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Police Department Information and Transparency FAQ


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Since the tragic death of George Floyd on May 25, 2020 while in the custody of Minneapolis police officers, the Village has received many inquiries concerning the policies and practices of the Downers Grove Police Department. In response, information about the department's policies, procedures, training, activities and results have been compiled 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. 

An FAQ document has also been prepared based on questions received from the public and the concepts expressed by the #8Cantwait Campaign and the Ten Shared Principles. 

The Village is planning a community engagement event that will focus on improving communication, enhancing the relationship and furthering confidence and trust among our Police Department and community members. More information will be coming soon.