Gilberts Police Department
Our Police Officers are on duty 24/7.
The Police Department is located at:
86 Railroad Street
Gilberts, IL 60136
To contact Dispatch in the case of an Emergency:
To contact Dispatch for a Non-Emergency Issue:
Crime Prevention (currently suspended during COVID-19)
The Gilberts Police Department currently has an officer assigned as Crime Prevention Offices. The Crime Prevention Officer is trained in household security and can advise residents on how to make their homes more secure against theft and burglary. If you would like to know more about home security, contact the Gilberts Police Department at (847) 428-2861.
Ride-Along Program (currently suspended during COVID-19)
The Gilberts Police Department currently operates a Ride-Along Program that enables residents 18 and over to ride along with an officer on patrol. In order to ride along with an officer, individuals must complete a waiver of liability. Waivers are available at the Gilberts Police Department and must be completed and returned so that car and patrol assignments can be made. Residents who are interested in participating in the Ride-Along Program are invited to stop by the Gilberts Police Department, 86 Railroad Street for more information. Information is also available by calling the station at (847) 428-2954 and asking for the shift supervisor.
House Watch Program
If you are leaving home for an extended period, use timers or other devices to turn lights on and off to make your home looked lived in. Try to have neighbors or relatives pick up mail, mow grass, and clear snow in your driveway.
If you will be away for a week or more, you may request a house-watch by the Police Department. Please call to make the necessary arrangements. Be prepared to supply dates you will be gone, phone number of a person to contact in case of an emergency, description of vehicles left in the driveway and location of lights that are on timers.
Fingerprinting (currently suspended during COVID-19)
Fingerprinting is available for your children for identification purposes. The department also fingerprints residents for licensing and passports when required by law.
The Gilberts Police Department provides free gun locks to all residents requesting assistance in securing their firearms. The gun lock program was started in order to help reduce the likelihood of a tragic accident with a firearm, especially those involving children. You will be asked to complete a form so please bring your FOID card with you.
Child Safety Seat Inspections (currently suspended during COVID-19)
The department offers child car safety seat inspections by appointment. Contact Officer the Gilberts Police Department at 847-428-2954
Illinois offers a safe option for a desperate parent in crisis. By handing your unharmed baby, 30 days old or younger, to personnel at any hospital, emergency medical facility, staffed fire station, or police station:
♦ You can walk away with no questions asked
♦ The baby will be cared for and placed in a loving home for adoption.
♦ No attempt whatsoever will be made to contact you. No crime will have been committed.
This is TRULY a safe process.
♦ 1 Full-time Police Chief
♦ 1 Full-time Administrative Specialist
♦ 8 Full-time Patrol Officers
♦ 11 Part-time Patrol Officers
The Department covers over 5 square miles of area and serves a population of 8,349 as of the 2020 census.
The Gilberts Police Department participates in mutual aid providing support to neighboring municipalities, Kane County Sheriff and Illinois State Police on an as-needed basis. In addition, if the department requires additional resources, these agencies provide resources to the Gilberts Police Department on an as-needed basis.
The Gilberts Police Department is dispatched by Kane County Emergency Communications (KaneComm), an area-wide consolidated dispatch service which is located in Geneva, IL.
Goals of the Department
MESSAGE FROM THE CHIEF
On behalf of the men and women of the Gilberts Police Department, thank you for visiting the Gilberts Police Department webpage. I trust that you will find the information provided to be helpful and timely. I am honored to lead an organization as talented as the Gilberts Police Department which is comprised of many compassionate, professional employees who are dedicated to meeting the needs of the community. As an organization, we strive to create an atmosphere that is based upon the expectations of excellent police services. The strength of the police department rests on the quality of our employees and partnerships with the community. If you have questions that are not answered on our webpage, please feel free to contact me or the department for further information.
As Chief of Police, I am proud and honored to serve the community, the village, and members of the department.
Chief of Police