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Trick or Treat Hours
Trick-or-Treat hours will be from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 31st. Have a safe holiday!

Buffalo Grove Police Hosting 3rd Annual Trivia Night!
On November 10th, 2018, teams of 8 will gather to compete in 10 rounds of trivia, presented by Buffalo Grove Police Chief Steven Casstevens. The cost for a team of 8 is $280, which includes a buffet style dinner and trivia. Raffle prizes and a silent auction will held; sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, please view the flyer here.

BGPD to offer New Online Child Safety Seat Installation Scheduling
In an effort to streamline the Child Safety Seat Inspection and Installation process, the Buffalo Grove Police Department is now offering an online scheduling service where Buffalo Grove residents can make their own appointment. Child Safety Seat services are offered every other Tuesday of the month, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Please check the online schedule for the available dates. Each install takes approximately 30 minutes and is free of charge. Click here to schedule!

Buffalo Grove Police Department Hires Two New Police Officers
The BGPD would like to welcome Officers Eric Sarat and Evan Woodward to the agency! The two men were sworn in on March 19, 2018 at the Village Board Meeting. Officer Sarat joins us with experience as an officer at the Oakton Community College PD and will enter into department training immediately. Officer Woodward will be attending the Suburban Law Enforcement Academy before returning to the department for field training. Welcome!

Woodward, Chief, Sarat
Officer Evan Woodward, Buffalo Grove Police Chief Steven Casstevens, Officer Eric Sarat

Chief Casstevens Attends International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Conference in Israel
Pictured is the Deputy Commissioner of Israeli Police, Major General Zohar Dvir, and Buffalo Grove Police Chief Steven Casstevens. Chief Casstevens represented the Buffalo Grove Police Department, as well as the IACP at the Annual Police Exchange Visit, in Israel earlier in March 2018. 
Chief Casstevens with Major General Zohar Dvir 
20 Years of Volunteering
Kay Krupela, Buffalo Grove Police Department Volunteer, was recently honored at the Village of Buffalo Grove Volunteer Luncheon for her 20 years of dedicated work for BGPD. Kay has been very involved in assisting officers with the Peer Jury Program, as well as other events. Thank you Kay!
Krupela, Kay

IRS Warns of New Tax Scams
Thousands of people have lost millions of dollars, as well as their personal information due to scam artists, particularly during "Tax Season". Help protect yourself by taking a few precautionary steps, and always keep an eye on your credit reports, bank accounts, and possible refund or payment status. The IRS provides information on scams, refunds and more here

BGPD and Canadian National Railway Police Partner for 2018 National Random Acts of Kindness Day
Officers from both agencies, along with Janet Smith of Java Junction, partnered to pass out free coffee, goodies and giveaways on Friday, February 16th to morning commuters at the Buffalo Grove Train Depot. The officers had a great time and hope those who were there did as well!


Buffalo Grove Police Department Accepting Lateral Applications for Police Officer
Applications are being accepted for lateral entry now through March 15, 2018. Detailed information can be found on the Recruitment Page, and applications can be located here

BGPD Gifted Valentine's Day Treat Bags from Country Meadow Girl Scouts
The Girl Scouts from Country Meadow School brightened the days of dozens of officers by presenting them with gift bags containing sweets, hand sanitizer, chap stick and more. The officers were very grateful and appreciative!

V-day Treat bags from Country Meadow Girl Scouts

Chief Steven Casstevens Testifies at a Senate Judiciary Hearing in Washington D.C.

On January 17, 2018 Buffalo Grove Police Chief traveled to Washington, D.C. to testify at a Senate Judiciary Hearing on long term health care for police officers who are permanently disable in the line of duty. Chief Casstevens' testimony was given before the Sub-Committee on Crime and Terrorism, and the hearing was chaired by U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham. The discussion centered around Public Safety Officer Benefits and the gaps that exist, which in some cases, causes officers to be denied benefits. Thank you Chief for your important work on behalf of police departments across the country!

Chief Testimony at Senate

Citizen's Police Academy Begins Soon!
The annual Buffalo Grove Citizen's Police Academy will begin February 28th, and run through April 18th. The group will meet once a week from 7-10 p.m. and cover topics such as: SWAT, narcotics, evidence, firearms and more! Click here for more information. Applications can be located here

Children and Technology
Did your children get new technology devices for the holidays? Are you concerned about how they may be used? The Federal Trade Commission has some great tips for parents and guardians about protecting children and personal information while online. Click here to view their advice and resources. 

Blue Spirit
The Buffalo Grove Police Department was recently featured in "Ten Two News" for their efforts towards Special Olympics fundraising, Community Engagement, and more. Take a look at the article here

BGPD and DEA Drug Take Back Initiative
Together we have collected 438.2 lbs. of unneeded or expired prescription drug since April of this year. On October 28th, we collected over 110 lbs. alone. Thank you for your participation and assistance in keeping our community safe and healthy!

Online Overnight Parking Requests
The Buffalo Grove Police Department is proud to present an on-line overnight parking request. If you need to leave a vehicle on any village street between the hours of 2:00 a.m. through 6:00 a.m., you can fill out the on-line form and it will be sent directly to the police department. Click here, or the overnight parking request button located on the right hand side of the screen to request overnight parking.

Citizen Satisfaction Survey Results
Click here to view the findings from the police department's Citizen Survey from 2017. The survey was sent to 1,500 residents at random to gauge their views on the services provided by the BGPD.

Senior Resources
Check out our new Senior Resources page, which contains many useful links for our elderly community. Information on financial scams and fraud, how to avoid financial exploitation and even what to do if you feel you, or someone you care about, is being physically or mentally abused. Click here to be redirected to the page. 

2016 Annual Report
The Buffalo Grove Police Department is proud to present our 1st Annual Report, detailing the agency's activities throughout 2016. Please click the picture below to get an inside look into law enforcement in Buffalo Grove!

Annual Report

Junior Police Academy
Missed out on our 2017 JPA program? Take a look at some of the week's activities, and don't forget to sign up next year!

Traffic Matters Newsletter
Click here for the latest edition of the Traffic Matters Newsletter.

2016 Top Five Crash Locations
The analysis of 2016 Traffic Crashes has been completed, and the top five crash locations have been identified as: Buffalo Grove and Lake Cook Rd., Lake Cook and Arlington Heights Rd., Arlington Heights and McHenry Rd, Buffalo Grove and Aptakisic Rd (short), and Arlington Heights and Dundee Rd.  Click here for the full report. 

Vacation Watch Requests
To complete a vacation watch form for your home, please click here and you will be directed to our on-line reporting.  Please call 847-459-2560 if you have any issues completing the report or have any amendments to an already submitted one. **VACATION WATCH REQUESTS ARE NOT TO EXCEED 30 DAYS IN LENGTH**

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.

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