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Police Department

Any requests for police services should be made through 911. Other police department inquiries should be made through the non-emergency number 630-434-5600.  

The Downers Grove Police Department is a nationally accredited agency through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA). CALEA's Advanced Accreditation is the highest level of accreditation and requires agencies to demonstrate adherence to over 450 mandatory professional standards representing best practices in the law enforcement profession. The goal of this rigorous process is to provide the highest quality law enforcement services to the DownersGrove community.

We, the members of the Downers Grove Police Department are committed to preserving safety and enhancing the quality of life in our community. We provide service with understanding, response with compassion, and law enforcement with vision. We do so with honor, courage, and integrity; never losing sight of the respect and pride we have for one another and those we serve.


Police Department Mission Statement

Information and Transparency FAQ 

Downers Grove Police Department policies, procedures, reports and information are available for public review in an easy to read format. It is important to note that policies are frequently updated and reviewed to keep current with new laws, training and best practices. It is possible that a policy you are viewing is also currently under review and subject to changes by the Department or in accordance to the standards of the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA).

Police Officer Testing Information

The Village of Downers Grove offers full testing services for the position of Police Officer through National Testing Network (NTN).

The deadline to apply is Sunday, June 18, 2023 at 11:59pm.


  • Visit National Testing Network
  • Select Find Jobs;
  • Select Law Enforcement Jobs from the drop-down menu;
  • Filter the results by State (Illinois), and select Downers Grove.

OR go directly to the list of Illinois law enforcemenand select Downers Grove


  • Schedule your test and submit necessary verifying documentation before the end of the day on Sunday, June 18, 2023
  • Be sure to review all information related to the Downers Grove Police Officer position, including minimum requirements, salary, benefits, and orientation video.
  • Review detailed information about the testing process.
  • Review the Frequently Asked Questions and take an online practice test (if desired).


Upon completion of your scheduled exam, scores are automatically forwarded to the Village of Downers Grove. Candidates who attain a passing score on the entry-level exam and provide the necessary verifying documentation will be placed on the Village's eligibility list.

The HR Director will contact candidates on the list and will invite them to participate in further stages of the selection process.

CALEA Accreditation Public Comment Portal 

The purpose of this 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, as well as foster the pursuit of professional excellence.

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

Accreditation Public Comment Portal 

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.

Table 2: Contact information.
Michael DeVries, Police Chief (630) 434-5604
Todd Rountree, Deputy Chief, Operations (630) 434-5623
Robert McMahon, Deputy Chief, Support Services (630) 434-5603
James McGreal, Deputy Chief, Special Services (PIO)  (630) 434-5685

* Requests for police services should be made through 911. Other police department inquiries should be made through the non-emergency number 630-434-5600. 

Online Services

The Village of Downers Grove Police Department gives residents and businesses the ability to submit certain requests online. Click the Police Department Online Service button below to submit requests for

  • Overnight Parking
  • Vacation Watch
  • Bicycle Registration

Police Recruitment

Safety and Crime Prevention

Annual Report

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