Emergency preparedness is an important component of a successful community. All too often, severe weather related tragedies are reported on the news and remind us of the importance of disaster preparedness. The West Chicago Police Department and the City of West Chicago would like residents to know that the West Chicago Citizen Corps is offering […]
Since the inception of police body-worn cameras, there have been numerous studies on their effectiveness. Information from these studies shows body-worn cameras decrease external and false complaints, police use of force, court overtime, and response to resistance. In March of 2018, a group of West Chicago Police Officers volunteered to wear and field-test body cameras while working on […]
The Police Department hosted Coffee with a Cop at Kindred Coffee, 148 West Washington Street, in the heart of downtown. The conversations were plenty and the coffee was delicious. Little curious ones interacted with West Chicago’s fine officers and others got to chance to learn about the many services provided, such as car seat checks […]
Officials with the U.S. National Weather Service (NWS) say this is not your typical winter storm. Record-breaking wind chills are forecasted for much of our state starting Tuesday night. The time to prepare is NOW. Winterize your home, bring pets indoors, create an emergency supply kit for your home and vehicle. Learn more at www.ready.illinois.gov […]
The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County reminds DuPage residents that coyote sightings may increase in winter as young leave their parents in search of mates and territories to call their own. People may also see more coyotes in winter because there’s less vegetation, which means fewer places to hide, and more snow, which makes […]
Snow is coming! Remember you cannot: park, or allow any vehicle to remain, on a public street on which there is an accumulation of two or more inches of snow OR deposit any snow into a city street, alley or public way. But most importantly, please remember to be safe! More snow-related information follows: The […]
As an official drop-off location for the annual Toys for Tots Campaign sponsored by the DuPage County U.S. Marines, the West Chicago Police Station, at 325 Spencer Street, received more toys this year than it has in many years. According to 24-year veteran West Chicago Police Officer Mike Zepeda, a Marine who served his country […]
News from a Community Partner: West Chicago Fire Protection District On Tuesday 1/15/19, at approximately 1330, The West Chicago Fire Protection District responded to a report of a house on fire in the 300 block of East Pomeroy Street. Firefighters arrived on scene within minutes of the initial alarm and found smoke coming from the […]
Did you know that your video surveillance system (including doorbell cameras) could potentially help solve a crime? The West Chicago Police Department’s Project REC gives residents and business owners throughout the City an opportunity to share useful video footage from their privately owned surveillance camera systems with police officers who are working to identify and […]
Please note changes to the Illinois Car Seat Law, effective January 1, 2019. The West Chicago Police Department employs several nationally certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians who can assist you with child safety seat installations and/or inspections of your child safety seat free of charge. Please call (630) 293-2222 if you need assistance.
Every December, the West Chicago Fire Protection District displays a wreath with red bulbs on each of our fire stations. These wreaths are part of our “Keep the Wreath Red” holiday fire safety program. Anytime there is a fire in West Chicago that can be attributed to holiday decorations, a red bulb on the wreath […]
West Chicago Police Chief Michael Upplegger credited the collaborative efforts of numerous agencies involved in a West Chicago murder investigation for the quick arrest of suspects. The official press release from the Office of the DuPage County State’s Attorney, may be found on the DuPage County website under State’s Attorney News.