The Hoffman Estates Police Department would like to remind our citizens to remain vigilant and report any suspicious person or vehicle by dialing 9-1-1.
Did you know? In Hoffman Estates it is possible to text 911 in case of an emergency when you are unable to make a voice call. Read more..
Wireless Emergency Alert System Nationwide Test
What is WEA?
The WEA system is used to warn the public about dangerous weather, missing children, and other critical situations through alerts on cell phones. The national test will use the same special tone and vibration as with all WEA messages (i.e. Tornado Warning, AMBER Alert). Users cannot opt out of the test or system.
When will the test take place?
On October 3, 2018 at 1:18pm
Who is doing this test?
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
How will I receive the message?
WEA compatible cell phones that are switched on, that are within range of an active cell tower and whose wireless carrier participates in WEA, should receive the test message. Some cell phones will not receive the test message, and cell phones should only receive the message once. As in the image above, the WEA test message will have a header that reads “Presidential Alert” and text that says: “THIS IS A TEST of the National Wireless Emergency Alert System. No action is needed.”
Citizen Police Academy
The 2019 Citizen Police Academy will begin Monday January 7th and run for 12 weeks. Applications are now being accepted. To learn more about our Citizen Police Academy and fill out an application, click here.
The Hoffman Estates Police Department is now a designated Internet Transaction Exchange location.
Our residents can safely conduct transactions at the Police Department and reduce the risk of internet scams and violent crimes related to internet transactions. Police personnel will not get involved in transactions unless criminal activity is suspected. In fact, the Police Department will not be involved in the transactions in any way (i.e. cash exchange or storing of items). Pleas remember the Hoffman Estates Police Department is a gun free zone and transactions involving weapons are strictly prohibited. Hazardous materials and large items will not be allowed inside the building.
We strongly encourage our residents to utilize this service. Any questions please feel free to contact Officer Kruschel (847) 781-2880.
If you have information regarding a crime occurring within Hoffman Estates and would like to report the information anonymously to the POLICE, text or call (224) 254-0049, send an email, or download the Hoffman Estates Mobile App. Please relay as much information as possible regarding the crime. Click here for more information on the Tip Line.