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James J. Dunne
Title: Chief of Police
A message from Chief James Dunne:
Welcome to the Wheeling Police Department home page. The police department’s mission is to provide public services that support the evolving needs of, and improve the overall safety, health and welfare of our residents and businesses. We are proud of our history and are fortunate to have developed a strong relationship with a community that respects and appreciates their Police Department which includes some of the finest officers in the country.
The Village of Wheeling Police Department is committed to providing professional and ethical police services to our residents and visitors. We have a strong commitment to working with our community, businesses and residents to create a safe environment to work, live and shop. The Wheeling Police Department is accredited by CALEA (Commission on Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies) which indicates that we adhere to the highest standards in public safety.
Our Department is staffed by 62 sworn officers who are either assigned to patrol, traffic, criminal investigations, special operations, or as a school resource officer. In addition, we have 3 community service officers, 20 dispatchers who work in the twenty-four hour communications center and 13 civilian personnel.
Our Department remains actively involved in various mutual aid agreements on regional task forces investigating homicides, major traffic crashes, burglary, SWAT and riot control teams. We are members of MCAT (Major Case Assistance Team), ILEAS (Illinois Law Enforcement Alarm System), and NIPAS (Northern Illinois Police Alarm Systems Emergency Services Team and Field Force). Participation on these teams provides an outstanding level of professional service for our residents in these specialized disciplines of law enforcement when the need arises.
As the needs of the community change, we continually look for ways to modify and improve our services. Therefore, we welcome requests for assistance from schools, residents, churches, and businesses to help with issues that they may be experiencing. We view these requests as opportunities to work toward our goal to improve the quality of life in the Village of Wheeling.
We hope you are able to find many useful tools on our website.
As always, do not hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns.
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