Downtown Business Liaison Officer | 911 & Non-Emergency Calls | Forensic Technician Unit | Park Counselor | Permits
Patrol Bureau Commanders can be reached at 847.368.5300
Downtown Business Association Liaison Officer
- Day Shift (7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.): Commander Richard Gausselin
- Evening Shift (3:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.): Commander Michael Kearney
- Midnight Shift (11:00 p.m. - 7:00 a.m.): Commander Michael Miljan
The Police Department has designated a single uniformed officer to serve as the Downtown Business Association Liaison Officer.This officer is responsible for initial response to all calls for police service in the Downtown Business Association and interacts with merchants and other citizens on a daily basis to resolve problems of mutual concern. The Downtown Business Association Liaison Officer typically works Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, but adjustments in the officer’s schedule are made for special occasions such as Sidewalk Days, holiday activities, and other special community events held in the Downtown Business Association.
Emergency & Non-Emergency Calls for Police Service
The Arlington Heights Police Department is a member of the Northwest Central Dispatch System, a multi-jurisdictional dispatch center which provides police and fire dispatching for the communities of Arlington Heights, Buffalo Grove, Elk Grove Village, Hoffman Estates, Inverness, Mount Prospect, Palatine, Prospect Heights, Rolling Meadows, Schaumburg, and Streamwood. All emergency and non-emergency calls for police service are dispatched by Northwest Central Dispatch. Citizens in need of police service should call 9-1-1 or 847.253.2131 to reach the dispatch center. Routine inquiries or requests for information should be directed to the Police Department’s administrative number (847.368.5300).
Forensic Technician Unit
The Forensic Technician Unit is comprised of officers who have been extensively trained in all aspects of crime scene processing and evidence collection. The Forensic Technician’s main responsibility is the identification, collection and preservation of all physical evidence present at a crime scene. This may involve something as simple as lifting a fingerprint from a motor vehicle burglary, or as complex as the processing of a major crime scene, such as a homicide.
Park Counselor Program
The Park Counselor Program is a seasonal program operating from Memorial Day through Labor Day, which places adult “counselors” in the parks between 7:15 PM and 11:15 PM seven days a week to monitor the behavior of patrons. Park Counselors are encouraged to educate patrons regarding park ordinances when minor infractions are encountered, but are instructed to call police when voluntary compliance cannot be obtained or more serious illegal behavior is observed. The Police Department provides operational oversight of the Park Counselor Program with input from the Arlington Heights Park District, which assists in the funding of the program.
For 'Second Division Vehicle' permits relative to oversize and overweight limitts, contact Operations Support Supervisor Timothy Barrett: 847.368.5388
Truck enforcement exists to provide safe passage through Arlington Heights for all motor vehicle traffic, as they share the roads with larger and heavier commercial vehicles. You need a permit for any movement on the Village of Arlington Heights maintained roadways with a non-divisible load that exceeds maximum weights & heights. Read More.