Morton Grove Police Department

  • Agency: Morton Grove Police Department
  • Address: 6101 Capulina Ave, Morton Grove, 60053 IL
  • Chief: Mark Erickson (Chief of Police)

Morton Grove Police Department is located at 6101 Capulina Ave, Morton Grove, 60053 IL. The Chief of Police of the department is Mark Erickson. The Morton Grove Police Department phone number is 847-470-5200.

Morton Grove Police Department News

It was a beautiful day for the Morton Grove American Legion Post #134's parade to honor those veterans of the armed forces, including those who have given the ultimate sacrifice in service of the United States. We want to thank the Morton Grove Police Explorers who volunteered their time to assist us for the event.

Today Officers Tabor and Lietz went to Hynes School for an Officer Friendly presentation for the kindergarten classes, the kids got to see the police squad too!

Today's press release is available at the attached link.

During our seat belt check these parents received a Culvers custard coupon for having their children properly restrained. Keep up the good job moms and dads!

The Morton Grove Police Department believes in the importance of seat belt usage in reducing motor vehicle accident fatalities. This morning our traffic unit conducted a seat belt check at Beckwith and Austin.

Sisters Emilia & Evanna won School District 67's ride to school in a police car. Mom remembered a time she was running late driving the girls to kindergarten. She said Officer Adam pulled her over for speeding. Luckily he gave her a warning!

Folks If you see something suspicious please call 911 and report it. That way we can check on the incident quickly. You know your neighborhood best, if its suspicious to you say something. This page is not monitored 24/7.

Sorry for the delay, attached is last Friday's press release.

Tonight is our citizen police academy graduation. We like to thank our residents that gave their time to have a better understanding of the workings of our department. Attached is a video from Terry, who attended the academy.

We want to thank everyone that donated during last Friday's Cop on a Rooftop event. We raised over $1500 for Special Olympics at our one store.

UPDATE: The crash at Dempster and Waukegan that we reported this morning is now being investigated as a fatal crash. The 16-year-old driver from Glenview was pronounced deceased at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. The juvenile passenger was treated and released.

Dempster and Waukegan is back open after the earlier crash.

We had a couple of car burglaries this week. The victims' cars were unlocked. Lets work together to bring down crime. Watch the attached video on how to reduce car burglaries.

The Morton Grove Police received a report of a vehicle that crashed into a traffic signal support pole at Dempster and Waukegan. Morton Grove police units responded and are currently investigating with the Major Crash Assistance Team (MCAT). One occupant of the vehicle was seriously injured and was transported to the hospital by the Morton Grove Fire Department. The intersection of Dempster and Waukegan is currently closed with traffic being diverted away from the intersection. Westbound Dempster traffic is being diverted onto Northbound Lehigh, while Eastbound traffic is being diverted prior to Waukegan Road. Updates will be provided when available.

We want to thank Deputy Chief Fennelly, MG public works, and our MGPD CPA alumni that stopped by to support Special Olympics. #coponarooftop

Chief Simo and Deputy Chief Stromberg on the roof supporting Special Olympics! #coponarooftop

Join us for Cop on a Rooftop going on now at 5843 Dempster. Support Special Olympics! #coponarooftop

We are looking for traffic control device violators today.

Today is the day for Cop on a Rooftop! Join us at the Dunkin Donuts 5843 Dempster from 5 am to noon. Each guest who makes a donation to the Torch Run will receive a free donut coupon. Guests donating at least $10 will receive a Law Enforcement Torch Run travel mug (while supplies last) and a coupon for a free fill up. Special Olympics Illinois (SO ILL) is a not-for-profit organization that provides year-round training and competition in 18 sports to children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Currently, more than 23,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities and more than 20,000 Young Athletes ages 2-7 with and without intellectual disabilities participate in Special Olympics Illinois programs. All athletes participate at no cost to themselves or their families! Through training and competition, SO ILL athletes enhance their physical fitness, motor skills, self-confidence and social skills. Special Olympics transforms lives!

We are finishing our 4th citizen police academy. It was another fantastic year! Attached is a quick video from Hafiz, one of our residents that attended.

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When you take your eyes off the road for up to, just to look at a text for five seconds, you may have covered the distance of a football field. We are looking for cell phone violators.

Our officers will be keeping a close eye on railroad crossings today. According to the National Safety Council: • A lightweight passenger car traveling at 55 miles an hour can stop in about 200 feet in an emergency—under perfect conditions—that is, if tires and brakes are in good condition and the road is dry. •A commercial van or bus will need about 230 feet to stop. •A commercial truck/trailer can stop in about 300 feet—that's the length of a football field. •A light rail train requires about 600 feet to stop—the length of two football fields. •Compared to this, the average freight train we mentioned above traveling at 55 miles an hour may take the length of about 18 football fields to stop. Trains can't swerve—they can only follow the track. The only thing the engineer can do is apply the emergency brake.

The Morton Grove Police Department implemented "Virtual Block Watch" with the purpose of enlisting the help of property owners who have outdoor video cameras to solve neighborhood crimes. Often times, investigators have found when canvassing a neighborhood after a crime has occurred that a home or business video system may have captured a picture of a suspect or a vehicle. This can be a valuable lead that can help in an investigation and may lead to an arrest. To register please go to http://www.mortongroveil.org/government/police/blockwatch/

Don't forget this Friday, May 18th from 5:30 am- 12 pm; the Morton Grove Police Department will be at the Dunkin Donuts at 5843 Dempster to collect donations for Special Olympics Illinois! Stop by and show your support for the Special Olympics and the Police Department.