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Cherry Valley Police Department

To the Residents of Cherry Valley,

 I remember the very moment in time I first wanted to join the law enforcement profession. I was a teenager and met several police officers in my community. Their desire to serve and protect others drew me to become part of this profession. A few months before I turned 21, I began my policing career at a community college. The next year, I joined the Buffalo Grove, IL Police Department, spending nearly 28-years serving the community through many specialty and leadership positions. In May of 2017, I retired as Deputy Chief of Operations.


I spent the last few years teaching and training police officers across the nation and around the world. While I was training officers, the desire to be of service to a community never left. I still have a passion for being on a team, serving, and protecting a community. I continue to be called to the honorable profession of law enforcement. That calling is fueled by seeing the positive impact each member of a department can make on a community, like Cherry Valley.


Cherry Valley is a beautiful, close-knit community, that has a team of dedicated officers. Your police officers come to work each day with a willingness to serve. Their passion and enthusiasm are matched only by their determination to become the finest organization in the state. My job is to support them in pursuit of that mission. I must provide for them every tool and opportunity that will allow them to exceed their goal.


While this is a difficult time for our country, the law enforcement profession, and every individual member of the Cherry Valley Police Department, I am honored and excited to lead our team as Chief of Police and serve you—the residents and community members of Cherry Valley.


 Roy Bethge, Chief of Police 


Emergency Number 9-1-1
Administration 815-332-3432
To Report a Crime 815-282-2600

Our offices are located at:

806 E. State Street

Cherry Valley, IL 61016

Our offices are open Monday - Thursday, 8AM - 5 PM and Fridays 8AM - 4 PM