Administration Division

Office of the Chief
The Office of the Chief oversees the day-to-day operations, balances demands for service and resources, and sets short term objectives and long term goals for the Police Department. The Police Department's 20/20 Vision for the Future program was developed by Chief Gene Lowery in December 2012, which established 20 objectives to be implemented within 20 months that would begin to evolve our policing strategy from a reactive to a proactive methodology.

Deputy Chief Responsibilities
The Deputy Chief is responsible for the development of the Police Department budget. He works with the Command Staff to identify the operational needs, oversees special projects, and acts in lieu of the Chief of Police in his absence.

The Chief's Administrative Assistant is primarily responsible for auditing the department's reports, reporting crime information in accordance to the CLERY Act, the federal government Uniform Crime Report (UCR), the State of Illinois Racial Profiling data collection, gather and disseminate intelligence for DeKalb County, and provide crime analysis that assists in guiding police operations and protecting our community.

Support Bureau
The Support Bureau includes:
  • Communications
  • Community Relations
  • Court Security
  • Crime Free Housing
  • Evidence
  • Records
  • Training
Two Commander positions were created to oversee several integral support functions of the Police Department that are staffed by dedicated personnel.

Records
The Records section is responsible for the collection and retention of reports, citations, parking tickets, arrests, and all other data pertaining to the functions of the Police Department. Records staff are charged with maintaining the integrity and confidentiality of all documents to ensure the credibility of information in the administration of justice, from the point of police contact to the adjudication of cases in court. They are also responsible for the timely fulfillment of subpoenas, report requests, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests, and any other internal or external requests.

Records personnel also provide service at the front desk in the public lobby, which includes walk-in customers in need of police service and general information.