Welcome to the Oak Brook Police Department homepage. My name is James Kruger and I have the honor of having been appointed Chief of Police for the Village of Oak Brook in November of 2011. The Oak Brook Police Department is comprised of forty full time sworn, ten non-sworn, and ten sworn auxiliary members dedicated to providing the very best law enforcement services to our community. The Oak Brook Police Department is a nationally accredited police department through The Commission on Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies.
The Village of Oak Brook is a full service community located on the eastern DuPage County border along the I-88 Reagan Memorial Tollway Corridor. We are home to Oakbrook Center, the second largest shopping mall in Illinois, McDonalds Corporation Global Headquarters, Ace Hardware Corporate Headquarters, as well as numerous other international and national corporations, retail establishments and restaurants.
The Oak Brook Police Department is staffed by highly trained professionals who are committed to a community oriented policing philosophy. We pride ourselves on the high level of service we provide all of our stakeholders. As a community policing strategy, the Police Department utilizes the “Homeowners’ Association Liaison Officer’s” Program or HALO for short. HALO is a collaborative effort between the Police Department and the twenty-seven separate homeowners associations that make up the residential portion of Oak Brook. Officers are assigned to each homeowner’s association and serve as a primary conduit of information between the Police Department and the residents.
Along with our community policing efforts, the Oak Brook Police Department has a Support Services Unit that works closely with Butler School District 53 and the Oak Brook Park District, and provides DARE, Alive at 25, a community speaker’s bureau and security surveys for both residential and commercial properties. We also hold two Citizen Police Academies per year and monthly Coffee with a Cop programs. The Investigations Unit is comprised of five general case Detectives and a Detective Sergeant that investigate nearly 600 Part 1 offenses per year.
Please take a few moments and explore our website. I believe you will see that we continue to strive to live up to our organizational values of Loyalty, Honor and Teamwork.
James R. Kruger Jr.
Chief of Police
|Monday, November 7th, 2016|
CALEA Conference in South Carolina
During the weekend of November 5, 2016, Chief James R. Kruger Jr. and Sergeant Benjamin Kadolph attended the CALEA Conference in South Carolina. On Saturday, Chief Kruger and Sergeant Kadolph testified in front of the Accreditation Review Committee and were approved for recommendation to the full Commission. Later that evening, the full Commission on Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies awarded the Department Full Accreditation status for the next four years. .