Woodridge Police Department

  • Agency: Woodridge Police Department
  • Address: 1 Plaza Dr., Woodridge, 60517 IL
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Woodridge Police Department is located at 1 Plaza Dr., Woodridge, 60517 IL. The Woodridge Police Department phone number is 630-719-4740.

Woodridge Police Department News

In advance of Veterans Day, today we recognize Woodridge Police Officer Edson for his military service 🇺🇸. Branch: U.S. Army Dates: 1987-1989 active Army and 1989-1993 as an inactive U.S. Army Reserve Locations: US Army Fort Benning, GA Aberdeen Proving Ground Fort Hood-Army Base Camp Shelby Mississippi National Training Center/Fort Irwin Specialty: Infantryman assigned to a Rapid Deployment Combined Arms Brigade with the 1st Cavalry Division at Fort Hood, Texas. A combined arms unit is comprised of infantry, tanks and attack helicopters used to overwhelm enemy territory in a rapid fashion. Quote: “[My service time] taught me discipline and how to stick with a task until it is completed correctly. It also taught me attention to detail and how small issues can quickly spiral into big issues if over-looked.” #VeteransDay Thank you for your service, Officer Edson.

This is the clip of the WGN Morning News Friday Flyover 🚁📺! Thank you to Woodridge School District 68, Woodridge VFW Post 1578, Saint Scholastica Parish, Woodridge, IL 60517 School, and Village of Woodridge Public Works and Staff for showing GRIT together as a community. With the launch of the GRIT program, the Woodridge Police Department and Woodridge Schools collaborate to educate youth about the importance of resilience and hard work. These traits are vital to success – the lessons can have a long-lasting impact to achieve a higher quality of life.

In advance of Veterans Day, today we recognize Woodridge Police Officer Guerra for his military service 🇺🇸. Branch: USMC Dates: 1992 – 2011 Locations: Four total deployments, three in direct combat operations: Al-Anbar Providence, Iraq (2004, 2007-2008) and Helmand Providence, Afghanistan (2010-2011) Specialties: Infantry Rifleman - Infantry Platoon Sergeant - Staff Sergeant. Also served in billets as a Scout-Sniper - Scout-Sniper Platoon Sergeant - Foreign Military Advisor - Foreign Military Advisor Team Leader - Gunnery Sergeant Quote: “The military instilled many traits and values which I have been able to carry over into my employment as a police officer and SWAT operator – specifically building an unbeatable spirit."

It’s almost here 🚁📺! The WGN Morning News Friday Flyover featuring Woodridge schools and the Woodridge Police Department is set for TOMORROW Nov. 10 at around 7:15 a.m. Look for signage on-air about the innovative GRIT program – a curriculum that explains perseverance and passion is vital to achieving success in life and improving communities. http://www.vil.woodridge.il.us/index.aspx?NID=145

In advance of Veterans Day, today we recognize Woodridge Police Officer Piotrowski for his military service 🇺🇸. Branch: U.S. Marine Corps Dates: 1995 – 1999 Location: North Carolina and San Diego, Calif. Specialty: Supply administration Quote: “The Marine Corps taught me the skills of conflict resolution, critical thinking, adaptability, and work-life balance – all which can be applied in my day-to-day job as a police officer.” Thank you for your service, Officer Piotrowski. #VeteransDay

Throughout the week, the Woodridge Police Department will feature officers who served in the U.S. Armed Forces leading up to Veterans Day 🇺🇸. Today we recognize Community Service Officer Edward Pogson. Branch: U.S. Marine Corps Duty dates and locations: 1985: Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, CA 1985-1988: Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, NC 1988-1989: 在日米海兵隊 (Camp Kinser), Okinawa, Japan 1989: Camp Pendleton, CA Specialty: Military Police, SRT (Special Reaction Team) Quote: “I believe my service has benefited my law enforcement career since it taught me how to adapt and overcome any situation no matter how fluid or how many times it may change in order to complete the task at hand (i.e., mission).”

