Buffalo Grove Police Department Hires Two New Police Officers
The BGPD would like to welcome Officers Eric Sarat and Evan Woodward to the agency! The two men were sworn in on March 19, 2018 at the Village Board Meeting. Officer Sarat joins us with experience as an officer at the Oakton Community College PD and will enter into department training immediately. Officer Woodward will be attending the Suburban Law Enforcement Academy before returning to the department for field training. Welcome!
Officer Evan Woodward, Buffalo Grove Police Chief Steven Casstevens, Officer Eric Sarat
Chief Casstevens Attends International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Conference in Israel
Pictured is the Deputy Commissioner of Israeli Police, Major General Zohar Dvir, and Buffalo Grove Police Chief Steven Casstevens. Chief Casstevens represented the Buffalo Grove Police Department, as well as the IACP at the Annual Police Exchange Visit, in Israel earlier in March 2018.
20 Years of Volunteering
Kay Krupela, Buffalo Grove Police Department Volunteer, was recently honored at the Village of Buffalo Grove Volunteer Luncheon for her 20 years of dedicated work for BGPD. Kay has been very involved in assisting officers with the Peer Jury Program, as well as other events. Thank you Kay!
IRS Warns of New Tax Scams
Thousands of people have lost millions of dollars, as well as their personal information due to scam artists, particularly during "Tax Season". Help protect yourself by taking a few precautionary steps, and always keep an eye on your credit reports, bank accounts, and possible refund or payment status. The IRS provides information on scams, refunds and more here.
BGPD and Canadian National Railway Police Partner for 2018 National Random Acts of Kindness Day
Officers from both agencies, along with Janet Smith of Java Junction, partnered to pass out free coffee, goodies and giveaways on Friday, February 16th to morning commuters at the Buffalo Grove Train Depot. The officers had a great time and hope those who were there did as well!
Buffalo Grove Police Department Accepting Lateral Applications for Police Officer
Applications are being accepted for lateral entry now through March 15, 2018. Detailed information can be found on the Recruitment Page, and applications can be located here.
BGPD Gifted Valentine's Day Treat Bags from Country Meadow Girl Scouts
The Girl Scouts from Country Meadow School brightened the days of dozens of officers by presenting them with gift bags containing sweets, hand sanitizer, chap stick and more. The officers were very grateful and appreciative!
Chief Steven Casstevens Testifies at a Senate Judiciary Hearing in Washington D.C.
On January 17, 2018 Buffalo Grove Police Chief traveled to Washington, D.C. to testify at a Senate Judiciary Hearing on long term health care for police officers who are permanently disable in the line of duty. Chief Casstevens' testimony was given before the Sub-Committee on Crime and Terrorism, and the hearing was chaired by U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham. The discussion centered around Public Safety Officer Benefits and the gaps that exist, which in some cases, causes officers to be denied benefits. Thank you Chief for your important work on behalf of police departments across the country!
Citizen's Police Academy Begins Soon!
The annual Buffalo Grove Citizen's Police Academy will begin February 28th, and run through April 18th. The group will meet once a week from 7-10 p.m. and cover topics such as: SWAT, narcotics, evidence, firearms and more! Click here for more information. Applications can be located here.
Children and Technology
Did your children get new technology devices for the holidays? Are you concerned about how they may be used? The Federal Trade Commission has some great tips for parents and guardians about protecting children and personal information while online. Click here to view their advice and resources.
The Buffalo Grove Police Department was recently featured in "Ten Two News" for their efforts towards Special Olympics fundraising, Community Engagement, and more. Take a look at the article here.
BGPD and DEA Drug Take Back Initiative
Together we have collected 438.2 lbs. of unneeded or expired prescription drug since April of this year. On October 28th, we collected over 110 lbs. alone. Thank you for your participation and assistance in keeping our community safe and healthy!
