News & Information

Staff and Command School Graduation
Please join us in congratulating Deputy Chief Michael Fellers on this achievement. For ten weeks, he attended Northwestern University's School of Public Safety Staff and Command and last month DC Fellers graudated.  DC Fellers worked extremely hard and we cannot wait to see what new ideas he brings back to our department.
Wounded Warrior Ride
Westchester Police Department Community Service Officer Wilson represented the Police Department in the annual Wounded Warriors Ride. 
Sergeant Newton Retires
After an outstanding 38-year career, Sergeant Russell Newton is retiring from the Westchester Police Department. We thank him for his dedicated service and unwavering commitment to our community. We wish him the very best in his well-deserved retirement and future endeavors.
Approved Solicitor
Attached is an example of solicitor permits that are issued by the Police Department. Citizens are asked to contact the Westchester Police Department if the solicitors are in violation or have any questions.
Fraud Alert
The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) has received reports that our office's name is being used in government imposter scams. These are usually intended to convince you to send money or financial account information to scammers who use our office’s name because it sounds serious and legitimate.
Congratulations To Our Newest Officer
Officers Van Pratt was sworn in by Village President Hribal on April 8th at a special swearing in ceremony before reporting to the police academy in the coming months for the next stage of his law enforcement career. At the completion of their academy, Officer Van Pratt will be sworn in at a Village Board meeting.
Don't Fall Prey to Tax Scams
Compiled annually, the Dirty Dozen lists a variety of common scams that taxpayers may encounter anytime but many of these schemes peak during filing season as people prepare their returns or hire s...
Lexipol Recognition Program

The Westchester Police Department has achieved Gold level recognition for 2024 as part of the Lexipol Connect Customer Recognition Program, which recognizes police agencies for excellence in policy maintenance and training.

Sergeant Tierney Promotion
Westchester Police Department recently held promotion ceremony for Officer Kevin Tierney to the rank of Sergeant. Congratulations to Sergeant Tierneyll!
Vehicle Thefts Are On The Rise
More than 1 million motor vehicles were stolen in 2022, with more than 250,000 reported to law enforcement during the fourth quarter alone. Historically, passenger cars made up approximately 74% of all stolen motor vehicles. In fact, a motor vehicle is stolen every 32 seconds in the United States.