Countryside Police Department

  • Agency: Countryside Police Department
  • Address: 5550 East Ave, Countryside, 60525 IL
  • Chief: Michael R Ruth (Chief of Police)

Countryside Police Department is located at 5550 East Ave, Countryside, 60525 IL. The Chief of Police of the department is Michael R Ruth. The Countryside Police Department phone number is 708-352-2171.

Countryside Police Department News

Click the attached link to check out our most recent Crime Report and Arrest Summary!!!

Check out our most recent Crime Report and Arrest Summary by visiting the attached link!!!

The deadline to submit applications for the Countryside Police Department Junior Police Academy has been extended to this Friday, MAY 25, 2018. Applications can be downloaded from or picked up at the front desk of the police station. If you have any questions, give Charity a call at 708-352-2171 or send an email to

We can't wait to see you at 55th and Lagrange Dunkin Donuts.. Special Olympics!!!

We will be at the Dunkin' Donuts at Lagrange Road and 55th Street tomorrow from 5am - 12pm for the annual Cop on a Rooftop event!!! We are looking forward to visiting with everyone that stops by to support his awesome cause!!!

Southwest Central Dispatch Center (SWCD), the 911 Dispatch Center that serves the City of Countryside, has announced that they now have the capability to offer "Text-to-911" services. Text-to-911 offers the ability to send a text message to 911 through your mobile phone or handheld device. While Text-to-911 service is available through SWCD, we remind you that you should call 911 when you can and text when you can't. Text-to-911 is primarily intended for use in three emergency scenarios: 1) For individuals who are deaf, hard-of-hearing, or have a speech disability. 2) For situations where it is not safe to place a voice call to 911 3) A medical emergency renders a person incapable of speech. Any time you are texting or calling 911, please do your best to know your location and communicate it to 911 personnel as clearly possible. In order to text 911: -Enter "911" in the "To" or "Recipient" field of your messaging app -The first text you send should be short, INCLUDE THE LOCATION, and request police, fire, or ambulance. -After you send the text to 911, be prepared to answer any questions or receive follow up instructions from the 911 call taker. -Any responses should be kept as short as possible. -Avoid using abbreviations or slang to prevent any miscommunication between you and 911 personnel -Photos and videos CAN NOT be received at this time. A reminder that voice calls to 911 are the best and fastest way to communicate with 911 personnel. Also, Text-to-911 is not yet available across all locations in Illinois and the US or all wireless carriers depending on the location.

Reminder -- The Cop On A Roof Top fundraiser for Illinois Special Olympics is this Friday from 6am - 2am. Our officers will be at the Dunkin' Donuts at Lagrange Road and 55th Street collecting donations for the Illinois Special Olympics!!! Please stop by and help us support this awesome cause!!!

Click the link below to see our most recent Crime Report and Arrest Summary!!!

On Wednesday, May 9, 2018 Master Sergeant Paul Klimek was sworn in by Mayor McDermott to the rank of Commander and Detective Jim Stern was sworn in to the rank of Sergeant. Congratulations Commander Klimek and Sergeant Stern!

***Community Information*** Our department responded to assist another agency with an arrest at the intersection of Lagrange Road and 55th Street. There was a large police response which shut down traffic on Lagrange Road for a short period of time. While there may be some police activity remaining in the area as the investigation winds down, all of the suspected offenders are in custody and there is no threat to the community at this time.

Check out our most recent Crime Report and Arrest Summary by clicking the attached link!!!

The Countryside Police Department participated in the Illinois Department of Transportation's distracted driving campaign from April 16-30. The purpose of this enforcement campaign was to raise awareness with regard to 625 ILCS 5/12-610.2 - Using An Electronic Communication Device While Driving. Our officers worked four hour details on nine different days during the campaign. Their work resulted in 54 citations being issued for using an Electronic Communication Device While Driving, 2 citations issued for driving without insurance, and 2 citations for other moving or equipment violations. Additionally, 1 felony arrest for Possession of a Controlled Substance and 1 misdemeanor arrest for Driving Without a License stemmed from traffic stops that originated due to the driver using their cell phone while driving. #dropitanddrive

Check out our most recent Crime Report and Arrest Summary by clicking on the link below!!!

This is an overhead video of the active construction site for the new City Hall and Police Department at Joliet Road and Brainard Avenue. We anticipate construction to be completed some time in the late spring or early summer of 2019!!!

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As part of our participation in Distracted Driving Awareness Month and our partnership with the Illinois Department of Transportation, extra patrols dedicated to enforcing distracted driving laws have begun. If you are driving through Countryside and using your cell phone, you can expect to see red and blue lights! #dropitanddrive

Check out our most recent Crime Report and Arrest Summary by clicking the link below!!!

A warning from our neighbors.

If you would like to support our fundraising efforts for the Illinois Special Olympics, please stop by our lobby to purchase some gear. We are selling T-Shirts, hats, pins, and raffle tickets as part of our efforts to raise funds this awesome cause!!! The prices are: T-Shirts: $15.00 Hats : $15.00 Pins : $5.00 Raffle Tickets: $10.00