Police Department

Police Department


Evanston can be extremely proud of its Police Department’s efforts to create a new style of policing. Our mission reflects a balance of traditional and innovative policing methods, supporting our view that crime and disorder problems are most successfully addressed by police working in partnership with the community.

Our programs and services have been designed to reach out, connect, and work with the community. We have developed a way of policing with our community – a Partnership – one that is uniquely Evanston’s. At the foundation of our Partnership philosophy is a problem-solving strategy that relies on a supportive and involved public, with frequent contacts between us, and a commitment, not only from the department, but also from the community we serve.

Richard Eddington
Chief of Police

Presentations & News Updates

EPD Taser Training and Usage Video

Crime in Evanston Video
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Crime in Evanston - 8th Ward Meeting Presentation (Aug. 2014)

Bicycle Prohibited on Downtown Sidewalks - $25 Fine

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06/24/2016 - Premise Alert Form

10/06/2015- Join the Evanston Police Citizen Association New Members Welcome


06/01/2015- Off-duty detective rescues man from ledge

08/13/2014Traffic Violators and Posting Bond Law Changes

Police Department

Police Chief: Richard Eddington

1454 Elmwood Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201

Emergency: 911
Non emergency: 847.866.5000
TTY: 847.866.5095
Department Telephone Directory



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EPD Awards Ceremony