A Message From the Chief of Police

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         Police Chief Greg Vesta

As Chief of Police, I would like to thank you for visiting our website to learn about our agency and the services we provide.  I am extremely proud and humbled to be able to represent such a fine group of professionals that make up our Police Department. 

Our department is comprised of 43 full-time employees, including 34 sworn officers and 9 non-sworn personnel.  We hold the distinction of being an accredited police agency through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA).  We achieved our first accreditation award for the Department in 2001, and have been reaccredited every three years since that, achieving our 6th award in 2016.  

In addition to the traditional police roles and responsibilities held by all public safety agencies, our department prides itself on building community partnerships with our residents, businesses, and visitors.  As you will see on the various pages of our website, we are involved in a number of activities beyond just responding to calls for service and traffic enforcement.

Behind the scenes and often without fanfare or recognition, our employees perform countless acts heroism, professionalism, volunteerism, and sacrifice to deliver the services that the public not only expects, but deserves. 

I encourage you to visit each page of our website to learn about the various programs that may be of interest or value to you.  Our department takes great pride in our accomplishments, but we are never content to rest on the success of the past.  As we look forward to the coming years, the Department will continue to strive for excellence and deliver on the promise to fulfill the expectations of our community in a professional manner.

I invite you to contact me at any time with any inquiries or concerns that you have which will increase the ability of our agency to serve you better.


Greg Vesta
Chief of Police
Email: gvesta@wooddale.com

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