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Park Police






The Naperville Park District Park Police have been serving the citizens and community of Naperville since 1970. They are charged with maintaining the peace within all of Naperville’s parks and they employ the philosophy of “Achieving Compliance through Customer Service.”
The Park Police, on average, maintain an officer complement of 14 part-time sworn police officers; an additional 5 sworn police officers make up the Park Police Command Staff.

Mission Statement: To provide a high quality of service using the values of the Naperville Park District. The Park Police embrace customer service using the concept of problem-solving and the Community Policing Philosophy.

Park Hours: Sunrise until one hour after sunset
Community Park Hours: As determined by Park District approved programmed activities

Park Police phone numbers:
Dial 911 for all emergencies
Park Watch Line: 630-848-5050
Officer on duty: 630-601-0925
Chief of Police: 630-848-5049

How we’re structured
Patrol Division: This unit interacts with the community most often. They are the first-responders to all calls and incidents at the Park District. The Park Service Officer (PSO) Corps also is a part of this division. They are assigned to monitoring duties at Centennial Beach and the Riverwalk.

Bike Patrol: The Bike Patrol uses police mountain bikes to get from place to place and are responsible for patrolling the Riverwalk and bike trails.

Event Security: We provide event security to ensure the safety of our guests at various events and activities. This includes events held at Naperville Park District facilities as well as community events.

Naperville Riverwalk
Hours of operation:
Main Riverwalk: sunrise-12:00 a.m.
Riverwalk west end: sunrise-until 10:00 p.m.

Contesting a Ticket
To contest a citation, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  within 5 calendar days of issuance of the citation.
Please include the following information:

  • First name
  • Last name
  • Today's date
  • Email address
  • Phone number
  • Citation number
  • Date of issuance of citation
  • Ordinance number of alleged violation
  • Reasons for contesting citation
  • Attach any additional evidence (if necessary)

Feedback Form for Complaints and Compliments
To submit a complaint or compliment to the Naperville Park District Park Police, please use this form.

Ordinance 641
Ordinance 641 is the Park District governance of our parks and property and various usage issues of our parks and facilities. Specifically, the Ordinance addresses the following: golfing in parks, after-hours park usage, parking on grass, swimming, skating and fishing on our ponds, alcohol use and sound amplification, unleashed dogs, biking and skating, sales and vending, fireworks and weapons, encroachment issues and more.

Park Police Services
We provide many different services to the Naperville community. These include:
Parking and Traffic – ensuring that parking is controlled and organized so that available space is utilized to its maximum potential.
Encroachment Investigations – investigating when debris is dumped on Park District property or when individual property is extended onto District property. Park Police enforces encroachment policy and ensures that these situations are handled appropriately.
Community Education and Relations – providing education related to crime prevention, gang awareness, Safety Town and more.
Park Facility Checks – ensuring that parks, facilities and structures are inspected for unsafe conditions and reported for repair.


Park Patron thank you program
Naperville Park District Park Police have introduced a program to reward good works accomplished by visitors to our parks. In the event that a Park Police Officer witnesses a patron displaying exceptional behavior that helps protect or maintain one of our parks, the officer will reward the individual with a Belgio's or McDonald's gift card and letter of gratitude. Certain acts that may be rewarded include: picking up garbage, reporting suspicious activity, finding and returning lost items, etc. Rewarding patrons is left to the discretion of each officer.

Park District Police Celebrate 50 Years
Posted on August 4, 2020
by Naperville Community Television


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