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

With sincere appreciation, we would like to take this opportunity during National Public Works Week to thank the outstanding staff at the Woodridge Public Works Department. Public Works helps to keep the streets safe by maintaining in Woodridge: 🛣️ 200 miles of roads 1,600 streetlights 🛑 3,000 signs In addition, Public Works engages in snow removal and assists the Woodridge Police Department with major weather events, such as flooding. Thank you Public Works, for all that you do for the community! #NPWW

Did you know that Illinois has an observed seat belt usage rate of 94 percent? A disproportionate number of fatalities involve unbelted motorists and passengers. As summer kicks off and travel increases, the Woodridge Police Department is partnering with the IL Dept. of Transportation to remind motorists to Click It or Ticket. This national seat-belt enforcement campaign occurs through May 29, concurrent with one of the busiest travel and holiday weekends of the year.The Woodridge Police Department will be increasing traffic patrols through May 29 as part of the Illinois Department of Transportation's Memorial Day "Click It or Ticket" crackdown on seatbelt and other traffic law violators. Seat belts save lives, and every vehicle occupant—front seat and back, child and adult—needs to remember to buckle up, every trip, every time.

Congratulations to our Board of Police Commissioners on their recent reappointment! The Board of Police Commissioners is a five-member commission appointed by the mayor and Village Board. The commission is responsible for hiring all police officers and promoting police officers to the rank of police sergeant. The commission also conducts all hearings on disciplinary matters through the rank of sergeant and sets all standards relating to hiring and promotion. Mary Jane Munley, Appointed February 2015 Dr. Mohan Airan, Appointed September 2008 Randon Gardley, Appointed July 2013 Robert Martin (not pictured), Appointed September 2013

Chief Cunningham is playing the bagpipes for #CopOnARooftop at Dunkin' Coffee for Special Olympics Illinois. He said, “It’s $15 for me to play a tune... or $20 for me to stop playing.”

Cop on a Rooftop is here! ⌚️ 5 a.m. - noon 📍1) Dunkin’ Donuts 🍩: 1920 87th St, Woodridge, IL 📍2) Dunkin’ Donuts 🍩: 2401 W. 75th St, Woodridge, IL This event brings the community and Woodridge Police Department together to raise awareness and money for Special Olympics Illinois athletes.

💡 #TipTuesday May is National Pet Month, so the Woodridge Police Department wanted to share these tips with you to help ensure your furry friends stay safe this month and all year long. • Microchip your pet and get ID tags for your pet's collar to increase the chances of finding your pet if it's lost. Also, if you’re on the Nextdoor social network, you can let your neighbors know your pet by adding it to Nextdoor's pet directory (link attached) • As the weather warms up and your pets spend more time outdoors, now is the perfect time to make sure your pet is up to date with their flea and tick treatments and heartworm prevention medication. Talk to your veterinarian about which options are best for your pet. • Dogs and cats are particularly susceptible to heatstroke. Over the summer months, make sure your pet has plenty of water and shade - or keep them in a cool, air-conditioned room. • It's time to roll out the grill! But remember that table scraps can give your pet a stomach ache, and some foods may even be toxic. https://blog.nextdoor.com/2017/04/11/introducing-the-nextdoor-pet-directory/.

During the month of May, law enforcement agencies observe and honor our brothers and sisters killed in the line of duty with ceremonies and events throughout the county. In 2018, 53 police officers have been killed in the line of duty in the United States – a 4% increase from 2017. As we approach May 15, National Peace Officers Memorial Day, please take a few minutes to reflect and remember the men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice for their communities. 👮👮‍♀️💙🇺🇸️ #PoliceWeek

A number of Woodridge residents report receiving scam phone calls recently. This video shows an example of a scam call received by a Woodridge resident and tips about how to protect yourself. The Federal Trade Commission urges people to file scam phone complaints here: https://www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov/#crnt&panel1-1

⚡️There's a severe thunderstorm warning for Woodridge until 5:45 p.m. 🌬️ Penny-sized hail is possible and winds up to 60 MPH.

We’re only 🔟 days out from Cop on a Rooftop! Join us on Friday, May 18 at the Dunkin' Coffee located at I) 1920 87th St. and II) 2401 W. 75th St. in Woodridge from 5 a.m. – noon. We will have travel mugs, t-shirts, hats, and pins available for sale. Also, those who donate to Special Olympics Illinois will receive a free donut coupon 🍩! #SpecialOlympics

Today is Crossing Guard Appreciation Day in Illinois! “We appreciate the work the crossing guards do each school day, whether it’s the cold winter months or in the hot sun, the crossing guards show dedication to the community,” said Chief Cunningham. “Today is Crossing Guard Appreciation Day, but we certainly appreciate them every day.” Woodridge School District 68

Cop on a Rooftop for Illinois Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics is in a couple of weeks! Woodridge Police Department officers will be on the rooftop of Dunkin’ Donuts locations and on the ground to support Special Olympics Illinois. Please drop by to see us: 🗓️ Friday, May 18 ⌚️ 5 a.m. - noon 📍1) Dunkin’ Donuts 🍩: 1920 87th St c, Woodridge, IL 📍2) Dunkin’ Donuts 🍩: 2401 W. 75th St, Woodridge, IL The Woodridge Police Department is committed to participating in activites, such as the Cop on a Rooftop, that benefit the community. Thank you to Dunkin' Coffee for hosting. #coponarooftop .

