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Department History

Do you remember who the first Police Officer was? How about the first Chief? According to election records from August 22, 1959, the first Police Magistrate was Henry Huff, who had one Police Officer, Thomas Proudfoot, who worked for him for a very short time. The one and only squad car was purchased directly off the lot from the Chevrolet dealer on North Avenue.

Shortly after Magistrate Huff took over command of the one Officer, he decided that the Village would be better served if he dismissed Officer Proudfoot and hired three part–time Officers. In 1964, the Police Department found their first home on Circle Park Drive. Stories say that the three part-time Officers had to share a gun. When they left for the day, they turned the gun over to the oncoming Officer.

Today, the Glendale Heights Police Department has a Police Chief who is appointed, not elected. Police Chief Douglas Flint now commands a staff of 97 employees:

2 Deputy Chiefs
8 Sergeants
4 Detectives
35 Patrol Officers
1 Du Meg Officer
2 School Resource Officers
2 Special Operations Officers
1 Evidence Officer
6 Reserve Officers
5 Community Service Officers
1 Community Outreach Specialist
7 Records Personnel
8 Telecommunications Personnel
4 Administrative Support Personnel
13 School Crossing Guards













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