Hanover Park Police Department

  • Agency: Hanover Park Police Department
  • Address: 2011 W Lake St, Hanover Park,, 60103 IL
  • Chief: Ronald Moser (Chief of Police)
Phone: (630) 823-5500
Fax: (630) 823-5499

Hanover Park Police Department is located at 2011 W Lake St, Hanover Park,, 60103 IL. The Chief of Police of the department is Ronald Moser. The Hanover Park Police Department phone number is (630) 823-5500.

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Leather jackets and Movember beards go hand in hand. Here is a progress photo of Team B officers representing for the cause. Please share and donate! We have raised $735 thus far! https://mobro.co/hanoverparkpd

The Hanover Park Police Department would like to thank all of the men and women who put on a uniform to serve our great country. Thank you for your service and your sacrifice.

From Lt. Sherrill: 5 FACTS TO KNOW ABOUT VETERANS DAY (Reprinted from U.S. Dept. of Defense: https://www.defense.gov/explore/story/Article/1675470/5-facts-to-know-about-veterans-day/ - by Katie Lange) Veterans Day is a well-known American holiday, but there are also a few misconceptions about it — like how it’s spelled or whom exactly it celebrates. To clear some of that up, here are the important facts you should know. Veterans Day does NOT have an apostrophe. A lot of people think it’s “Veteran’s Day” or “Veterans’ Day,” but they’re wrong. The holiday is not a day that “belongs” to one veteran or multiple veterans, which is what an apostrophe implies. It’s a day for honoring all veterans — so no apostrophe needed. Veterans Day is NOT the Same as Memorial Day. A lot of Americans get this confused, and we’ll be honest — it can be a little annoying to all of the living veterans out there. Memorial Day is a time to remember those who gave their lives for our country, particularly in battle or from wounds they suffered in battle. Veterans Day honors ALL OF THOSE WHO HAVE SERVED THE COUNTRY IN WAR OR PEACE - DEAD OR ALIVE - ALTHOUGH IT'S LARGELY INTENDED TO THANK LIVING VETERANS FOR THEIR SACRIFICES. (capitalization added for emphasis) It was originally called Armistice Day, commemorating the end of World War I. World War I officially ended when the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919. However, the fighting ended about seven months before that when the Allies and Germany put into effect an armistice on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. For that reason, Nov. 11, 1918, was largely considered the end of “the war to end all wars” and dubbed Armistice Day. In 1926, Congress officially recognized it as the end of the war, and in 1938, it became an official holiday, primarily a day set aside to honor veterans of World War I. But then World War II and the Korean War happened, so on June 1, 1954, at the urging of veterans service organizations, Congress amended the commemoration yet again by changing the word “armistice” to “veterans” so the day would honor American veterans of all wars. For a while, Veterans Day’s date was changed, too, and it confused everybody. Congress signed the Uniform Holiday Bill in 1968 to ensure that a few federal holidays — Veterans Day included — would be celebrated on a Monday. Officials hoped it would spur travel and other family activities over a long weekend, which would stimulate the economy. For some inexplicable reason, the bill set Veterans Day commemorations for the fourth Monday of every October. On Oct. 25, 1971, the first Veterans Day under this new bill was held. We’re not sure why it took three years to implement, but not surprisingly, there was a lot of confusion about the change, and many states were unhappy, choosing to continue to recognize the day as they previously had — in November. Within a few years, it became pretty apparent that most U.S. citizens wanted to celebrate Veterans Day on Nov. 11, since it was a matter of historic and patriotic significance. So on Sept. 20, 1975, President Gerald Ford signed another law (Public Law 94-97), which returned the annual observance to its original date starting in 1978. Other countries celebrate it, too, in their own ways. World War I was a multinational effort, so it makes sense that our allies also wanted to celebrate their veterans on Nov. 11. The name of the day and the types of commemorations differ, however. Canada and Australia both call Nov. 11 “Remembrance Day.” Canada’s observance is pretty similar to our own, except many of its citizens wear red poppy flowers to honor their war dead. In Australia, the day is more akin to our Memorial Day. Great Britain calls it “Remembrance Day,” too, but observes it on the Sunday closest to Nov. 11 with parades, services and two minutes of silence in London to honor those who lost their lives in war.

