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Founded in 1982, the Burbank Police Department has grown to a professionally
trained, 53 member force.
Additional civilian support personnel include clerical staff, and code
enforcement. Full-time sworn officers include: A D.A.R.E. instructor (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) that
teaches in our grammar schools, two school resource officers who are active at Reavis High School and Liberty Jr. High,
1 K-9s and their handler, several
fluent language translators speaking (Polish, Spanish, and Arabic), members
of a highly-trained
emergency response team, and a host of other specially trained officers.
The sharing of information is critical to efficient police/community
relations. Our goal is the reduction of crime and, ultimately, the
improvement of the quality of life in our community.
The Uniform Crime Reports indicate that Index
crimes were down in Burbank over the past years. (Index crimes include
murder, criminal sexual assault, aggravated assault/battery, robbery,
burglary, theft, arson and auto theft). Working together with our citizens
and the business community, we hope to lower these numbers even further.
Sign Up for SMART 911 PROGRAM.
Once you've signed up for Smart911, first responders will be aware of
important information you have provided that will help Police, Fire, and EMS
locate and help you in an emergency.
StartYourRecovery.org provides helpful information for people who are
dealing with substance use issues — and their family members, friends, and
co-workers, too. We know that there is no one-size-fits-all solution to the
challenges faced by those who misuse alcohol, prescription or illegal drugs,
or other substances, and we aim to break through the clutter to help people
at any stage of recovery.
Illinois offers a safe option for a desperate parent in crisis. By handing
your unharmed baby, seven days old or younger, to personnel at any hospital,
emergency medical facility, staffed fire station, or police station you can
walk away with no questions asked.
The Burbank Police Department
is asking that citizens be cognizant of suspicious vehicles and persons in
their neighborhood. We ask that if you witness suspicious activity please
make note of license plates, vehicle and suspect descriptions. Suspects may
vary in age and race. The police department request that if you see
something suspicious you should contact 911 with the information as soon as
PARENTS, DID YOU KNOW THAT.....
• Any person under the age of 21 convicted of two or more traffic violations
in a 24 month period will receive a minimum one month driver’s license
suspension. The suspension length is determined by the seriousness of the
offenses and the driver’s prior driving history.
• Any person convicted of street racing will have their driving privileges
revoked for a minimum of 12 months. The vehicle may also be impounded for up
to five days.
• A parent may view their teen’s (under the age of 18) driving record free
through the Secretary of State Website at
• Any person under the age of 21 who is convicted for a first offense of
underage drinking, including the illegal consumption, purchase or possession
of alcohol will lose their driving privileges for 6 months. If alcohol is
found in a motor vehicle, all passengers could be charged with possession.
If supervision is granted for any of these offenses, driving privileges will
be suspended for 3 months. Of note: a motor vehicle does not need to be
involved in the offense, yet driving privileges will still be suspended.
• Any adult convicted of providing alcohol to a person under the age of 21,
may be fined up to $2,500 and given a jail sentence of up to one year,
and/or their driving privileges may be suspended under the Illinois Liquor
• Any person under the age of 21 who is convicted of DUI for a first offense
faces the revocation of driving privileges for a minimum of two years, a
fine up to $2,500, a jail sentence up to one year, and participation in a
Youthful Intoxicated Driver’s Visitation Program.
• Sexting, or sending a nude picture via a cell
phone text, is becoming increasingly more popular amongst children and
teens. Currently, under Illinois law, this act constitutes the possession
and/or distribution of child pornography, both felonies. If convicted, one
could be sent to the penitentiary (or other juvenile facility) and have to
register as a sex offender for at least 10 years. Talk to your kids!
Information provided from The Sullivan Firm,
Ltd news letter.
Public Safety Director
Jack Garcia, Burbank’s Public Safety Director
is a 27-year veteran of the Illinois State Police (ISP) and was responsible
for the day-to-day operations of the ISP Merit Board. Director Garcia also
served as Chief Investigator for the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office.
As First Deputy Director of the State Police, Jack directed the activities
of four Deputy Directors as well as the ISP principal advisors including
Labor Relations, Public Information, Legal, EEO, Statewide Terrorism
Intelligence Center and the Joint Terrorism Task Force. Jack held the rank
of Colonel and was in command of the Division of Internal Investigation
(DII). Director Garcia served as the ISP Ethics Officer for three years, and
holds a Top-Secret Security Clearance from the United States Department of
Justice. For five years Colonel Garcia was in command of the ISP Division of
Forensic Services. Director Garcia holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from
Benedictine University (Summa Cum Laude) and is a graduate of the
Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command Class. Director
Garcia was a previous resident of Burbank and attended Fry elementary
school. He and his wife, Paulette, have two children and reside in Orland
Suburban Emergency Response Team (SSERT)
Victim Notification Network
Bureau of Domestic Violence
City of Burbank offers disposal of old or
damaged United States flags. Citizens are asked to bring flags set for disposal to the Burbank Station at
5650 W. 75th Place. The Burbank Police Department will, as a courtesy to the public dispose of
any U.S flag. Under U.S Flag Code Title 4 Ch 1 Sec 8, the flag, when it is
in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem for display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning. Flags will be regarded as a symbol of the United States and will be treated
with that respect. Any questions please contact Division Chief Bembenek at 708-924-7300