|Bristol Police Department||Bristol||Indiana 46507||48 miles|
|Glenwood Police Department||Glenwood||Illinois 60425||48 miles|
|Bangor Police Department||Bangor||Michigan 49013||48 miles|
|South Haven Police Department||South Haven||Michigan 49090||49 miles|
|Lowell Police Department||Lowell||Indiana 46356||49 miles|
|Goshen Police Department||Goshen||Indiana 46528||49 miles|
|Dixmoor Police Department||Dixmoor||Illinois 60426||49 miles|
|Blue Island Police Department||Blue Island||Illinois 60406||49 miles|
|Harvey Police Department||Harvey||Illinois 60426||50 miles|
|Evergreen Park Police Department||Evergreen Park||Illinois 60805||50 miles|
|Posen Police Department||Posen||Illinois 60469||50 miles|
|Medaryville Police Department||Medaryville||Indiana 47957||50 miles|
|Merrionette Park Police Department||Merrionette Park||Illinois 60803||50 miles|
|Homewood Police Department||Homewood||Illinois 60430||50 miles|
|Chicago Heights Police Department||Chicago Heights||Illinois 60411||50 miles|
|Robbins Police Department||Robbins||Illinois 60472||51 miles|
|Hazel Crest Police Department||Hazel Crest||Illinois 60429||51 miles|
|Markham Police Department||Markham||Illinois 60428||51 miles|
|Hometown Police Department||Hometown||Illinois 60456||51 miles|
|Steger Police Department||Steger||Illinois 60475||51 miles|
Police departments are municipal law enforcement agencies empowered to enforce city and state laws. These departments play a vital role in maintaining order, protecting private property and protecting the public.
Police departments only have jurisdiction in a limited geographic area. Some police are responsible for security in towns or cities, while others are responsible for patrolling university campuses or other public institutions. Police departments are responsible for issuing citations for speeding, parking and other minor violations to promote public safety.
They also investigate serious crimes, collect evidence, make arrests, and work with other law enforcement agencies in nearby jurisdictions, such as sheriffs' offices. Police departments also maintain databases of criminal records, including mugshots and police blotters. These police records help investigate and prosecute crimes and allow the public to perform background checks.