Glen Ellyn League of Women Voters to host community meeting on partnerships, community policing

On Thursday, Sept. 16, the League of Women Voters of Glen Ellyn is hosting a virtual community meeting that is billed as a discussion about "Police Partnerships and Community Policing" from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Presenters at the meeting include Glen Ellyn Police Chief Philip Norton and Theodore Darden, Professor of Justice Studies at College of DuPage.

The public is invited and there will be a chance for a question and answer session after the presentation.

To make it accessible to all community members, the League is offering this as a live virtual meeting.

To register for Zoom access, visit

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization promoting voting rights, voter education and voting access.

League membership is open to both men and women as well as youth. The Glen Ellyn chapter has nearly 200 members and is very active locally.

For more information, visit

Norton has been the village police chief for 20 years. Hired as a patrol officer in 1986, he worked in investigations and as a department juvenile officer, firearms instructor, and hostage negotiator. He was promoted to operations sergeant in 1991, administrative sergeant in 1994, and deputy chief in 1999. After graduating from the FBI National Academy in December 2001, he was named Chief of Police.

Darden is a Professor of Justice Studies at the College of DuPage. Prior to joining the COD staff in 2007, he worked as a police officer and supervisor in three different agencies in Wisconsin for almost 17 year. He worked for the Attorney General's Office in the Wisconsin Department of Justice as an education consultant for police training and curriculum development, training officer, and special advisor to the attorney general on school safety.

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