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Message from the Chief

Chief Menough

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the Hanover Park Police Department website.  The men and women of the Hanover Park Police Department are honored to have the opportunity to serve the residents of Hanover Park.  The police department is extremely proud that Hanover Park is consistently recognized as one of America’s safest cities.  This recognition is the direct result of the partnership between the police department and the residents and businesses, and stakeholders we serve. 

The Hanover Park Police Department is committed to community policing through our Area Response Team Program and Police and Citizens Connected Initiative.  Since the implementation of these programs the village has experienced record low crime.   I encourage all residents to learn more about these programs by visiting this link above. 

Upon reviewing this website, you will see that the Hanover Park Police Department remains committed to implementing the latest technologies, initiatives and programs in a never ending effort to reduce crime and improve our service delivery to residents.
I thank you for taking the time to visit our website and please feel free to contact me or any other member of the police department with any concerns, questions or comments you may have. 

Michael Menough
Chief of Police

Department Overview

The Police Department is organized into the Administration and the Operation and Support Divisions with a combined strenth of 99 total employees of which 61 are police officers and 38 are civilians. 

The Administration contains the chief of police and an administrative assistant.

The Operations Division has 58 sworn officers (1 deputy chief, 3 lieutenants, 5 sergeants, and 49 officers) and 7 civilian personnel and contains the following bureaus and units:
  • Patrol Bureau
    • Patrol
      • Provide thes proper deployment of patrol units to respond to calls for police service, prevent crime and provide a visible presence to the public that instills confidenc and security.
    • Strategic Enforcement & Prevention Unit (SEP)
      • Provides traffic enforcement operations, parking enforcement, liaision with school crossing guards, administrative hearing process, community events, nuisance abatement, trespassing programs, as well as checking for retail compliance with the sales of alcohol and tobacco. 
  • Investigations Bureau
    • Detective Unit
      • Assists the Patrol Bureau in the follow-up of cases that is beyond the scope of the uniformed officer.
      • Investigate cases ranging from murder to theft.
      • Handle both adult and youth cases.
      • Juvenile officers administer programs aimed at the redirection of the behavior of the youthful offender. These include referral to outside social service agencies, station adjustment, and, when necessary, adjudication in the juvenile court system.
    • Special Operations Group (SOG)
      • Specialize in combating gang and drug activity in Hanover Park. SOG officers spends their time gathering gang intelligence and conducting anti-drug operations. 
      • Liasion with North Central Narcotics Task Force
    • Intelligence & Crime Analysis Unit (ICAU)
      • Keeps track of crime statistics in Hanover Park, forecasts future crime trends, and coordinates crime information sharing among other agencies.
  • Other Units
    • Bicycle Patrol Unit
    • Crisis Resolution Team (CRT)
    • Honor Guard
    • Recruitment Team
  • Specialty Positions
    • Canine Officer
    • Evidence Technician
    • Field Training Officer
    • Range Officer
    • Traffic Accident Investigator
    • Truck Enforcement Officer
    • Rotational Assignments
  • Task Forces
    • Cook County Major Case Assistance Team (MCAT)
    • DuPage County Major Crimes Task Force (DCMCTF)
    • DuPage County Accident Reconstruction Team (DuCART)
    • Illinois Law Enforcement Alarm System (ILEAS)
    • Northern Illinois Police Alarm System (NIPAS)
      • Emergency Services Team (EST)
      • Mobile Field Force (MFF)
The Support Services Division has 2 sworn officers (1 deputy chief, 1 sergeant) and 31 civilian personnel (2 supervisors and 29 non-supervisory personnel) and contains the following functions and units:
  • Code Enforcement Bureau
    • Code Enforcement Unit
      • Crime Free Housing
      • Nuisance Properties
      • Residential Property Code Enforcement
      • Single Family and Multi-Family Rental Residential Licensing
      • Grass & Weed Abatement
  • Community Services Bureau
    • Social Services Unit
  • Emergency Services Bureau
  • Staff Services Bureau