2012 Elwood Police Annual Report

2013 Elwood Police Annual Report



The mission statement of the Elwood Police Department is a written declaration of purpose, a road map that delineates how any agency will arrive at a desired destination and a contract with the community.

The purpose of the mission statement is to help police employees focus on the same goals and determine how to accomplish their purpose. It also focuses a police department's energies and resources.

The mission statement is as follows:

The mission of the Elwood Police Department is to protect and serve the community we police in a legal, ethical and professional manner, using the community policing strategy, and engaging in problem-solving when appropriate.



We believe in the principles embodied in our Constitution, and recognize the authority of federal, state, and local laws.

We believe in the dignity and worth of all people.

We believe a disciplined department professional in both conduct and appearance is necessary to maintain public confidence.

We believe we must maintain the highest standards of integrity and honesty in all our actions.

We believe we are accountable to the residents of the community and each other.

We believe our authority is to be exercised responsibly.

We believe in managing our resources in prudent and productive ways.


The management philosophy of the Elwood Police Department is based on the concepts of value-based leadership, participatory management, empowerment, customer service, and respect.

Thank You,

Fred W. Hayes

Chief of Police

Elwood Police Department

401 E. Mississippi Ave.

Elwood, IL 60421-0435

815-423-5339 office

815-424-0045 fax


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Illinois State Police

United States Department
of Justice


Will County Sheriff

Statistics & Analysis

Detailed statistics and analysis are contained in the complete Crime in Illinois 2006, Annual Uniform Crime Report, which is available via the internet through the Illinois State Police website at: www.isp.state.il.us.

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