Patrol

Responsibilities

The Patrol Division consists of four uniformed patrol teams. Each team, supervised by a sergeant and corporal, respond to 911 calls for service, initiate investigations of crimes, conduct traffic enforcement, enforce city ordinances, and proactively maintain a visible presence, in order to deter crime.

Within each patrol team are highly trained patrol officers who have received advanced training as forensic evidence technicians, traffic accident investigators, truck enforcement officers, K-9 officer, and juvenile officers.

Speed Trailers
In Fiscal Year 2018-19, the Police Department added two speed trailers to their current speed cart/message board, already in use. These new speed trailers may be found positioned at various locations throughout the city to bring speed awareness to drivers in both residential and business areas. In addition, they may be used as message boards to re-direct traffic or convey general enforcement notifications. The devices are equipped to download statistical data, insuring traffic enforcement is directed toward areas that have higher traffic volumes and/or are in need of speed compliance.

If you have any questions or wish to have the speed trailer placed in your neighborhood, please contact Sergeant Melvin at 630-393-2131.

Related Resources
Board of Fire & Police Commission (BOFPC)

Traffic Court - Wheaton Courthouse

Informational Resources

2019 Illinois Traffic Law Changes (PDF)

2018 Illinois Traffic Law Changes (PDF)

Distracted Driving Law (PDF) 

Law Change: Electronic Handheld Devices, eff 07/01/19 (PDF)

Illinois Bicycle Rules of the Road

Illinois Driving Rules of the Road - English - En Espanol

Illinois Secretary of State Driving Publications & References

Illinois Secretary of State's Office

Illinois Tollway Drop-It and Drive (Cell phone)

License plate renewal mail notifications stopped by Secretary of State (PDF)

Move Over America (Scott's Law) - Illinois Scott's Law - (PDF)

SCHOOL ZONE LAWS (PDF)

Teen Driver Safety (including Graduated Driver's License) 

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Becoming a Police Officer - Recruitment Video

Board of Fire and Police Commission 2019 meeting dates (PDF)

Citizen Police Academy (CPA) (PDF) - 2019 Class cancelled

Oxcart Permit (Apply for) - Oversize Overweight Trucks - City Ordinance (PDF)

Police Pension Board 2019 meeting dates (PDF)

Police Sergeant Eligibility List - expires 11/20/20 (PDF)

Probationary Police Officer Final Eligibility List - expires 06/29/20 (PDF)

Repossession of Vehicles/Property - City Ordinance 3012 (PDF)

Temporary Visitor Driver's License (TVDL) - Application checklist