Highland Police Department

On behalf of the members of the Highland Police Department, I welcome you to our portion of the City of Highland website. I want to take this opportunity to present some information about the Highland Police Department.

Being in public safety requires dedication, integrity, and pride in the community a public servant represents. Few individuals are willing and able to take on such a task.  Fortunately, for the citizens of Highland, you are represented by some of the finest men and women I have had the privilege of serving with. 

The Highland Police Department currently has twenty-two sworn officers and two civilian personnel.   The patrol division is made up of twelve patrol officers and four sergeants.  The patrol division has a proactive approach to crime prevention and community relations.  Our agency has two detectives who handle cases needing further investigation.  In addition, we have two School Resource Officers.  2024 will be the first year of adding a full-time SRO at the elementary and primary schools.  Finally, our agency has one Lieutenant and a Chief of Police.  The Highland Police Department serves our citizens, businesses, and the surrounding area. 

As the Chief of Police and Public Safety Director, I am blessed to serve the City of Highland, its citizens, and our many visitors.  The Police Department is committed to continuing a strong relationship with the community. We hope you feel confident in the services provided and encourage you to contact us if we can help you in any way. 



Chief Carole A. Widman


Contact Information
Carole A. Widman
Chief of Police

Phone: 618-654-2131
12990 Troxler Avenue
Highland, IL 62249-0218