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Police Chief TBD
Phone: 708-450-4460

Mission Statement

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.

Executive Assistant, Lynda Solivan
Phone: 708-450-4461

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 The selection committee will respond to all emails that are sent with confirmation of receipt.

Thank you for your participation in this effort and we appreciate all input for the process.

Police/Fire Emergency DIAL 911
HOTLINE: Dial 911
M.A.P.S. - Maywood Alternative Policing Strategies 708-450-1792
Main Numbers: 708-450-4470 (automated)
Dispatch 708-450-4471 (manned)
Callers are not required to give personal information.
If you wish to place an anonymous call, dial the non-emergency number, then *67.
Records Supervisor, Venus Meadows 708-450-4450


The goals of the Maywood Police Department are as follows:

  1. Reduction of Crime by (5%) Percent.
  2. To become more customer friendly, improving the image of the Maywood Police Department.
  3. To improve the morale of the Maywood Police Department Members.
  4. To increase enforcement through strategic operational programs.


The Maywood Police Chief is supported by one Deputy Chief of Police and Police Commander.

Elijah Willis, Operations .
Elijah Willis, Deputy Chief of Police
Phone: 708-450-4026

Theodore Yancy, Police Commander
Phone: 708-450-4024

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