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Public Session for PD Accreditation

The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) requires members to comply with state-of-the-art standards in four basic areas: policy and procedures, administration, operations, and support services. The Downers Grove Police Department is scheduled for an on-site assessment to achieve accreditation by verifying it meets professional standards.

Agency employees and members of the community are invited to offer comments at the public information session on Monday, November 17, 2014, at 6:00 p.m. The session will be conducted at the Downers Grove Fire Department, Station #2, located at 5420 Main Street. Read more...


Happy Halloween Downers Grove

2013 Halloween Trick or Treating

Beware of little ghosts and goblins knocking at your door. The Downers Grove Police Department offers the following tips for a happy, not haunted holiday. Read more...


Monthly Electronics Recycling Suspended

Due to the termination of the DuPage County contract for electronics recycling at local municipal locations, the Village will no longer offer monthly electronics recycling. The County's vendor, Creative Recycling, terminated its contract in July.

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Village Receives Award For Financial Reporting Excellence

The Village has received the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA). Read more...


Fire Department Improves Effectiveness Rating

The Village has received notification that the Downers Grove Fire Department now ranks in the top 1.5% of departments nationwide for fire protection effectiveness.  The ratings are issued by the Insurance Service Office (ISO) and used to set residential and business insurance premium rates.  Property owners in communities with good ISO ratings, like Downers Grove, benefit from lower insurance rates.   Read more...