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The Village is happy to announce that at the Monday, February 12th Board meeting, the Village Board unanimously approved the appointment of Gregory D. Smith, as the new Beecher Chief of Police effective March 1, 2018. Greg Smith is currently the Commander of the Lemont, IL Police Department. He has 27 years of law enforcement experience and obtained his bachelor’s degree from Benedictine University in 2010. He is also a graduate of the Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command and the FBI National Academy. Chief Smith was selected from a field of 63 candidates applying for the position. Chief Smith will be officially sworn in on March 1st to assume his duties, but a more formal oath of will occur at the March 12th Village Board meeting.



We hope that you will find our community a pleasant and safe place to live, as well as a unique place to visit. Located about 37 miles south of Chicago, Beecher has continued to grow in both residential and commercial properties and also includes an industrial park. As the growth continues, the Village maintains the security and friendlinessof a small town.

The Beecher Police Department has a proud heritage of service to our fine community and that is evident in our motto, "A proud past and a promising future." Our officers are specifically trained to provide security and law enforcement services to our community in a fair, friendly and efficient manner. We believe in the community policing philosophy and continually strive to bridge the gap between police and citizens. Our mission is to provide responsive, respectful, fair and professional service to 'all individual contacts and the general public while enforcing the laws of the State of Illinois and ordinances of the Village of Beecher.

The members of the Police Department are more than a collection of employees. It takes a unique and special person to dedicate themselves towards the service and well-being of others. Our police officers and civilian staff are dedicated to public service and maintain the highest values and ethics in addressing all areas of law enforcement while fostering cooperation with citizens, business owners and their staff and other Village employees.

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