The Palos Park Police agency is a full service law enforcement agency with 29 sworn officers who patrol the village 24 hours a day. We staff our field officers predicated on peak days and times when we need the most staff available. We utilize Southwest Central Dispatch, which has an Enhanced 911 system, which also serves the Palos Fire Protection District.
Police Car


Some of the programs we offer include, Child Safety Fingerprinting, a Police Cadet program for teens, and an Emergency Service and Disaster Agency (E.S.D.A.) plan. A Vacation Watch program, Home Safety checks. The “You are Not Alone” program which provides for senior well-being checks and the File for Life program. Additionally we offer a Senior Safety I.D. Bracelet program and a volunteer Citizen on Patrol Service (COPS).


We work very closely with the Orland Park and Palos Heights Police Department’s; we also train jointly with their officers. We are part of the Southwest Suburban Major Case Unit and the South Suburban Major Crimes Task Force.

Service Oriented

The Palos Park Police Department is a very service oriented organization and we place quality service first and foremost.


Our mission is to provide our citizens, employees, visitors and business community quality public services through innovative public/private/intergovernmental partnerships and programs thereby offering expanded economic opportunities and safe family neighborhoods.