Police Department

Front View of the Police Department

The Palos Heights Police Department aims to provide a safe community environment in Palos Heights with the highest level of service and professionalism possible.   The department is a full-service organization that takes on a wide variety of responsibilities and challenges on a daily basis.  Palos Heights Police Officers are committed to safeguarding and serving the community that makes Palos Heights a great place to live and work.

The Police Department plays an active role in community functions, such as National Night Out, D.A.R.E. youth education programs, Special Olympics, and annual community events.  The department takes pride in interacting with our community members and helping area residents and businesses get involved with enhancing the quality of life in Palos Heights.

The department is headed by Chief Larry Yott and currently has 28 sworn police officers, as well as several full-time and part-time civilian employees.  The department partners with many outside agencies and is part of several multi-jurisdictional teams, including Federal Task Force programs, the South Suburban Major Crimes Task Force, the Southwest Major Case Unit, and the 5th District SWAT Team. 

Organizational Chart

The Police Department is located at:

7607 W. College Drive (west of City Hall)

For Emergencies, call 911

Text to 911 is available – “Call when you can, text when you can’t”

Non-Emergency Office: 708-448-5060

Non-Emergency Dispatch: 708-448-2131

Office Fax: 708-361-9371