Thank you for your interest in the Elmwood Park Police Department. The Department is located in the Village’s Public Safety Building at 7420 W. Fullerton Avenue. The facility’s environment was designed to encourage citizen and police communication for the purpose of preventing crime in addition to the apprehension and processing of offenders.
Our community enjoys a low crime rate and an excellent quality of life. We attribute this, in part, to our comprehensive approach to delivering police services. We begin by regularly analyzing our current crime trends and patterns. Then, we adjust our deterrent and investigative techniques to prevent, to the best of our ability, future incidents. Our Community Oriented Policing Officer and School Resource Officer begin preventing tomorrow’s crimes and building partnerships with our available kindergarten through fourth grade programs, such as, Child Safety, Officer Friendly and Stranger Danger. In the fifth grade, we provide Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) training and in the sixth grade Gang Resistance Education and Training (GREAT). Then in the seventh grade, we go back into our schools at the junior high level and teach an enhanced/refresher DARE Program.
Other programs offered by our Community Oriented Policing Office include a railroad safety program designed for all ages, home and business security evaluations, community meetings and training seminars. To address immediate problems that you or other members of the community may experience, our Problem Oriented Policing (POP) Officer is there to quickly respond. This officer is not required to answer regular calls for service, thereby, allowing the officer the required time to continue focusing on your problem until it is resolved.
Of course, our aggressive Patrol Division combined with our Traffic Unit, to include our new and fully certified Motor Vehicle Accident Reconstruction Officer, Investigators, Juvenile, Records Personnel, Bicycle Patrol and Auxiliary Unit are all there ready to serve you. Thank you for allowing us the opportunity to protect this fine community and, if you should have any further questions, or if we may be of any other assistance, please feel free to contact us at 708-453-2137.
Red Light Cameras
The Village of Elmwood Park has one red light camera located at 76th Avenue and Grand Avenue. Please remember to make a complete stop before the white line and then proceed to turn right on a red light.