Worth Police Department

  • Agency: Worth Police Department
  • Address: 7112 W. 111th St., Worth, 60482 IL
  • Chief: John Carpino (Chief of Police)
Phone: 708-448-3979
Fax: 708-923-3749

Worth Police Department is located at 7112 W. 111th St., Worth, 60482 IL. The Chief of Police of the department is John Carpino. The Worth Police Department phone number is 708-448-3979.

Worth Police Department News

This week's #ThrowbackThursday takes us back to 1995 and features Officer Mike Andretich during his sophomore year on the force. Officer Andretich is approaching the end of his 23rd year with the Worth Police Department and while the department has seen many changes throughout his career, his positive attitude and impact on the Village of Worth has remained the same. Happy Thursday friends!

Amidst today's Halloween festivities, School Resource Officer Cozzi caught up with some of the Worth Police Department's newest recruits. On behalf of the WPD family, we wish you all a safe and enjoyable Halloween. While you're out and about trick-or-treating, make sure to visit the Worth Police Station. Tonight's patrol division will be giving out tasty treats! 🎃

The weather is changing and the leaves continue to fall. While the days get shorter, we encourage our Facebook friends to enjoy their afternoon outdoors. While you're out, keep an eye out for Officer Igoe! He's patrolling the beats and streets all day. We hope you all have a wonderful Sunday! 🍃🍂

Not a week goes by without a citizen of Worth stopping an officer on the street and asking, "Is Officer Ritz working today?" Well folks, the answer to that question from this point on is, "HE'S RETIRED!" On Friday evening, the Village of Worth celebrated Officer Ritz' retirement after 23 great years at the Worth Police Department. Officer Ritz is best known for his community involvement, most notably his role in the annual Haunt for Hunger charity drive and National Night Out. Although Officer Ritz is retired from the Worth Police Department, he will continue his law enforcement career, working part-time at the Wilmington Police Department. Best of luck Officer Ritz and thank you for all you have done for the village and police department!

Another successful Haunts Against Hunger is in the books! The WPD family would like to thank our friends at Marrs-Meyer American Legion Post 991 for hosting yesterday's event and a special thanks to all of our generous donors. Despite Mother Nature raining on our parade (literally), our friends Reaper Madness and Frankenstein came out and provided some frights and fun for everyone. We hope you all had as much fun as we did!

Despite the rain, the 2017 Haunts Against Hunger is still rockin' and rollin'! Come on down to the Marrs-Meyer American Legion for food, music, fun, and games! We'll be here until 8:00pm!

At last night's Village Board Meeting, the Worth Police Department said farewell to Officer Tony Ritz. Officer Ritz began his career with the Worth Police Department in 1994 and quickly made a name for himself throughout the community. Officer Ritz was paramount in the development of new officers while fulfilling the role of Field Training Officer (FTO). In addition to Field Training, Officer Ritz served as the Special Olympics liaison as well as the coordinator of multiple community events, including but not limited to Haunts Against Hunger and National Night Out. On behalf of the WPD family, we want to thank Officer Ritz for his 23 years of service and wish you the best during your well deserved retirement!

Who's a good boy?! During Officer R. Frias' tour of duty this evening, he responded to a report of a stray dog. Officer R. Frias was met by a friendly, 11-year old Doberman by the name of Stony. Officer R. Frias took Stony into custody and transported him to Animal Welfare, where he was later reunited with his owner. Excellent work, Officer R. Frias!

In 2014, all Worth Police Officers were trained in and equipped with Naloxone Hydrochloride Injection Devices, which are used to block the effects of opiods during the event of a drug overdose. On September 19th at the Village Board Meeting, Ofc. Ferchau, Ofc. Frias, Ofc. Kundrot, Ofc. Meister, and Ofc. Tomanich were awarded with commendations for successfully administering Naloxone Injections on various occasions to individuals suffering from life-threatening drug overdoses. Naloxone Injections Devices have proved to be a valuable life-saving tool. We encourage anyone suffering from addiction to seek help. The link below contains a list of drug treatment services located in Cook County. http://www.addicted.org/directory/category/cook-county-2.html

This morning, several members of the Worth Police Department joined our friends from Oak Lawn Police Department and Oak Forest Police Department at the Illinois Law Enforcement Torch Run 9th Annual Plane Pull for Special Olympics. Each team at today's event raised over $1,000 dollars for Special Olympics and will compete against hundreds of officers from around the state. All proceeds collected through today's Plane Pull benefits more than 22,000 traditional athletes and more than 20,000 young athletes (ages 2-7) who currently participate with Special Olympics Illinois. To find out more about Special Olympics Illinois, visit www.soill.org

