PhotoVoice 2013 - May 21, 2013 - 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
306 Busse Highway, Park Ridge - (847) 823-6611
PhotoVoice merges student art and community action, providing a forum for the
exchange of ideas between youth, adults and policy makers. This project is an
opportunity for young artists be seen and heard by community decision-makers.
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Police Department recognizes School Crossing Guards on May 7, 2013 in honor of
Crossing Guard Appreciation Week
The Park Ridge Police Department is seeking civic minded residents to work with us and to help keep our community safe. If you have a few extra hours a month and are interested in becoming involved, there are a number of great opportunities including: Citizen's Patrol, CERT (Community Emergency Response Team), Parent Patrol, Police Explorers (High School Students), police academies and more. If you are interested in any of these opportunities or would like additional information, please contact Community Strategies Officer Julie Genualdi at (847) 318-5233.
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 72nd 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.
Effective January 1, 2012, Illinois law will require back seat passengers to wear seat belts, regardless of their age or seating position. Fines for violators start at $50.00. Police Officers will have the authority to stop a vehicle if they notice a passenger is not wearing a seat belt in the back seat. The move will strengthen the State of Illinois’ current seat belt law, which requires passengers in the front seat and anyone under the age of 19 year old to wear a properly secure seat belt. The new law exempts riders in buses, emergency vehicles, and those in the backseat of taxis.