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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: http://www.isp.state.il.us/firearms/ccw/ccw-faq.cfm 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.
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.
Two ways to become involved are the Citizens Police Academy and the Citizens Patrol. Both programs offer the opportunity for residents to connect with the police.
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 three divisons - Field Operations, Support Services and Administrative Services. Please go to the Citizen Information tab for an update on what's happening in the department and to read the monthly and annual reports.
Chief Frank J. Kaminski
Research conducted by NeighborhoodScout revealed the 100 safest cities in America with 25,000 or more people. Based on the total number of property and violent crimes per 1,000 residents, Park Ridge ranks as the 75th safest city in America. Data used for this research are 1) the number of total crimes reported to the FBI to have occurred in each city, and 2) the population of each city.