The DeKalb Police Department consists of 65 sworn officers and 20 civilian personnel. The department is made up of four divisions: Administration, Patrol, Investigations, and Communications. The department is staffed with the Chief of Police, Deputy Chief, two Commanders, three Lieutenants, seven Sergeants, and three Corporals.
DeKalb is located 60 miles west of Chicago and 30 miles southeast of Rockford. We are the home of the second largest university in the state of Illinois Northern Illinois University. The university offers many educational opportunities and is host to many special events sports, art, music, dance, theatre, to name a few.
The City of DeKalb is host to many special events as well CornFest, Kishwaukee Fest, Ellwood House ArtFest, high school and junior high school regional, sectional and state events, 4th of July celebration, and Memorial Day events.
The members of the DeKalb Police Department welcome you to our department and hope that you will join us in the fight against crime, and strive for a higher quality of life.