The City of Elmhurst is allowed to enact ordinances to cover building codes, traffic offenses and liquor offenses. If a person is arrested for an ordinance offense, they will not go to jail for that offense. It is considered a "fine only," and it is not a permanent mark on their record.
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The Elmhurst Police Department will take fingerprints for job applications, a professional license or for immigration purposes for residents of Elmhurst or for people who are being fingerprinted because of a business or profession located in Elmhurst. Fingerprinting is done by appointment only and there is a nominal fee. For fingerprinting appointments or further information, contact the Elmhurst Police Dept. at 630-530-3050.
Court Supervision is a finding of the court that allows a person to plead guilty to a traffic ticket or minor offense and not receive a conviction on their driving record or criminal record. It is a form of probation where the person must report to the judge and stay out of trouble for a specified period of time. When a person successfully completes court supervision, they will have to pay a fine, but they will not have a mark on their record.
All of us receive phone calls and flyers from different organizations saying they represent the Elmhurst Police Department in fundraisers. Many of these organizations are shadowy solicitors, not authorized by the Elmhurst Police Department. The Elmhurst Police Department does have an organization, the Elmhurst Police Benevolent and Athletic Association (E.P.B.A.A.) that has a solicitation once a year that is hand-delivered to your house or business. The Elmhurst Police Benevolent and Athletic Association uses these funds for various charitable organizations and re-distributes them into the community, sponsoring baseball and hockey teams, scholarships and other charitable works in the community.
In DuPage County, if you dial 911 on your cell phone, the call will first be routed to the DuPage Co. Sheriff's Office, then forwarded to an Elmhurst dispatcher. The Elmhurst Police will eventually get the call, but it will take an extra minute or two because of the transfer process.
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