Village of Maywood Welcomes Our New Police Chief
Chief Elijah Willis is a 21-year veteran of the Maywood Police Department. Willis was appointed to Chief of Police after serving as the Deputy Chief since 2014. His staff describes him as a commanding presence of a leader, of few but firm words when necessary.
After 36 years, Chief Willis continues to serve his country as a Command Sergeant Major of the United States Army Reserves out of Southfield, Michigan.
Residents can reach Chief Willis at the Maywood Police Department at (708) 450-4460. The Maywood Police Department is accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year by calling 911 in an emergency. The Village welcomes Chief Elijah Willis to his post of duty as we Move Maywood Forward Together.
To improve the quality of life in the Village of Maywood by delivering professional and progressive law enforcement services in partnership with the community.
The Maywood Police Department Value Statement
The Maywood Police Department will deliver services to the Village of Maywood through a multi-faceted approach to resolve problems while maintaining a value system centered around Mutual Respect, Integrity, Transparency, and Constitutional Equality
The Role of the Police Chief:
The role of the Police Chief is to ensure professional policing of the community and an efficiently run department that is responsive to the needs of the community.
Police Chief Community Input
The Village of Maywood invites the community to provide input on the selection of Maywood's next Chief of Police. Community members may attend a presentation from the Chief of Police candidates on Tuesday, September 21, 2021, starting at 5:30 PM. This presentation will not include a question and answer segment. Community members are requested to provide input regarding the important qualities and strengths needed in the new leader of the Maywood Police Department.
Please email your comments to firstname.lastname@example.org. The selection committee will respond to all emails that are sent with confirmation of receipt.
The goals of the Maywood Police Department are as follows:
- Reduction of Crime by (5%) Percent.
- To become more customer friendly, improving the image of the Maywood Police Department.
- To improve the morale of the Maywood Police Department Members.
- To increase enforcement through strategic operational programs.
Thank you for your participation in this effort and we appreciate all input for the process.
The Maywood Police Chief is supported by one Deputy Chief (TBD) of Police and Police Commander.
|Theodore Yancy, Police Commander 708-450-4024
Daryl Fairley, Lieutenant 708-450-4469
Lynda Solivan, Executive Assistant 708-450-4461
Carmen Rivera, Community Resource Liaison 708-450-4409
Venus Meadows, Records Administrator 708-450-4450
Telephone Numbers for Responsible Reporting:
Maywood Police (708) 450-4450
Suicide Prevention (800) 273-TALK
Domestic Violence (800) 799-7233
National Victims of Crime (202) 467-8700
Sexual Assault (800) 252-2873
Maywood Youth Mentoring (708) 344-3577
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