Social Services

The Social Services Unit is staffed by one full-time Police Social Worker who provides services to the Village of Buffalo Grove community.

For more information on the services offered by the Buffalo Grove Police Department Social Services Unit, please call 847-777-6210 or 847-459-2560.

Community Involvement


To provide comprehensive services to the community, the Police Social Worker develops and maintains working relationships with local social service providers and community organizations.

Social Worker Responsibilities


The Police Social Worker provides crisis intervention, evaluation, assessment, referrals and emergency response in the following areas:

  • Domestic violence and family problems
  • Victim assistance
  • Mental health  
  • Substance abuse
  • Juvenile issues
  • Senior Services
  • Case management
The Police Social Worker also provides short term counseling, crisis intervention and referral for services for individuals, couples, families and the community.