The mission of the Hazel Crest Police Department is to ensure that all persons who come within the limits of Hazel Crest feel safe and secure in their persons and property. This mission is to be accomplished through the well-regulated efforts of a highly trained, dedicated, and conscientious group of individuals employed for this purpose. Empathetic, professional, quality police services will be provided equitably to all without regard to race, sex, religion, sexual orientation, political preference, socio-economic status, circumstance, or lot in life.

MESSAGE FROM THE CHIEFIt is my goal for the Hazel Crest Police Department to provide the best service to our community as possible. The foundation of achieving this goal has to be through relationships. We will constantly seek to develop the best relationship that we possibly can with all citizens. Inclusion of the community is essential to a healthy working relationship that will allow us all to keep the community of Hazel Crest safe and functioning at its highest capacity. That cohesive relationship is going to best allow us as a police department to meet the needs of the citizens that we serve, and it will also allow for a true partnership with all members of the Hazel Crest community to flourish. It is truly a blessing, and my honor, to serve the officers of the Hazel Crest Police Department and especially the citizens of the Village of Hazel Crest.

You can email Chief Davis at mdavis@villageofhazelcrest.com
HIRING FOR VILLAGE OF HAZEL CREST ENTRY AND LATERAL POLICE OFFICERSThe Hazel Crest Fire and Police Commission is accepting applications for the full-time positions of Entry-Level Police Officer, with starting salary of $60,576. We are also accepting applications for Full/Part-Time Certified Lateral applicants.

Minimum Requirements

High School diploma (or equivalent)

  • 30 credit hours from an accredited college OR equivalent work experience
  • Full-time or Part-Time Police Officer Certification or equivalent (laterals)
  • At least 21 years of age at time of appointment
  • New employees must move within prescribed boundaries 6 months after the successful completion of probation
  • U.S. citizenship is required
  • Valid Illinois Driver’s License
  • FOID Card (at time of hire)
Hiring Process

Written Examination (Non-laterals)

  • Oral Interview
  • Background Investigation
After Conditional Offer of Employment:

  • Power Test (Physical Agility) (Non-laterals)
  • Polygraph, Psychological, and Medical Examinations
Applications for the position of Police Officer for the Village of Hazel Crest will be available at:

Village of Hazel Crest Police Department 3000 W. 170th Place Hazel Crest, IL OR www.villageofhazelcrest.com

Application Deadline • Original applications must be received or postmarked no later than Monday, July 22, 2024. Entry-level testing will take place on Saturday, July 27, 2024, at 9:00am• Lateral processing will begin immediately upon receipt of applications Village of Hazel Crest is an Equal Opportunity Employer

COMMUNITY POLICING DIVISIONThe Hazel Crest Police Department has created a Community Policing Division. The new division will be overseen by a Deputy Chief. It will also have a full-time officer assigned, along with our existing Community Service Officer. The division will be based out of that building, and will be equipped to provide a variety of services to the community from that location.

The Community Policing Division will be responsible for many things, many which are already in existence, but the new charge of the division will be the expansion of programs. Implementation of programs for all members of the community allow us to provide information and services that will help the community as a whole.

The Community Policing Division recently completed its first program since being formed. The “Senior Citizens Police Academy” was a 6-week program that covered many aspects of law enforcement and public safety. The program culminated in a graduation for the participants. The guest speaker at the graduation was Judge D. Renee Jackson.

The Hazel Crest Police Department will be hosting a Citizen Police Academy. The academy will be held on Wednesday nights from 7pm to 9pm at the Village Hall (3000 W. 170th Place). Classes will start January 10, 2018 and run through February 14, 2018. The Citizens Police Academy is open to all Village residents, business owners, and employees.

The six week hands-on academy will give participants a look into the inner workings of Law Enforcement.

The class is FREE!!

Find applications here Citizens Police Academy Notice and Application or pick up from the Hazel Crest Police Department.

For further information, call (708) 335-9640.

Senior-Citizens-Academy-2016-GraduatesSenior Citizens Academy 2016 Graduates
ZONE MEETINGSWe have placed an increased emphasis on our Zone Meetings. Zone Meetings are our chance to let you know what is going on specifically in your area of town. It is a chance for you to address concerns that you have within the community directly with a member of our command staff. The Community Policing Division is responsible for conducting all Zone Meetings and will cover various subject matter that is pertinent to you and the community in general. REMEMBER, we cannot address your wants and needs if we don’t know what they are. Please come to the Zone Meetings so that we can communicate. The success of any relationship is heavily dependent on communication, and the relationship between our department and the people that we serve is no different. We need your participation!

All zones (1, 2, & 3) meet on the third Thursday of the month at 7:00 pm, in the Village Hall Board Room.

Don’t forget that you can also address any concerns that you may have through the Village of Hazel Crest App on your smart phone.

We will be utilizing this website and the Hazel Crest Police Department Facebook page to keep you informed. Please like our Facebook page.

Police Department Organizational Chart
NATIONAL NIGHT OUT PHOTOSCommunity Policing Officer Robert Milligan sets up free food and giveaways.


Guests received National Night Out T-Shirts


Safety Dog McGruff (laying on ground) with some of Hazel Crest's finest.


Night Out Against Crime included free hamburgers, hot dogs, ice cream and the DJ had everyone dancing.