Gilberts Police Department
The Gilberts Police Department is located at 86 Railroad Street, Gilberts, IL
In an emergency, please dial 9-1-1
To contact Dispatch for non-emergency please call 630-232-8400
Phone 847-428-2954 (reports, fines & fingerprints)
The Village of Gilberts is located along Interstate 90 west of Randall Road and is one of the fastest-growing communities in the State of Illinois. Police personnel consists of a full-time Police Chief, a full-time Deputy Chief, 8 full-time officers, 8 part-time officers, and a community service officer. The Department covers approximately 5 square miles of area and serves a population of 6,879 as of the 2010 census. The Village of 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.
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Contact an Officer
Gilberts Police Officers are on duty 24/7.
If you have an emergency dial 9-1-1.
The Gilberts Police Department is dispatched by Kane-comm, an area-wide consolidated dispatch service which is located in Geneva. If you wish to speak to an officer at your home or business, please call 911.
To contact Dispatch for non-emergency please call 630-232-8400
Goal of the Department
The scope of the police function is defined by its goals. As a result, the police function must be broadly interpreted to include many tasks other than the enforcement of laws. The overall goal of the Gilberts Police Department and each employee includes:
Protection of life and property
Prevention of crime
Preservation of the public peace
Enforcement of laws and ordinances
Arrest law violators, and the assembling of competent evidence of the alleged violation
Promotion of respect for the law and for those sworn to enforce it, and promotion of citizen cooperation in law enforcement
Enhancement of public safety and promotion of community services
Gilberts Police Department Value Statement:
The Gilberts Police Department will provide courtesy service to all citizens
The Gilberts Police Department will work to develop a partnership with the various neighborhoods in order to prevent crime, strengthen neighborhood groups and improve the quality of neighborhood life
The Gilberts Police Department will vigorously pursue those who commit crimes
The Gilberts Police Department is committed to maintaining an efficient and effective police organization based on sound and current management philosophies
The Gilberts Police Department will balance the maintenance of organizational stability and continuity with the encouragement of innovative and creative thinking to avoid stagnancy
The Gilberts Police Department, recognizing that all its employees are important, will encourage participation in the organization at all levels
The Gilberts Police Department will maintain the highest standards of integrity and professionalism in all its actions
The Gilberts Police Department is committed to developing a reputation in the law enforcement community as a progressive and professional police organization.
Crime Prevention (currently suspended during COVID-19)
The Gilberts Police Department currently has two officers assigned as Crime Prevention Officers. The Crime Prevention Officers are 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) 428-2954.
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
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
Gilberts 125 Commemorative Badge