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Coffee with the Cops
In December 2007, the Glen Ellyn Police Department began a new public outreach initiative dubbed Coffee with the Cops.  On the first Saturday morning of each month, the Chief of Police and/or the Deputy Chief(s) of Police play host to interested residents.  Coffee with the Cops provides residents with the opportunity to interact with law enforcement personnel in a non-enforcement environment.  Participants can talk about neighborhood issues such as traffic or parking; seek information on various police programs; and learn about specific police duties and responsibilities, such as investigations, traffic accident reconstructions and evidence collections. 

DuPage County Homeland Security and Emergency Management (OHSEM)

It is the mission of DuPage County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (OHSEM) to help 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. OHSEM encourages all residents and businesses to make preparedness a priority. Whether this means developing a family emergency plan and disaster kit or making sure that your company has a business continuity plan; we must all do our part.  For more information visit:


In April 2008, the Glen Ellyn Village Board passed an ordinance amending the Glen Ellyn Liquor Code to require alcohol awareness training for those supervising the sale of alcohol and those selling and serving alcoholic beverages.  This training, known as the Beverage Alcohol Sellers and Servers Education and Training, or BASSET, provides alcohol sellers and servers training regarding alcohol related laws and issues.  The BASSET program also provides alcohol sellers and servers with additional knowledge on alcohol and its abuse, and helps to ensure that Glen Ellyn and surrounding communities are a safe place in which to live.

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. 

If you are interested in registering for the BASSET program, please fill out the electronic form below and submit.  The program will be held in the Glen Ellyn Civic Center, located at 535 Duane Street.  Classes must have a minimum of 5 and maximum of 25 participants and there is a $20.00 per person fee for attending the seminar.  For any additional questions regarding BASSET, please contact the Police Department at 630-469-1187.


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 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 RX-Box program to place a drug disposal box in the lobby of the Glen Ellyn Police Department located at 65 S. Park Boulevard.  For more information on the RX-Box program visit:

The box was provided by SCARCE through a grant from the DuPage Foundation.  For more information on SCARCE visit  Also, for more information on the DuPage Foundation visit
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.


Accepted Drugs include:
  • Prescription medications
  • Controlled substances
  • All over-the-counter medications
  • Medication samples
  • Pet Medications
  • Vitamins & Supplements
  • Medicated ointments, lotions, creams, and oils
  • Liquid medication in leak-proof containers
  • Homeopathic Remedies
Not Accepted:
  • Needles/sharps
  • Syringes with needles
  • Thermometers
  • IV bags
  • Bloody or infectious waste
  • Personal care products
  • Empty containers
  • Hydrogen peroxide or other hazardous waste
Current Scams Presentation

The Glen Ellyn Police Department would like to welcome members of the Village to attend an informative presentation on Tuesday, January 22 from 6-8 p.m. on current scams that are occurring throughout the area. The presentation, delivered by Glen Ellyn Police Detectives, will focus on fraudulent activities including international lotteries, IRS phone scams, electrical company phone scams, banking emails (phishing) and fictitious family emergency calls. Learn what to do when receiving these calls and hear what the Glen Ellyn Police Department does to combat these fraudulent incidents. In addition, there will be a question and answer session at the end of the presentation.


More information on the presentation HERE


Sign-up to attend HERE (maximum of 60 participants)


Citizen's Police Academy

The Glen Ellyn Police Department will be holding a Citizen Police Academy beginning October 16, 2018. Each week, participants will meet and discover what daily life is like for law enforcement officers. 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
  • The canine unit
  • SWAT team
  • Crime scene processing
  • And many others

Meetings will include both classroom instruction and outside demonstrations. Participants will be given the opportunity for hands-on involvement.

The class will meet at 6 p.m. on Tuesdays for six weeks. Each session will be approximately two hours. Classes will be 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. **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 complete the application and submit it by October 10, 2018.

Once your application is submitted you will be contacted via email by October 12, 2018 if you were enrolled in the class. Class size will be limited.

2018 Registration Submission Form


Junior Police Academy

The Glen Ellyn Police Department is pleased to offer a Junior Police Academy, held in the summer. The academy 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.


2018 Junior Police Academy Informational Flyer

2018 Registration Submission Form



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. Please print, fill out and sign the form. All forms are to be returned to the Police Department and you will be notified once the application has been processed.


Additionally, community members can register at the Glen Ellyn Police Department.


Glen Ellyn Police Department

65 S. Park Boulevard

Glen Ellyn, IL 60137


Peddler's Permit
The Village of Glen Ellyn requires individuals and businesses to be licensed and registered with the Village in order to sell wares door to door.  If you or your business wishes to sell wares door to door, please complete the Peddler's Permit below and return it to the Police Department at 535 Duane Street.  For more information regarding peddler's permits and the Village's peddling regulations, please see the Village Code section below or contact the Police Department at 630-469-1187.
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
©Village of Glen Ellyn, IL