Bethalto Police Dept.

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We have been receiving an influx of telephone scam reports. The scammers are claiming to be from the Internal Revenue Service (I.R.S.) and are wanting the victims to pay back taxes. The scammers also claim to have consequences if the back taxes are not paid. Some of the consequences reported have been jail time and civil suits.

The I.R.S. will never contact you by telephone if you owe back taxes. You should also refuse to give out personal information through the telephone.


We are all touched by the recent violence and tragedies.   The Bethalto Police Department wishes to express our gratitude to all of the citizens that have made known their support of us. Your kind words, gestures, and generosity have been much appreciated.  We are proud to serve this community and promise to give you our best efforts. Thank you.