Lemont Police Department

  • Agency: Lemont Police Department
  • Address: 14600 127th Street, Lemont, 60439 IL
  • Chief: Kevin W Shaughnessy (Chief of Police)
Phone: (630) 257-2229
Fax: (630) 257-5087

Lemont Police Department is located at 14600 127th Street, Lemont, 60439 IL. The Chief of Police of the department is Kevin W Shaughnessy. The Lemont Police Department phone number is (630) 257-2229.

Lemont Police Department News

Cop on a Rooftop 2018 - Thank you! On behalf of the Special Olympians, their families and the members of the Lemont Police Department, I would like to express my sincere appreciation for your generosity and support in helping make this year's "Cop on a Rooftop" a huge success. The generosity of the community members, volunteers and businesses was overwhelming! Due to their efforts, we were able to raise a total of $10,154.89 benefitting Special Olympics-Illinois! This year's event took place at the two Lemont Dunkin Donut's locations. Nearly 300 locations across Illinois participated in this event. You may have seen our officers, staff, and volunteers collecting money for Special Olympics-Illinois! I was overwhelmed by the generosity of so many. I would like to thank everyone who donated to this worthwhile cause. Each and every donation helped the Lemont Police Department meet its goal. You are proof that together we can make a difference! I would like to thank the police officers, staff and volunteers for assisting with this event. Our appreciation also goes to B-96 WBBM-FM Radio, Staley & the Monster Squad of the Chicago Bears organization and the staff of both Lemont Dunkin Donuts for making this the best year yet! A special thanks to Mayor John Egofske, and the Lemont Village Trustees, the Citizens' Police Academy Alumni Association, Lemont Public Works, Terri O'Neill-Borders from Hope & Friendship, and Dunkin Donuts Corporation. If you would like to donate to the Special Olympics Torch Run, please contact the Lemont Police Department at #1-630-257-2229. All proceeds will support Illinois Special Olympics. Again, THANK YOU LEMONT for your support and generosity! Sincerely, Marc R. Maton Chief of Police Lemont Police Department

Our own Jerry Lehmacher's famous and winning RaceSquad will at at the corner of 127th & State St Friday May 18th in support of Cop on Top raising funds for Special Olympics Illinois!

U cn nw snd a txt msg 2 911 From the Lemont Police Department: "The Lemont Police Department, through their dispatch center, Southwest Central Dispatch, is now offering the capability to receive and send Text to 9-1-1 messages from cellular phones. Lemont citizens now have the ability to text messages to 911. The new system, called Text-to-911, is meant to allow people who are hearing impaired, speech-impaired or unable to talk safely on the phone to connect with emergency services. The FCC stresses that texting to 911 should be thought of only as a last resort, in the event that you are unable to speak. The motto is, “Call when you can, Text when you can’t”. This motto ensures that the public is aware that Text to 9-1-1 is an option, but it is always better to make a voice call. Southwest Central Dispatch has created an informational brochure for the public to reinforce the message of “Call when you can, Text when you can’t”. The brochure is available at the Lemont Police Department. "

Visit us at both of the Lemont Dunkin Donuts on Friday, May 18 for our 16th Annual #CopOnARooftop fundraiser for the Law Enforcement Torch Run benefitting Special Olympics Illinois.

Hope and Friendship Foundation is currently collecting donations of gently used bikes, scooters, strollers, skates, wheeled goodies at the Lemont Police Dept parking lot through Friday May 18 (rear left corner of the lot) for their Bicycle Recycle. Drop off your bike by Friday night and help someone get a great "new" set of much needed and appreciated wheels! Questions? Email terri@hopeandfriendshipfoundation.com

This coming Friday our Lemont Police Officers will be collecting donations for Special Olympics at both of our Lemont Dunkin Donuts! Stop by and pick up your special merchandise and make a donations to help our kids!

"If we see emergency vehicles approaching, we need to get as far right as possible; however, if we're in a situation where we can't get right, we need to go left. Part the seas, if you will, but the most important thing is that our moves are calculated and we remain predictable."

Last Thursday May 3rd, Lemont Clergy commemorated the National Day of Prayer at the Lemont Police Department. Thank you to our Lemont Clergy who helped mark the day, to the Lemont Police Dept staff and officers who allowed us the space, and to all who joined the event!

Lemont Police Department will once again be participating on Cop on a Rooftop helping to raise money for Special Olympics. We will be collecting donations, and have tee shirts, pins, and mugs for sale all proceeds benefiting Special Olympics! Stop by both of our Dunkin Donuts (127th St & Derby) beginning at 6am on Friday May 18th to offer what you can for the kids!

