Shorewood Police Department

  • Agency: Shorewood Police Department
  • Address: 903 W. Jefferson St., Shorewood, 60435 IL
  • Chief:
Phone: (815)725-4636
Fax: (815)730-8880

Shorewood Police Department is located at 903 W. Jefferson St., Shorewood, 60435 IL. The Shorewood Police Department phone number is (815)725-4636.

Shorewood Police Department News

Come out to support Special Olympics Illinois on Saturday, October 21 from 8:00 am - 12:00 pm! (Rescheduled from 10/14 due to rain forecast) Tyson Motors of Shorewood, Dodge Ram and the Home Depot have partnered to support Special Olympics Illinois. For every FREE 5 minute, no-obligation test drive, Tyson of Shorewood will generously donate $20 to Special Olympics Illinois. It's that easy!

Wednesday October 11, 2017, 3:17 PM Shorewood Police Department Illinois Advisory: IDOT Informed the Shorewood Public Works Rt. 52 paving will occur Wed, Thur, & Fri evening and overnight. Delays Expected-Plan Ahead IDOT informed the Village of Shorewood Public Works Department that Route 52 roadway paving will occur on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday in the evening an overnight hours. Delays are expected. Plan accordingly. Drive safely.

Road Construction Update: The contractor for the Black Road resurfacing project will begin grinding today, October 5th. Please drive safe and plan accordingly

Road Improvement Update: Weather Permitting, road striping will take place on the following roads tomorrow, October 4th: River Road - From Joliet to Home Ct. Vertin Blvd - From Route 59 to Mazlin Wynstone Dr - from Hunter Dr. to Auburn Lakes Dr. This project will consist of a moving work zone.

Road Construction Update: Road grinding is taking place today, October 2nd, East of I-55. Asphalt patching is also taking place and is starting from Route 52 and Wynstone Drive heading East

Special thanks to Shorewood HUGS for their generous donation to our annual Shop with a Cop program. We also would like to extend a congratulations to HUGS on their 10 year anniversary!! Pictured with Officers Jeff Calafos and Kim Giugler are Susan Coyle and Rita Guenther and Record Assistant Kacey Scofield.

Thursday September 28, 2017, 6:07 PM Shorewood Police Department Illinois Advisory: Construction Update: Grinding will continue on Rt. 52 between River Rd. & I-55 on Friday. Work will commence about 5 pm. Plan ahead. Construction Update IDOT has informed the Village of Shorewood the contractor will continue grinding pavement surface on Route 52 between River Road and Interstate 55 on Friday afternoon, September 29th. Work will commence about 5 pm. Plan ahead. Drive safely.

Wednesday September 27, 2017, 12:14 PM Shorewood Police Department Illinois Advisory: TRAFFIC CONGESTION: Roadwork on Rt. 52 between Wynstone Dr. in Shorewood and Houbolt Rd in Joliet. Grinding & Resurfacing starts 9/28/17 IDOT has informed the Village of Shorewood the contractor expects to begin grinding the pavement of Route 52 between Wynstone Drive in Shorewood, IL and Eden Lane near Houbolt in Joliet, IL tomorrow morning, September 28th. Grinding is expected to last through the weekend with patching and resurfacing through next week. Traffic delays and congestion are expected. Plan ahead with alternate routes or extended travel times. Please drive safely and attentively.

****** EXPECT TRAFFIC DELAYS ***** The accident investigation on Interstate 80 continues. Therefore all of the area east / west roadways are experiencing higher volumes of traffic during commuter hours. Plan ahead, be patient, find and use alternate routes.

Correction: FEMA and FCC test is tomorrow morning on the 27th.

