Riverdale Police Department

  • Agency: Riverdale Police Department
  • Address: 725 W 138th St, Riverdale, 60827 IL
  • Chief: Gregory Baker (Chief of Police)
Phone: 708-841-2203
Fax: 708-841-5359

Riverdale Police Department is located at 725 W 138th St, Riverdale, 60827 IL. The Chief of Police of the department is Gregory Baker. The Riverdale Police Department phone number is 708-841-2203.

Riverdale Police Department News

Seriously, stop driving through the deep water and if you drive a 80,000# truck, don’t drive off the shoulder while making an improper u turn.....

"The wicked flee when no man pursueth: but the righteous are as bold as a lion." —Proverbs 28:1


Stuck in an alley, patrol ain’t easy. Thank god for tow trucks.....

Clear the streets, the snow plows need room to work. Look out for signs, your car will be towed. You’ve been warned!

For the video that was circulated this week... https://www.google.com/amp/fox17online.com/2018/02/06/suspect-victim-in-widely-shared-child-porn-video-identified/amp/

Snow zone parking restrictions will be in effect tonight, if you park in a posted area with 2” or more of accumulation, WE WILL TOW YOUR CAR to plow the streets.

WILLIAM "WALLY" ROLNIAK, JR. 2/04/2004 - Detective William Rolniak was shot and killed execution-style after being taken hostage inside the Riverdale police station. The suspect had been in custody on charges of attempted murder, home invasion, and aggravated kidnapping after breaking into a home and abducting his ex-girlfriend at gunpoint nine days earlier, despite having an order of protection issued against him. The suspect had just finished being interviewed by an assistant state's attorney and was being transferred from an interview room to the lockup area of the station when he grabbed Detective Rolniak's service weapon out of its holster at approximately 8:15 pm. The suspect was not handcuffed at the time because he had been cooperating with the authorities. The suspect then forced Detective Rolniak out of the police station, took him behind a building across the street and shot him in the head. The suspect attempted to flee by trying to carjack three different vehicles, shooting and wounding an elderly man who refused to give up his vehicle. Three other officers in pursuit of the suspect ordered him to drop the weapon, but instead, he aimed the gun at the officers, who then shot and killed him. Detective Rolniak was transported to Christ Medical Center where he died two hours later. Detective Rolniak had served with the Riverdale Police Department for 14 years and was a U.S. Air Force veteran. He was survived by his wife, two teenage daughters, parents and three sisters. On March 4th, 2005, the Detective William (Wally) Rolniak Jr. Public Safety Building was dedicated in his honor.


RPD has received multiple reports of a Facebook video concerning possible child pornography. We are aware of the video and we are currently investigating its source or validity. If you have any direct information of the persons involved or the location, please report it to us. To the others sharing, forwarding or messaging us the video, PLEASE STOP IMMEDIATELY. Currently we have no reason to believe it occurred in our jurisdiction however we will attempt to identify or refer to the proper jurisdiction.

Officer-Involved Shooting - Harvey, 14800 Dixie Highway 1/31/18 - Stay clear of the area due to the ongoing investigation.

Uprighting of semi 138th & Ashland, 1/24/18

Drone footage from the turned over tanker truck at 13800 S. Ashland AVOID THE AREA! (1/24/18)

All traffic on Ashland Avenue is closed avoid the area prolonged road closures.

1/24/18 01:16, Officers responded to 14510 S. Indiana for a serious collision involving a tractor-trailer. Upon arrival, officers learned that the driver of a passenger vehicle attempted to pass a tractor-trailer in the right lane. The vehicle appeared to have been traveling at a high rate of speed and struck the rear of a parked tractor-trailer. A passenger of the car was pronounced dead on the scene, the driver sustained serious injuries and was rushed to Christ hospital. The driver is being investigated for suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol. The crash is being investigated by Riverdale detectives and the South Suburban Major Accident Reconstruction Team (S.M.A.R.T.).

Male stray picked up at 14300 Parnell 1/23/18 1pm

Press Release 1/23/18 07:55 At approximately 0159 hours 01/23/2018 Riverdale Police received a 911 call indicating subjects being held against their will. Riverdale Police responded to the 500 block of Pacesetter Parkway. The 911 caller advised his sister and his sister's children were inside the residence being held against their will by the caller's sister's boyfriend. The caller advised the subject was armed with a handgun and is wanted for murder in Danville, IL. The offender had previously made statements he would harm any Police that came to arrest him. Riverdale Police attempted to make contact with anyone inside the residence without success. Officers observed activity inside but no one would answer the door. A female inside the residence motioned to an officer outside that she needed help. Officers surrounded the residence and contacted the South Suburban Emergency Response Team (SSERT). Riverdale Police then initiated an activation of the Illinois Law Enforcement Alarm System (ILEAS) for additional police units. Riverdale Police Units maintained a perimeter around the residence and SSERT started negotiations with the offender. After approximately two hours, the offender surrendered and released everyone unharmed. The offender Maurice Brooks, 40 of Chicago was taken into custody for an active warrant for homicide out of Vermilion County. Brooks is currently in RPD Lockup pending possible further charges. Riverdale Police were assisted by the South Suburban Emergency Response Team, Illinois State Police and several surrounding departments.

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