Woodridge Police Honor Guard and Officers traveled to Springfield today to honor Illinois Fallen Officers at the Police Memorial.

🚴‍♀️ Did you know that cyclist who wears a helmet reduces their risk of head injury by an estimated 60% and brain injury by 58% (source: National Safety Council)? Or that the Woodridge Park District and Village of Woodridge offer more than 21 miles of off-road, asphalt-paved paths for biking? May is the National Bike Month. Whether you bike to work or school; ride to save money or time; improve your health or the environment; or to explore your neighborhood, National Bike Month is an opportunity to celebrate all things bicycle. The Woodridge Police Department encourages all cyclists to wear a bike helmet for safety. Please remember to “take a ride on the safe side” and make bike safety a priority during bike rides. Link: Woodridge Bikeways System https://www.woodridgeparks.org/park_woodridge-bikeways.htm

🚩 The U.S. National Weather Service (NWS) issued a red flag warning in Woodridge until 8 p.m. on April 30 for critical fire conditions 🔥 Per the US National Weather Service Chicago Illinois, “The combination of the warmth, very low relative humidity in the 10-20% range and gusty southerly winds is resulting in high fire danger. Remember to be extremely careful with open flames and disposal of smoking materials. Postpone any planned outdoor burning.”

Recently the Village of Woodridge held the annual Town Meeting. This is the Woodridge Police Department video presentation at the Town Meeting that highlighted recent hires and numerous initiatives to help maintain a safe community. We hope you will visit the Woodridge PD table at the Town Meeting next April!

#ThrowbackThursday In 1969, the Woodridge Police Department initiated a volunteer rescue squad/ambulance service 🚑. Trained professionals were on call 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. The Rescue Squad directed its operations from a garage at the police station. The Rescue Squad disbanded in the 1980s when fire departments started to provide paramedic services.

The Woodridge PD would like to thank our wonderful administrative professionals for their commitment and dedication to the community. On this Administrative Professional’s Day, we recognize their enthusiastic service – they help keep us running smoothly! #AdminProfessionalsDay

#TipTuesday💡: Please follow safe driving practices near playgrounds 🏞️ – especially with the weather starting to improve and children playing outside 👦👧. Did you know that 4⃣7⃣.6⃣% of drivers reported driving 🔟 MPH over the speed limit on a residential street (source: AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety)? You know it’s wrong- but do you still do it? Don't Text! Don't Email! #DropItAndDrive #IDDAW

The Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police, AAA, IL High School & College Driver Education Association are coordinating the second annual statewide Distracted Driving Awareness Week, April 23-27. Distracted driving tops the list of growing dangers on the road for drivers. How distracted are you? #DropItAndDrive #IDDAW #AAA In this video from last year's Distracted Driving Awareness Week, Ofc. Phelps talks about the dangers of distracted driving. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=keSknyKq0AY&t=1s

This is Marianne Brehm. She attended the 2017 Village of Woodridge Town Meeting and provided some great feedback. She said, “As a Woodridge resident, I’m very proud of our police department. I wish that the squad cars displayed Woodridge more prominently though.” As a result of her idea, the Woodridge PD redesigned the squad car markings. Here is Ms. Brehm pictured with the new squad car design in this series of photos. The Woodridge Police Department values the active partnership with residents to provide dedicate service. Thank you for the suggestion, Ms. Brehm!

This is National Volunteer Week - an opportunity to celebrate the impact of volunteer service and the power of volunteers to build stronger, more resilient communities. We would like to recognize the volunteerism of Ofc. Begy. Since she was in grade school, Ofc. Begy has volunteered for The LeaderShop. The LeaderShop mission is to empower youth to become community-minded individuals through diverse programs that foster confidence, knowledge and leadership. Ofc. Begy participates in the Mentor Program to offer extra support, guidance, and friendship. She is also an “Ambassador 4 Youth” to help raise funds for the organization’s annual fundraiser, Party 4 Youth. The Woodridge Police Departments commends Ofc. Begy for her volunteerism and all those who dedicate their time to benefit another person, group, or organization to improve communities. #NationalVolunteerWeek

Deputy Chief Ostarello Sworn In Village of Woodridge clerk Joe Kagann swore in new Deputy Chief Ostarello at a ceremony at Village Hall on Thursday. “Whenever you encounter Deputy Chief Ostarello - whether it’s a good or bad situation - he always leaves you with a good feeling and sense of pride about being a Woodridge resident,” said Chief Cunningham. “It shines through all the time.” Please join us in congratulating Deputy Chief Ostarello.

🚨News release🚨 DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin and Woodridge Chief of Police Brian Cunningham announced today that bond has been set for a woman accused of contracting a “dark-web” company to murder the wife of a man with whom she had an affair.