Tuesday September 26, 2017, 3:21 PM Shorewood Police Department Illinois Advisory: FEMA and the FCC will conduct a mandatory nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System on Sept. 26th at 2:20 pm EDT. Mandatory Nationwide Test of the Emergency Alert System to be Conducted on September 27, 2017 Release date: September 19, 2017 Release Number: HQ-17-127 WASHINGTON – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), will conduct a mandatory nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) on September 27, 2017 at 2:20 pm EDT. The test will assess the readiness for distribution of the national level test message, as well as verify its delivery. The EAS test is made available to radio, television, cable, and direct broadcast satellite systems, and is scheduled to last approximately one minute. The test’s message will be similar to the regular monthly test message of the EAS with which the public is familiar, only inserting the word “national.” “This is a national test of the Emergency Alert System. This is only a test.” Significant coordination and regional testing has been conducted with the broadcast community and emergency managers in preparation for this EAS national test. The test is intended to ensure public safety officials have the methods and systems that will deliver urgent alerts and warnings to the public in times of an emergency or disaster. Periodic testing of public alert and warning systems is also a way to assess the operational readiness of the infrastructure required for the distribution of a national message and determine whether technological improvements are needed. Conducting the test following Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Jose, and Maria will provide insight into the resiliency of our national-level alerting capabilities in impacted areas. The test will also provide valuable data into how the Integrated Public Alerts and Warning System (IPAWS) performs during and following a variety of conditions. With two major hurricanes already making landfall, and a potential for two more impacting our nation, we need to have the ability to maintain the continuity of critical infrastructure under various conditions. Receiving preparedness tips and timely information about weather conditions or other emergency events can make all the difference in knowing when to take action to be safe. FEMA and our partners are working to ensure alerts and warnings are received quickly through several different technologies, no matter whether an individual is at home, at school, at work, or out in the community. The FEMA App, which can be downloaded on both Android and Apple devices, is one way to ensure receipt of both preparedness tips and weather alerts. The FEMA App can be downloaded at www.fema.gov/mobile-app. The back-up date for the test is October 4, 2017, at 2:20 pm EDT, in case the September 27 test is cancelled. More information on the IPAWS and Wireless Emergency Alerts is available at www.ready.gov/alerts. You can also access a video, FEMA Accessible Emergency Alert System IPAWS Test Message, in American Sign Language. This is the third mandatory nationwide test of the EAS. The first test was conducted in November 2011 in collaboration with the FCC, broadcasters, and emergency management officials. The second mandatory test was conducted in September 2016. ### Background: In 2007, FEMA began modernizing the nation’s public alert and warning system by integrating new technologies into the existing alert systems. The new system, known as the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) became operational in 2011. Today, IPAWS supports more than 900 local, state, tribal, and federal users through a standardized message format. IPAWS enables public safety alerting authorities such as emergency managers, police, and fire departments to send the same alert and warning message over multiple communication pathways at the same time to citizens in harm’s way, helping to save lives. For more information on FEMA’s IPAWS, go to: www.fema.gov/ipaws. For more preparedness information, go to www.ready.gov. ### FEMA's mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from and mitigate all hazards. Follow FEMA online at www.fema.gov/blog, www.twitter.com/fema, www.twitter.com/femaspox, www.facebook.com/fema and www.youtube.com/fema. Also, follow Administrator Brock Long’s activities at www.twitter.com/fema_brock. The social media links provided are for reference only. FEMA does not endorse any non-government websites, companies or applications.

**********TRAFFIC ALERT************ We are experiencing heavy traffic conditions throughout town this morning due to a fatal accident on I-80 eastbound. Traffic delays will continue throughout the morning as investigations continue. Please be patient and plan your travels accordingly.

http://www.theherald-news.com/lists/2017/09/20/edc3f6061e1b4b9f98ab0534069e337d/index.xml

Mandatory nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System to be conducted Sept. 27 The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), will conduct a mandatory nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) on Sept. 27, 2017 at 2:20 pm EDT. The test will assess the readiness for distribution of the national level test message, as well as verify its delivery. The EAS test is made available to radio, television, cable and direct broadcast satellite systems, and is scheduled to last approximately one minute. The test’s message will be similar to the regular monthly test message of the EAS with which the public is familiar, only inserting the word “national.” “This is a national test of the Emergency Alert System. This is only a test.” Significant coordination and regional testing has been conducted with the broadcast community and emergency managers in preparation for this EAS national test. The test is intended to ensure public safety officials have the methods and systems that will deliver urgent alerts and warnings to the public in times of an emergency or disaster. Periodic testing of public alert and warning systems is also a way to assess the operational readiness of the infrastructure required for the distribution of a national message and determine whether technological improvements are needed. Conducting the test following Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Jose and Maria will provide insight into the resiliency of our national-level alerting capabilities in impacted areas. The test will also provide valuable data into how the Integrated Public Alerts and Warning System performs during and following a variety of conditions. With three major hurricanes already making landfall, and a potential for one more impacting our nation, we need to have the ability to maintain the continuity of critical infrastructure under various conditions. Receiving preparedness tips and timely information about weather conditions or other emergency events can make all the difference in knowing when to take action to be safe. FEMA and our partners are working to ensure alerts and warnings are received quickly through several different technologies, no matter whether an individual is at home, at school, at work, or out in the community. The FEMA App, which can be downloaded on both Android and Apple devices, is one way to ensure receipt of both preparedness tips and weather alerts. The FEMA App can be downloaded at https://www.fema.gov/mobile-app. The back-up date for the test is Oct. 4, 2017, at 2:20 pm EDT, in case the Sept. 27 test is cancelled. More information on the IPAWS and Wireless Emergency Alerts is available at https://www.ready.gov/alerts. This is the third mandatory nationwide test of the EAS. The first test was conducted in November 2011, in collaboration with the FCC, broadcasters, and emergency management officials. The second mandatory test was conducted in September 2016. You can also access a video, FEMA Accessible Emergency Alert System IPAWS Test Message, in American Sign Language. In 2007, FEMA began modernizing the nation’s public alert and warning system by integrating new technologies into the existing alert systems. The new system, known as IPAWS became operational in 2011. Today, IPAWS supports more than 900 local, state, tribal, and federal users through a standardized message format. IPAWS enables public safety alerting authorities such as emergency managers, police and fire departments to send the same alert and warning message over multiple communication pathways at the same time to citizens in harm’s way, helping to save lives. For more information on FEMA’s IPAWS, go to: www.fema.gov/ipaws. For more preparedness information, go to www.ready.gov

