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William Benson
Chief of Police

On behalf of all of the members of the Wheeling Police Department, I am pleased to present our 2014 Annual Report to Village Manger Jon Sfondilis and the community.

I am very proud of the men and women who work for the police department and who are committed to serving our community. Our dedicated staff continued to work in partnership with citizens, our elected officials and area law enforcement to improve the quality of life in our community by providing the highest quality police services.

Much took place in 2014. Among the highlights, was an agreement negotiated with the City of Des Plaines to provide police dispatch services for a five-year term. When the City of Des Plaines began decommissioning its own emergency communication center in 2014, both communities recognized a prime opportunity presented by the fact that their dispatch services use identical core equipment.

The consolidation of the dispatch function is an innovative step toward enhancing many facets of police communications, including better service to both communities, enhanced cooperation between agencies, reduction of redundant hardware and software, and improved long-range sustainability of the dispatch system. The agreement ensures the continuity of reliable police communications services, while reducing the corresponding financial burden on the taxpayers of both Wheeling and Des Plaines.

Additionally, there were retirements, which left our department short staffed for seven months during 2014. In police work, the hiring and training of new officers can take a substantial amount of time. I want to thank my staff and our Field Training Officers for the commitment they had during this time to maintain our core services. 

We look forward to our continued partnership with the members of our community and invite you to attend one of our Citizen Police Academies to further your knowledge and understanding of the Wheeling Police Department.


William Benson
Chief of Police


Deputy Chief of Police: Todd Wolff

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The Police Records Unit has moved to their new permanent location in the Police Department. Access to the Records Unit is from the new front lobby of the Police Department located at the southwest corner of 1 Community Boulevard.

The Police Department is divided into three divisions:

The Patrol Division which includes; Patrol, K-9, the Traffic Unit, Community Service Officers, Crime Prevention, and D.A.R.E.

The Investigations Division includes the Criminal Investigations Unit, Youth Investigations, School Liaison Officers, Tactical Officers, Crime Analysis, Bicycle Unit, and Evidence.

The Support Services Division includes Communications, Records, Planning, Training and Research,  Social Services and Information Technology.

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Wheeling Police Department
1 Community Boulevard
Wheeling, IL 60090
(847) 459-2632
Fax: (847) 520-2024


Sworn Officers Civilian Personnel
Chief 1 Community Service Officers 5
Deputy Chiefs 1 Evidence Property Officer 1
Commanders 3 Administrative Service Officer (P/T) 1
Sergeants 10 Dispatchers 20
Corporals 3 Records Clerks 5
Patrol Officers 44 RMS Liaison 1
TOTAL 62 Secretaries 2
School Crossing Guards 8
    TOTAL 43

Organizational Values


Police LogoWe are committed to working on partnerships with the community and with each other to identify and resolve issue which impact public safety.


We will encourage participation and input from all levels of our organization and all individuals and groups in the Village.


We are committed to nurturing the public trust by holding ourselves accountable to the highest standards of professionalism and ethics.


We dedicate ourselves to professional law enforcement service through open system of communication, community partnerships, improved department management, enhanced operational procedures, and the utilization of problem solving methods and strategies.

We Serve - We Protect - We Care



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