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The Department consists of 32 full-time police officers and seven civilian employees who fall under either the Administration and Investigations divisions or Patrol Operations. The Department provides highly specialized services, which include forensic evidence processing, major accident reconstruction, the Bike Unit, Traffic Safety Enforcement Unit (TSEU), and the Problem Oriented Policing Unit (POP). Additionally, department members serve on multi-jurisdictional task forces including DuPage Metropolitan Emergency Response and Investigations Team (MERIT), DuPage County Accident Reconstruction Taskforce (DuCART), and the Greater Metropolitan Auto Theft Task Force.
Warrenville Police Department Mission
To remain dedicated to serving the community with uncompromising integrity and moral values. With professionalism and compassion, the department strives to reduce crime, foster community partnership, and sustain public trust.
Adoption of Shared Principles
On March 22, 2018, the NAACP Illinois State Conference and Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police agreed to Shared Principles designed to build trust between law enforcement and communities of color. On August 17, 2020, the City adopted these principles, which include the endorsement of community policing, development of ongoing relationships between law enforcement and communities of color to help eliminate racism, increasing diversity within police departments and use of de-escalation training for officers. A copy of the signed Shared Principles is displayed in the Police Department front lobby.
Read the City of Warrenville Resolution and Shared Principles here.
Meet the Chiefs
Police Chief Sam Bonilla
Appointed: November 28, 2022
Deputy Chief Jeff Jacobson is a 24-year veteran of the Police Department, who serves as the Deputy Chief of Operations (Patrol), and prior to that served as the Deputy Chief of Investigations and Administration. Read Deputy Chief Jacobson’s full biography.
Deputy Chief Ken Dawson is a 24-year veteran of the Police Department, who serves as the Deputy Chief of Investigations and Administration, and prior to his current position, served as the Detective Sergeant. Read Deputy Chief Dawson’s full biography.