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Michael R. Ruth
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125 E. First St.
Elmhurst, IL  60126

Ph: (630) 530-3050
Fx: (630) 941-1229
Emergency: 9-1-1

24 Hours / 7 Days
The men and women of the Elmhurst Police Department are dedicated to providing professional public safety services to our community. We proudly serve and live by our motto, “Providing the Best”.

Our Motto and Mission Statement, "Providing the Best"
  • We believe the public must have confidence, trust and faith in the ability of every Elmhurst police officer to efficiently and reliably perform their duties.
  • Therefore, our mission is to create a feeling of safety and security in all of our citizens by providing the best law enforcement service.
  • We will do our best to safeguard all people in the City of Elmhurst and insure the quality of life for all through effective and efficient delivery of law enforcement.
  • We believe that human resources represent our community's single largest and most important investment. Therefore, we are committed to excellence in our profession and will do our best to fine tune all of our job skills. We recognize that good interpersonal communication skills are absolutely necessary to perform our duties in an efficient manner.
  • We will provide the best by continually being sensitive to the authority which we are entrusted and to ensure that it is consistent with our responsibility to protect the public with fairness and equality.
  • We will provide the best quality of work by our professional and personal commitment to devote to the community and all its people the highest level of law enforcement services in response to ever changing needs by promoting justice, equality, fairness, honesty, integrity, legality and dedication; both for the Police Department and to the public we serve.

News Flash
Elmhurst Police Accepting Applications for Fall 2014 Citizen Police Academy
The Elmhurst Police Department is pleased to announce the 17th session of the Citizen’s Police Academy. The Citizen’s Police Academy is a 13-week program, first started in the Fall of 2000, designed to give citizens a working knowledge of law Additional Info...
Police Department Offers Drowning Prevention Tips
With the summer months in full swing, the Elmhurst Police Department wants to remind residents that drowning is the leading cause of injury or death in children ages one to four. Additional Info...
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