The Western Springs Police Department has one full-time, sworn Police Officer assigned to Lyons Township High School South Campus. This program is a cooperative effort with the School District. The Officer builds unique relationships with the students which has a positive impact on students and their families.
The Western Springs Youth Peer Jury has helped guide area adolescents since 1997 by providing non-violent, first time juvenile offenders with a second chance. The Police Department's State-certified officers and adult volunteer coordinators run the program, and teens serve as peer jurors, hearing cases referred by the Police Department.
Explorer Post 740
The Explorer Post was created with the intent to give youth, with an interest in law enforcement, an opportunity to learn about the law enforcement profession and develop positive relationships with officers. The explorers receive instruction from experienced police officers called advisors. Explorers may participate in police ride-a-longs, radio training, state and national competitions with other explorer posts and also assist patrol officers with special events.