Grants

The Quincy Police Department applies for and sometimes receives funding in the form of grant awards from various Federal, State and Private Agencies. Some of these grant awards must be shared with the Adams County Sheriff's Department as part of the disparate requirement of the grant awarding authority. The department also seeks and sometimes acquires needed equipment from agencies that have such equipment but no longer have a need for it. All of the above activities are done in an effort to meet the needs of the department while reducing the cost impact of those needs on Quincy taxpayers.

The Quincy Police Department makes every effort to apply for and disburse grant awarded funds in a fair and equitable manner and without prejudice or discrimination towards those who would benefit from the department using awarded grant funds to further the department's ability to provide police services to the community.

Even though the department makes every effort to disburse grant awarded funds in a fair and equitable manner and without prejudice or discrimination, if you, as a grant award beneficiary, believe that you have been discriminated against, you have the right to file a Civil Rights Discrimination complaint. We support that right and provide the following information to you for filing such a complaint.

Procedures for Filing a Grant Beneficiary Civil Rights Discrimination Complaint

A complaint can be filed with our department, with the State of Illinois Authority or the Federal Office of Civil Rights. 

With the Quincy Police Department

You may file a complaint with our department by sending a letter to the Chief of Police of the Quincy Police Department.

The letter must contain the following:

  • The full name of the person alleging the discrimination,

  • That person's street address,

  • Their City, State and Zip Code, and

  • A detailed description of the alleged discrimination including the date of occurrence.

The complaint must be filed within 180 days of occurrence to be valid.

The complaint is to be mailed to:

Quincy Illinois Police Department
Chief of Police
110 South 8th Street
Quincy, Illinois 62301-4002

With the State of Illinois Authority

You may file a complaint by:

  • Calling the Civil Rights Bureau at (312) 814-3400, or

  • Filling out a complaint form located on the Illinois Attorney General's website at Illinois Attorney General and submitting the complaint to the

    OFFICE OF THE ILLINOIS ATTORNEY GENERAL
    Civil Rights Bureau
    100 W. Randolph Street
    Chicago, Illinois 60601
     

  • You may also file a complaint of discrimination with the:

    Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR)
    100 West Randolph Street, Suite 10-100
    Chicago, Illinois 60601
    or call (312) 814-6200

    You must file your IDHR complaint within 180 days of the date of discrimination.
     

  • In addition, if your complaint is against your employer, you may file a complaint of discrimination with the

    U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
    Chicago Regional Office
    500 West Madison Street, Suite 2800
    Chicago, Illinois 60601
    or call (312) 353-2713

    You must file your EEOC complaint within 300 days of the date of discrimination.

With the Federal Office of Civil Rights

To file a civil rights complaint, download and complete the Complaint Verification Form (CVF) and the Identity Release Statement (IRS) and return both forms to the Office of Civil Rights at the following address:

Office for Civil Rights
Office of Justice Programs
U.S. Department of Justice
810 7th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20531

If you believe that you have been the target of discrimination, you should file a complaint with the OCR as soon as possible. In most circumstances, you may have no longer than one year from the date of the discriminatory incident to file a complaint.