to the DeKalb Police web site, brought to you by the
men and women of the DeKalb Police Department.
The DeKalb Police Department is located at 700 W. Lincoln
In DeKalb, Illinois.
1837, DeKalb forms the western anchor of the I-88
corridor. It is 65 miles from downtown Chicago
and 40 miles southeast of Rockford. As the
home of the Northern Illinois University, Illinois'
second largest university, DeKalb is the site of a
wide variety of special events and cultural
As you explore this site, it is the
department's hope that you will become increasingly
aware of the services and information available
through the DeKalb Police Department. Please use the
available links to find out more about the
department's organization, citizen programs, and
crime prevention information.
Police services in the city
date to 1885 with the founding of the first "official" police
department. Today, our authorized 63 sworn officers providing police protection to a
city of 44,030 residents and a land area of approximately 15.5 square
miles. The DeKalb Police Department is committed to
providing professional law enforcement and public
safety services to all citizens of and visitors to
about the department.
with any comments or questions you may have
regarding this department.