Crime Prevention

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Our police officers are trained to assist residents in ensuring their homes are more secure. The Wood Dale Police Department offers home security surveys, during which will consist of visiting your home and explore with you the best possible methods to make the home a safer place, and more resistant to crime. 

The police department can help find the best solutions within your budget. To schedule a Home Security Survey, please contact the police department at 630.766.2060.

          What is the “Crime Prevention Notice?” 
One of the services provided by the Wood Dale Police Department is the notification to a home or business about vulnerability to crime.  Our Officers may leave a form at your home or business to notify you of ways to improve your security, and also to improve the chances for a faster response from Emergency Services.

Recently, we have targeted the visibility of addresses.  
Many feel that posting address numbers on the mailbox is sufficient, however, in an emergency, would you rather have the Police, Fire Department, or Paramedics focusing on mailboxes, or on the house or building they are responding to?  Mere seconds can make a big difference in an emergency, and Emergency Responders are greatly aided by having addresses posted in large and well-lit numbers on an area of the house or building easily visible from the street.  

So, if you get a “Crime Prevention Notice”, does it mean you are in trouble or have a fine to pay? No, it means that we are trying to help you prevent crime, protect your property, and increase the efficiency of our response if you have an emergency – and this may be a life saving difference for you.  

If you receive a “Crime Prevention Notice” and would like to discuss ways you can make your home or business safer, you may call the officer who issued the notice.


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