Welcome to the Palos Park Police Department’s section of the Village of Palos Park.
The Palos Park Police Department is comprised of highly competent individuals, dedicated and committed to our community. We continuously strive to maintain an environment that promotes the safety, wellbeing and a high quality of life of those who live within, work and visit our Village.
Each member of our organization takes pride in providing extremely high levels of community service while reducing the opportunities for criminal activity. This is accomplished through crime reduction strategies, diligent patrol and by maintaining police-community partnerships.
Palos Park prides itself on its quality of life, sense of volunteerism and a nationally renowned primary and secondary education system.
Please explore and enjoy the different areas within the site. As you move through our website, know that the Palos Park Police Department encourages citizen input and welcomes any opportunity to improve our service to the community.
I am extremely proud to serve as Chief of Police for this exceptional department. We are committed to serving our community. If you would like to learn more, please drop by and visit us, or simply take a moment to say hello to the women and men of our department when we are out and about.
The Palos Park Police Department is dedicated to providing outstanding law enforcement services to the community. The department employs 25 sworn officers, utilizes many civilian volunteers, and maintains a Cadet Program. We are a service-oriented agency that prides itself on integrity, professionalism, and concern for the quality of life in our community.
We show respect for ourselves, our organization, and our community by always acting in a manner above reproach both in public and with each other. Our actions match our words and we hold each other and ourselves accountable to our core values.
We understand the support we receive from the community is not to be taken for granted and is earned through professionalism and honesty in the safety and service we provide. We take ownership of problems brought to our attention and strive to solve them with all available resources.
Public trust is earned through strict adherence to the Law Enforcement Code of Ethics.
We make decisions consistent with our values and in the best interest of our organization and the community.
As members of the Palos Park Police Department, we treat each other and everyone we contact with decency and respect. While maintaining personal safety, we remember that we often meet individuals on their worst days and strive to preserve their dignity.
Mission Motto "Expect Excellence"
It is our mission to create a path for all in our department, starting with the first step, Expect Excellence, the Palos Park Police Departments culture and identity should strengthen the very purpose of our organization. Men & Women serving with professionalism, honor and dignity.
To Expect Excellence and be a model agency in modern day law enforcement, the expectation of excellence, commitment & innovation to our community should be exhibited by a devotion to providing unparalleled service.
To Expect Excellence, we all must create an atmosphere of partnership with the community toward the common goal of protecting life and property and enhancing the overall quality of life.
Each shift, each day, Expecting Excellence, means striving to accomplish with every interaction, mutual trust and respect, and the fair and equitable enforcement of law, while carefully safeguarding the dignity of all who we serve.