The Village of Schaumburg is divided into 10 patrol beats. In 1996, as part of the transition to community policing, permanent beat and shift assignments were created. All officers select a shift and beat for the entire calendar year. The beat team concept was also developed. Each of the patrol field sergeants (one per beat) is responsible for an entire beat as the beat coordinator. The rest of the team includes three patrol officers and three relief officers.
Beat teams meet on a monthly basis to identify and discuss new or ongoing problems and resolutions within the beat area. Beat teams have been developed to enhance police department problem-solving efforts by directly working on problems in the community. Since the mid-1990's, the Schaumburg Police department has welcomed community policing, a progressive law enforcement model where police and the community members work together to identify and solve problems. In Schaumburg, the heart of community policing rests in each of 10 geographic beats that cover the entire village. Each beat is covered by a permanent beat team that includes patrol officers, detectives, tactical officers, and a sergeant who
Beat meetings are held at 6 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month in the Community Room of the Martin J. Conroy Center located at 1000 W. Schaumburg Road. Contact Lieutenant Pat Quane via email or at 847.348.7344 for information on monthly beat meetings. All members of the community are invited to participate in these open meetings.