Crime Prevention

Crime Prevention Unit

Proactive crime prevention programs are a key focus of the Western Springs Police Department, WSPD offers numerous programs and services to benefit the citizens and businesses of Western Springs. 

Educational Talks

The Department will meet with senior groups, community organizations, clubs, and neighborhood groups to discuss fraud and confidence crimes, elder abuse, identity theft, home and street safety, and other related topics.

Residential & Commercial Security Surveys

A Crime Prevention Officer will visit your home or business and evaluate your need for additional security.

Neighborhood Watch

Neighborhood Watch is a program that enlists the active participation of residents in cooperation with law enforcement to reduce crime, solve problems, and improve the quality of resident life. 

Home Security Door Hangers Program

Patrol officers conduct a security check of random residences. If you receive a form on your door, it does not mean there is any problem in your area. Officers are asked to leave door hangers in their patrol areas as a courtesy service.  

Stop Car Burglaries

Vehicle owners are informed of the vulnerability of losing personal property that is in sight in their vehicle and to offer remedies to help safeguard them from becoming crime victims.

Vacation Check Request

Residents may notify the Department that they will be out of town and provide the department with contact information should officers observe a problem at the residence. Please fill out the request form online or at the Police Department.

Station Tours

Station tours are available to interested groups, and can be adapted to the age and interests of each group.