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BGPD Supports Men's Health...in Movember!
Members of this agency are once again participating in Movember, a foundation supporting men's health. Male staff members who elect to join the department team will grow mustaches, goatees and well groomed beards to help raise awareness for testicular and prostate cancer, as well as mental health and suicide awareness. Remember, check in with your doctors, and your friends! To donate, click here and search for, "Team BGPD". 

Protect Your Personal Identity
The holidays are right around the corner and we want you to have a safe and happy season! Check out these tips to help protect your identity, credit, bank accounts and more. 

Vehicle Recalls
The Buffalo Grove Police Department would like to encourage everyone to take a few moments to help keep everyone on the road safe by checking your vehicle for recalls. By entering your vehicle vin number on NHTSA' s VIN Look-up tool, you can see if there are any recalls on your vehicles. To help remember, time the recall check with daylight savings time- every November when setting clocks back and every March when setting clocks forward.
The Buffalo Grove Police Department will be hosting an on-site assessment by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc (CALEA) from December 11-14, 2016. For further information, please contact Deputy Chief Michael Szos @ 847-459-2560. Click here for more information. 

File a Police Report Online
Need to file a police report?  Our new online reporting option allows you to file several types of non-emergency incidents, including vacation watches without having to call 911. Click here for more information.

 Welcome Buffalo Grove's Two Newest Police Officers
Rygiel, Andrew
Officer Andrew

Officer Rygiel is ready to wear
the badge because it is a rewarding 
and challenging career,
and he has a strong 
desire to make an impact
 in the community. 
Gaborek, Nicole
Officer Nicole

Officer Gaborek is ready to wear
the badge and is excited
serving our
community as a
police officer and helping others. 

Both officers took the Oath of Office on September 19, 2016, and will be begin attending a 12 week training program at a suburban police academy on October 3rd. 

Special Olympics Fundraiser Trivia Night @ Continental Restaurant 
Please join us for a fun-filled night of trivia, food and raffle prizes on November 12 as we support Special Olympics. Registration required! See flyer for further details. 

Buffalo Grove Police Pull a Plane!
Department members along with their families and friends pulled an estimated 90 ton plane, all to raise funds for Special Olympics Illinois! See the article here

Meet Hogyn, BGPD's Newest 4-Legged Officer!

Commander James Newton celebrated 40 years with the Buffalo Grove Police Department on July 1, 2016
 Newton, Jim Commander Newton joined the Buffalo Grove Police Department as 
a desk officer on July 1, 1976.  He became a Community Service
Officer shortly after that,and was sworn in as a Police Officer in 1979.  
In May of 1996, he became Sergeant and was promoted to 
Commander in August of 2003. Commander Newton was recognized
as Police Officer of the Year in 1992 and 1998, and received the Life
Saving Award along with numerous Employee of the Quarter and Honorable Mentions throughout his career. He currently serves as Staff
Support Commander.

2014 Buffalo Grove Police Department's Citizen Survey Results
Chief Steven R. Casstevens is pleased to announce the results of the recently completed 2014 Citizen Survey.  The survey has been sent out since 1984 with the intent to gauge satisfaction of the police service in Buffalo Grove. 

Select to view the news release and survey results

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