Movember Fever has taken over the Hanover Park Police Department and Officer Sullivan believes with more donations coming in his beard maybe as thick as the King of the Jungle. The Police Department would like to thank the artist only known as the “Hippie Chic” for donating the Lion portrait which is being used as the symbol for this year’s HPPD Movember!! https://mobro.co/hanoverparkpd

There's lots of Movember participation here at the PD this year. Here is a progress photo from members of our Investigations Unit as well as Chief Menough and Deputy Chief Johnson. Keep the donations coming! https://mobro.co/hanoverparkpd

On Thursday, November 8, 2018 Officer Sullivan had special guests from Horizon Elementary stop at the Police Department for a tour of the Headquarters. The students walked the halls with Officer Sullivan and learned what it is like to be a Police Officer in Hanover Park. The kids were very excited and set with numerous questions. The attached photo shows that everyone had a great time.

From Lt. Sherrill: DON'T OPEN YOUR DOOR!!!! Someone knocks at your door and quickly flashes some kind of ID card, then tells you they need to either come into your house to check something or they want you to come outside and check something. ALWAYS CALL YOUR UTILITY COMPANY AND/OR THE POLICE TO INVESTIGATE BEFORE YOU EVER LET ANYONE INTO YOUR HOUSE!!! In Hanover Park and other suburbs, we frequently get reports of these type of scams. Anyone legitimate will encourage you to contact their employer to verify their information. The word “Con man” comes from “confidence”, and that’s how people have been tricked since the very beginning of time – someone gains your confidence by convincing you that they have something that will help you, or you can help someone else. These people make their living being smooth talkers and they are very convincing! I hate to tell people not to trust anybody, but unfortunately in this world, always take time to "CHECK IT OUT!” Anyone legitimate will happily wait while you do. Remember, don't make it easy for the bad guys! (#hanoverparkpolice;#NCPC)

It's November 8th already, and we're just over a week into our Movember Campaign. We are off to a great start, with our officers having raised $685 thus far. Here is progress photo #1 from some of our night officers. The Movember Team Page link is below. Please share and donate to the cause! https://mobro.co/hanoverparkpd

The Education and Work Center is holding a Community Connection Expo TOMORROW! Go check it out and get connected to resources in our community.

As the citizens of Hanover Park may recall, things got a little hairy around here last November. Well, it's that time of year again. HPPD personnel will again be growing beards or mustaches for the month of November, commonly referred to as Movember or No Shave November. We have again created a team page for the Movember Foundation. Officers will be donating to this foundation which raises funds for prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health, and suicide awareness. We will be updating our Facebook page and Movember Team page throughout the month with progress photos. Below is the link. Stay tuned... https://mobro.co/hanoverparkpd

On Friday, November 2, 2018 Officer Pini and Sullivan with Social worker Tricia Rossi stopped in at the Hanover Park Park District for a special presentation. The Hanover Park Park District Foundation was this year’s recipient of the COP’s Day Picnic Raffle proceeds. Each year the Police Department holds it’s COP’s Day Picnic where bikes and other fantastic prizes are raffled off. The proceeds are then donated to an organization in Hanover Park to help support youth programs. This year’s donation of $500 dollars will be used by the Park District Foundation to support scholarships to youth in Hanover Park to cover entry fees into Park District Programs. The Police Department wants to thank the Park District for its continual support with the COP’s Day Picnic.

November is Winter Weather Preparedness Month - Preparedness is key to surviving Illinois winters... SPRINGFIELD, IL – The official start of winter is still nearly two months away but much of the state has already experienced its first frost and, in some areas, its first snowfall. This sets the stage for a potentially long winter so the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) is recommending people start taking steps to ensure they’re prepared to stay safe and warm throughout the winter months. Driving on snow or ice-covered roads can be extremely hazardous. Before starting a trip when the weather is bad, be sure to check road conditions on the Illinois Department of Transportation’s Winter Road Conditions Map at www.gettingaroundillinois.com. Drivers should be sure to stock their vehicles with an emergency supply kit, in the event they are stranded on the roadside and need to wait for assistance. The emergency supply kit should include: • Blankets or sleeping bags • A flashlight with extra batteries • A First aid kit • Non-perishable snack food • Water • Sand or cat litter • A shovel • Booster cables • A cell phone charger Winter storms also can cause power outages that can last several hours or several days. It’s important to have an emergency supply kit at home that includes a battery-powered National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) weather radio, water and non-perishable food, flashlights, extra batteries, a first aid kit and supplies for pets and family members with special medical needs. More tips for staying safe at home and on the road are available in a guide developed by IEMA and the National Weather Service, which is available on the Ready Illinois website at www.Ready.Illinois.gov. #hanoverparkpolice; #IEMA; #NWS

Happy Halloween. Bike officers are out making sure everyone is safe. Reminder trick or treat hours are from 3-7pm.

