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Elijah Willis
Chief of Police 
Phone: 708-450-4470

The Role of the Police Chief:
The role of the Police Chief is to ensure professional policing of the community and an efficiently run department that is responsive to the needs of the community. Chief Willis is a 21-year veteran of the Maywood Police Department and was appointed to Police Chief in October 2021 after serving as Deputy Chief since 2014. After 36 years, Chief Willis continues to serve his country as a Command Sergeant Major of the United States Army Reserves. 

Mission Statement
To improve the quality of life in the Village of Maywood by delivering professional and progressive law enforcement services in partnership with the community.

Value Statement
The Maywood Police Department will deliver services to the Village of Maywood through a multi-faceted approach to resolve problems while maintaining a value system centered around Mutual Respect, Integrity, Transparency, and Constitutional Equality.

The goals of the Maywood Police Department are as follows:
  1. Reduction of Crime by (5%) Percent.
  2. To become more customer friendly, improving the image of the Maywood Police Department.
  3. To improve the morale of the Maywood Police Department Members.
  4. To increase enforcement through strategic operational programs.
The Maywood Police Chief is supported by a Deputy Chief and Police Commander.  The Maywood Police Department is accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week,  365 days a year by calling 911 in an emergency. 

FRONTLINE:  Citizen Feedback Portal 
Frontline is an online platform that offers citizens the opportunity to submit compliments and complaints for sworn officers of the Maywood Police Department.  
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Telephone Numbers for Responsible Reporting:

Maywood Police - Main Phone:  (708) 450-4470
Maywood Police - Non-Emergency: (708) 450-4471
Investigations Unit: (708) 450-4440 and (708) 450-4441
Crime-Stoppers Hotline: (708) 450-1787
Suicide Prevention Hotline: (800) 273-TALK
Domestic Violence:  (800) 799-7233
National Victims of Crime: (202) 467-8700
IL Department of Children & Family Services: (800) 252-2873
National Sexual Assault Hotline: (800) 856-4673
Maywood Youth Mentoring: (708) 344-3577

Fax Numbers:
Executive Assistant to Chief: (708) 859-0113
Records Division:  (708) 325-0308
Investigations Unit: (708) 294-2511
Commander's Office: (708) 231-7263
Lieutenant's Office: (708) 859-0120
Sergeant's Office: (708) 231-7269
Social Worker: (708) 729-2732

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Department Name First Name Last Name Profession Email Phone
Command Staff Deputy Chief (708) 450-4024
Command Staff Dennis Diaz Police Commander
Command Staff Daryl Fairley Lieutenant (708) 450-6321
Command Staff Eric Dent Lieutenant (708) 450-6322
Support Staff Lynda Solivan Executive Assistant (708) 450-4461
Support Staff Carmen Rivera Community Resource Liaison (708) 450-4409
RecordsĀ  Helen Robertson Records Supervisor (708) 450-4450
Parking Mary Levy Parking Collections Specialist (708) 450-4452

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