Who We Are
The Glen Ellyn Police Department’s mission is to provide impartial and unbiased policing to the community. A work environment is maintained that is free from discrimination, where all employees are treated with dignity and respect. Dedicated and hardworking people of all backgrounds are encouraged to join our team and broaden the diversity and culture of our department. This approach furthers our mission to serve the Glen Ellyn community in an inclusive and equitable manner. Our goal is to hire the best people and equip them with the training and tools to safeguard lives and property.
Statement of Purpose
The purpose of the Glen Ellyn Police Department is to keep the peace and maintain order in Glen Ellyn; to safeguard the community and prevent crime; to uphold the law and bring to justice those who break the law; to help the public, educate the community and encourage compliance with the law; and in fulfilling this purpose to exercise appropriate discretion and sound judgment based on the best interests of the community.
Statement of values
The Glen Ellyn Police Department and its members honor these values:
In all that we do, we must be honest and ethical; be reliable and trustworthy; be committed to excellence; and seek to be more effective through continued growth and learning.
In serving the community, we must treat all people fairly, with respect and without prejudice; be prepared and vigilant; respond immediately when we are needed; be approachable and open but respect confidentiality; work with the community to maintain community values; strive to keep problems from arising and resolve situation without worsening them; and observe high standards of behavior.
As members of the department, we value one another’s contributions and need to work together.
Law Enforcement Code of Ethics
As a law enforcement officer, my fundamental duty is to serve the community; to safeguard lives and property; to protect the innocent against deception, the weak against oppression or intimidation and the peaceful against violence or disorder; and to respect the constitutional rights of all to liberty, equality, and justice.
I will keep my private life unsullied as an example to all and will behave in a manner that does not bring discredit to me or to my agency. I will maintain courageous calm in the face of danger, scorn or ridicule; develop self-restraint; and be constantly mindful of the welfare of others. Honest in thought and deed both in my personal and official life, I will be exemplary in obeying the law and the regulations of my department. Whatever I see or hear of a confidential nature or that is confided to me in my official capacity will be kept ever secret unless revelation is necessary in the performance of my duty.
I will never act officiously or permit personal feelings, prejudices, political beliefs, aspirations, animosities or friendships to influence my decisions. With no compromise for crime and with relentless prosecution of criminals, I will enforce the law courteously and appropriately without fear or favor, malice or ill will, never employing unnecessary force or violence and never accepting gratuities.
I recognize the badge of my office as a symbol of public faith, and I accept it as a public trust to be held so long as I am true to the ethics of police service. I will never engage in acts of corruption or bribery, nor will I condone such acts by other police officers. I will cooperate with all legally authorized agencies and their representatives in the pursuit of justice.
I know that I alone am responsible for my own standard of professional performance and will take every reasonable opportunity to enhance and improve my level of knowledge and competence.
I will constantly strive to achieve these objectives and ideals, dedicating myself before God to my chosen profession… law enforcement.