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Vandalism Tipster Award Program

In an effort to reduce and eliminate senseless damage caused by vandalism, the Downers Grove Park District and Downers Grove Police Department announce the Vandalism Tipster Award Program. Reward money is provided by the Downers Grove Park District. 

Should reported information lead to the arrest and conviction of a vandalism perpetrator or conspirator, the tipster may be eligible for a monetary reward of up to $5,000, for cases in which the vandalism of Park District property is in excess of $2,500. The public is encouraged to report any information regarding vandalism of park district or public property to the following numbers:

  • Downers Grove Park District, (630) 963-1304
    Geoff Penman, Director of Operations and Development
  • Downers Grove Police Department
    Detective Jeremy Thayer, (630) 434-5653.

The Downers Grove Park District is currently offering a reward of $2,000 for a series of vandalism, theft and damage to public property; most notably the fire that recently damaged the new restroom facility at McCollum Park.

All communication between the vandalism tipster and Downers Grove Park District and/or Police Department is strictly confidential.