About the Des Plaines Police
The primary objective of the Des
Plaines Police Department is to provide twenty-four hour professional police service to the community, ensuring the protection
of life and prosperity. To accomplish this, the Department is divided into three
divisions: the Operations Division, Investigations, and the Support Services
The Operations Division includes
the Uniform Patrol Section which is responsible for patrolling in marked police vehicles; responding to all incidents requiring
police service; enforcing the law; initiating criminal investigations; preserving the peace; investigating traffic accidents;
enforcing traffic/truck laws and overseeing special events.
The Investigations Division is divided
into three units: Criminal Investigations, responsible for investigating adult
crimes; Juvenile Investigations; and the Tactical Unit, responsible for investigating drug and gang related activity.
The Support Services Division includes
the traffic/crime prevention section responsible for traffic enforcement, the special problems unit, and coordinating, planning
crime prevention, and administering the Drug Awareness & Resistance Education (DARE) Program The Records Section, responsible
for compiling all records, reports and statistics, and the Community Service Officer Section, responsible for responding to
service calls not requiring a police officer, are also included in the Support Services Division. The training section, Court Liaison Position, the Property/Evidence Room, and Vehicle Maintenance also
comprise the Support Services Division.
It is the objective of the Des Plaines
Police Department to work closely with the community to ensure a safe environment and enhance the quality of life for all