for a report of multiple shots fired.


  • Pedestrian Accident Bunn Street

    Bloomington Police officers responded to the 2400 block of South Bunn Street to investigate a collision between a vehicle and a pedestrian in the roadway.


  • Shots Fired

    On Saturday, May 27, 2017, at 3:29 a.m., Bloomington Police responded to the 2100 block of Todd Drive, for a report of shots fired.


  • Death Investigation

    On Sunday, May 21, 2017, at approximately 12:26 p.m., Bloomington Police and Bloomington Fire Rescue responded to a motel room in the 400 block of Brock Drive for an unresponsive person.


  • BPD's Vice Unit Prostitution Arrests

    On Wednesday, May 17, 2017, at approximately 5:54 p.m., BPD’s Vice Unit conducted an online investigation into prostitution and took four (4) into custody near the 800 block of IAA Drive, Bloomington.


  • Arrest Made in Shooting

    Arrest made in the May 14th shooting in the 600 block of N. Main Street.


  • One Person Shot Over Weekend

    Bloomington Police Officers were on patrol in the 600 block of North Main Street, when they heard a loud pop. Officers looked across the street and observed a large group of people dispersing in different directions.


  • Local Scams

    Identifying Scams and Tips to Avoid Them

    04/28/2017 8:00 AM

  • Elias Mendiola Named BPD's New Public Information Officer

    Elias Mendiola, a 19-year veteran of the Bloomington Police Department, has been named BPD's new Public Information Officer.

    04/25/2017 10:08 AM

  • Burglar Shot by Homeowner

    On Friday, April 21, 2017, at 1:32 a.m., Bloomington Police responded to the 700 block of S. Clayton Street for a burglary in progress.

    04/21/2017 11:09 AM