Village of New Baden • 1 E Hanover St • New Baden, IL 62265 • (618) 588-3813
 Village Hall:  618-588-3813

Village of New Baden
1 E Hanover St
New Baden, IL 62265
(618) 588-3813

PATRICK J. BANN - Circa 1913

Patrick J. Bann is the Village Marshall, and has been on duty in New Baden ever since 1902.  He has been a resident of the city for the past 12 years.  He is probably the only Marshall in the State outside of the large cities that wears a full policeman’s uniform.  As one steps from the train at New Baden one of the first things to meet his gaze, is the tall and stately figure of Mr. Bann.  He believes in being an officer right or not at all.  He was born in Du Quoin, Ill., in 1865.  He lived there and attended public  and Catholic schools of that city during his early life.  From Du Quoin he went to East St. Louis, and worked in the railroad business for several years, having been with the Terminal and M. & O. railroads there.  He was married in Du Quoin in 1889 to Miss Minnie Boettcher.  Nine children graced this union and of that number eight are living.  He has two daughters married and is proud of the fact, that although a young man, he is the grandfather of three grandchildren.  Five of the boys and one girl remain at home.  One of the boys is operator for the Southern at New Baden and has been connected with that road for several years.  The other six children go to school, their ages range from 23 down to six years.  The family resides in one of the finest little cottages in the city.  Mr. Bann is also jailer, he has charge of the feeding of the few prisoners the jail sometimes hold, and has no assistant.  From the present outlook Marshall Patrick J. Bann will be Marshall of New Baden for many years to come, and he deserves to be for he is well fitted for the position and a more capable man could not easily be found.

Excerpt from "Commercial History of Clinton County and Its Thriving Cities," issued by the East St. Louis Gazette, East St. Louis, Illinois, July, 1913.

New Baden Police Department



100 East Hanover St
New Baden IL 62265
(618) 588-7741
Emergency Dial 9-1-1

Annual Hunter Safety Course (2 days)

September of each year. 

Sponsored by Clinton County Sheriff's Dept. and New Baden Chamber of Commerce.  594-4555 for more info.

Chief Scott Meinhardt

Scott Meinhardt is a life-long resident of New Baden, where he now lives with his wife and family. Sgt. Meinhardt graduated from Wesclin High School in 1986. He then graduated from Belleville Area College with an Associate of Arts Degree and an Associate of Applied Science Degree in 1989. Scott's law enforcement career started when he joined the Clinton County Sheriff's Department in 1988 as a part-time deputy. Scott was later appointed to the New Baden Police Department in 1989 as a part-time patrolman. In 1990, he was appointed to a full-time position with the Department. In 1997 he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant.  On July 1, 2015, Scott became Chief of Police. His interests are motorcycle riding and motor sport racing.

Officer Jeff Mavrogeorge

Jeff Mavrogeorge has been with the New Baden Police Department since 2004. He graduated from Wesclin High School in 1993, then enlisted in the United States Marine Corps where he served 4 years. He enjoys spending time with his family on his days off. He is also involved with the Law Enforcement Torch Run and Polar Plunge to benefit Special Olympics. One of his hobbies is collecting other Police Department patches.

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Officer Angela Wagner

Angela Wagner started her career in law enforcement in 1990 as a dispatcher for the Fairview Heights Police Department. She graduated from Southwestern Illinois College in 1992 with an Associates Degree in Administration of Justice. Angela successfully completed session #53 of the Southwestern Police Academy. In 1993 she was hired by the Cahokia Police Department where she became the departments first female police officer. Officer Wagner was hired by the New Baden Police Department in 2004. She is also a volunteer firefighter with the New Baden Fire Department. She enjoys scuba diving, motorcycle riding, and horseback riding.


Officer Bruce Rapien

Officer Bruce Rapien began his law enforcement career in 2006 with the New Baden Police Department. He worked for 14 years for the Ford Motor Company prior to joining the department. The closing of the Hazelwood Ford Plant has given him the opportunity to pursue a life-long interest in a career in law enforcement. Officer Rapien attended session #99 of the Police Academy at Southwestern Illinois College. He is also a volunteer firefighter with the New Baden Fire Department. Bruce resides in New Baden with his wife and two children. One of his favorite pastimes is bow hunting.


Officer Joe Berry

Officer Joe Berry graduated from Davidson County High School (North Carolina) in 1986. He then graduated from Davidson County Community College in 1988 and Randolph Community College in 1993 with a certificate in North Carolina Basic Law Enforcement Training. His law enforcement career started in 1993 when he joined the Rowan County Sheriff's Office as a part-time deputy sheriff. He and his family moved back to Illinois in 2001 where he began his Illinois law enforcement career in 2004. He was appointed to the New Baden Police Department in 2009 as a part-time officer.  While he spent most of his career working in the loss prevention field full-time, he also worked as an part-time officer  for several area police departments. In January 2014, he became a full-time deputy sheriff in Washington County. On June 1, 2015, Officer Berry was appointed to a full-time position with the New Baden Police Department and continues to serve New Baden in that capacity. Officer Berry plans on obtaining a Bachelor of Science Degree in criminal justice. His interests are spending time with family, motorcycle riding, deer hunting and fishing.





On December 8, 2014, K-9 Kimbo joined the New Baden Police Department.  His handler is Officer Bruce Rapien.



On May 20, 2013 K-9 Fedor officially became a member of New Baden's Police Department. His handler is Officer Bruce Rapien.  Fedor retired from service on November 11, 2015.

On Saturday March 12, 2016 Retired K9 Officer Fedor passed away. Fedor had spent the last 5 months living the retired life at home with his handler Officer Rapien. Fedor came to the New Baden Police Department some 3 years ago after a long stint at another department in the metro east. The special set of circumstances that brought Fedor to us could best be described as fate. Fedor and Officer Rapien re-established a K9 program at New Baden PD. Fedor’s demeanor as calm and cool was just what was needed in our community and he quickly became one of the team. Over his working career with our department Fedor was deployed 88 times. His abilities proved themselves time and time again throughout New Baden and when assisting other local departments.
All had certainly hoped after serving the department and the community that Fedor would get to enjoy a long retirement, reminiscing on all those adventures he had been a part of over his long career. However that was not to be the case. The bond between Officer and K9 runs deep and his loss is felt by all the members of our department. Our thoughts and prayers go out especially to Officer Rapien and his family who lived, cared for and loved Fedor the entire time he was with us. Our hearts are sad, but our memories are strong.



Qualified Non-highway Vehicles


Annual Hunter Safety Course (2-day course)

Held in September of each year.  Check back for more info.

Sponsored by Clinton County Sheriff's Dept. and the New Baden Chamber of Commerce

Contact Clinton County Sheriff's Dept. for more info and to register, 618-594-4555