Play Ball! This evening, the Worth Police Department hosted the Chicago Comets Beep Baseball team for the 3rd annual exhibition baseball game. The Comets are composed of blind or visually impaired men and women from the Chicagoland area who have a love and passion for the sport of baseball. The team has been in existence since 1995 and are members of the National Beep Baseball Association (NBBA). For more information on the Comets, visit chicagocomets.org Despite suffering a competitive 10-5 loss, the WPD family would like to thank the Comets for coming out for today's game and congratulate you on another great season!

***JOB POSTING*** The Village of Worth is hiring for part-time custodian. Hours are 6am-9am Monday-Friday. You can apply in person at the Village Hall located at 7112 W. 111th Street in Worth.

This week, two members of the Worth Police Department Patrol Division were joined by twenty sworn Police Officers from numerous different agencies for a 32-hour Police Cyclist Training Course, offered by North East Multi-Regional Training, Inc. (NEMRT). At this week's class, our officers will learn effective and tactical maneuvering techniques in addition to ways of maximizing police presence throughout the community. We would like to thank our friends at Aurora Police Department for hosting our officers this week and remind our residents to say hello to the WPD Bicycle Patrol when you see them in the neighborhood!

Officer J. Frias and Officer Ritz made a new friend, Damian, at Worth Days and helped him win a stuffed animal! The fest is held thru Sunday night across from the Worth Terrace Center. Stop in and say hello!

School is back in session! WPD School Resource Officer Cozzi would like to wish all students a happy and successful school year! 📚

The Worth Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #143's 2nd annual golf outing was a huge success! The event raised a total of $6,200.00, all of which will be donated to the Worth Lions Club. We would like to thank all of our family and friends who spent their Saturday with us, and a special thanks to our friends at Waters Edge Golf Club for hosting such a great event. 🏌

The Worth Police Department's Patrol Division has taken multiple reports of Burglaries from Motor Vehicles this weekend. Of these reported burglaries, a majority of the vehicles were left unlocked. We would like to remind our residents to lock your vehicles and protect yourself from being a victim. We hope you all have a great weekend and as always, you know where to find us if you need us!

This year's National Night Out was a huge success! On behalf of the WPD family, we would like to say thanks to the Worth Park District for volunteering their time and resources, as well as Fairplay Foods for their generous donations for tonight's event. Special thanks to DJ Real Co. for providing tonight's music! We hope you all had as much fun as we did! #NNO2017

The Worth Police Department's National Night Out event is scheduled to take place tonight at Peak's Park from 6:30pm - 8:30pm. Come join us for a night of food, fun, games, and music!

Last night, the Worth Park District hosted their annual Touch-A-Truck event. Several agencies and local companies were represented and allowed all who attended an opportunity to check out their vehicles and emergency equipment. A special thanks to our friends at North Palos Fire Protection District- Station 3, Palos Park PD, and Walsh's Towing Service for stopping by and joining the party!

Today is recognized as Illinois Speed Awareness Day. A 2015 study has shown that speed was the primary factor in 34% of all traffic fatalities. In an effort to promote awareness and safer public roadways, municipalities statewide will be placing an emphasis on radar enforcement. Today's day shift will be conducting radar enforcement in both marked and unmarked police vehicles. We understand we live in a fast-pace environment, however if you are operating an automobile, please remember to SLOW DOWN.

The Worth F.O.P.'s 3rd annual Christmas in July event was a huge success! On behalf of the WPD family, we would like to thank all of our family and friends for coming out and spending your Sunday with us. A special thanks to Chieftain Irish Pub for hosting such fun-filled event!

Starting this Monday, you will see two new faces patrolling the Friendly Village, as Officer Kundrot and Officer Kenny completed their 12 week training with the Cook County Sheriff's Police Academy today. Pictured left to right are Officer Cozzi, Mayor Werner, Officer Kundrot, Officer Kenny, Deputy Chief Denton, and Detective Pirtle.

As a reminder, this Sunday is the 3rd Annual Worth Fraternal Order of Police Christmas in July Event. The event will be held at the Chieftan Irish Pub from 2pm - 7pm. We hope to see you there!