Message from the Chief
Welcome to the Park Ridge Police Department website. As you explore our site, I hope you will get to know more about the department, its employees and our efforts to serve the Park Ridge community.
The department is committed to a policing philosophy called the PACT – Police And Community Together. Through this philosophy, we as members of the department value developing partnerships, fostering community engagement and working together to solve problems. I encourage you to become part of the PACT. Several ways to become involved are the Citizens Police Academy, the Citizens Patrol, and CERT. These programs offer the opportunity for residents to connect with the police and serve our community.
As your Police Chief and a 30-year resident, I can affirm that Park Ridge is a wonderful place to live and work. I look forward to keeping you informed and getting to know you better, both personally and through this site. Click here to view our organizational chart which depicts our two divisons - Field Operations and Administrative Services. Please explore our website for updates on what's happening in the department. Also check out the newest addition to our website, the Mental Health Resource Guide.
Chief Frank J. Kaminski
Park Ridge Police to Conduct Entry Level Police Officer Examination
The City of Park Ridge, in conjunction with the Northwest Suburban Police Consortium (representing Morton Grove, Niles, Northbrook, Park Ridge and Roselle, Illinois), will hold an open examination to establish individual eligibility lists for appointment to the position of entry level police officer. An orientation and exam will be held on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at 8:30 a.m. at Maine East High School, 2601 W. Dempster, Park Ridge, IL 60068.
The application process is being managed by I/O Solutions. Interested applicants can view agency profiles and eligibility requirements and download the application from the I/O Solutions website at http://recruitment.iosolutions.org There is a $60.00 non-refundable application fee. Only one application is required to apply to all five agencies.
Application deadline is May 12, 2017 at 2 p.m.
All questions about the process should be directed to I/O Solutions at http://iosolutions.org/ email@example.com or 800-343-HIRE (4473).
The Consortium advertisement with further information and direct website links is also available on The Blueline at http://www.theblueline.com/feature/ILNWMC6.html
9/11 Memorial Brick Sales
On the 14th anniversary of the terrorist attacks, the City of Park Ridge unveiled its 9/11 Memorial. The Memorial, which features a 6-foot steel beam from the World Trade Center, is a tribute to those who sacrificed their lives on September 11, 2001. A limited number of the brick pavers surrounding the Memorial are available for engraving.
6” x 8” bricks will cost $150 to engrave and 8” x 13” bricks will cost $250. Bricks may be engraved with name of individuals, names of families or names of businesses. No logos or other messages are permitted, per City Council policy.
Order forms are available online or at City Hall.
Completed forms must include a check payable to the “City of Park Ridge” and can be mailed to:
City of Park Ridge
505 Butler Place
Park Ridge, IL 60068
Forms will also be accepted in person at City Hall, where cash and credit are accepted for payment.
For more information, please contact Administrative Specialist Brigid Madden at (847) 318-6721 or Police Senior Administrative Assistant, Kim Hodge, at (847) 318-5258.
Concealed Carry Act
Beginning in 2014, legal gun owners who meet all the requirements set by the state will be allowed to carry weapons with them in the State of Illinois. Residents are asked to visit the Illinois State Police FAQ page at: https://www.ispfsb.com/public/Faq.aspx for more information.
Individuals licensed to carry a concealed firearm under the Firearm Concealed Carry Act are prohibited from carrying a firearm on, or into, any of the prohibited areas listed under Section 65 of the statute. Private property owners may also prohibit individuals from carrying a concealed firearm on, or into, property under their control.
Owners of any statutorily prohibited area or private property, excluding residences, where the owner prohibits the carrying of firearms must clearly and conspicuously post the Illinois State Police approved sign, in accordance with 430 ILCS 66/1, at the entrance of the building, premises or real property:
The Park Ridge Police Department is dedicated to providing excellent police service through positive community partnerships and collaborations with our citizens in order to reduce crime, create a safe environment, build trust, and enhance the quality of life in our community. In pursuit of this mission we endorse the following values: Honor, Integrity, Personal Accountability, and Professionalism.