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The West Chicago Police Department has established an Explorer Post to offer young men and women an insight into the field of law enforcement. Explorers will receive in depth, first hand experience in all things police related. Some possible training topics include: traffic stops, first aid, use of force, crime scene investigation, special operations. In order to be an Explorer, one must: be at least 14 (and completed 8th grade) or 15 years of age but not yet 21, live within the West Chicago School Districts 33 and 94 boundaries and have a genuine interest in law enforcement. Anyone interested can contact Community Relations Officer Robyn Nielsen at 630-293-2222 or RNielsen@westchicago.org
Citizens Police Academy
The West Chicago Police Department will be hosting a Citizens Police Academy this fall. It is a chance for West Chicago residents to get a behind the scenes look at what it takes to be a police officer. They will meet officers with different areas of expertise who will teach them about their specific duties in a classroom setting followed by hands on demonstrations. Some possible training topics include: patrol responsibilities, traffic unit duties, investigations, defensive tactics, building searches and more. For more information on this program, please contact Community Relations Officer Robyn Nielsen at 630-293-2222 or RNielsen@westchicago.org
Spray and Pay Reward Program
This anti-graffiti program is designed to arrest and punish the offenders while at the same time rewarding citizens, who help the police to combat it. The City's "Spray and Pay Reward Program" will give citizens up to $200 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of graffiti vandals. To be eligible for a reward through the program, simply call the tip hotline at (630) 231-1711 and follow the instructions. After submitting a claim form, notification of the status of the claim will be made. Claim forms are available at the West Chicago Police Department or by contacting the Graffiti Control Program hotline at (630) 231-1711. The Spray and Pay Claim Form is available here.
Disposal of Unused and Unwanted Pharmaceuticals
This is an emerging and complex environmental issue. The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency is working with various stakeholders to find convenient and environmentally responsible ways for residents to manage waste pharmaceuticals. The City has initiated a program for the collection of unused or unwanted medicines. This collection program is designed to give the public a safe and controlled process in which to properly dispose of these products. The designated turn-in site is the front lobby of the West Chicago Police Station through a self-contained, secure disposal unit. For further information, contact the West Chicago Police Department at (630) 293-2222.
This program enlists the active participation of residents in the community to work in cooperation with the West Chicago Police Department to reduce crime in their neighborhoods. Members of the Neighborhood Watch team attend meetings that are conducted by the Department to learn about the latest crime prevention techniques, tools, and trends in crime.
National Night Out Against Crime
This program, held once a year in conjunction with the National Night Out Against Crime program, promotes citizen involvement in the Department's community outreach programs through a community-wide crime prevention safety fair.
This free program offers residential security checks for vacationing or hospitalized residents of single-family homes or duplexes. Uniformed members of the West Chicago Police Department periodically check registered homes during the homeowner’s absence. During the security check of a residence, the members of the Department conduct a foot patrol on the property to insure the home is secured and that windows and doors are locked and undamaged. A careful log is kept of what activity is conducted on the property while the resident is away. If, by chance, a burglary occurs at the residence, the individual who the homeowner has specified as an emergency contact will be notified. The Vacation Watch Request Form is available here, or you may submit your request using the online system. Please note: The Police Department will make every effort to check your residence while you are away. We cannot guarantee this will be done on a daily basis so please take all necessary safety precautions to safeguard your home and enlist the assistance of friends and neighbors to also check on your home. Homes for sale are not eligible for this program. Thank You.
Freedom of Information Act Request (FOIA)
Under the Illinois Freedom of Information Act (5 ILCS 140), records in the possession of public agencies may be accessed by the public upon written request. The Freedom of Information Act Request Form is available here.
Operation of Oversize/Overweight Permits
The City of West Chicago requires a permit for operation of oversize/overweight vehicles on City maintained roadways. Permits can be obtained at www.oxcartpermits.com. Fees are governed by West Chicago City Ordinance Article X, also available online. Any questions should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Overnight Parking Request
Parking on city streets is prohibited between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 5:00 a.m. - violators will be ticketed. However, if a situation arises and you need to park your vehicle overnight you may submit your request using the online system. Please note:
- Requests must be received prior to 2:00 a.m. cutoff.
- Overnight parking is limited to three (3) requests within a thirty (30) day period.
- Overnight parking cannot be granted for residents of multi-family (apartment) buildings.
- Overnight parking will not be granted when there is two inches or more of snow fall.
However, if you wish to speak to someone about your request, contact the Police Department by phone at (630) 293-2222.
Request Accident Reports
As an involved party in an accident, ordering a copy of the report is easy with LexisNexis® eCrash. Eliminate the need to drive to the police department, find parking and stand in line to request a copy of your accident report. Save time and order from a secure website. You can quickly access and download a copy of the report without leaving your home or office.
Pay Parking Fines
Parking tickets may be paid through E-Pay, in person at City Hall, by mail or deposited in the overnight drop box in front of City Hall using the envelope provided with the ticket. In order to avoid penalties, please allow sufficient time for mailing payment. You may request a court hearing concerning the ticket. This request must be made at City Hall or by calling (630) 293-2200. Fines not paid by the due date are doubled.
If a bike is ever lost or stolen, the West Chicago Police Department will have all of the necessary information (make, model, colors, etc.) for the bike to easily be entered into the law enforcement database, eliminating the need to find paperwork, hunt down serial numbers, etc. If the bike is located, the owner can quickly be located from the registration sticker number, thus allowing for a speedy return of the bike. Registration forms are available here.