Westchester Police Department

  • Agency: Westchester Police Department
  • Address: 10300 W Roosevelt Rd, Westchester, 60154 IL
  • Chief:
Phone: 708-345-0060
Fax: 708-345-0799

Westchester Police Department is located at 10300 W Roosevelt Rd, Westchester, 60154 IL. The Westchester Police Department phone number is 708-345-0060.

Westchester Police Department News

We would recommend repercussions or consequences. Illinois law https://goo.gl/WSdki6 requires students to go to school, schools can typically discipline students for missing class, even if they’re doing so to participate in a protest or otherwise express themselves. Before deciding whether to join a political walkout, students might want to find out what policies govern discipline for absences in Illinois and their particular school so that they’re aware of the potential consequences. Imagine not showing up for or walking off your job for any sundry reason. Parents talk with your child before we do! http://abc7chicago.com/society/plainfield-students-threatened-with-detention-for-participation-in-walkout-over-gun-control/3183015/

Under the Disorderly Conduct statute http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/ilcs/fulltext.asp?DocName=072000050K26-1, this is a Class 4 felony in Illinois. Parents have that conversation with your child before we do! https://www.themaven.net/bluelivesmatter/news/students-won-t-stop-making-threats-so-sheriff-is-going-after-parents-OTn6J10o4kyqp4GjXikNVQ?full=1

The 2018 State of the District was presented to the Board of Education at a special Board meeting Tuesday, March 6, 2018. The following contains talking points made by Ofc. Verber in regards to the School Resource Officer program. https://www.sd925.org/pdfs/Board%20Information/State%20of%20the%20District%202018.pdf

And monitor your child's devices and keep them out of the bedroom! The devices that is. :-) http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/Family/48-hour-screen-time-experiment-kids-limits/story?id=53410728

Bullying 101 – While bullying behavior is unkind, not every unkind behavior is bullying. Therefore, when kids occasionally do or say something that is hurtful, it's inappropriate to label them as a bully. A fight or a disagreement does not represent bullying – even when kids make unkind remarks. A spat or disagreement with a classmate here and there is not bullying. The same thing can be said for kids using technology. A child receiving or sending a derogatory, mean, inappropriate, threatening, or harassing text message or email in itself does not make that child a target of cyberbullying behavior. These types of messages should, however, be cause for concern and dealt with appropriately. It is understood that a parent’s reaction is guided by concern for their child’s safety, social and emotional well-being. However, this response is quite often guided by misinformation or not fully understanding what constitutes bullying behavior. While an Illinois statute does exist for bullying prevention http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/ilcs/fulltext.asp?DocName=010500050K27-23.7 a juvenile labeled as a 'bully' is not automatically petitioned (arrested) for the bullying behavior in itself. No one is in the business of summarily dragging a juvenile through the juvenile court system. The statute serves more to define bullying behavior in addition to requiring by law that local school districts create anti-bullying policies – Westchester Public Schools page 49 http://www.sd925.org/pdfs/Handbooks/2017-2018%20District%20Handbook%20-%20English.pdf It is more often than not left up to the local school district and police department to mete out Restorative Measures on an ad hoc basis when true bullying behavior is reported. Before reporting to your child’s school or the police department pause for a moment. All five criteria must be met before a concern or report for incidents of alleged bullying behavior can become actionable: • Hurtful • Intentional • One-sided • Occurs more than once • Imbalance of power - such as physical strength, access to embarrassing information, or popularity Students are taught that anything outside of the above is merely bad behavior. The Westchester Public Schools District 92.5 website has a feature. To report bullying behavior anonymously click on the link below or click on the 'I Want To...' tab on the District website https://docs.google.com/a/sd925.org/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSenzaAUcxWphiJNopJBXDhgjO0FbzSQBe5CvptXAt8EBBbdhg/viewform?c=0&w=1. But what about other concerns a parent or student may have? Acts of violence, dangerous behavior, an issue with school safety. What better way to report. “If you see something; say something.”


