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Founded in 1982, the Burbank Police Department has grown to a professionally
trained, 53 member force. Currently, qualifications for our entry level
officers include a minimum of two years of college or military service.
Supervisors are required to attend advanced training from the Police
Institute at Northwestern University or the FBI National Academy.
Forty additional civilian support personnel include crossing guards,
clerical staff, and community service officers. Full-time sworn officers
include: four D.A.R.E. instructors (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) that
teach in our grammar schools, two school resource officers who are active at
Reavis High School and Liberty Jr. High, 2 K-9s and their handlers, six very
fluent language translators (Polish, Spanish, and Arabic), 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 6 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.
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 City of Burbank has been experiencing an
increase in day time residential burglaries. 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.
Chief Bruce Radowicz
Enforcement career with the Burbank Police Department in 1982 working his
way up through the ranks and was appointed to the position of Chief of
Police in May of 2003. The Chief was raised in the City of Burbank. He
attended St. Albert the Great Grammar School graduating in 1969, and he
graduated from Reavis High School in 1973. He earned a Bachelor of Science
Degree in law enforcement Administration from Western Illinois University
and has successfully completed the School of Police Staff and Command at
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