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William Kushner
Chief of Police
1418 Miner Street
Des Plaines, IL  60016

Ph: 847-391-5400
Fx: 847-391-5463

The primary objective of the Des Plaines Police Department is to provide 24-hour professional police service to the community, ensuring the protection of life and prosperity. To accomplish this, the department is divided into three divisions: the Operations Division, the Investigations Division, and the Support Services Division.

Operations Division
The Operations Division includes the Uniform Patrol Section, which is responsible for patrolling in marked police vehicles, responding to all incidents requiring police service, enforcing the law, initiating criminal investigations, preserving the peace, and investigating traffic accidents.

Investigations Division
The Investigations Division is divided into three units: 
  • Criminal Investigations, responsible for investigating adult crimes
  • Juvenile Investigations
  • Tactical Unit, responsible for investigating drug and gang related activity

Support Services Division
The Support Services Division includes:
  • Traffic Unit, responsible for traffic enforcement
  • Community Action Team / Crime Prevention Unit
  • Training Unit
  • Records Section, responsible for compiling all records, reports, and statistics
  • Community Service Officer Section, responsible for responding to service calls not requiring a police officer

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