Online Overnight Parking Requests
The Buffalo Grove Police Department is proud to present an on-line overnight parking request. If you need to leave a vehicle on any village street between the hours of 2:00 a.m. through 6:00 a.m., you can fill out the on-line form and it will be sent directly to the police department. Click here, or the overnight parking request button located on the right hand side of the screen to request overnight parking.
Citizen Satisfaction Survey Results
Click here to view the findings from the police department's Citizen Survey from 2017. The survey was sent to 1,500 residents at random to gauge their views on the services provided by the BGPD.
Check out our new Senior Resources page, which contains many useful links for our elderly community. Information on financial scams and fraud, how to avoid financial exploitation and even what to do if you feel you, or someone you care about, is being physically or mentally abused. Click here to be redirected to the page.
2016 Annual Report
The Buffalo Grove Police Department is proud to present our 1st Annual Report, detailing the agency's activities throughout 2016. Please click the picture below to get an inside look into law enforcement in Buffalo Grove!
Junior Police Academy
Missed out on our 2017 JPA program? Take a look at some of the week's activities, and don't forget to sign up next year!
Traffic Matters Newsletter
Click here for the latest edition of the Traffic Matters Newsletter.
2016 Top Five Crash Locations
The analysis of 2016 Traffic Crashes has been completed, and the top five crash locations have been identified as: Buffalo Grove and Lake Cook Rd., Lake Cook and Arlington Heights Rd., Arlington Heights and McHenry Rd, Buffalo Grove and Aptakisic Rd (short), and Arlington Heights and Dundee Rd. Click here for the full report.
Vacation Watch Requests
To complete a vacation watch form for your home, please click here and you will be directed to our on-line reporting. Please call 847-459-2560 if you have any issues completing the report or have any amendments to an already submitted one. **VACATION WATCH REQUESTS ARE NOT TO EXCEED 30 DAYS IN LENGTH**
File a Police Report Online
Need to file a police report? Our new online reporting option allows you to file several types of non-emergency incidents, including vacation watches without having to call 911. Click here for more information.
Our specialized law enforcement professionals are dedicated to making our community a better place to live and work and are comprised of:
School Resource Officers
Crime Prevention Officer
Community Service Officers
Click here to see current Police Department opportunities.
The Buffalo Grove Police Department is committed to providing continuous, community policing, and enforcement 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
As an accredited and innovative leader in law enforcement, it is the mission of the Buffalo Grove Police Department to provide the highest quality police services by working with our community and sharing our mutual responsibilities for safety, service, and problem resolution. Our goals and objectives are achieved through a continuous program of employee development and by maintaining a high standard of commitment, integrity, and dedication to our profession, colleagues, and all those we serve.
"If You See Something, Say Something"
The Buffalo Grove Police Department has partnered with the Department of Homeland Security to promote the "If You See Something, Say Something" Campaign. This campaign focuses on public efforts to report suspicious activity to local authorities. Please click here for more information.
Shopping Safely Online
The United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) has issued some ways to help protect yourself from online scams during the holiday online shopping season. Please read them here.
Tax Season is here! Reminders about keeping your personal information and tax refunds safe.
Click here to read information pertaining to "spoofed calls" and what you can do to help combat potential fraud!
Traffic Matters Newsletter
Select here to read the newest Traffic Matters newsletter!
Protect your Shipped Packages With These Tips!
Read here for some security tips about keeping your delivered packages...yours.
Police Department offers a Safe Exchange Zone for Craigslist purchases
Need to meet a stranger to complete your Craiglist sale or other online purchase? Why not do it at the Buffalo Grove Police Department? This agency offers our lobby as a Safe Exchange Zone for buyers and sellers to meet, examine items, and complete transactions. Officers will not be actively involved in the exchange, however, we provide a well-lit area that has video surveillance...for free! If you need assistance, we're only a few steps away. Be safe!
Protect Your Personal Identity
The holidays are right around the corner and we want you to have a safe and happy season! Check out these tips to help protect your identity, credit, bank accounts and more.