Police

  • Police Chief 
    Gerald Mourning
  • Telephone Main: 847.368.5300 TTY: 847.368.5449
  • Email policemail@vah.com
  • Hours 911 Emergency 24/7


Members of the Arlington Heights Police Department are proud to provide professional law enforcement services to the more than 75,000 residents who make Arlington Heights their home and the countless others who work or visit our wonderful community. The Police Department is dedicated to achieve excellence in policing by protecting, serving and partnering with the community in identifying and addressing shared concerns.  They provide law enforcement services to the community by providing protection, safety and security for persons and property through the enforcement of federal, state and local criminal and traffic laws. Areas of service include uniformed patrol and traffic enforcement, criminal investigations, youth services, parking control and enforcement and specialized inter-jurisdictional task force assignments. Additionally, the division provides proactive crime prevention education and victim services.

The Department is staffed 24 hours per day, 365 days a year. There is always someone to provide professional, courteous service in person at the police window or on the telephone. The temporary police station is located at 1500 W. Shure Drive, until a new station is completed at 200 E. Sigwalt Street.







Mission Statement & Value Statements

Mission Statement
The Arlington Heights Police Department will achieve excellence in policing by protecting, serving, and partnering with our community.

Value Statements
We place our highest value on the preservation of human life and the prevention of crime.

We will maintain ongoing collaborative relationships with community partners to identify and address shared concerns.

We will protect the rights of the individual by upholding the laws and the constitution in an impartial unbiased manner.

We strive for excellence in the quality of our work. We recognize the need to be dynamic in meeting the community's changing needs.

We hold ourselves to the highest standards and are accountable for actions both personally and as an organization.

We will set measurable performance goals, which support the priorities of the Village.

Every member of the department will be given the opportunity to develop and grow. They will be provided with the necessary authority, training and resources to achieve professional and organizational goals.

Department Structure

Administrative Services Division
Records Bureau
The Records Bureau is comprised of civilian personnel that are tasked to provide support service to the Department, the community and other agencies. Typically, most non-emergency related calls for service are responded to by records personnel. In addition to handling public inquiries, records staff complete the processing for nearly all Department paperwork which includes, but is not limited to: administration of the processing and collections function for all parking enforcement systems; processing expungements and abandoned autos; reviewing records management system (RMS) reports; data entry of accidents, citations and arrests.

Support Bureau The Support Bureau is comprised of both sworn and civilian personnel. Projects that affect multiple areas of the Department or the Department as a whole are typically led by Support Bureau personnel. In addition to project-based assignments, the Bureau is responsible for the following on a continual basis: accreditation; budget preparation; evidence processing; grants management; policy revision; and training coordination. 

Criminal Investigations/Community Services Division Criminal Investigations Bureau In addition to investigating all types of criminal activity, CIB personnel oversee all matters relating to registered sex offenders, the Department’s Peer Jury program, and conduct background investigations on liquor license applicants, business license applicants, and police officer candidate applicants. The three School Resource Officers (SRO) are tasked with building and maintaining positive relationships with the students and staff at John Hersey High School, The Academy at Forest View, Vanguard High School and the Timber Ridge School. The Bureau is also responsible for maintaining investigations that have been designated as “Cold Cases” and revisiting them on a regular basis in the hope of solving them through investigative and technological advancements. 

Community Services Bureau The sworn personnel designated to the Community Service Bureau are responsible for several public facing activities of the Department and for proactive policing initiatives. CSB specifically works on: crime prevention, problem oriented policing,school safety planning, special event planning, and victim services. Patrol Division Patrol Bureau The Patrol Bureau's primary responsibility is to respond to both emergency and non-emergency calls for service, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Sworn and non-sworn positions comprise the Bureau, with non-sworn positions being responsible for staffing the front desk, responding to animal related incidents, and assisting with various administrative duties. Sworn officers in the patrol bureau are assigned to a specific beat for the duration of their shift. Each officer is tasked as the primary responder for all calls for service within their beat. The village is divided into eight primary beats that are determined based on several factors, including historical call for service volume, geographic size and natural boundaries. 

Traffic Bureau The Traffic Bureau was organizationally created within the Patrol Division in March 2006 and consists of two operational components: traffic enforcement and parking enforcement in the Downtown Business District. Their primary focus is to develop working relationships within the community to specifically address citizen complaints involving traffic-related problems. 

Police News

News
SAVE Challenge
The Arlington Heights Police Department is seeking to collaborate with local community high schools to expand current speeding education and awareness initiatives. The ‘Speed Awareness Video Education (SAVE) Challenge’ is a program designed to engage... Read More
SAVE Challenge
SAVE Challenge
2017 AHPD Annual Report
The Arlington Heights Police Department is proud to present its 2017 Annual Report. The document is a comprehensive review of all the activities conducted by the department during the 2017 calendar year. Accomplishments, major initiatives within the ... Read More
2017 AHPD Annual Report
2017 Annual Report
Police Station Construction Project
The Arlington Heights Police Station project is progressing as planned with significant masonry work, roofing and interior work completion during the month of May.... Read More
Police Station Construction Project
Police Station Construction Project
CARE Initiative
To provide more than emergency help in situations of a drug overdose, the Village of Arlington Heights’ Police, Fire and Health & Human Services Departments partnered with Linden Oaks Behavioral Health at Northwest Community Hospital, Live4Lali, the ... Read More
CARE Initiative
CARE Initiative