Message from the Chief

WelcomePolice Chief Ray Byrne
Raymond Byrne
Chief of Police
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Welcome to the Lombard Police Department. My name is Ray Byrne and I have the honor of serving as the Chief of Police for this nationally accredited law enforcement agency. The Lombard Police department has 69 sworn police officers and 25 civilians who strive to deliver the most professional services on a daily basis. We currently serve a population in excess of 43,800 people and patrol a community that is 10.5 square miles in size. Lombard is also home to the Yorktown Shopping Center, one of the largest retail malls in Illinois
                                                                                           
The Lombard Police Department prides itself for the contribution we make towards assuring a high quality of life for its residents, business owners and visitors. This is accomplished by providing a full spectrum of law enforcement programs that help to ensure a low crime rate. The Lombard Police Department has a uniformed patrol division, Investigations division, traffic unit, bicycle patrol unit, and school resource officer.

Our agency is also part of two multi-jurisdictional task forces that include the Major Crimes Task Force and the DuPage Metropolitan Enforcement Group, a statewide narcotics agency. We are constantly reviewing our operations and effectiveness to bring new programs to the community. The philosophy of community policing has always been a hallmark of our agency. This is strongly evidenced by our Citizen’s Police Academy, a model program that boasts an active alumni association. This program has continually worked to develop a mutual respect and support between the members of the police department, our residents and business owners. I strongly urge you to consider joining our next class.

Please take some time to visit our department throughout this website. We welcome your input and suggestions. In the near future, we will be undertaking new initiatives to ensure that we remain responsive to the community and at the forefront of modern policing. Our employees are professional and well-trained. They are committed to making our department one of the finest police departments on your behalf. We appreciate your support.