About Your Police Department
Police Department resources are split between three divisions: Administration, Operations, and Support.
- Department administration maintains the ultimate responsibility for the efficient and effective operation of police services in the city.
- Community Service Officers: Primarily responsible for responding to animal calls, enforcing parking restrictions, assisting with traffic control, and investigating ordinance violations
- Crossing Guards: Responsible for helping school children cross the street at designated crossings during the school year.
- Patrol: Primarily responsible for responding to 911 calls for service, order maintenance, enforcing laws and ordinances, crime suppression, community contacts.
- Traffic Unit: Primarily responsible for enforcement of speeding and traffic laws.
- Training Office: Responsible for providing internal training, securing external training, and maintaining accurate training records.
- Investigative Unit: Primarily responsible for the follow-up investigation of criminal complaints, handling of juvenile arrest dispositions, computer-related crime investigation, and multi-jurisdictional investigations.
- Narcotics Unit: Primarily responsible for investigating the sale and/or use of illegal drugs in the city of Wheaton.
- Police Services Unit: Primarily responsible for maintaining police records, data entry, interacting with station visitors, answering non-emergency inquiries, dissemination of internal information.
- Property and Evidence Control: Inventorying, cataloging, and maintaining criminal evidence, chain of custody, and recovered property.
- School Liaison Officers: Assigned to both public high schools, provide police services to the school, staff, and students, cultivate relationships with community youths, provide personal safety and crime prevention strategies.
The Wheaton Police Department is comprised of 92 full and part-time employees providing police services to the community. The sworn officers and civilian personnel strive to ensure the safety of life and property while adhering to the highest principles and values of our profession.
Our motto remains “to protect and to serve.”
Read about the Wheaton Police Department through its 2020 Annual Report (PDF).
When you call 9-1-1 in Wheaton, you will reach DU-COMM (DuPage Public Safety Communications), the emergency communications center that dispatches the appropriate public safety personnel. DU-COMM is an intergovernmental agency that serves many DuPage County communities.
Please note that due to Covid-19, the Wheaton Police Department is currently not offering opportunities for ride-alongs with the Police Department. Please check back once state restrictions have changed for more information.
Freedom of Information Act
To submit a request for police records under the Freedom of Information Act, submit an online FOIA request or complete the Police Records FOIA form and return it to the Wheaton Police Department, 900 West Liberty Drive.
To learn more about the VOICES Act or to submit a request for the Wheaton Police Department to complete a law enforcement certification form under the VOICES Act, see the VOICES FAQs.
Illinois Juvenile Court Act Information
For information on juvenile law enforcement records eligible for automatic expungement, please read this Public Notice.