Park Ridge Citizens Patrol
The Park Ridge Citizens Patrol is a not-for-profit, community-based volunteer organization consisting of 32 active members. Established in 1979, the original goal of the group was to aid in crime prevention by patrolling the community for the purpose of observing and reporting suspicious activity and potentially dangerous situations. This goal has expanded over the years, and the group now also helps to maintain the safety and security of our City by supporting other city organizations with their events in the form of traffic and crowd control, as needed.
Members of the Citizens Patrol donate their time by patrolling the community during evening hours, and assisting during storms, railroad crossing problems, floods, power outages, automobile accidents, crime scenes and other catastrophic events. In addition, the Citizens Patrol continues to assist and support the Park Ridge Police Department and the City with the following activities and events:
Taste of Park Ridge Harry O'Brien Walk/Run
Maine Township Cops for Coats Advocate LGH Adult Downs Syndrome Walk/Run
Park Ridge Charity Classic Crosswalk Stings
Recycling Events July 3rd Fireworks
Indian Scouts Carpe Diem Race First Fridays Car Shows
National Night Out Trot Against Trafficking 5k
Fire Department Open House PRPD/Niles PD Roadside Safety Checks
Uptown Merchants Winter Fest Park District/Youth Commission Dodgeball Tournament
School Safety Patrols MSW Night Light Up the Night Walk/Run
Memorial Day, Norwegian Day and Maine South Homecoming Parades
The Park Ridge Citizens Patrol is always happy to welcome new members. For more information, please contact Commander Jason Leavitt at 847-318-5263.