Lemont's commemoration of the National Day of Prayer will be Thursday May 1st at noon in the Lemont Police Department. Lemont Pastors will join together to pray for unity. Please spend your lunch break Thursday at the Police Department on these good terms :-)

Lemont Police Department participates in the "Safe Passage" program. “Under a program Dixon calls “Safe Passage,” the police department here and in nearby towns are allowing people to bring in their drugs, no question asked, and they’ll help them check into a rehab center. At least 267 people have gone through the program, Ragan said.”

Police from across Mass. lined this road to salute fallen Yarmouth Police Dept. K-9 Officer Sean Gannon, as his body arrived at the Medical Examiner's office. May you RIP Officer Gannon, and may your entire family and brothers and sisters in blue continued to be comforted by signs of united support like this.

Lemont has experienced some recent thefts from unlocked vehicles in the neighborhoods along the Interstate. The thefts are committed by juveniles who travel the interstate system victimizing the communities close to interchanges. We typically see these crews in the months leading up to Christmas. This year we have been hit twice in the last month. The theft crews only target vehicles that are unlocked and the thieves grab what is accessible. Additionally, they only utilize stolen vehicles to travel from location to location, and will commit crimes in several suburbs during one night. They occasionally steal vehicles if they find keys inside the vehicle, and utilize those stolen vehicles for their raids on the days immediately following the theft. In the recent incidents in Lemont, two vehicles have been stolen from the neighborhoods along the Interstate. In the first incident, one other car was burglarized. In the second, four cars were entered and items were stolen from one. The Lemont Police Department will be increasing presence in the neighborhoods targeted by these crews, but we ask residents to assist us in protecting your possessions. We want to again encourage residents to Lock It or Lose It. Please lock vehicles that are parked outside overnight. Close the garage door. Do not leave keys inside an unattended vehicle. If you observe any individuals who you don’t recognize from the neighborhood, please contact the police by dialing 911.

"Residents should always locked cars that are parked outside overnight; close the garage door; and do not leave keys inside an unattended vehicle. If you observe any individuals who you don't recognize from the neighborhood, contact the police by dialing 911."

It's your chance to participate in an on-site assessment of the Lemont Police Department. Members of the community are invited to offer comments to the assessment team by calling 630-257-2229 X 2461 on Thursday, April 12th, 2018 between the hours of 1pm-2pm. Accreditation Assessment Team Invites Public Comment Accreditation will demonstrate that the department has achieved a level of professionalism among our law enforcement peers and validates the methods in which department members provide services to the residents and the general public in our community. In addition to improving the agency’s relationship with the community, accreditation makes the agency more accountable for its actions, with the additional benefits of limiting liability and risk exposure. In order to complete the process, two ILEAP assessors, Sergeant Juliann Wilson of the Bensenville Police Department and Roy Hanold, Administrative Officer of the Sugar Grove Police Department, will conduct an on-site assessment of the Lemont Police Department. As part of the on-site assessment, members of the community are invited to offer comments to the assessment team by calling 630-257-2229 X 2461 on Thursday, April 12th, 2018 between the hours of 1pm-2pm. Comments are limited to 5 minutes and must address the department’s ability to meet the ILEAP standards. These standards may be viewed online at www.ilchiefs.org. The department will be judged on the basis of 67 separate ILEAP standards regarding administration, operations, personnel, and training. The department has been revising its policies and procedures during the past year in order to meet the standards set by ILEAP. To successfully complete the accreditation process, the policies and procedures must not only reflect the standards established by ILEAP, but the department must demonstrate it is following its own policies and procedures.

Lock those car doors even in your driveway! Don't volunteer to be a victim to car burglaries.

A Homer Glen woman has been reported missing after her daughter went to her home and she wasn't there, Will County Sheriff's Office said. Barbara Klimek, 59, was last seen by her daughter on March 31. Police said Klimek was admitted to Silver Cross Hospital for some medical attention and was released on April 2.

Amen <3 Thankful for those who have committed to protecting and serving our communities 24/7/365.

Accreditation Assessment Team Invites Public Comment Lemont, Illinois – March 11, 2018 – Lemont Police Chief Marc Maton announced that a team from the Illinois Law Enforcement Accreditation Program (ILEAP) will be in Lemont on April 12th and 13th to review the agencies request for the organization’s Tier Level 1 accreditation The department will be judged on the basis of 67 separate ILEAP standards regarding administration, operations, personnel, and training. The department has been revising its policies and procedures during the past year in order to meet the standards set by ILEAP. To successfully complete the accreditation process, the policies and procedures must not only reflect the standards established by ILEAP, but the department must demonstrate it is following its own policies and procedures. In order to complete the process, two ILEAP assessors, Sergeant Juliann Wilson of the Bensenville Police Department and Roy Hanold, Administrative Officer of the Sugar Grove Police Department, will conduct an on-site assessment of the Lemont Police Department. As part of the on-site assessment, members of the community are invited to offer comments to the assessment team by calling 630-257-2229 X 2461 on Thursday, April 12th, 2018 between the hours of 1pm-2pm. Comments are limited to 5 minutes and must address the department’s ability to meet the ILEAP standards. These standards may be viewed online at www.ilchiefs.org. Accreditation will demonstrate that the department has achieved a level of professionalism among our law enforcement peers and validates the methods in which department members provide services to the residents and the general public in our community. In addition to improving the agency’s relationship with the community, accreditation makes the agency more accountable for its actions, with the additional benefits of limiting liability and risk exposure.