Tuesday September 19, 2017, 2:36 PM Shorewood Police Department Illinois Advisory: Due to dry hot weather and positive tests for West Nile virus, another mosquito spraying will occur tonight in and around Shorewood. Due to dry hot weather and positive tests for West Nile virus, another mosquito spraying will occur tonight in and around Shorewood. Clarke Environmental Mosquito Management, Inc to provide these services. https://www.clarke.com/

*******TRAFFIC ALERT****** For tomorrow September 16th in the area of Route 59 and Black Road from approximately 8am until 2pm expect some delays due to ongoing events in the area and partial road closures. Plan ahead, give yourself some extra time and use patience. There will be added vehicle and pedestrian traffic in the area.

This past weekend the Shorewood Police Department participated in the construction of a doghouse for Hounds for Humanity. Now we need your vote to win the People's Choice Award. Please follow the link and cast for vote for us. https://poll.fbapp.io/esvogg

TOMORROW OFFICIALLY ENDS SUMMER FOR SOME OF OUR RESIDENTS AS SCHOOL OFFICIALLY BEGINS. Please plan ahead, drive slowly and pay attention to children near school properties and bus stops. http://www.nsc.org/learn/safety-knowledge/Pages/back-to-school-safety-tips-for-drivers.aspx

On Saturday August 12th, the Shorewood Police Department in conjunction with Kory Family Restaurants and Golden State Foods distributed backpacks in preparation for the return to school in the coming week.

Thursday August 10, 2017, 2:55 PM Shorewood Police Department Illinois Advisory: NWS has issued a SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH for the SHOREWOOD area until 9pm. Monitor weather. Plan ahead Severe Thunderstorm Watch SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE FOR WS 445 NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK 245 PM CDT THU AUG 10 2017 SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 445 IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 900 PM CDT ILLINOIS COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE BOONE BUREAU CARROLL COOK DE KALB DUPAGE GRUNDY HENRY JO DAVIESS KANE KENDALL LAKE LA SALLE LEE MCHENRY MERCER OGLE PUTNAM ROCK ISLAND STEPHENSON WHITESIDE WILL WINNEBAGO For full details, view this message on the web.

https://www.clarke.com/mosquito-services This evening will be Clarke Control Services will be out with another mosquito abatement spraying.

Congratulations Erick on being the winner of our bicycle raffle on Tuesday at National Night Out. Officer John Coldwater presented Erick with the bike yesterday. Thank you for attending and we hope to see you next year!

Significant Weather Advisory Weather Updated: Aug 03 1:32PM Issued by the National Weather Service For Will County, Illinois SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY UNTIL 2:30PM CDT THU ...SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR WILL...KANKAKEE...CENTRAL FORD... IROQUOIS...SOUTHEASTERN DUPAGE...SOUTHEASTERN COOK...NEWTON... BENTON...PORTER...LAKE AND JASPER COUNTIES UNTIL 230 PM CDT/330 PM EDT/... AT 131 PM CDT, DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING STRONG THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS WILL AND KANKAKEE COUNTIES, AND SOUTHWARD ALONG THE ILLINOIS AND INDIANA STATE LINE. MOVEMENT WAS NORTHEAST AT 40 MPH. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS WILL CONTINUE TO REDEVELOP OVER THIS AREA INTO NORTHWEST INDIANA THROUGHOUT THE AFTERNOON. DIME SIZE HAIL AND WIND GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH THESE STORMS. LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE... SOUTH SIDE OF CHICAGO, JOLIET, HAMMOND, GARY, ORLAND PARK, TINLEY PARK, OAK LAWN, ROMEOVILLE, CALUMET CITY, PORTAGE, MERRILLVILLE, VALPARAISO, CHICAGO HEIGHTS, EAST CHICAGO, SCHERERVILLE, HOBART, LANSING, KANKAKEE, CROWN POINT AND LOCKPORT. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... FREQUENT CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING IS OCCURRING WITH THESE STORMS. LIGHTNING CAN STRIKE 10 MILES AWAY FROM A THUNDERSTORM. SEEK A SAFE SHELTER INSIDE A BUILDING OR VEHICLE. THESE STORMS MAY INTENSIFY, SO BE CERTAIN TO MONITOR LOCAL RADIO STATIONS AND AVAILABLE TELEVISION STATIONS FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND POSSIBLE WARNINGS FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE. &&

THIS WEEKEND! The Shorewood Chamber of Commerce bring the annual Crossroads Festival to Cene's Four Seasons Park. For our residents; look for added traffic in and near the area of the park throughout the weekend. With the anticipation of some cool weather plan on hearing live music through the evening hours if you leave your windows open. On Sunday there will be traffic closures and delays for the parade.. Specific details for the festival schedule can be located on the Crossroad Festival's official website. https://www.crossroadsfest.com/