Chief Kruger is pleased to announce that his first Annual Report for the East Dundee Police Department is now available on our website at: https://www.eastdundee.net/government/departments/police/annual_report.php . Some of the noteworthy statistics include, Calls for service increasing from 4159 in 2021 to 4977 in 2022. Overall, crime reported rose 40% from 80 serious Part 1 Offenses in 2021 to 112 in 2022, after two years of that level staying flat. One area that we saw a significant increase was incidence of felony theft doubling from 31to 62. We also experienced an increase in aggravated assaults and batteries from 2 in 2021 to 7 in 2022. Officer training reflected a substantial increase surpassing pre-covid levels from 385 hours to 2721 hours or an average of 129 hours per officer.
We encourage our residents to take a moment and peruse the report to learn more about the activities of the department and the current trends in crime and enforcement activity. If you have any questions or would like more information about the report, you are encouraged to call and speak with Chief Kruger or Deputy Chief Fourdyce at 847-428-4034.