Chief Joseph Madden
As we enter the Spring and Summer seasons, there will be a significant increase in bicycle and pedestrian traffic. Please make sure to take this into consideration when driving. Children under 17 are required to wear their helmets when biking There are many crosswalks in town and we encourage all pedestrian traffic to utilize them when crossing the streets. Our officers will be keeping an extra eye on these areas. We continue to have a zero-tolerance policy for talking or texting on your cell phone or driving aggressively on our roadways. Officers will be enforcing these violations throughout town.
Burglaries are also increasing in our area so please remember to activate your security systems and lock all doors and windows. Remember to lock the doors of any vehicles left in your driveway. Do not leave key fobs or keys in any of your vehicles. Outdoor lighting also helps deter criminal activity. We also provide vacant home checks for anyone going away on vacation. Officers will stop by and check your house while you are away. Stop down at headquarters and fill out a vacant home card. I want to remind all of our residents to make sure to check the Community Policing section of our web site located in the drop-down menu under the Department/Bureaus Section. There are helpful hints to secure your home and we can have an officer come to your house and complete a Home Security Survey. Many other helpful hints are also found in this area. Please report any suspicious activity when it is happening so we have a better chance of apprehending the violators.
I would be remiss if I did not mention the increase in heroin use in our area. Please contact us if you suspect anyone is using or dealing this dangerous drug in our community. Thank you again for taking the time to visit our cyber home. If you have any questions about the site or want to contact me with any questions or concerns feel free to send an email to Chief@ParkRidgePolice.com.