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Police Department

Serving the Community Since 1891Police Dept Patch

                                 Emergencies: Dial 9-1-1

                                  Non-emergency Phone: 630.454.2500

                               FAX: 630.454.2501

                            100 No. Island Avenue

                            Batavia, Illinois 60510

                       Chief of Police
                      Gary J. Schira

                                                   Deputy Chiefs
                                                    Daniel M. Eul   

                                                    Glenn Autenrieth


The Batavia Police Department has 40 sworn police officers, 1 auxiliary officer, 11 civilian employees and provides law enforcement services and police protection through patrol, criminal investigations, traffic accident investigations, traffic enforcement, crime prevention, community relations programs, juvenile services, records management and school resource officers. The department is housed in the historic Batavia Government Center building located on the west bank of the beautiful Fox River.

We are proud of our community and do our best to make this a safe town to live and raise a family. Please browse through this section to read more about the programs available. 

Click here for 2014 Annual Report (PDF)

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Motor Vehicle Accident Reports Online

You may purchase and download a copy of an Illinois Accident Report taken by the Batavia Police Department for accidents that occurred on or after January 1, 2009. If you are an individual involved in an accident or are with an insurance company, go to this page.

Electronic Communication Devices

As of January 1, 2014, a new law in Illinois bans the use of all hand-held devices while driving in Illinois. Only hands-free technology such as speakerphones, bluetooth, and headsets are pemitted. In addition: (1) all cell phone use is prohibited while driving in a school zone; (2) all cell phone use is prohibited while driving in a highway construction zone, and (3) all cell phone use is prohibited if you are a novice driver. All Illinois drivers are prohibited from texting.

In addition to the ban on hand held devices, Illinois prohibits texting while driving. Illinois’ anti-texting law (625 ILCS 5/12-610.2) states that“A person may not operate a motor vehicle on a roadway while using an electronic communication device to compose, send, or read an electronic message.”An electronic communication device" refers to a wireless telephone, personal digital assistant, or a portable or mobile computer that’s used for the purpose of composing, reading, or sending an electronic message. It doesn’t include a GPS or navigation system or a device that is physically or electronically integrated into the motor vehicle. An electronic message refers to electronic mail, a text message, an instant message, or a command or request to access an Internet site.

There are exceptions for drivers texting (1) for the sole purpose of reporting an emergency situation and continued communication with emergency personnel during the emergency situation; (2) using a device in hands-free or voice-activated mode; (3) if the driver is parked on the shoulder of a roadway; or (4) when the vehicle is stopped due to normal traffic being obstructed and the driver has the motor vehicle transmission in neutral or park.

Additional Information

Unwanted Medication Disposal Program

Traffic and Sign Policy (Adobe PDF Document)

Police Officer Testing

Citizen Police Academy

Overweight Truck Permit/Ordinance

"The Batavia Protector"

Special Event Registration

 You Should Know...

  • False Alarms
  • Parking Regulations
  • Bicycles & Skateboards
  • Watering Regulations
  • Solicitors
  • Peddlers and Hawkers
  • Curfew/State Teen Driving Curfew
  • Laws Pertaining to School Zones
  • Parades, Processions, Demonstrations, Open Air Meetings
  • Texting Laws 
  • Important Telephone Numbers 

Here to Serve

  • 9-1-1 is for Help
  • Fighting Crime
  • Neighborhood Watch

For the Children

  • Cyber-Bullying
  • The Teen Years
  • Police Department Tours

Education is the Key

  • Operation Straight I.D.
  • Senior Awareness

At Your Service

  • E-Mail Alerts
  • Home Security Survey
  • Handicapped Parking Placards
  • Bicycle Registration
  • Block Party Permits
  • Child Safety Seat Inspections
  • Animal Control

An Ounce of Prevention

  • Stopping House Burglaries
  • Stopping Apartment Burglaries
  • When Away From Home
  • If a Burglar Strikes
  • Financial Scams & Schemes