WHEATON, Ill. – Please join us in our shared responsibilities to prevent accidents and crimes.
Driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs remains the No. 1 cause of fatal traffic crashes in Illinois and across our nation. Please use a designated driver, a cab, or public transportation should you consume anything that may impair your ability to safely operate a motor vehicle.
Always lock your home, leave a light on a timer, and have a neighbor retrieve your mail when you will be away from home. Residents are welcome to complete a vacation house watch with the Wheaton Police Department when they will be away from home for more than a few days. Officers will check your home periodically. Vacation house watch requests may be filed in person at the police station or over the internet at http://www.wheaton.il.us/servicerequest
Always remove valuables from the inside of your parked car and keep the car locked, no matter where it is parked.
Keep a watchful eye on your neighborhood. Should you hear or observe anything suspicious, call 9-1-1 immediately. You may choose to remain anonymous. Wheaton police officers will respond to anonymous reports.
Members of the Wheaton Police Department wish everyone a safe and enjoyable holiday season.
It is our honor “To Protect and To Serve” you.