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Administration
     CALEA

Operations Division
     Patrol Bureau
     Investigations Bureau
     Community Services Bureau

Support Services Division
    
     Staff Services Bureau
     Code Enforcement

Other Units
     Recruitment Team
     Crisis Resolution Team
     Honor Guard
     Major Case Assistance Team
     DuPage County Major Crimes Task Force
     Northern Illinois Police Alarm System (NIPAS)
     Illinois Law Enforcement Alarm System (ILEAS)

Top of PageAdministration

Administration consists of the Chief's Office and the accreditation manager who oversees the department's compliance with CALEA.

Operations Division

The Operations Division consists of the Patrol Bureau, Investigations Bureau and Community Services Bureau. The Operations Division is commanded by Deputy Chief Gatz.

Community Services Bureau

The Community Services Bureau consists of the Strategic Enforcement and Prevention Unit (S.E.P.).  The Strategic Enforcement and Prevention Unit is responsible for traffic enforcement operations, parking enforcement, liasion with crossing guards, administrative hearing process, community events, nuisance abatement, trespassing programs, as well as checking for retail compliance with the sales of alcohol and tobacco. 

In 2010 the S.E.P Unit initiated a school enforcment program.  This program consists of getting the message out to our drivers that school is in session and that motorists need to be observant to the school zones.  The S.E.P Unit educates motorists by utilzing an electronic message board warning motorists to slow down in the school zones and to not be using their cell phones.  The S.E.P Unit conducts monthly stings in school zones to ensure compliance of No Cell Phone Use, as well as enforcment of parking related issues.
 

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Support Services Division

The Support Services Division consists of the Staff Services Bureau, Social Services Unit, and Code Enforcement. The Support Services Division is commanded by Deputy Chief Cortese.

Staff Services Bureau

The Staff Services Bureau provides the maintenance of a records system that collects crime data and records of operational activities; serves as the initial answering point for all incoming calls and visitors to the Police Department.

Top of PageOther Units

In addition to formal units, the department also has several teams which are comprised of officers from various units within the department.

Recruitment Team

The Recruitment Team actively recruits new officers year-round by attending college and other job fairs. In addition, team members assist the Human Resource Staff with the orientation and testing process of prospective Logo - Crisis Resolution Teamapplicants.

Crisis Resolution Team

The Crisis Resolution Team is utilized to execute search warrants and other emergency situations that arise in the village.

 

Honor Guard

Top of PageThe Honor Guard Team is used at formal village and department functions, funerals, and other events as requested.


 

Logo - Major Case Assistance TeamMajor Case Assistance Team

Hanover Park Police is a part of the Major Case Assistance Team which is comprised of officers and investigators from police agencies from the northwest part of Cook County. MCAT responds to serious crimes as requested by member agencies.
 

Top of PageDuPage County Major Crimes Task Force

DuPage County LogoHanover Park Police is a part of the DuPage County Major Crimes Task Force which is comprised of officers and investigators from police agencies from the DuPage County. DCMCTF responds to serious crimes as requested by member agencies.
 

Northern Illinois Police Alarm System (NIPAS)

Logo NIPASHanover Park is a member of NIPAS. NIPAS is a mutual aid organization that is comprised of police agencies from the northeast part of Illinois. NIPAS can provide additional manpower as needed by the member agency. In addition, NIPAS also has a Mobile Field Force which can be deployed for crowd control situations. NIPAS also has a SWAT team which is used for extreme emergency situations that arise in member towns. For more information, please visit NIPAS' website.
 

Top of PageIllinois Law Enforcement Alarm System (ILEAS)

Logo - ILEASHanover Park is a member of ILEAS. ILEAS is a statewide version of NIPAS for mutual aid only. If an incident occurs that has a significant impact on any one town or geographic area, this system can be used to provide additional manpower that would normally be beyond the abilities of the member agency or agencies. For more information, visit ILEAS' website.