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Crime Prevention

Collaboratively partner with residents and businesses by providing crime prevention techniques to deter criminal activity and help maintain a safe community.

The Woodridge Police Department Crime Prevention Unit provides a number of services to  residents and businesses of Woodridge. The purpose of the unit is to educate residents and businesses in methods and techniques related to personal and property protection.

If you are interested in any of the crime prevention topics, please contact the Crime Prevention Unit at 630-719-4730.

  • Residential Security Inspection - An officer from the police department will come to your residence or business to inspect the residence and offer crime prevention suggestions.
  • Child Passenger Safety Seat Training - Sessions can be scheduled by appointment only, and are available for Woodridge residents only. Call the Traffic Safety Unit at 630-719-6105 for details or to schedule an appointment.
  • Crime Prevention Techniques Presentation - The unit will present to businesses, neighborhood groups, and civic groups information on specific crime prevention topics or general information related to services provided by the police department. The crime prevention unit may also make arraignments to have a police officer with squad car stop by block parties in Woodridge, as a block party application is required for such events.
  • Community Crime Watch Program - The unit will assist a neighborhood group in the formation and operation of a Community Crime Watch program.
  • Police Building Tours - Tours of the police facility and squad cars are provided for civic groups within Woodridge.
  • Crime Prevention Information - Adult and child crime prevention and safety brochures are available at the police station as well as No Solicitor Signs and materials. Please call the Crime Prevention Unit 630-719-4730 first to confirm availability.
  • Seniors and Law Enforcement Together (SALT) - The Crime Prevention Unit offers SALT seminars to keep Seniors abreast of current scams and other crime prevention techniques.
  • Crime Free Housing - The unit works with the Community Development Department to facilitate the Crime Free Housing Program in the Village. Classes are available throughout the year at no cost to property rental owners,contact Community Development at 630-719-2493 for the available class.

D.A.R.E. Program
The Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) program continues to be offered to the elementary and junior high schools in Woodridge. The DARE program is taught by a uniformed officer to students in grades 2, 4, 6 and 8. Officer Tom Hogan is currently assigned to this position. You can contact Officer Tom Hogan at or at (630) 719-4730.

In addition to teaching classes, Officer Hogan coordinates and organizes an annual DARE lock-in event for the sixth-grade students in the program. Officer Hogan is also available to speak at PTO meetings and local community groups upon request. Officer Hogan has spoken on a variety of topics including cyber-bullying, internet safety, and other current trends / issues that help to keep the children of our community safe.