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James Volpe, Chief
Police Department
900 W. Liberty Drive,  
Hours: 24 Hours
Phone: 630-260-2161

Emails are monitored Monday through Friday during normal business hours and should not be considered as an emergency contact for the police

Police Department

The Wheaton Police Department is comprised of 92 full and part-time employees providing police services to the community. The sworn officers and civilian personnel strive to ensure the safety of life and property while adhering to the highest principles and values of our profession.

Our motto remains “to protect and to serve.”


The Wheaton Police Station is located at 900 W. Liberty Drive.

9-1-1 Dispatch

When you call 9-1-1 in Wheaton, you will reach DU-COMM (DuPage Public Safety Communications), the emergency communications center that dispatches the appropriate public safety personnel. DU-COMM is an intergovernmental agency that serves many DuPage County communities.

About Your Police Department

Police Department resources are split between three divisions: Administration, Operations and Support.


  • Department administration maintains the ultimate responsibility for the efficient and effective operation of police services in the city.

Operations Division:

  • Patrol: Primarily responsible for responding to 911 calls for service, order maintenance, enforcing laws and ordinances, crime suppression, community contacts.
  • Traffic Unit: Primarily responsible for enforcement of speeding and traffic laws.
  • Training Office: Responsible for providing internal training, securing external training, and maintaining accurate training records.
  • Community Service Officers: Primarily responsible for responding to animal calls, enforcing parking restrictions, assisting with traffic control, and investigating ordinance violations
  • Auxiliary Officers: Primarily responsible for patrolling public parks and schools, assisting full-time officers; providing traffic control for special events.
  • Crossing Guards: Responsible for helping school children cross the street at designated crossings during the school year.

Support Division:

  • Investigative Unit: Primarily responsible for the follow-up investigation of criminal complaints, handling of juvenile arrest dispositions, computer-related crime investigation, and multi-jurisdictional investigations.
  • Narcotics Unit: Primarily responsible for investigating the sale and/or use of illegal drugs in the city of Wheaton.
  • School Liaison Officers: Assigned to both public high schools, provide police services to the school, staff, and students, cultivate relationships with community youths, provide personal safety and crime prevention strategies.
  • Police Services Unit: Primarily responsible for maintaining police records, data entry, interacting with station visitors, answering non-emergency inquiries, dissemination of internal information.
  • Property and Evidence Control: Inventorying, cataloging, and maintaining criminal evidence, chain of custody, and recovered property.

Freedom of Information Act

To submit a request for police records under the Freedom of Information Act, submit an online FOIA request or complete the Police Records FOIA form (pdf) and return it to the Wheaton Police Department, 900 W. Liberty Drive.