Leading up to Veterans Day this Saturday, Nov. 11, the Woodridge Police Department will feature officers that served in the military. Name: Sgt. Johnson Branch: U.S. Marine Corps Tour of duty dates: Active duty from August 1991 until August 1995. Also assigned to Bravo Co. 4th LAR from 1996 - 1997 Locations: Marine Barracks Washington 8th & I - Washington, D.C., Camp David - Maryland, and the United States Naval Academy Quote: “I feel my service in the Marine Corps greatly benefited my career as a police officer. As a young man, the Marine Corps provided me with a greater sense of purpose and discipline. I also had the opportunity to work with and for many great leaders that taught me countless lessons I still use to this day. Happy Veteran's Day to my fellow Veterans! Semper Fi! In this photo, Sgt. Johnson meets President Clinton at the White House Oval Office.

Our hearts go out to the Rockford Illinois Police Department and the family of Officer Jaimie Cox who died in the line of duty on Sunday. He gave the ultimate sacrifice while serving and protecting his community.

This Sunday, November 5, we "fall back" in time with the end of Daylight Savings Time. Please remember to turn your ⏰ back 1⃣ hour at 2:00 am. or before you go to bed on Saturday evening! The Lisle-Woodridge Fire District also recommends that you test & change the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.

How do you think we’re doing on social media? The Woodridge Police Department wants to hear from you! Please take this brief survey to help us take our social media up to the next level. https://goo.gl/forms/ls3iM9YxXpQm8P803

#ThrowbackThursday A Woodridge PD squad car from the late 1980’s. This Chevrolet vehicle is one of many General Motors produced for law enforcement. Some of the more famous Chevys include the Biscayne, Bel Air, Impala, Tahoe and Caprice. The Woodridge Police Department utilizes vehicles that are effective for policing and are well maintained.

Shout out to Chief Hopper and the Hawkins Police Department.

🚨News Release🚨 Fatal Pedestrian Accident at Route 53 and High Trail Drive Intersection - On Oct. 31, 2017 officers were dispatched to scene of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle - The driver of the vehicle immediately pulled over and assisted the police - The female pedestrian went to Edward Hospital and later succumbed to the injuries Woodridge, Ill. – On Oct. 31, 2017 at 7:49 p.m. officers responded to the intersection of Route 53 and High Trail Drive for a report of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle. Upon arriving, officers found a seriously injured female on the north side of the intersection. The driver of the vehicle immediately pulled over and assisted the police. The pedestrian was transported to Edward Hospital for treatment and later succumbed to her injuries. The Lisle-Woodridge Fire District and DuPage County FIAT (Felony Investigative Assistance Team) MCRT (Major Crash Reconstruction Team) are partner agencies that assisted at the scene. Officers activated the FIAT Accident Reconstruction Team at the crash site due to the severity of the injuries to the pedestrian during the accident. Currently there have been no citations issued and the investigation continues. ###

Got GRIT? The Woodridge Police Department’s innovative new GRIT program launches today at Woodridge schools! GRIT is a concept developed by Angela Duckworth, Ph.D. that explains perseverance and passion for achieving long-term goals is vital to success. The Woodridge Police Department’s GRIT program will highlight working hard and having a drive to better oneself – lessons that can have a long-lasting impact to achieve a higher quality of life. School Resource Officer Dan McIntyre is the instructor for Woodridge students. “GRIT is an exciting new initiative for the Woodridge Police Department – we’re happy to work hand-in-hand with Woodridge schools and community groups for the betterment of youth,” said Chief Brian Cunningham. “As police chief, I’d like to know: what does having GRIT mean to you?” Please comment to this post about what having GRIT means to you personally.

This list highlights some favorite Halloween 🎃 movies of Woodridge Police Department officers and staff. Do you have any movies to add to this list? Please remember these simple safety tips to ensure that everyone has a fun and safe Halloween! • Do not allow children to eat treats until a trusted adult inspects them • Eat only factory-wrapped treats. Avoid eating homemade treats made by strangers • Take a digital photo of your kids - this allows you to have a detailed description in the event of an emergency • Make sure your child's costume is safe. Is the fabric fire retardant? Does their mask have proper eye, nose and mouth openings? Can they walk easily in it? • Know who your kids are trick or treating with. Exchange phone numbers with your child's friends and their parents. In the event of an emergency, you can notify them • Report suspicious or destructive activity to the Police immediately by calling 9-1-1 The Woodridge Police Department wishes you a safe, fun, and spooky Halloween.

