Harwood Heights Police Department

  • Agency: Harwood Heights Police Department
  • Address: 7300 W. Wilson, Harwood Heights, 60656 IL
  • Chief:
Phone: 708-867-4353
Fax: 708-867-3038

Harwood Heights Police Department is located at 7300 W. Wilson, Harwood Heights, 60656 IL. The Harwood Heights Police Department phone number is 708-867-4353.

Harwood Heights Police Department News




**Warning** With heavy snow expected to fall starting this evening the Harwood Heights snow parking ban will be in effect this Friday and Saturday. You will not be allowed to park on the odd address side of the street on Friday February 9 and you will not be allowed to park on the even address side of the street on Saturday February 10 . The times of the parking restrictions are from 8 AM until 4 PM. Please be sure to move your cars before 8 AM and spread the word to ensure all residents are aware to avoid being ticketed. To check to see if the snow ban is still in effect on Sunday and Monday you can call 708-867-7605 to hear the automated message. 10.52.150 - Parking restrictions during snow removal operations. A. At any such time that the police department or the department of public works determines that the level of falling snow has reached a depth of two inches or more, the parking restrictions contained herein shall be in effect from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. On even-numbered dates of the month, no parking, standing or loading shall be allowed on the even-numbered side of the street. On odd-numbered dates of the month, no parking standing or loading shall be allowed on the odd-numbered side of the street. B. Any person, firm, or corporation which parks, or causes to be parked, a motor vehicle in violation of the provision herein shall be fined fifty dollars ($50.00) per occurrence. C. In addition to the penalty set forth above, any vehicle which blocks access to a street so as to impede the reasonable and efficient removal of snow shall be towed at the owner's expense. D. No person found to be in violation of the provisions herein shall have a cause of action for damages resulting from, or arising out of, being towed or plowed in.

Glad we were able to participate in this event.

Thanks everyone. Dog and owner we reunited. Found dog. No tags or chip. Anyone with information of the owner please contact the Harwood Heights Police Department.

Please call in any suspicious activity. Watch out for your neighbors. https://www.facebook.com/norridgepolicedepartment/posts/1991096311161781

A BIG Thank You to everyone who donated to “Toys for Tots”. We received many generous donations from local businesses and residents. Harwood Heights Officers also donated to the cause by participating in NO Shave December contributing an additional $610. All of the toys and cash donations will go a long way in making Christmas a little nicer for some area residents.


Another example of a phone scam. Always be cautious https://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/video/this-is-how-fraudsters-are-spoofing-victims-with-fake-caller-id-724622403638

***COMMUNITY ALERT*** Today we were informed by a resident that they received a call from someone claiming to be a representative from one of our local banks. The caller ID identified the number as coming from a local area bank that the caller was familiar with. The caller stated they were calling from the resident’s credit card company but the resident asked them numerous times what company they were calling from. The caller would never specifically name the bank and just kept saying “Your credit card company”. The resident hung up and called to notify us of the suspicious call. We contacted the local bank who stated that nobody from their facility had called that resident. Please be aware that many credit card scams exist. Here are some tips to help you avoid becoming a victim of a credit card scam. How Credit Card Thieves Try to Scam You over the Phone You receive a phone call from someone who says they're from your credit card company. The caller asks you to confirm or give up some personal information, e.g. your credit card number, credit card security code, social security number, or mother's maiden name. After the call ends, the caller uses the information you gave to make charges on your account or to create a new account in your name. Credit card telephone scammers sometimes get you to call them by leaving the number on your answering machine or in an email. In some credit card telephone scams, the thief asks you to sign up for a product or service then asks for your credit card information to pay for the service. They don't actually sign you up for a service. Instead, they use your credit card information to commit fraud. How to Avoid a Credit Card Telephone Scam Crooks are constantly revising their schemes. Each time consumer’s catch on to one scam, another variation or an entirely new scam pops up. It is important that you follow some guidelines to avoid being scammed over the phone no matter what tactic the crook uses. Don't give out any information on calls you didn't initiate, no matter how legitimate the call may seem. Scammers can even spoof your caller ID and have your creditor's name show up. If you think there's a possibility that it's your real credit card issuer, ask if you can return their call. If it's a scam, they're likely to try to convince you to stay on the line. Only trust calls that you initiate. Again, you calling the customer service number on the back of your credit card or own your credit card billing statement. Don't return calls from numbers left on your answering machine or sent in an email unless you can verify that it's your credit card issuer's real phone number.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the officers family and the Rockford Police Department

http://www.isp.state.il.us/sor/sor.cfm Be extra cautious today and check your local area.

The Harwood Heights Police Department would like to wish everyone a happy and safe Halloween. Trick-or-Treat hours in the Village end at 8pm. Please review these simple safety tips to help keep everyone safe, • A parent or responsible adult should always accompany young children on their neighborhood rounds. • Obtain flashlights with fresh batteries for all children and their escorts. • If your older children are going alone, plan and review the route that is acceptable to you. Agree on a specific time when they should return home. • Only go to homes with a porch light on and never enter a home or car for a treat. • Because pedestrian injuries are the most common injuries to children on Halloween, remind Trick-or-Treaters: o Stay in a group and communicate where they will be going. o Remember reflective tape for costumes and trick-or-treat bags. o Carry a cellphone for quick communication. o Remain on well-lit streets and always use the sidewalk. o If no sidewalk is available, walk at the far edge of the roadway facing traffic. o Never cut across yards or use alleys. o Only cross the street as a group in established crosswalks (as recognized by local custom). Never cross between parked cars or out driveways. o Don't assume the right of way. Motorists may have trouble seeing Trick-or-Treaters. Just because one car stops, doesn't mean others will! o Law enforcement authorities should be notified immediately of any suspicious or unlawful activity.

Perfect day for Red Ribbon walk at Union Ridge School.


You can now bring any old medications to the Harwood Heights Police Department and drop them into the drop-off box located in the front lobby of the Police Department.

Stuff the Squad! Protecting our community against crime and hunger. Over the weekend, Mariano's in Harwood Heights partnered with the Village of Harwood Heights to support neighborhood pantries. Thank you to all who helped support! We picked up about 140 bags of groceries from the Mariano's today and delivered/donated them to the Norridge Citadel Salvation Army on Foster and Cumberland where they will be distributed to local needy families.