The Naperville Police Department places a high value on transparency. We feel it is critical to share, communicate and collaborate with the citizens of our city. As we continue to expand our efforts in being transparent, we have created this page to share information, statistics, policy and video with our community. We encourage residents to peruse this information to learn more about the Naperville PD.
As local and national conversations continue about police reform, race relations and use of force, the Naperville Police Department would like to give our community a look at the policies we have in place and the actions we’ve taken in recent years to ensure we’re providing lawful and unbiased service to all members of our community. Click here to learn more.
Compare the Naperville Police Department's practices to standards devised by former President Obama's Task Force on 21st Century Policing.
Crime and Incident Data
Awareness is a key factor in the overall safety of a community. Citizens who are aware of the types of crimes happening in their city are more likely to practice situational awareness, report suspicious activity to police and take proactive steps to avoid victimization.
The Naperville Police Department provides an interactive incident map, raw datasets and semi-annual reports of crime and incident data to keep citizens aware of the types of crimes occurring in the community.
Critical Incident Information
June 3, 2022 Officer-Involved Shooting
At 11 a.m. on June 3, 2022 a Naperville Police Officer conducted a traffic stop on northbound Bond Street, north of McDowell Road on Naperville's northwest side. Approximately 12 minutes into the stop, an uninvolved vehicle pulled up next to the vehicle the officer had pulled over. A man quickly exited the vehicle and immediately charged at the officer with a hatchet in his hand.
The officer, a 22-year veteran of the Naperville Police Department, discharged his firearm, striking the subject. The suspect, a white male in his 20s, was transported to an area hospital, where he was pronounced deceased. Neither the officer nor any bystanders were physically injured.
The DuPage County Metropolitan Emergency Response and Investigative Team (MERIT) and the DuPage County State’s Attorney’s Office were immediately notified and began an independent investigation into the incident.
The DuPage County State's Attorney's Office released the findings of the investigation on Aug. 15, 2022, stating that the officer's actions were justified and no criminal charges would be filed against the officer.