Police Department

In Memoriam

Joe Gudella-newsflashIt is with deepest sympathies that the Batavia Police Department announces the passing of Officer Joe Gudella. Officer Gudella was found deceased on March 27, 2023, while staying at a family home in central Wisconsin. No additional information is available regarding his death at this time. In memorial, the City of Batavia has lowered the City’s flags to half-mast.

 Officer Gudella joined the Batavia Police Department in January 2022, after serving with the Cook County Sheriff’s Office since 2015. Officer Gudella was thoughtful and compassionate, and his positivity and zeal for life were infectious. He had a servant’s heart and a passion for making people feel welcomed and loved. In his time with the Batavia Police Department, he made a lasting impact on his peers and the community that he served with pride. He will be sorely missed by all.

 Officer Gudella is survived by his wife and two young children. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends, and fellow officers, during this trying time.


The Batavia Police Department comprises 41 full-time, sworn police officers as well as 12 civilian employees, both full- and part-time. The Police Department provides law enforcement services and police protection through the following:

  • Community Relations Programs
  • Crime Prevention
  • Criminal Investigations
  • Juvenile Services
  • Patrol
  • Records Management
  • School Resource Officers
  • Traffic Accident Investigations
  • Traffic Enforcement

The department is housed in the historic Batavia Government Center building located on the west bank of the Fox River.

Internet Purchase Exchange Location

The City of Batavia has added another designated area for internet purchases. We have designated the west City Hall parking lot and lobby for these purposes. Both are monitored with 24/7 video surveillance. Please see the attached picture for location description. If you have any questions, as always you can reach us 24/7 at (630) 454-2500.

Remember, if someone doesn’t want to meet you at the PD, it may be a red flag and you may not want to do business with this person. Safety first!

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