Police Department

Welcome to the Kenilworth Police Department’s home page. The Kenilworth Police Department dates back to 1911 when our first Police Officer Patrick J. Murray patrolled the streets of Kenilworth on a bicycle.  The Kenilworth Police Department is proud of its history and the close relationship we have with our community.  We are fortunate to work in a community which values and appreciates its Police Department.

The members of the Kenilworth Police Department provide a level of service to the community which goes above and beyond providing “police service.”  It is our desire and goal to not only provide traditional police services such as patrol, traffic enforcement, investigations, code enforcement and parking, but to also improve the overall quality of life for those living, working or traveling through the Village of Kenilworth.  Crime statistics show that Kenilworth continues to be a safe and secure community in which to live or work.  We utilize opportunities such as Coffee with a Cop, visits to block parties, and our annual open house to talk with residents and identify concerns or problems or to simply get to know each other on a first name basis. 

We provide a full range of ancillary services which are popular among our residents.  Information regarding the range of services and programs provided by the Police Department can be found on this page.      

The Kenilworth Police Department partners with outside agencies on regional task forces investigating homicides, major traffic crashes, burglary, SWAT and riot control teams. Participation on these teams provides an outstanding level of professional service for our residents in these specialized disciplines of law enforcement when the need arises.   

As the police profession changes and the needs of the community change, we continually look for ways to adapt and improve our delivery of service. As such, we welcome requests for assistance from residents, churches, schools and businesses to help with problems they are experiencing. We view these encounters as opportunities to make good on our goal to improve the quality of life in the Village of Kenilworth.  

We hope you find the Police Department’s page on the Village website useful and we welcome any and all feedback which you may have. 

All the best,

Bryan Carlson
Chief of Police
Kenilworth Police Department

Our Mission

The Kenilworth Police Department exists to protect our citizens and to provide a secure environment in which to pursue a quality lifestyle. To do so, the Kenilworth Police Department strives to work with the citizens to identify and correct areas of concern to the community.

The goal of the Kenilworth Police Department is to continually improve the delivery of police services to the Village of Kenilworth.

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The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) administers a Victim Notification Program which allows eligible victims and witnesses to obtain reliable and timely information regarding a criminal alien's release from custody.
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