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Oak Park Police Department
123 Madison St, Oak Park, IL 60302

Officials within the Oak Park Police Department say its commitment to community policing "isn't just a title orMore philosophy."

Instead, Deputy Chief Anthony Ambrose says, community policing is practiced by everyone in the department, from patrolmen to detectives. That means a group of the village's 116 sworn officers are covering portions of Oak Park at any given time, with an eye toward preventing, and reacting to, crime and promoting public safety.

To that end, the department assigns several officers to work from their homes, situated within their beats. The goal is to open the lines of communication between the department and Oak Park's neighborhoods.

Oak Park police have a street-crimes unit, traffic-enforcement unit and juvenile unit. They also dedicate officers to the West Suburban Directed Gang Enforcement, a regional crimefighting effort made up of officers in Forest Park, River Forest, Brookfield, Lyons, Riverside, Stickney, North Riverside and Berwyn.

Additional numbers for the department include a Crime Tip Hotline at 708-434-1636 and a non-emergency number at 708-386-2131.

Village Hall, Village of Oak Park
123 Madison St, Oak Park, IL 60302

From building codes to board meetings, village hall is the hub of all things Oak Park.

Completed in the 1970s,More the building's interior — a wide-open space where visitors can easily see village employees — was designed with a nod to open government.

The facility is home to many of the village's governmental agencies, including parking services, building and property standards, business services, a cashiers office and the health department.

The village manager and village clerk both have an office at village hall. The village president, whose position is part-time, also keeps an office here.

Oak Park's governing board meets for village board meetings in the village hall auditorium on the first and third Mondays of the month at 7:30pm.

The auditorium also houses adjudication hearings for those who've received local ordinance violations.

Village hall is also home to the Oak Park Police Department, located in the building's lower level.

River Forest Village Hall
400 Park Ave, River Forest, IL 60305
This building contains several departments including police and fire, public works, planning and zoning. Located downMore the block from Lake Street near the CTA Green Line train tracks. Village Hall is seconds away from the more populated areas of suburban River Forest and Oak Park.
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