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Chief Joseph Madden

     Welcome to the home of the Park Ridge Police Department!  We hope you enjoy our web site.  I have been Police Chief since November of 2007 and a member of the department since 1987.   During my tenure I have witnessed many changes in our community and our department.   We have always taken great pride in providing the residents of our community with the finest police services possible.    Our officers are always researching advances in technology to improve the services we can provide.  This web site is an example of the pride and expertise members of our department deliver on a consistent basis.

     We are entering the Spring and Summer seasons.  Traditionally the nicer weather leads to a significant increase in both pedestrian and bicycle traffic. One of the few positives to come out of this pandemic is seeing more children and families riding their bicycles. Please make sure all children under 17 are wearing a helmet.  Our officers will be keeping any eye out for any violations since we strive to keep our children safe and healthy.  Please keep an extra eye out for the cyclists and pedestrians when driving.   We have a zero tolerance 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 Services Section.   This section explains many of the important community policing initiatives our department provides for our residents.   

     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

2020 Junior Police Academy Cancelled

We regret to announce that the 2020 Junior Police Academy scheduled for June will be cancelled in the best interest of the children, instructors, and presenters.  We will take this time to improve our already successful program even more.  We WILL be back, stronger than ever.  We wish all of our Park Ridge families and friends the best!  If anyone has any questions or concerns, please contact Lt. James Babcock at




News & Announcements

PRPD & DQ team up for bike helmet safety

Park Ridge Police officers are rewarding kids who are wearing their bike helmets with an ice cream coupon to Park Ridge Dairy Queen.  Chief Madden rewards Joey and Jadyn Timpone for wearing their helmets.  Be smart, be safe, and wear your bike helmet when cycling around town.


Excellence In Policing

Keeping Your Family Safe From COVID-19

Keeping Your Family Safe From COVID-19 video

Talking to Your Kids About Preventing COVID-19 at Home

Talking to Your Kids About Preventing COVID-19 at Home video

Park Ridge Police COVID-19 Temporary Police Procedures

Mission Statement

The Park Ridge Police Department is committed to protecting life, liberty, and property, and to ensure the safety and well being of our residents and visitors.  Our vision is to emphasize problem solving and conflict resolution while building partnerships through a community policing philosophy. Utilizing modern policing methods and cutting edge technologies, we will meet the challenges of reducing crime, creating a safer community and improving the quality of life.  To this end, we will continuously cultivate new ideas to better serve the ever-changing needs of our citizens. We will accomplish this mission with pride, integrity, unified strength, teamwork, and the never ending commitment to excellence.