Message From The Chief

Western Springs Department of Law Enforcement Services

From the Desk of the Chief of Police

Thank you for visiting the Western Springs Police Department website. As Chief of Police, I am honored to serve the community alongside the fine men and women of the Police Department. 

We have an outstanding and dedicated group of sworn police officers, civilian support staff, and volunteers who are committed to serving, protecting, and educating our residents. Our agency takes great pride in the positive contributions we make in maintaining the high quality of life for our residents, businesses, and visitors. We are proud of our specialized law enforcement and community policing efforts that help ensure our historically low crime rate.

The Western Springs Police Department is currently comprised of 21 sworn police officers, 10 civilian employees in addition to an Auxiliary Police Officer Division. In 2004, the Department became nationally accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, (CALEA). I am proud to announce that the Department recently attained its fourth consecutive re-accreditation award in November of 2016. In order to achieve and maintain accredited status, our agency’s policies and procedures must be in compliance with the national standards set forth by CALEA. This designation signifies our ongoing commitment to professional excellence as we are 1 of 50 departments in Illinois and 1 of only 821 nationwide who are currently accredited by CALEA. 

Our agency participates in several multi-jurisdictional task forces which include the South Suburban Major Crimes Task Force, Internet Crimes Against Children, Major Case Assistance Team, Northern Illinois Police Alarm System, and the DuPage Metropolitan Enforcement Group. 

Please take a moment to learn more about our department through this website. We welcome your input and comments and we will continue to support and protect our safe community by providing intelligent, friendly, and effective problem-solving services in partnership with our residents. We welcome your feedback through the Service Evaluation Form

Very truly yours,
Chief Brian J. Budds
Director of Law Enforcement Services