WEST CHICAGO POLICE DEPARTMENT
If you are experiencing an emergency situation, please call 9-1-1 immediately.
COMMON ONLINE SERVICES
The mission of the West Chicago Police Department is to protect life and liberty, provide quality police services, and forge community partnerships with integrity and professionalism.
Emergency Contact Information
If you are experiencing an emergency situation, please call 9-1-1 immediately
Non-emergency Contact Information
If you need to contact the West Chicago Police Department for a non-emergency issues, such as gathering information about an already reported incident, please call 9-1-1, or email email@example.com.
West Chicago Police Department
325 Spencer Street
West Chicago, IL 60185
The West Chicago Police Station is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
After Business Hours
After business hours if you dial (630)293-2222 please stay on the line and your call will be forwarded to the dispatch center.
West Chicago Police Department Records Station
The West Chicago Police Department Records Section is staffed from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. If you call the Police Department after 4:30 p.m., or on weekends and holidays, your call will automatically be transferred to our dispatch center.
During the transfer, the phone will ring two to three times; then it will sound like you were disconnected. Please do not hang up as it is starting the transfer. If you wait a few seconds, it will begin to ring again and dispatch will answer the phone.
Police Department Division Contacts
Office of the Chief of Police
Chief Colin Fleury
Chief of Police
Deputy Chief Anthony Cargola
Deputy Chief of Police
Support Services Division
Commander Eugene Samuel
Commander Adam Reavley
Police Department Division Details
Provided below are requests and services that can be completed online. If you are experiencing an emergency situation, please call 9-1-1 immediately. If this is a non-emergency situation that you need assistance with, please contact the West Chicago Police Department at (630) 293-2222, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
List of Available Online Services
- Submit Online Citizen Report
- Request Accident Reports
- Submit Overnight Parking Requests
- Pay Parking Fines
- Freedom of Information Act Request (FOIA)
- Request Your Home be Watched During Vacation
- Obtain Operation of Oversize/Overweight Permits
- Bicycle Registration
Submit Online Citizen Report
Citizens can provide details of incidents that do not require immediate police response. Details will be reviewed by the West Chicago Police Department and responded to accordingly.
The following crimes or reports may be submitted through the Online Reporting System:
- Accidental Damage to Vehicle
- Burglary from Motor Vehicle
- Criminal Damage to Property/Vehicle under $300
- Harassment by Electronic Communications
- Identity Theft
- Lost Property
- Telephone Harassment
- Theft Under $500 - No Suspect Information
- Trespass to Vehicle - No Suspect Information
Please confirm the following to find out if online citizen police report filing is right for you:
- This is not an Emergency
- There are no injuries
- There are no known suspects
- This incident occurred within the West Chicago city limits
- There is no evidence to collect at the incident location
- There are no witnesses to the incident
- All cases filed using the Online Reporting System will be reviewed
- Please allow 5 business days for your report to be processed through our records management system
- Upon review, if further investigation or additional information is needed, an officer will contact you
If you should have any questions about your report, please contact the West Chicago Police Department at 630-293-2222, Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Click the button below to submit details of incidents that do not require immediate police response. Details will be reviewed by the West Chicago Police Department and responded to accordingly.
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.
Submit Overnight Parking Requests
Parking on city streets is prohibited between the hours of 2 a.m. and 5 a.m. Violators will be ticketed. If you need to park your vehicle over night you must contact the West Chicago Police Department by phone at (630) 293-2222 or submit your request using the online form.
- Requests must be received prior to 2 a.m.; any request made after 2 a.m. may be subject to a parking citation.
- Overnight parking is limited to three (3) requests within a thirty (30) day period.
- Vehicles must be legally parked - Must adhere to all posted signage.
- Parking citation may be issued if information is found to be falsified or incorrect.
- Manipulating the system in order to gain parking permission is prohibited and a parking citation may be issued.
- Overnight parking cannot be granted for residents of multi-family (apartment) buildings.
- Overnight parking will not be granted when there is 2 or more inches of snowfall.
