A Safe Naperville
Naperville consistently ranks as one of the safest cities in the country in which to live, raise children and retire. The City’s internationally-accredited police and fire departments routinely meet or exceed many of the fundamental expectations for public safety agencies, including maintenance of a low crime rate and rapid response to emergencies.
Naperville's Crime Statistics
(Click the diagonal arrows at the bottom right of the graphic to enlarge it.)
Fire Department Response Times
The Naperville Police and Fire Departments provide a full array of emergency services to Naperville and surrounding communities, with employees receiving extensive training and certification for any number of technical or non-traditional emergency responses.
A citizen survey conducted in Naperville in 2016 reaffirmed the community’s satisfaction with the quality of emergency services in Naperville, with 94% and 86% of respondents voicing satisfaction with fire and police services, respectively. These satisfaction levels in Naperville are significantly higher than national and regional averages.
The hard work and competency achieved in fundamental areas by the Naperville Police and Fire Departments enhance the quality of life in Naperville, but they also afford the departments the ability to focus on ancillary training and resources to better meet the needs of the community.
As calls for service involving mental health continue to increase throughout the country, the Naperville Police and Fire Departments are in a unique position to devote resources to helping our first responders better recognize, respond appropriately to, and follow up on such calls. Through a proactive approach to calls involving mental health, we believe we can have a positive impact on residents’ lives while also reducing critical situations that can arise from mental health issues, such as suicide, domestic violence, drug abuse and others.
The City’s goals relative to these pursuits are explained here: