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Downtown Beat Officer

The Downtown Beat Officer Program was originally implemented as a community policing initiative designed to improve service and communication between the downtown merchants and the police department. The Downtown Naperville Alliance has become a vital partner with our program allowing us to increase communication, build additional partners, and strengthen the department's reputation for service and problem solving.

Officer Mike HullCurrently, Officer Mike Hull #5188, is assigned to this position Tuesday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The primary goal of the DBO is to enhance police service delivery in the Central Business District (CBD) through a proactive and interactive approach utilizing problem solving, coordination of resources, enhanced communication within the agency and with merchants and partnership creation. The DBO provides a modified patrol service to the CBD, which may include foot patrol, marked vehicle patrol and all-terrain vehicle patrol.

Significant responsibilities include:

  • Creating/building partnerships with community and business organizations.
  • Identifying and addressing downtown concerns and problems.
  • Regularly attending business and/or community group meetings.
  • Coordinating responses/resources of the police and other city departments.
  • Providing information and training to merchants and property owners.
  • Completing reports and/or memos describing situations/outlining initiatives.
  • Conducting traditional patrol operations and investigative activities.
  • Providing support to downtown special events.

Naperville Police Department