Here’s the Woodridge weather for Halloween 🎃 per the US National Weather Service Chicago Illinois and WeatherBug: it should be about 40 degrees with a wind chill around 35 degrees. Rain isn’t likely🌧 but wind gusts 🌬 of up to 20 mph is possible. The American Red Cross created these Halloween safety tips: http://www.redcross.org/news/article/Red-Cross-Offers-Tips-For-Safe-Halloween-Fun Please keep these tips in mind to have a safe and fun holiday.

96 year old visiting from China!

Turtles at echo point park. Come join us for lunch.

The FBI – Federal Bureau of Investigation recently ⬆️ the reward for info leading to the arrest of this unknown serial bank robber. He first robbed a Woodridge bank in January 2017. The reward is now up to $10K 💵. If you have any information on this suspect that can help bring him to justice, please the Woodridge Police Department Report a Crime Tip: 📨 crimetips@vil.woodridge.il.us or 📞: 630-960-8998

#ThrowbackThursday The Woodridge Police Department raised money for the family of Dallas Police Department officer J.D. Tippit killed by Lee Harvey Oswald in 1963. Pictured left to right are Officers George Zima, James Novello, Edward Renna, Chief Joel Kagann, and Sgt. Jerome Szczepaniak. The $226.76 raised in 1963 is equivalent to about $1,800 today. The Woodridge Police Department is dedicated to the community and honors the sacrifices made by those who have given their lives in the line of duty. The US National Archives may begin releasing more than 35,000 documents related to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy this week.

🚨 News Release 🚨 Village of Woodridge & Lisle-Woodridge Fire District Respond to Sewer Odors

Introducing the new and improved Woodridge Police Department station entrance sign before, during, and after 🔥🔥🔥 The sign features the updated Village of Woodridge logo representing the community.

#TipTuesday. 🎃 Halloween is around the corner! Please keep the following in mind as our little 👻, 👸, 🏴☠️, get ready for trick-or-treating. The Woodridge Police Department would like to remind community members to be safe and alert during trick-or-treat hours, which last until 7 p.m. per the Woodridge Village Code. Safety tips to keep in mind: Children: •Only approach well-lit houses and always travel in small groups. •Use flashlights 🔦 for guidance on sidewalks, walkways and when crossing the street. •Practice safe street-crossing by using crosswalks and walk signals. Parents and guardians: •Supervise young children at all times. •Assure costume accessories such as swords and other pointed objects are made with soft and safe materials. •Establish a designated curfew ⌚️ for older children. 🏡 Homeowners: •Establish a designated curfew for older children. •Only hand out candy that is packaged and wrapped 🍬. • Avoid placing lit candles and jack-o-lanterns on doorsteps and walkways where costumes could brush against them and cause burns or fire. The Illinois State Police maintains a database of sex offenders throughout the state. You may want to avoid these addresses on Halloween. Laws prohibit sex offenders from wearing costumes in public and handing out candy; nevertheless, it is important for parents to know of their locations this Halloween when trick-or-treating. The sex offender database is available here: http://www.isp.state.il.us/sor/ Please report any suspicious activities by dialing 911. The Woodridge Police Department wishes you a safe and happy Halloween!

This story from the Orem Police Department in Utah shows that policing involves being able to succeed through a variety of adverse situations – in this case babysitting a rambunctious two year old! The Woodridge Police Department frequently provides assistance to improve the quality of life in our community for situations that do not necessarily involve law enforcement situations.

🚨News Release 🚨 Woodridge Police Investigate Dog Bite Incident • Officers responded to the 3400 block of 83rd Street for a dog bite report • An adult female victim was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital for treatment • The dog in question has been located and will be held by DuPage County Animal Control during the investigation Woodridge, Ill. – On October 19, 2017 at 3:44 p.m., Woodridge Police Officers responded to the 3400 Block of 83rd Street (River Crossing Condominium Complex) for a dog bite investigation. Upon arriving, Officers provided first aid to a female adult victim. The Lisle-Woodridge Fire District responded and transported the victim to Good Samaritan Hospital for multiple injuries related to the incident. The investigation revealed a Pit Bull dog who resided at the complex, exited an open sliding glass door and bit the victim as she walked past. The owner of the dog was located and the dog was secured without further incident. The Woodridge Police Department and DuPage County Animal Control continue to investigate this incident. ###