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Police Department

(Dial 911 in an emergency)

Michael Ruth, Chief of Police
125 East First Street
630-530-3050 • fax - 630-530-3351

Elmhurst residents enjoy their community thanks to its low crime rate. Efforts of 70 full-time and 12 part-time sworn officers, K-9 “Ice,” 12 community service officers and civilian support staff are focused on problem solving with strong input from residents. Officers patrol around the clock in marked and unmarked cars, and on foot.

A special C.O.P.P. unit focuses on special crime problem programs such as fifth-grade D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education), sixth-grade V.E.G.A. (Violence Education and Gang Awareness) and high school liaisons foster dialogue within the schools, and senior citizens voice their needs through S.A.L.T. (Seniors and Lawmen Together).

Crime prevention programs include Stranger-Danger, bicycle safety, Operation Lifesaver (railroad crossing safety), robbery and shoplifting prevention, resident and commercial security surveys, and fraudulent scams.

Parents are reminded that alcohol and curfew ordinances are strictly enforced. Curfew applies to those under 18 from Sunday through Thursday at 11 p.m. and Friday and Saturday at 12 midnight.