Officer Jones is an officer in my home town of Park Forest. Every single day officers across our country put on their uniform knowing what happened to Officer Jones could happen to them. I am fully and truly appreciative that we have men and women who choose to step forward to protect and serve myself, my community, and state, knowing the risks yet still continuing to show up and be our guardians of law and order. May they complete their every shift, returning home to their families safely. May those who have been injured have the strength and support to fully recover being inspired by Officer Jones demonstrating #TimStrong. May the families of our officers who have offered the greatest sacrifice be surrounded with support in every form from those around them helping to continue to protect and serve them in the absence of the officer we all lost. I declare today and everyday a day to appreciate a first responder. I hope you'll join me in taking the opportunity to thank you a Police and Fire Officer if they cross your path today. Thank you for standing between us and harm's way, for knowing the risks but bravely stepping forward to be the ones we rely on when we find ourselves in harm's way. #ThankaPoliceOfficer #ThankaFirefighter #BadgeRiskChoiceHeroes #TimStrong Sincerely...Thank you. ~ Chaplain Terri

Shared from our neighbors of the Palos Police Dept I share this because on my block here in Lemont one of my neighbors witnessed someone taking pictures of a few of our homes. Do not hesitate to call the Lemont Police if you have any questions or concerns or see suspicious activity. "A warning to homeowners about a new scam that could lead to a burglary is being investigated. A man was found taking pictures of a home for a fake insurance company. The man told the homeowner he was from an Insurance company that doesn’t exists. The homeowner then asked the man for credentials, which he couldn't provide. The suspect even knew the homeowner’s name. The suspect then asked the homeowner if he could take pictures of the back of the home. The homeowner asked him to leave and reported it to police. Police believe the suspect was taking pictures to use as a map for a possible burglary later on. Police are encouraging homeowners to be vigilant and on the lookout for anyone acting suspicious. Police said to follow this advice anytime shows up at your home unannounced. •Ask for company credentials including a picture •Ask to see a solicitation permit •Most insurance companies call before showing up to your home •Call police if person seems suspicious"

End of Watch Call for Dep. Jacob Pickett- Boone County #RIP626 Every day our first responders enter their work day is a day they show up what true courage, determination, and commitment looks like. They show us what heroes are made of.

Sharing from the Joliet Police Department's Facebook Page: The Joliet Police Department has been investigating several reports of thefts and robberies where the suspects are communicating with the victims through apps such as LetGo, OfferUp, and others. The problem isn’t the apps, it is the suspects who are using the apps to take advantage of honest persons and facilitate these crimes. Criminals create fake user profiles to entice prospective buyers or sellers. These criminals then set meet locations that are familiar to the criminal and may not be to the prospective buyer or seller. When utilizing these apps, there are ways to protect yourself: 1. You set the meeting location, preferably inside a familiar public place or business. If someone doesn’t want to meet in a public place, something is wrong. 2. Meet during the daytime. 3. Bring someone with you. 4. If you are selling a cellphone, take a screen shot of the device’s serial number on the device information screen and send it to a different device. In the case of selling other electronics, write down the serial numbers. 5. Examine the currency you receive prior completing the deal. Criminals sometimes use counterfeit currency. 6. If it doesn’t feel right, don’t make the deal. Don’t be a victim!

Thanks Midland Texas PD for demonstrating and sharing the video on this very real scam. It's IRS scam call season and nobody is immune, including Officer Stief. He was on the phone for over 30 minutes with six different "IRS" representatives. He just wanted to know how to not get arrested! Don't forget, this is a very real scam that many people fall victim to. The IRS says they will ALWAYS contact you by mail first before calling you. And they will NEVER ask you to pay using a debit card, wire transfer, or cashier's check... or Apple gift cards.

A few pics from some of our previous years of participating in St. Baldrick's Bolingbrook. It is a fantastic time raising money to put an end to pediatric cancer. We hope you'll join us in person, in donation or in spirit. https://www.stbaldricks.org/teams/teamhope2018