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

Memorial Day is the start of travel season. Make everyone in the car #BuckleUp. It’s your best defense in the event of a crash.

Cop on Top


Officers Lugo and Griffin are currently representing the Riverdale Police Department at the illinois Police Memorial in Springfield.

A head on collision has closed Ashland ave at 135th st, AVOID the area.

The men and woman of the Riverdale Police Department want to extend our well wishes and prayers of a quick recovery to Dolton Police Detective Darryl Hope who was shot multiple times at his residence this morning.

LOCATED! Ms. Jackson was located almost 200 miles from Riverdale, she apparently got onto the highway and continued driving all night. She is unharmed and en-route to a local hospital for observation. Missing Senior Citizen 80 Year old Lois Jackson was last seen at 51st & King Drive in Chicago. She was traveling to Riverdale and never made it to her destination. Ms. Jackson was last seen driving a brown 2003 Chevy Ventur IL Registration AQ45170. If you have seen Ms. Jackson or her vehicle please call Riverdale Police. 708 841-2203 or call 911. PLEASE SHARE! The vehicle in the photo is not the actual vehicle.

We may have stole this meme from another page.....

On 4/19/18 at 10am Riverdale Officers observed a grey Chevy Sedan traveling southbound Indiana Ave at a high rate of speed. The Sedan crossed the railroad crossing at 140th & Indiana at such a high rate of speed, the car went airborne then lost control. The vehicle then sped off as officers attempted to stop the car. Officers followed the vehicle into Dolton where the occupants bailed after getting blocked by a garbage truck. The passenger was immediately taken into custody as the driver fled into a residential area. Riverdale officers with the assistance of Dolton Police set up a perimeter, containing the offender. Riverdale Police were then notified that the driver had just fled US Marshalls and was a fugitive and wanted for escape. Riverdale Police deployed a UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle - Drone) and began searching the area. The UAV conducts a systematic search and quickly located the offender hiding between a fence and metal shed. Officers then converged on the area while the UAV operator relayed its position. The offender was taken into custody without incident. 23-year-old Devontae Stokes of Riverdale was charged with Aggravated fleeing and eluding and multiple traffic citations. The US Marshals will be following up with additional charges regarding his escape. The following photos are of Mr. Stokes and an aerial photo taken from the UAV once it located Stokes. This marks the first successful apprehension of a subject using the UAV. Stokes is considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Detective Lugo is about to fight in tonight’s event!

Press Release 4/13/18 On April 12, 2018, at approximately 9:17 PM the Riverdale Police Department responded to a call of shots fired in the area of 13700 block S. Wallace. Upon arrival Officers located three gunshot victims, their ages ranged from 19 to 25 years of age. Two of the victims were transported to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn in critical, but stable condition. The third was transported to Metro South in Blue Island with a non-life threatening gunshot wound. Witnesses relayed that the three victims were standing in the driveway of a residence and were approached by two to three armed Offenders. These Offenders fired multiple shots at the Victims. The offenders fled on foot and have not been located at this time. The Offenders are described as male blacks 19 to 25 years of age. The Illinois Law Enforcement Alarm System was activated for the assistance of additional law enforcement personnel in crowd control and crime scene securement. Illinois State Police Crime Investigator’s processed the scene. Detectives are currently following multiple leads and interviewing witnesses.

Slow down & move over! It’s not worth your life.

Lost dog! Contact RPD. You must have proof of ownership, current rabies tag and a current village of Riverdale tag to claim this animal.

A state lawmaker and three south suburban police chiefs visited a Riverdale preschool Thursday and read a story to a group of 4-year-olds.

Lost dog, call RPD if you know the owner!

Illinois law requires all drivers to yield to emergency vehicles on the side of the road. This law is called “Scott's Law” in honor of Chicago Fire Department Lt. Scott Gillen, who was killed by a passing motorist while working an emergency. The law is on the books at 625 ILCS 5/11-907

The 2018 St. Pats Enforcement Period has begun! The Riverdale Police Department, in conjunction with the Illinois Department of Transportation and other law enforcement agencies will be launching its 2018 “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” and “Click It or Ticket” campaign during the upcoming St. Patrick’s Day Holiday. The Riverdale Police will be adding extra patrols during the holiday in an effort to prevent injuries and fatalities related to impaired driving and non-seatbelt use.


ISP has really stepped up their game, field sobriety tests are getting even harder. #drivesober



Officer Martin and Officer Lewis participating in “Serve and Connect” where they connect, speak to, and play tennis with school children in the area to build a bond between youth and police.