Message From The Chief

Western Springs Police Department 

From the desk of Chief Gilhooley

I am honored to be the newly appointed Director of Law Enforcement Services for the Village of Western Springs. I loyally served the Village of Addison for nearly 27 years, retiring as Deputy Chief of Police prior to accepting the position to lead the Village of Western Springs Police Department. I believe my leadership abilities, experience, education, and training will make this transition a success.

I was hired in 1996 as a police officer for the Addison Police Department and then served and supervised in many different divisions within the department. I have an undergraduate degree in Criminal Justice and a Master’s degree in Public Safety Administration from Lewis University. I also attended Northwestern Police Staff and Command.

The members of the Western Springs Police Department are dedicated professionals who provide exceptional service to the citizens of Western Springs. We are committed to providing professional police service and maintaining the safest environment for those who reside in and visit our community.

Thank you for taking an interest in our Department and community. If I can be of service to you, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Sean Gilhooley

Director of Law Enforcement Services