At the November 19, 2020, Village Board Meeting, the Mayor and Village Board unanimously passed Resolution 2020-99, in support of the Woodridge Police Department's Law Enforcement Professionals. The resolution sections include:
SECTION 1: The Mayor and Village Board thank the men and women of the Woodridge Police Department who stand every day as our guardians of peace and order, ready to protect our families and businesses, and our very freedoms.
SECTION 2: The Mayor and Village Board publicly acknowledge their support and appreciation for the commitment and sacrifice made by every member of the Woodridge Police Department to keep our community safe.
SECTION 3: The Mayor and Village Board recognize the importance of continuing to foster positive interactions between our Woodridge Police Department and all members of our community.
SECTION 4: The Mayor and Village Board recognize the value of continuing to invest in our Police Department’s leadership, community outreach, and public education programs.
SECTION 5: The Mayor and Village Board acknowledge the rising trends in Police response calls relating to mental health, domestic abuse, and addiction, and recognize the need to support our community and our Police Department with appropriate resources to help properly respond to these societal challenges.
SECTION 6: The Mayor and Village Board recognize the importance of continuing to promote diversity in our law enforcement recruitment efforts, and to invest in our police officer training and professional development programs.
SECTION 7: The Mayor and Village Board acknowledge that the Woodridge Police Department employees go above and beyond the call of duty, and are committed to doing whatever it takes to help protect and serve our community, and often do so while confronting the most challenging of circumstances.
SECTION 8: The Mayor and Village Board recognize that Woodridge Police Officers oftentimes take it upon themselves to demonstrate random acts of generosity and kindness throughout our community, and do so without any desire for fanfare or public recognition.
SECTION 9: The Mayor and Village Board encourage our fellow residents, businesses, civic groups, and sister agencies to do all in their power and spheres of influence to express their appreciation and support of our Village’s Police Department.
The mission of the Woodridge Police Department is “to provide dedicated professional service and impartial law enforcement in an active partnership with the citizens of the Village of Woodridge to achieve a higher quality of life for all.”