Patrol Division Responsibilities

The Patrol Division is composed of three sergeants and eleven police officers. Patrol is dedicated solely to the safety and preservation of the village's safety by patrolling the streets of Western Springs.

These officers respond to approximately 11,000 calls per year from citizens and are the first police to respond to all incidents within the village limits. In addition to answering calls for service, these officers patrol neighborhoods on a regular basis and check businesses both during operational hours and after hours.

Frequently, officers take the time to make sure closed businesses are locked and secured in an effort to aid merchants in preventing burglary. Traffic safety is a major priority for patrol officers. They investigate an average of 300 traffic crashes each year and spend significant patrol time on traffic enforcement. They are also responsible for handling funeral escorts and other miscellaneous requests. The uniformed officers currently work 8 hour, fixed shifts.

The Patrol Division is the primary component of any police department and the most visible. The Village of Western Springs prides itself on the professionalism and dedication of its uniform patrol division.