Patrol is the most visible and recognizable section of the police department, operating 24 hours a day, every day of the year. Patrol Officers are responsible for the preliminary investigation of calls for service and crime, and they are generally the first contact citizens have with the department. The Patrol Division also includes officers who have been specially trained and hold additional assignments such as Crisis Intervention Team (CIT), Juvenile Officers, Evidence Technicians, and Field Training Officers. Patrol Officers have the opportunity to connect with the community at all levels, and the Glen Ellyn Police Department strongly values its partnerships with the citizens, schools, and businesses.

Community Service Officer

The department employs both full and part time Community Service Officers (CSOs).  The CSO’s main responsibilities include parking enforcement, animal complaints, and ordinance violations.  The CSO also provides a variety of services to the community such as assisting on lock outs, performing child safety seat inspections, and participating in special events.  

School Resource Officer

The Glen Ellyn Police Department has a School Resource Officer (SRO) assigned full time to Glenbard West High School.  The SRO works to maintain a safe environment by providing students and staff with direct police services.  The SRO also attends extra-curricular school functions before and after regular school hours.  

Community Education Officer

The Glen Ellyn Police Department strives to be involved in all aspects of the community. Educating the students of Glen Ellyn about being safe and responsible is important in assisting them to be successful in life. By partnering with the school districts in Glen Ellyn, officers can be in the classroom teaching the programs “DARE” and “Too Good for Drugs”.

Both programs allow for an officer to visit students on a weekly basis and educate them about being safe and responsible. These programs allow students to meet and trust the officers in their community and learn about alcohol abuse, smoking/vaping, peer pressure, bullying, and more. 

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