Police Department

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Dave Anderson
Chief of Police

P: 847.391.5400
1418 Miner Street
Des Plaines, IL  60016

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The Des Plaines Police Department is a full service law enforcement agency comprised of 97 full-time sworn police officers, 15 auxiliary police officers, and 18 civilian personnel, all committed to making Des Plaines a safe and inviting community.  The Department strives to maintain high ethical and professional standards of service delivery to our residents and visitors.

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 two divisions: the Administrative Division and the Operations Division.

Administrative Division

Investigations Section

The Investigations Section is divided into units: 

  • Criminal Investigations, responsible for investigating adult crimes
  • Juvenile Investigations

Support Services Section

The Support Services Section includes:

  • 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

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.