The Hinsdale Police Department was founded in 1873, when the village was incorporated. Isaacc L. Hinds, a tin…More merchant and postmaster, was the first police magistrate.
The Hinsdale Police Department has 26 full-time sworn officers, 10 part-time non-sworn officers and four volunteers. The Chief of Police, Bradley Bloom, has been with the department since 1984.
In 2009, the department launched a volunteer program. Volunteers serve as lobby greeters, answer non-emergency calls and help with department projects. According to the department, the time these volunteers give to answering questions and listening to residents' concerns allows police officers to focus on their other duties.
The Hinsdale Police Department is part of the Felony Investigative Assistance Team (FIAT), a multi-jurisdictional taskforce comprised of officers from the Brookfield, Clarendon Hills, Hinsdale, Downers Grove, Lombard, Woodridge, Oak Brook and Westmont communities.
The FIAT task force includes a major crimes unit, a canine response unit and the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team, which has approximately 50 members. FIAT also handles accident reconstruction and planned events.
Clarendon Hills Fire Department 316 Park Ave, Clarendon Hills, IL60514 The Clarendon Hills Fire Department is composed of paid on-call, full-time, part-time and contracted firefighters who…More respond to calls in Hinsdale, as well as Clarendon Hills. The department responds to about 1,000 calls a year. It was founded in 1924.
Clarendon Hills Police Department 448 Park Ave, Clarendon Hills, IL60514 The Clarendon Hills Police Department was founded in 1924 with one officer, Ed Mochel. Today, it has one deputy chief,…More three sergeants, 10 officers and a community service officer, as well as administrative personnel. The patrol division is the department's primary provider of police services, including emergency response, traffic control and investigations. The Clarendon Hills Police Department is part of the Felony Investigative Assistance Team, a multi-jurisdictional task force comprised of officers from the Brookfield, Clarendon Hills, Hinsdale, Downers Grove, Lombard, Woodridge, Oak Brook and Westmont communities.
Village of Hinsdale (offices at Memorial Hall) 19 E Chicago Ave, Hinsdale, IL60521 The Hinsdale Memorial Building was built in memory of the soldiers that gave their lives in the first World War. It was…More dedicated on Armistice Day, November 11, 1927. Within it are the offices for the village of Hinsdale, including the departments of public services, water operations and parks and recreation. All departments report to the village manager.
The Hinsdale Fire Department has 24 full-time professional firefighters on staff. Regardless of rank or age, every…More member of the department has to pass a physical ability test, which includes the following five challenges:
1) Climbing a five-story tower, wearing 50 pounds of gear and carrying 45 pounds of hose
2) Pull a 45-pound roll of hose hand over hand up the five story tower
3) Descend four floors to strike and move a 150-pound weight five feet, using an eight-pound, shot-filled sledgehammer
4) Walk 100 feet to pick up a hose filled with water and drag it 75 feet
5) Move a 175-pound mannequin 100 feet
In addition to fire and rescue, the department provides public education and services. It has one truck, three engines, two ambulances, two chief cars, one fire prevention car and one pool/resource car.
Both the Hinsdale and Clarendon Hills fire departments respond to calls in both communities.