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Police Department

The Police Department’s mission is to enhance the public health and safety of the community by being committed to building trust through the delivery of efficient, professional and caring services. Through the commitment to its mission statement, the members of the Downers Grove Police Department ensure the proper, lawful and unbiased application of police powers in accordance with federal, state and local laws. The department recognizes and respects the rights and principles that are embodied in the Constitution of the United States.

Table 1: Location information.
Facility Address Phone
Police Station 825 Burlington Ave. (630) 434-5600

The Police Station operates under normal business hours Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The lobby of the Police Station is always open, and the Village Operations Center (V.O.C.) may be contacted at all times from the lobby for emergencies.


Table 2: Contact information.
Contact Telephone
William Budds, Acting Police Chief (630) 434-5616
Kurt Bluder, Deputy Chief (630) 434-5611
Village Operations Center (VOC) (630) 434-5703

From the Police Chief


I want to welcome everyone to the Downers Grove Police Department web page. It is a pleasure to be able to showcase the many talents that the members of the Downers Grove Police Department possess. The men and women of our department work very hard at fulfilling their responsibilities and providing quality, professional police services to the citizens of Downers Grove.

I assure you that I am honored to lead an organization as fine as the Downers Grove Police Department. Our department is very pro-active in meeting the needs of our citizens.

The Downers Grove Police Department is very proud of the many relationships and partnerships we have formed within our community. Many of the programs that we currently have in place involve partnerships with different organizations throughout the Village such as the business community, school districts and various other entities throughout the Village and County. We are all committed to providing a safe, quality place for people to live, work and visit.

The Police Department is currently led by me, Police Chief Robert Porter, and my two Deputy Chiefs, Kurt Bluder and Bill Budds. The Police Department and its management team are truly committed to providing “top notch” police services to our community.

In March of 2012, the Downers Grove Police Department was re-accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA). This designation formally recognizes our department as being one of the most elite in our field. In order to achieve this difficult goal the Police Department’s policies and procedures must be in compliance with National Standards which have been established by CALEA . The Downers Grove Police Department was commended during the formal Commission hearing for its excellence in complying with standards, professionalism of the personnel, the high level of the quality of law enforcement services provided to the community, and the well-organized and thorough condition of the policy files reviewed during its formal CALEA audit in December 2008. The accredited status will remain in effect for a three-year period.

This is just another example of the Police Department’s desire to provide our community with the most skillfully-trained and dedicated people as possible. Our Police Department is one our citizens can be extremely proud of.

I encourage you to take a tour of the web site, and you will see many other examples of programs that we have in place to enhance the quality of life in Downers Grove.

Our web site is a wealth of information for you to use to learn more about your Police Department. Thank you for visiting.


Chief of Police

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