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Letter from Chief Black

Welcome to the City of Crystal Lake Police Department. The Crystal Lake Police Department is comprised of 67 sworn officers and 16 civilian employees who strive on a daily basis to provide professional, courteous and uncompromised service to the community. Our highly trained staff provides a variety of services that include identifying and addressing community concerns as well as providing proactive enforcement initiatives.

The Police Department believes success is a byproduct of the overall shared vision of community leadership, city administrative staff and other city departments. This is the foundation for a collective approach that promotes community safety in Crystal Lake. Additionally, this shared vision is continuously updated with internal and external information as a basis for determining the future direction of the Department.

By focusing on key priorities, we will continue to ensure that the Department's resources are effectively used. Such priorities are contingent on our ability to change in response to meeting the needs of our residential and business populations.

We welcome your suggestions and comments regarding our Police Department. This communication provides a more informed and focused level of police service, supported by a collaborative effort between the residents of Crystal Lake and its Police Department.

James R. Black
Chief of Police