Message From The Chief –
On behalf of the men and women of the Burr Ridge Police Department, it is my pleasure to welcome you to our website. The men and women serving this community are among the finest officers in the country and I am proud to serve alongside them. This website is just one of the ways that we show our sense of pride, professionalism, dedication, and loyalty to the residents of Burr Ridge. While our mission is to serve and protect the residents of Burr Ridge, it is also our desire to keep them informed of the structure, services, and changes that occur within the police department; this is one way of doing that.
I am very proud of the fact that The Burr Ridge Police Department is a nationally accredited law enforcement agency. The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) awarded the Burr Ridge Police Department with its first accreditation award in July, 2007, during the CALEA conference hosted in Montreal, Canada. In March of 2016, we completed our fourth on-site assessment. I am proud to report that we received our third re-accreditation award on July 28th, 2016, at the CALEA National Conference in Baltimore, MD.
The Burr Ridge Police Department responds to approximately 13,500 calls for service annually. In addition to the calls for service, other Department activities include Extended Patrol Services, DARE instruction, Citizen Police Academy program, and various other community outreach programs. The Department also remains actively involved in various Mutual Aid Agreements such as the Felony Investigative Assistance Team (FIAT), Northern Illinois Police Alarm System (NIPAS), and the Illinois Law Enforcement Alarm System (ILEAS). FIAT and the NIPAS Emergency Services Team provide special weapons and tactical support, as well as investigative support to participating agencies. Our commitment to these Mutual Aid Agreements enhances the service capabilities of the Burr Ridge Police Department by providing resources and expertise that are extremely necessary during challenging times.
I would like to encourage you to learn more about the Citizen’s Police Academy by visiting the Police Department Services section of our web site. This popular program gives citizens the chance to learn more about the Burr Ridge Police Department. The Citizen’s Police Academy meets one evening a week for ten weeks. This program has been very successful in building strong ties between police officers and the citizens they serve. Thank you for taking the time to learn more about the Burr Ridge Police Department. I invite any inquires or concerns that you have which will increase the ability of our police agency to serve you better.
John W. Madden
Chief of Police