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The Village of Downs, Board Members, Mayor and Chief of Police are NIMS compliant!

What is NIMS?

National Incident Management System (NIMS)

The National Incident Management System (NIMS) provides a systematic, proactive approach to guide departments and agencies at all levels of government, nongovernmental organizations, and the private sector to work seamlessly to prevent, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate the effects of incidents, regardless of cause, size, location, or complexity, in order to reduce the loss of life and property and harm to the environment.

NIMS works hand in hand with the National Response Framework (NRF). NIMS provides the template for the management of incidents, while the NRF provides the structure and mechanisms for national-level policy for incident management.

**Citizens! The Village of Downs, the Downs Fire District, as well as many other agencies throughout Central Illinois are NIMS compliant. This will help us in the event of a catastrophic event such as a tornado both in emergency reaction to the event as well as emergency funding for clean up and rebuilding.Thanks to all who spent the time completing all of the required training.

 Village of Downs Police Department  
If you have an emergency, please call 911.

If you need police/sheriff assistance in a non-emergency call Metcom Dispatch at 888-5030.

McLean County Sheriff will respond.

Junk vehicles that the owner wants to get rid of may qualify for our free junk vehicle removal program.  If you sign the title over, your vehicle will be removed free of charge.  Contact the Village Hall for details.


If you plan to go on vacation and would like to let us know in order to watch your property please complete and submit the VACATION NOTIFICATION FORM found under the Documents Tab/Forms and Applications or use the online form.


Also note we continue to take Golf Cart Applications for new or renewal permits. This is also found under Documents/Forms & Apps.

Is your Family Prepared for an Emergency? provides information to people on how to prepare themselves, their families and their communities in the event of an emergency situation.