Click the button below to provide details of your vehicle, and the location it will be parked overnight. Requests will be added to the West Chicago Police Department’s database to ensure a ticket is not given.
Apply for On-Street Parking Permit
Parking on certain streets surrounding the West Chicago Community High School is restricted from 7:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on school days, except for holders of permits for residential parking. Residential parking permits are duly issued by the City of West Chicago's Police Department to residents for the affected streets (Article XVII, Division 7, Sec. 17-196 (k)).
Click the button to learn more about on-street parking permits around the West Chicago Community High School and to apply for your permit online. If you need assistance, please contact the West Chicago Police Department staff at email@example.com.
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.
Request Your Home be Watched During Vacation
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.
Obtain 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.
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.
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.
Unused/Unwanted Pharmaceuticals Disposal Program
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.
Please note: This program is currently unavailable.
Spray & 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 also available online.
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 Arms at 630-293-2222 or RArms@westchicago.org
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.
Anyone interested in starting a watch in their area or wishing to join an established watch area, please contact Community Relations Officer Robyn Arms at 630-293-2222 or RArms@westchicago.org
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: have completed 8th grade, be under the age of 21, live in West Chicago or a neighboring community and have a genuine interest in law enforcement. Anyone interested can contact Community Relations Officer Robyn Arms at 630-293-2222 or RArms@westchicago.org
Community Emergency Response Training (CERT) Course
The City of West Chicago Police Department is offering a Community Emergency Response Training (CERT) Course to educate the public on important actions to take in the event of a natural or man-made disaster through an eight-week training course. The free CERT course will meet once a week for 7 weeks. Participants must be at least 18 and live or work in West Chicago or the West Chicago Fire Protection District.
CERT training is designed to provide basic training in disaster preparedness, which increases the ability of citizens to survive until responders or other assistance arrives. The course will include instruction on weather safety, fire and life safety, medical, light search and rescue, CERT organization, psychology and terrorism. Participants also will be trained in CPR and AED use. Those who attend the course learn valuable lessons that may save the life of a family member, neighbor or their own. Learned skills will include the proper way to bandage an injury, use of a fire extinguisher, how to lift a heavy object that has someone trapped and more.
This course will be conducted at the West Chicago Fire Protection District Training Center, 320 Kress Road. To enroll, residents can email Detective Sgt. Robbi Peterson at email@example.com with their name, address and contact number.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
- West Chicago Police Department Annual Reports
- Social Services Resource Guide
- Illinois Law Enforcement Accreditation Program (ILEAP)
- Police Tips & Resources
- Emergency Services Disaster Agency (ESDA) Details
- Red Light Photo Enforcement
WEST CHICAGO POLICE MEMORIAL
West Chicago Police Memorial
The City remembers sacrifices of it's Officers who have fallen in the line of duty through a decorative memorial installed in their honor. The memorial is on public display within the West Chicago Police Department’s lobby, where it is viewed daily by fellow Officers and the public, and serves as a meaningful reminder of the sacrifices that are made by Police Officers to keep our communities safe.
Officers Killed in the Line of Duty
Michael J. Browning (1968-1992)
On Monday, April 20, 1992, Patrolman Browning was killed after responding to a burglary at an automobile dealership. After exiting his patrol car and drawing his weapon, the suspect drove through the dealership’s showroom in a stolen vehicle and struck Browning.
Browning had served as an officer with the West Chicago Police Department for only five months. Prior to being sworn in as an officer he had served as a cadet for two years.
Raymond G. Wilson (1922-1965)
Wilson was serving as a special policeman on July 25, 1965, at a fire department carnival at Reed-Keppler Park. Guadalupe Ruel shot Wilson with his own revolver.
George Riehm (1864-1921)
Goerge Riehm was the first West Chicago Police officer killed in the line of duty. On April 29, 1921 he was shot while investigating a burglary at a local lumberyard. The alleged murderer, James Witt, was apprehended, but committed suicide before charges were brought against him.