Divisions Our specialized law enforcement professionals are dedicated to making our community a better place to live and work and are comprised of:
School Resource Officers
Community Service Officers
Crime Prevention Officers
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Overview The Buffalo Grove Police Department is committed to providing continuous, community policing, and enforcement 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
As an accredited and innovative leader in law enforcement, it is the mission of the Buffalo Grove Police Department to provide the highest quality police services by working with our community and sharing our mutual responsibilities for safety, service, and problem resolution. Our goals and objectives are achieved through a continuous program of employee development and by maintaining a high standard of commitment, integrity, and dedication to our profession, colleagues, and all those we serve.
Did you know that theft – usually from an unlocked car – is the most common crime in Buffalo Grove? In a quiet community generally immune from other crimes, we often leave our phones, backpacks, iPods, or notebook computers where someone walking past can easily snatch it and get away quickly. These thefts not only cost us money, they also steal time and resources that our police could use in much better ways. The good news is that these crimes can be easily prevented. For full document click here.
Residential Burglary Awareness
The Buffalo Grove Police Department is urging residents to be aware of any suspicious people or vehicles in and around their neighborhoods. There has been an increase in residential burglaries throughout the northwestern suburbs, including Buffalo Grove. Click here for more information!
The IRS is warning of a new scam aimed at students going back to school, specifically colleges or universities. Read more here.
Click here to read information pertaining to "spoofed calls" and what you can do to help combat potential fraud!
BGPD Seeking Part-Time Desk Officer
The Buffalo Grove Police Department is looking to hire a Part-Time Desk Officer for Friday and Saturday evenings, between the hours of 3:00 pm and 11:00 pm.
The job requires a variety of clerical duties, excellent communication skills via telephone, radio and computer terminals, as well as being the first point of public contact when a citizen enters the police station. Details/Application
Traffic Matters Newsletter
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Protect your Shipped Packages With These Tips!
Read here for some security tips about keeping your delivered packages...yours.
Police Department offers a Safe Exchange Zone for Craigslist purchases
Need to meet a stranger to complete your Craiglist sale or other online purchase? Why not do it at the Buffalo Grove Police Department? This agency offers our lobby as a Safe Exchange Zone for buyers and sellers to meet, examine items, and complete transactions. Officers will not be actively involved in the exchange, however, we provide a well-lit area that has video surveillance...for free! If you need assistance, we're only a few steps away. Be safe!
Protect Your Personal Identity
The holidays are right around the corner and we want you to have a safe and happy season! Check out these tips to help protect your identity, credit, bank accounts and more.
The Buffalo Grove Police Department would like to encourage everyone to take a few moments to help keep everyone on the road safe by checking your vehicle for recalls. By entering your vehicle vin number on NHTSA' s VIN Look-up tool, you can see if there are any recalls on your vehicles. To help remember, time the recall check with daylight savings time- every November when setting clocks back and every March when setting clocks forward.
File a Police Report Online
Need to file a police report? Our new online reporting option allows you to file several types of non-emergency incidents, including vacation watches without having to call 911. Click here for more information. 2014 Buffalo Grove Police Department's Citizen Survey Results
Chief Steven R. Casstevens is pleased to announce the results of the recently completed 2014 Citizen Survey. The survey has been sent out since 1984 with the intent to gauge satisfaction of the police service in Buffalo Grove.