Crime Prevention and Safety

"Partners in Prevention"

The Westchester Police Department’s mission is to enhance the quality of life in the community by working cooperatively with the public to prevent crime, enforce the law, preserve the peace, and provide a safe environment. The Department wants you to be safe and comfortable in your home and during your daily activities, whether leisure or work. And although the Department works very hard to create the safest environment possible, it is very important to remember that all citizens play a vital part in crime prevention. Crime prevention is truly a Police-Community partnership.

Crime prevention is the anticipation, recognition, and appraisal of a crime risk and the initiation of some action to remove or reduce it. In this continuing crime prevention initiative, the Department has designated the Community Relations Officer CRO to serve as the Department’s community liaison for your crime prevention needs.

Please explore our Community Relations webpage to learn more about crime prevention and how you can help in the fight against crime. The following resources are available to help residents, businesses, rental property owners and others reduce the opportunities for crime:

Crime Cameras

The Westchester Police Department is partnering with the community register online


National Crime Prevention Council

National Safety Council

Federal Trade Commission

Chicago Better Business Bureau

Illinois Attorney General

Illinois Crime Prevention Association
National Sheriffs' Association
Security Guide for Home and Property

 All requests for public programs at schools, businesses, civic organizations, questions, etc. should be directed to the Community Relations Unit, Officer Cristian Aguirre , Community Relations Officer, at 708.345.0060  or via e-mail

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