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Coffee with the Cops
Once a month, the Chief of Police and/or the Deputy Chief of Police provide residents with the opportunity to interact with law enforcement personnel in a non-enforcement environment.  Participants can talk about neighborhood issues, seek information on various police programs, and learn about specific police duties and responsibilities. In general, Coffee with the Cops is held at 8am on the first Saturday of the month. Prior to attending, please check the Village calendar to verify dates and times.

DuPage County Homeland Security and Emergency Management (OHSEM)

DuPage County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (OHSEM) helps prepare local residents, businesses, and government entities to respond to and recover from large-scale emergencies or disasters. Through county-wide emergency planning, training, and community outreach efforts, OHSEM works with all sectors within the County to promote disaster preparedness and resilience. For more information visit:


The Glen Ellyn Police Department offers Beverage Alcohol Sellers and Servers Education and Training (BASSET) as required by Illinois State law and Village of Glen Ellyn ordinance. This course is taught by two BASSET certified Glen Ellyn police officers and will certify participants to sell and serve alcohol within the Village and throughout the State (check local ordinances).

The goals and objectives of the BASSET program are:

  1. Train and educate sellers and servers to engage in responsible alcohol service.
  2. Reduce and/or prevent driving under the influence occurrences and alcohol-related fatalities.
  3. Reduce and/or stop underage sales and underage drinking.
  4. Create safer communities and establishments where alcohol is served. 
  5. Educate owners, managers and staff regarding state and local laws related to alcohol service. 

BASSET training is offered to Glen Ellyn residents, those employed within the Village and those volunteering at events within the Village. The course is held at the Glen Ellyn Police Department (65 S. Park Blvd) and costs $20.00 per person. Class size is limited to a minimum of 5 to a maximum of 25 participants. For any additional questions regarding BASSET, please contact Sgt. Andrew Downey at 630-469-1187 or


Department Tours

The Police Department welcomes the opportunity to provide interested individuals a tour of the Glen Ellyn Police Department, located at 65 S. Park Blvd.   If you would like a tour of the Police Department’s facilities, please contact the Police Department at 630-469-1187.
Internet Purchase Safe Zone
The Glen Ellyn Police Department invites the public to utilize the department's main parking lot at 65 S. Park Boulevard for internet sales. Look for the blue sign at the southwest side of the parking lot. The lot is under twenty-four hour video surveillance and police intervention, documentation or witnessing to a transaction will not be available. Residents must note that police cannot use the State computer system to run model numbers, serial numbers, etc. of items that are part of a private exchange.


Recommended tips for a safe and successful transaction:
  • Clarify all details, including a description of who will attend and the type of vehicle used.
  • Conduct the transaction during daylight hours.
  • Bring a friend or family member.
  • If they hesitate to meet at the police department that is a hint to end the deal.
  • Keep a safe distance from the other person and never get in their vehicle.
  • If you feel uncomfortable about any aspect of the transaction, trust your instincts and move on.
RX Drop Box

The Glen Ellyn Police Department recently partnered with the DuPage County Health Department’s RxBox program to place a drug disposal box in the lobby of the Glen Ellyn Police Department.  The box was provided by SCARCE through a grant from the DuPage Foundation.  Drug disposal boxes provide safe collection and disposal of drugs as another means of minimizing the cycle of prescription drug abuse and addiction. Additionally, the proper disposal of prescription medications is environmentally friendly as it prevents medications from entering the water supply via tossing them in the trash or flushing them down the toilet.


For more information on the RxBox program and a list of accepted items, please visit


Sharps and needles, including epinephrine pens, are not accepted items.  DO NOT DROP SHARPS AND NEEDLES INTO THE DISPOSAL BOX.

Citizen's Police Academy

Once a year, the Glen Ellyn Police Department hosts a Citizen Police Academy. The Academy is meant to give participants a better understanding of how the Police Department operates. Some of the areas covered in the Academy include criminal and narcotics investigations, traffic stops, specialty units, crime scene processing and more.
The Academy runs for six weeks and each class is approximately two hours. Meetings include both classroom instruction and outside demonstrations. Participants are given the opportunity for hands-on involvement.  Classes are held at multiple locations in DuPage County, including the Homeland Security Building at College of DuPage, dispatch center, and the Glen Ellyn Police Department at 65 S Park Blvd.  Participants must have transportation to these locations.

All applicants must be at least 21 years old, reside and/or work in the Village of Glen Ellyn. All applicants are subject to a background check and participation may be limited. The Glen Ellyn Police Department reserves the right to deny entry to the Citizens Police Academy based on findings from the background check.

Please check back for upcoming dates and availability.

Junior Police Academy

The Glen Ellyn Police Department is pleased to offer a Junior Police Academy. The Academy is held in the summer and is open to students in the Glen Ellyn School District and Glen Ellyn resident students entering the 6th grade in the fall. Students will learn a wide variety of exciting police related topics including building searches, forensics and police tactics. 

Please check back for dates and availability.


The Glen Ellyn Police Department, in partnership with MedicAlert Foundation, offer a free program aimed to protect community members with dementia and autism who are at-risk for wandering emergencies. The program allows the Police Department to enroll local residents (and their caregivers), via an online portal, into the MedicAlert national registry/database. Participants receive a free medical identification bracelet and free 24/7 emergency support services.


The MedicAlert registration form can be found HERE. Additionally, community members can register at the Glen Ellyn Police Department.

Peddler's Permit

Village Code 3-3-26 authorizes licensed individuals to engage in door-to-door sales of products and services.  Interested persons must complete an application, available online or at the Police Station, and submit to a thorough background screening, including a fingerprint background check with a $50 fee. This is a non-refundable fee.  Once approved, applicants pay a $1.50 per day fee to peddle.   Peddler permits may be rescinded at the discretion of the Chief of Police.  All persons, including licensed peddlers, must respect the “No Solicitors” signage posted on residents’ doors.

Glen Ellyn Civic Center
Office Hours
Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
535 Duane St. Glen Ellyn IL. 60137
(630) 469 5000
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