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Message from the Chief

Budds Dept Photo updated 2023 b - CopyThank you for visiting the Buffalo Grove Police Department website.  As your Chief of Police, I am both honored and privileged to serve this wonderful community alongside the men and women of the Police Department. 

We have an outstanding and dedicated group of sworn police officers, professional support staff and volunteers who are genuinely committed to serving, protecting and educating our residents. Our agency takes tremendous pride in the positive contributions we make in maintaining the high quality of life for our residents, businesses and visitors. We are very proud of our innovative law enforcement and community outreach initiatives that help preserve our historically low crime rate.

The Buffalo Grove Police Department is currently comprised of 62 sworn police officers, 13 non-sworn (civilian) employees and nine volunteers. We have been nationally accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) since 1987, and I am proud to announce that the Department recently attained its 9th consecutive reaccreditation (10th overall award) in 2021. In order to achieve and maintain accredited status, our agency’s policies and procedures must remain in compliance with national standards set forth by CALEA. This designation demonstrates our ongoing commitment to professional excellence — BGPD is one of only four percent of police agencies accredited nationwide.  

Our agency participates in several multi-jurisdictional task forces which include the Drug Enforcement Agency, U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement, Lake County Major Crimes Task Force, Internet Crimes Against Children, Major Crash Assistance Team and the Northern Illinois Police Alarm System.

Please take a moment to learn more about our Police Department through this website. We welcome your input and feedback. We will continue to work tirelessly to protect our community by providing creative and effective problem-solving services in partnership with our residents.

Yours truly,

Brian J. Budds
Chief of Police

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The Buffalo Grove Police Department has been nationally accredited through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) since 1987. The purpose of CALEA is to improve the delivery of public safety services primarily by maintaining a body of standards, developed by public safety practitioners, covering a wide range of initiatives. The goals are to:

  • Strengthen crime prevention and control capabilities
  • Formalize essential management procedures
  • Establish fair and non-discriminatory personnel practices
  • Improve service delivery
  • Solidify interagency cooperation and coordination; and
  • Increase community and staff confidence in the agency

Accreditation Public Comment Portal

The purpose of the public portal is to receive comments regarding an agency's compliance with CALEA standards, engagement in the service community, delivery of public safety services, and overall candidacy for accredited status. These comments can be in the form of commendations or concerns. The overall intent of the accreditation process is to provide the participating agency with information to support continuous improvement and foster the pursuit of professional excellence.

IMPORTANT: CALEA is not an investigatory body; subsequently, the public portal should not be used to submit information for such purposes.  Additionally, there will be no response other than acknowledgment to submissions; however, the information will be considered in context to its relevancy to compliance with standards and the tenets of CALEA® Accreditation.

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