Areas of Assignment
The patrol bureau strives to provide the highest level of professional police services to all people within the Village of Huntley. The patrol function is considered to be the primary law enforcement function and embraces much more than the act of patrolling. Patrol officer duties include:
- Preventative patrol on foot, bicycle or squad car
- Respond to emergency and non-emergency calls for service
- Enforce local and state laws
- Maintain public order
- Suppress and prevent crime
- Conduct preliminary investigations
- Enforce traffic laws
- Provide traffic direction and control
- Investigate traffic crashes
- Develop and foster positive relationships between citizens and the agency
The Huntley Police Department is structured to deliver police services through the practice of geographic policing. The Village has been divided into four Areas. An Area Sergeant is assigned to each section and that sergeant is responsible for the community needs in that specific area.Investigations
The investigations section handles cases that require a more thorough inquiry or go beyond the scope of the patrol officer. This often includes locating witnesses, scheduling interviews, conducting searches, processing evidence and coordinating with the appropriate county prosecutor.
Throughout this process, detectives also maintain an open line of communication with victims to ensure they are informed of the investigation and make referrals and resources available as needed. Detectives generally work during weekday hours but are available 24/7 should they be needed at a crime scene or for an investigation.
Investigators are also members of The Major Investigative Assistance Team of McHenry County (MIAT) and the Kane County Major Crimes Taskforce.
School Resource Officer
A School Resource Officer (SRO) is assigned to Huntley Community School District 158’s Harmony Road Campus, which includes Huntley High School and neighboring Leggee Elementary School. The SRO is on campus during school hours to provide positive assistance when students need individual intervention or support. The SRO is also a classroom resource for instruction on laws, safety and alcohol & drug prevention, as well as being instantly available to help the school deal with any safety or law-related issues. The SRO also teaches L.E.A.D. the Way to 5th grade students and oversees the Huntley High School Summer Forum annual event.
Community Response Team
Community Response Team officers focus on quality of life concerns, crime prevention and outreach projects. This position is meant to build stronger connections with the community and rapidly address their concerns.
CRT duties include coordination of community events, Coffee with a Cop, Citizens Police Academy, all Huntley Police volunteer groups, home security surveys, educational events and presentations, and special traffic or nuisance complaints. CRT officers also work closely with the Police Social Worker and the social media coordinator.
North Central Narcotics Task Force
The North Central Narcotics Task Force (NCNTF) is a multi-jurisdictional task force that has been in operation since August of 1988 whose primary mission is to conduct covert and overt narcotics investigations. The NCNTF is comprised of two separate field offices which operate in Kane, McHenry and Northwest Cook Counties and is overseen by a Policy Board comprised of the Chiefs of Police from the member agencies. As a member police agency, Huntley Police Department provides an officer to work as an inspector on the task force for a 3-year rotation.