Edmund Burke


"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing."                                                                                                                                                 

  Morris Police Department

Morris, Illinois 

     On behalf of the Morris Police family, I would like to welcome you to our website.  I am honored to have the privilege to serve this beautiful and unique riverfront community as Chief of Police.  The hardworking men and women of this department are driven by their service to the community, their pride in their work and their ability to honor the integrity of the police profession.

The Mission of the Morris Police Department is to provide a safe, discrimination-free environment for all the people of our community.

The Morris Police Department is committed to:

Developing and maintaining partnerships with the community.

Providing responsive and personalized police services.

Detecting and apprehending criminal offenders.

Maintaining the highest degree of integrity and professionalism by our actions.

Employing proactive policing strategies.

As you tour our website, I hope you will find information that is interesting, useful, and valuable. 

I want to thank you for visiting. I welcome your comments and suggestions; your input is important to us!


John Severson
Chief of Police