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Please call 911 for any type of police response – including NON-EMERGENCY Calls

NOTE – If calling 911 for police service from a cell phone, tell the operator that you need the Darien Police. This will help the police respond more efficiently.

Do Not Text While Driving, It's the Law ...  Click here for details.

Darien Police Department
Police Personnel and Administration
1710 Plainfield Road
Darien, Illinois 60561

Darien Police Department
Police Chief Ernest Brown - 630-353-8351
Deputy Chief John Cooper - 630-353-8359
Executive Secretary Carol Kopta - 630-353-8133
Administration: 630-971-3999
TDD:  630-971-3999
Fax: 630-971-4326
9-1-1 For Any Police Response
Lobby Hours:
7:00am - 7:00pm, Monday - Friday
7:00am - 3:00pm on Saturday and Sunday
Records / Lobby is closed most holidays.
NOTE:  24 Hour emergency phone located outside the Main Police Department Entrance

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From the Chief

Police Chief Ernest Brown
Police Chief
Ernest Brown
Deputy Chief John Cooper
Deputy Chief
John Cooper

The Darien Police Department remains committed to continually providing Darien’s residents and visitors with the highest quality of service possible, and to take those steps necessary to keep Darien as the safest city in the United States.

Thank you for clicking on the Darien Police Department’s official web site. As the expansion of the internet has resulted in an ever shrinking world, the need for a rapid and bi-directional exchange of information has also continued to grow.

Your Police Department's web-site is here to begin to address that growing need. The web-site is intended to provide you access to your police department, issues related to law enforcement, crime conditions in Darien and adjacent communities, crime trends, safety tips and upcoming events related to community interface.

The Darien Police Department is here to serve you. That philosophy of service will begin in the office of the Chief and be interwoven into the fiber of and every facet of our service delivery model and police operations. As we move forward I will be seeking your input on ways to enhance our partnership and communication, which will thereby increase our ability to collectively keep our community safe.

I look forward to working with each of you in the future.

About Us

The Darien Police Department is located at:
1710 Plainfield Rd., Darien, Illinois (In the city hall complex)
The Police Department is on the North side of Plainfield Rd., between Cass Avenu and Lemont Road.
Police Department - Administrative Phone Number – 630-971-3999
Fax Number – 630-971-4326

Sworn Officers – Sergeants Contract - MAP Contract

The Darien Police Department has (34) Sworn Officers which includes the Chief, Deputy Chief, 7 Sergeants, and 25 officers.

  • (9) Officers are assigned to community engagement which includes schools as part of their duties.
  • (1) Officer is assigned to Hinsdale South High School - as an SRO (School Resource Officer) – during the school year.
  • (2) Officers and a Sergeant are assigned to Detectives
  • (1) Officer is assigned to a Federal Task Force
  • (1) Officer is assigned to a new K-9 Unit (June 2013)
  • Other Specialty Positions include – Field Training Officers (FTO), Evidence Technician, Property Control, FIAT SWAT, Truck Enforcement, Firearms and Tactics Instructors, and Elderly Service Officers
  • Non-Sworn – Personnel
    • (1) Full-Time CSO (Community Service Officer)
    • (7) Civilian Auxiliary Officers – Community Volunteers
    • (1) Civilian Crime Analyst
    • (5) Records Clerks
    • (1) Administrative Assistant to the Chiefs

Enjoy the Park

Hello from the City of Darien and Darien Park District:

On behalf of the City of Darien and Darien Park District we welcome you to Community Park for the summer of 2013.  This is a great time of the year to enjoy Community Park and we are happy to see you here.  This time of the year many families come to the park to enjoy all of the fun activities and special events.  As in the past, it is also that time of the year when some visit the park and disrupt the enjoyment of park participants.  This year we have started a program initiative called "Enjoy the Park".  In an extra effort to ensure your enjoyment of the park you will see an increased presence of police officers during open park hours.  If you observe anyone disrupting park activities please dial 911.

Thank you and we look forward to another enjoyable summer in the park.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact either of us.

Ernest Brown, Darien Police Chief
630-353-8351 -or- ebrown@darienil.gov

Stephanie Gurgone, Darien Park District Executive Director
630-968-6400 ext 120 -or- sgurgone@darienparks.com

Do Not Text While Driving, It's The Law

Effective January 1, 2010, a new law makes it illegal to use a cell phone, PDA or portable computer to compose, send or read messages or access the Internet while driving.  Another new law effective January 1, 2010, prohibits cell phone use entirely within a school speed zone, construction zone or if the driver is under the age of 19 years.  For more information you can visit the following website: http://www.dot.il.gov/texting.asp



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