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Letter from the Chief

Welcome to the Streamwood Police Department on-line. Whether you are a resident, business owner, law enforcement candidate or just taking a look at our programs, I hope you find both our website, and our on-line information, helpful.

The Streamwood Police Department is comprised of dedicated sworn officers and civilian support staff. We are proud of our history, community-oriented programs, and the progress and strides we have made throughout the years. From humble beginnings in the late 1950s to modern day law enforcement, we feel our police agency is on the cutting edge of both service and technology.  Please navigate throughout our website to view our changes through time and our current facilities and programs.

The Department is broken down into many specialty positions. Officers assignments include K-9, Field Training, Accident Reconstructionist, Crime Scene Technician, DARE/Crime Prevention, Juvenile, Criminal Investigator, Gang Crimes Investigator or as a School Resource Officer. We are also involved in numerous Mutual Aid partnerships with other area law enforcement agencies. We are members of ILEAS (Illinois Law Enforcement Alarm System), NIPAS (Northern Illinois Police Alarm System) and MCAT (Major Case Assistance Team). We are committed to these partnerships because they help us provide the best, most efficient and professional service to our community.

We believe strongly in community-oriented public service. Our Neighborhood Based Policing (NBP) Program, outlined on-line, divides the Village into four different patrol beats where a Sergeant oversees activity within each beat. We encourage all residents to become familiar with who their Beat Sergeant is, and contact them with questions or concerns beyond immediate in-progress response needs.

Should a resident need a police officer for any reason, whether a simple service call or an emergency, please call 911. Many people are reluctant to call 911 not wanting to bother emergency personnel for simple service calls such as barking dogs, parking complaints, or loud music. We do not view our residents or businesses as a bother. If it is of concern to you, please let us know. We believe, "If you see it, say it!" Call 911. Remember, crime prevention is everyone’s responsibility.  

For those interested in a career with the Streamwood Police Department, please navigate through our website to learn more about the commitment and dedication of our force. We are always looking for new and  qualified candidates who share our belief that law enforcement isn’t a job or career, it’s a way of life; and, that serving and protecting is our most important goal.

James Gremo
Chief of Police