Police Department

The New Athens Police Department is headed by Chief of Police, Chief Leo Simburger. The department has three full time officers, and  seven part-time officers.


There is an officer on active patrol 24-hours a day.  Each full-time officer has their own patrol car that they take home with them.  This allows for a speedier response time in case of an emergency.  The New Athens Police Department has a mutual aid agreement with neighboring communities, which allows for additional police resources.

Police Chief

Chief of Police:  lsimburger@newathenspd.org

Chief Leo Simburger

905 Spotsylvania St   



For information only, call 618-475-2133

For dispatch and for all Emergency calls should Dial 911

New Athens Police Department
905 Spotsylvania Street
New Athens, IL   62264