A specially trained School Resource Officer can respond immediately and find out where the threats are coming from within hours based upon the tools given to them by the Electronic Communication Privacy Act ECPA. SRO’s receive this training through the National Association of School Resource Officers (NASRO) and while attending national conferences. All the more reason to have a specially trained police presence in our schools. http://amp.timeinc.net/time/5182932/school-district-shut-down-shooting?__twitter_impression=true

Registration for Kindergarten here in Westchester is scheduled for April 4th. With that said please share and spread the word about residency. If you are aware of a parent committing this fraudulent act, please feel free to contact Superintendent Salemi via email (psalemi@sd925.org) or by phone (708-670-1927).

This is just as true now as it was back then. We’ve posted on Bitcoin and the Dark Web here in the past. From March 2016 http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2016/03/02/dark-web-makes-illegal-drug-gun-purchases-hard-to-trace/#.Vte8llvp0WU.facebook

Our thoughts and prayers are with Officer James Davis's Sr. family and his extended family at the Bellwood Police Department. We are deeply saddened by their loss. This hits close to home as many of us in our department had the pleasure of working with Officer Davis during times of mutual aid. https://www.facebook.com/WGNTV/photos/rpp.7938522410/10155348258287411/?type=3&theater

Parents are being lulled into a false sense of safety with these "Ballistic Backpacks." Marketing that claims NIJ testing or certification for ballistic items, such as backpacks, blankets, or briefcases, other than body armor for law enforcement, is false. The best way to keep students safe is to implement training to include lockdown drills, locked doors and a quick law enforcement response during an emergency. https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/justice-department-statement-claims-nij-certification-ballistic-backpacks

Kudos to Florida Governor Rick Scott on his forward thinking. The plan is exceptionally robust and calls for additional services for students suffering from mental health issues along with at least one law enforcement officer for every 1,000 students in schools and would ideally be implemented by the start of the 2018-2019 school year. This is counter to proposed legislation here in Illinois by State Rep. Emanuel “Chris” Welch, D-Westchester, that aims to hinder and in essence strip a law enforcement presence from our schools by leaving out the vital component of law enforcement by only funding services for students suffering from mental health issues. http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2018/02/16/illinois-lawmaker-fewer-school-cops-more-services-for-students/ https://www.campussafetymagazine.com/safety/florida-governor-school-safety-plan/?platform=hootsuite

Even greater things to come.

As I sit at my desk shaking my head. And don't think for one moment that our children haven't at the very least entertained the thought.

Lock it or lose it! #9PMRoutine

VEHICLE TAGS ON SALE 2018 Vehicle Tags Are Required To Be Displayed – Residents and business owners are reminded that they must purchase a vehicle sticker for all vehicles that are registered through the Illinois Secretary of State with a Westchester address. If a vehicle remains registered in Westchester but is used or stored out of town (such as with a college student or a second home), it still must have a Westchester vehicle sticker. The primary focus is on enforcement on public and private parking lots including, but not limited to, any shopping areas, strip malls, and parking lots on business or multi-residential property. Do not be surprised if you find a ticket on your vehicle while parked at the Jewel, Mariano’s, Westbrook Corporate Center, or in any lot open to the public. - If you have a garage/driveway and do not park on the street, you must purchase a sticker. The vehicle sticker is not a parking sticker. Enforcement action may occur with vehicles parked in a driveway, or that can be viewed from the driveway in a garage with the overhead door open to include a carport/covered parking area on private property. - If your vehicle is no longer registered in Westchester, you must provide the Village with a copy of the bill of sale or other disposal records such as an insurance report or Secretary of State Registration showing that the vehicle is no longer registered to a Westchester address. - Guests visiting or vehicles that are not registered with the State of Illinois with a Westchester address are not required to display a Westchester vehicle sticker. It is NOT necessary to call in vehicles parked on Village streets overnight. - Each passenger car or RV owned by an individual who has reached age sixty-five by April 30th shall receive a reduction in the rate of a vehicle sticker. Several years ago, the Village purchased a list from the Illinois Secretary of State indicating that approximately 15,000 vehicles were registered to the Village. The Village averages 12,000 vehicle tag sales each year. With the loss of 3,000 tag sales that’s approximately $105,000 per year in lost revenue. Revenue generated from the Village of Westchester Vehicle Sticker Sales Program is used to provide the best police, fire, ambulance and public works services to our residents and is an integral part of the budget. As you can see, any reduction in revenue caused by the failure of residents to purchase their vehicle sticker, as required, would negatively impact the services that residents have come to enjoy. http://www.westchester-il.org/index.aspx?NID=107