chief-formal-photo-no-patch-hcMission Statement

The mission of the Hazel Crest Police Department is to ensure that all persons who come within the limits of Hazel Crest feel safe and secure in their persons and property. This mission is to be accomplished through the well-regulated efforts of a highly trained, dedicated, and conscientious group of individuals employed for this purpose. Police services will be provided to all without regard to race, sex, religion, sexual orientation, or political preference.

Message from the Chief

It is my goal for the Hazel Crest Police Department to provide the best service to our community as possible. The foundation of achieving this goal has to be through relationships. We will constantly seek to develop the best relationship that we possibly can with all citizens. Inclusion of the community is essential to a healthy working relationship that will allow us all to keep the community of Hazel Crest safe and functioning at its highest capacity. That cohesive relationship is going to best allow us as a police department to meet the needs of the citizens that we serve, and it will also allow for a true partnership with all members of the Hazel Crest community to flourish. It is truly a blessing, and my honor, to serve the officers of the Hazel Crest Police Department and especially the citizens of the Village of Hazel Crest.
You can email Chief Davis at mdavis@villageofhazelcrest.com

Community Policing Division

The Hazel Crest Police Department has created a Community Policing Division. The new division will be overseen by a Deputy Chief. It will also have a full-time officer assigned, along with our existing Community Service Officer. The old Fire Station #1, located on 170th and Dixie Highway, is being renovated and converted into the new Community Policing Headquarters for the Hazel Crest Police Department. The division will be based out of that building, and will be equipped to provide a variety of services to the community from that location.

The Community Policing Division will be responsible for many things, many which are already in existence, but the new charge of the division will be the expansion of programs. Implementation of programs for all members of the community allow us to provide information and services that will help the community as a whole. The division is in its infancy stages and will be constantly growing.

The Community Policing Division recently completed its first program since being formed. The “Senior Citizens Police Academy” was a 6-week program that covered many aspects of law enforcement and public safety. The program culminated in a graduation for the participants. The guest speaker at the graduation was Judge D. Renee Jackson.

Senior Citizens Academy 2016 Graduates

Senior Citizens Academy 2016 Graduates

Zone Meetings

We have placed an increased emphasis on our Zone Meetings. Zone Meetings are our chance to let you know what is going on specifically in your area of town. It is a chance for you to address concerns that you have within the community directly with a member of our command staff. The Community Policing Division is responsible for conducting all Zone Meetings and will cover various subject matter that is pertinent to you and the community in general. REMEMBER, we cannot address your wants and needs if we don’t know what they are. Please come to the Zone Meetings so that we can communicate. The success of any relationship is heavily dependent on communication, and the relationship between our department and the people that we serve is no different. We need your participation!

Here is the schedule for all Zone Meetings.
Zone 1 (Hazel Crest Proper)
2nd Thursday of every month, 7 p.m. at Fire Station #1 (Community Policing Headquarters)
Zone 2 (North of 175th Street, west of bridge)
1st Thursday of every month, 7 p.m. at the Village Hall
Zone 3 (South of 175th Street)
1st Thursday of every month, 7 p.m. at the Village Hall

Don’t forget that you can also address any concerns that you may have through the Village of Hazel Crest App on your smart phone.

We will be utilizing this website and the Hazel Crest Police Department Facebook page to keep you informed. Please like our Facebook page.

Police Department Organizational Chart

Hazel Crest Police Department Seeking Full-Time Certified Lateral Applicants for the Position of Police Officer.

Citizen Police Academy 
The Hazel Crest Police Department will be hosting a Citizens Police Academy. The academy will be held on Wednesday nights from 7pm to 9pm at the Village Hall Council Chambers. Classes will start January 25th and run through March 29th . The Citizens Police Academy is open to all Village of Hazel Crest residents, business owners, and employees.

This program is limited to 25 people so apply ASAP!

CPA Program Information

CPA Application