Police Station in Farmhouse (1962)
Renovated Police Station (1991)
The Director of Public Safety was the sole employee of the Department. Originally, Village offices, including the Police Department, were located within the builder's model homes. Subsequent Police Departments moved in concert with Village Hall. Offices were located in any convenient single-family home or unused building. Village records were often kept at the personal residences of Village officials. At one point, the Village offices were located in a farmhouse on Oltendorf Road (right).
In the mid-1960s, land was donated to the Village
for the construction of a permanent home for Village offices. The first Village Hall/Police Department was built at 401 East
Irving Road in 1967. The building housed most every
Village Department, with a large metal shed in the back that served as the
Public Works Department.
Village Hall with Police Department (1967)
The Department continued to grow along with the community.
When a new Village Hall was built in 1990, at 301 East Irving Park
Road, the old Village Hall was expanded to 14,600
square feet to separately house the Police Department. The building
provided ample room for many years.
|However, the growing force soon outgrew this
space. In 2007, during the Village's 50th Anniversary, a
brand new building was built for the Department. This 44,000
square foot building was constructed to house the Department
for many years to come. The state-of-the-art facility
includes a gun range, armory, cells, exercise rooms, offices
and community meeting rooms.
New Police Department Building (2007)