Marvin Dobkins will transition from a part-time officer for the City of Hoopeston to a full-time position. Officer Dobkins is a life long native of the city and has been on the Hoopeston Aux.

Police for 33 years. He worked for the IDOC from 1985 to 2016 and retired as a Major in 2016.

He was employed as a part-time officer in 2004 and received his full-time certification in 2007. Officer Dobkins has been employed as a part-time officer with the city since May 4,2018. His full-time effective date will be 9/28/2018.


Joshua Douglas a native of Watseka Illinois will be the newest City of Hoopeston Police Officer. He currently resides in the Watseka area. He as well has some experience in law enforcement, he served as a Watseka Aux. Police Officer prior to taking a position with Hoopeston Police

Dept. He as well grew up in the field as his father currently serves as the Chief of Police for the City of Watseka. Officer Douglas will begin his tour of duty on 9/30/2018 when he reports to training at the Macon County Law Enforcement Training Center.

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