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  • Police Programs and Services

    Over service of alcohol can be a problem for both communities and liquor establishments. Over serving can lead to property destruction, bodily injury, civil liability and even loss of life. Responsible service can make your establishment safer and ensure the return of customers to your business. The Carol Stream Police Department now offers the B.A.S.S.E.T. program to train and educate liquor licensees and their employees to serve alcohol in a responsible fashion.

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    The Illinois Liquor Control Commission (ILCC) encourages participation in B.A.S.S.E.T. training to:

    • Create a safer environment where alcohol is served
    • Prevent DUI’s, alcohol related traffic injuries and fatalities
    • Protect business owners from unnecessary court litigations


    • How alcohol affects the body
    • Blood alcohol concentration or BAC
    • Prevention and intervention techniques
    • Information about Illinois state laws and statutes pertaining to alcohol service
    • Proper techniques in checking ID’s
    • Dram Shop law and liability

    Participants will receive four hours of instruction required for certification through the Illinois Liquor Control Commission. Certificates will be issued upon completion of the course.

    The class will be given by a certified B.A.S.S.E.T. instructor.

    Click here for more information.


    Studies have shown that approximately 85% of all child safety seats are installed improperly resulting in severe injuries or death to children in the event of a crash. The members of the Carol Stream Police Department strive to avoid these tragic injuries and deaths on our roadways. We currently have nine certified Child Safety Seat Technicians available to properly install your child safety seats.  Installations are free of charge and generally take approximately 20 minutes.

    To schedule an appointment to have your child seat installed, please call (630) 668-2167.

    The Carol Stream Crime Free Multi-Housing Program is designed to help owners, managers and residents of rental units keep drugs and other illegal activity off their properties. The program requires that property owners/managers:

    •     Obtain an annual Residential Rental License
    •     Attend an educational training seminar conducted by Village staff
    •     Add the Crime Free Lease Addendum to their tenants’ leases

    The program is nationally recognized as an effective way to reduce crime in rental properties. It utilizes a unique, three-part approach which ensures the crime prevention goal while maintaining a resident-friendly approach. The anticipated benefits are reduced police calls for service, a more stable resident base, and reduced exposure to civil liability.This program covers all residential rental units, including apartments, single-family homes, condominiums and townhomes.

    The program includes:

    Phase One:
    This involves a mandatory educational seminar presented to landlords and property managers by the Carol Stream Police Department.
    Phase Two:
    This optional phase certifies that the rental property has met the security requirements for the residents’ safety using Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) standards.
    Phase Three:
    An optional resident crime prevention meeting will be conducted for full certification. This meeting invites residents to meet with police and property management to discuss the program. 

    Crime Free Seminars

    Crime Free Multi-Housing Program seminars will be held on an ongoing basis, and offered at variety of days and times to meet the needs of the community. The seminar will last approximately four hours and are held at the Municipal Center, 500 N Gary Ave, unless otherwise noted. We encourage participation from all parties with an interest in the property to attend, including owners, managers and leasing agents. Please submit your Residential Rental License application and pay the annual license fee prior to attending the seminar.

    Upcoming Seminars: 


    To register for an upcoming seminar, click here.


    Crime Free Links

    About CERT

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency, using the model created by the Los Angeles City Fire Department, began promoting nationwide use of the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) concept in 1994. Since then, CERTs have been established in hundreds of communities.

    CERT training promotes a partnering effort between emergency services and the people that they serve. The goal is for emergency personnel to train members of neighborhoods, community organizations or workplaces in basic response skills. CERT members are then integrated into the emergency response capability for their area.

    If a disastrous event overwhelms or delays the community’s professional response, CERT members can assist others by applying the basic response and organizational skills that they learned during training. These skills can help save and sustain lives following a disaster until help arrives. CERT skills also apply to daily emergencies.

    CERT members maintain and refine their skills by participating in exercises and activities. They can attend supplemental training opportunities offered by the Carol Stream Police Department to further their skill base. Finally, CERT members can volunteer for projects that improve community emergency preparedness.

    CERT training will teach participants to:

    • Describe the types of hazards most likely to affect their homes and communities.
    • Describe the function of CERT and their roles in immediate response.
    • Take steps to prepare themselves for a disaster.
    • Identify and reduce potential fire hazards in their homes and workplaces.
    • Work as a team to apply basic fire suppression strategies, resources and safety measures to extinguish a burning liquid.
    • Apply techniques for opening airways, controlling bleeding and treating shock.
    • Conduct triage under simulated conditions.
    • Perform head to toe assessments.
    • Select and set up a treatment area.
    • Employ basic treatments for various wounds.
    • Identify planning and size-up requirements for potential search and rescue situations.
    • Describe the most common techniques for searching a structure.
    • Use safe techniques for debris removal and victim extrication.
    • Describe ways to protect rescuers during search and rescue.

    Classes are held once a week on Thursday evenings at the Carol Stream Fire Protection District Headquarters, 365 North Kuhn Road, Carol Stream, IL 60188
    No fee required. Dinner served at 6:00 PM.

    For questions, contact:
    Officer Tom Eby at
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    or (630) 871-6201

    Click here for more information. Next CERT classes will be held in the fall of 2018.

    The Carol Stream Police Department provides fingerprinting services for a variety of reasons. We do not provide fingerprinting service for immigration purposes.

    Walk-in Fingerprints

    Fingerprinting is provided to residents and non-residents alike. No appointment is required however circumstances may arise that would prohibit our ability to fulfill the request.

    Residents are required to bring in fingerprint cards.

    Fees are as follows:

    Residents $15.00 (up to two cards)

    Non-residents $20.00 (up to two cards)

    Specialized Fingerprinting

    Liquor Licensing

    Carnival Workers

    School District 93 Workers (requires an appointment. To schedule an appointment, call the Carol Stream Police Department at (630) 871-6213.

    500 North Gary Avenue | Carol Stream, Illinois 60188 | Phone: (630) 665-7050 | TDD: (630) 668-5785 | Fax: (630) 665-1064