Welcome to the Highland, IL. Police Department web site!
We are excited to provide this information and hope to continually improve the content. We have twenty-nine total officers and staff serving a population of approximately 10,000 residents. The city is proud to be a progressive community that maintains a small town feel. The Highland community has a strong heritage that provides a friendly, welcoming atmosphere.
The police department is committed to serving the citizens with a community policing concept while maintaining the latest law enforcement strategies and innovations to deter crime. “Community Commitment” is our motto and the basis for our vision.
I joined the Highland as police chief in early 2009 after retiring from the Collinsville, IL. Police Department. I have served as a patrolman, auto theft investigator, use of force instructor, sergeant, and assistant chief. I have been married since 1992 and have two children. Our family is excited to be in Highland and enjoy all it has to offer.
If you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions, please contact me.
Chief Terry M. Bell