On this Halloween the Hanover Park Police Department escorted students from Ontariovolle Elementary to the Symphony of Hanover Park located directly across from the Police Department for a special safe trick or treating event. Crystal the Activity Director of Symphony had her staff dressed in costumes to meet the school children with treats to make their Halloween very special. CSO’s Muth & Mucha, PEO’s Pini & Plaia, and Officer Sullivan performed traffic patrol as the students paraded down Elm Ave to Symphony. The Hanover Park Police Department wants to thank the Symphony of Hanover Park for making Halloween 2018 extra special for the students of Ontarioville Elementary.

Today, we bid a fond farewell to Deputy Chief Joe Ciancio, who is retiring after 28 years of distinguished service to the Village. Pictured is Chief Menough and Mayor Craig presenting Joe with his retirement badge and plaque. Check out the video capturing his final radio sign off as well.

The Hanover Park Police Department will be holding a Teen CERT Class, beginning November 7, 2018. The six-week class will be an overview of the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program. Teens will learn how to take steps to care for themselves and family members during disasters. Hazard mitigation and the importance of teamwork will also be discussed. The class is open to High School Students 16-18 years of age.

On Tuesday, October 30, 2018 Officer Alonzo, Sullivan, and Torres were at Hanover Highland Elementary for Community Helpers Day. The Kindergarten through 2nd grade have been studying about Community Helpers for the last week. The young students celebrated the last day of the Community Helpers program with a Touch A Truck with members of the Hanover Park Police and Fire Departments. The students were extremely excited to see the emergency vehicles and to ask numerous questions concerning what Police Officers and Fire Fighters do every day to make Hanover Park a SAFE COMMUNITY.

Throughout the month of October we have brought you facts about domestic violence in order to educate the public about this very serious topic. Domestic Violence Awareness Month is an excellent time to shed light on a issue that often hides behind closed doors. Please do not let it end here - continue to learn all you can about the generational effects of domestic violence and the impact it has on society. Together we can work to end this crisis. If you think you might be in an abusive relationship, seek help. There are many professionals that will help you end this cycle of abuse and guide you toward a safer and more peaceful way of living. For more information go to www.ncadv.org

Let's keep everyone's Halloween a happy one! Hanover Park Trick or Treat hours are 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Please stay safe and enjoy the holiday!

Impaired driving a scary proposition IDOT working with ISP, local police to step up Halloween patrols SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Transportation, Illinois State Police and local police departments throughout the state are reminding motorists that Halloween is frightening enough without impaired drivers to worry about. To make the roads safer this Halloween, IDOT and law enforcement are working together to get motorists to “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” and “Click It or Ticket.” Additional patrols aimed at reducing impaired drivers and unbuckled motorists start today and run through the early morning hours of Thursday, Nov. 1. The extended timeframe allows local communities to focus enforcement efforts during a weekend that’s sure to include various Halloween festivities. The increased patrols will place added emphasis on other traffic laws as well, such as speeding and distracted driving. “If there’s even a slim chance that your Halloween celebrations will leave you impaired, please make arrangements in advance to get home safely,” said Cynthia Watters, IDOT’s bureau chief of Safety, Programs and Engineering. “Also, always wear your seat belt. It’s your best defense in a crash.” This Halloween, buckle up – every trip, every time. Plan for a sober ride home. Other important tips: • If you are impaired, call a cab, use a ridesharing service, mass transit or call a sober friend or family member to get home safely. • Use your community’s designated driver program, if available. • If you see impaired drivers on the roadways, pull over and dial 911 immediately. • Make sure everyone in your vehicle wears their seat belt and children are safely secured in an appropriate car or booster seat. “Halloween is one of the most celebrated times of the year for families,” said Illinois State Police Director Leo P. Schmitz. “We are urging motorists to be watchful for trick or treaters and especially small children crossing the roadways in residential areas. Designate a driver before going out. Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.” #IDOT; #Drivesoberorgetpulledover; #clickitorticket; www.idot.illinois.gov