Hinsdale Police Department

  • Agency: Hinsdale Police Department
  • Address: 121 Symonds Drive, Hinsdal, 60521 IL
  • Chief: Bradley Bloom (Chief of Police)

Hinsdale Police Department is located at 121 Symonds Drive, Hinsdal, 60521 IL. The Chief of Police of the department is Bradley Bloom. The Hinsdale Police Department phone number is 630-789-7070.

Hinsdale Police Department News

Halloween is almost here and before you and the kids head out, the Hinsdale Police Department want trick-or-treaters to plan ahead to make the holiday safe. Recommended hours for trick-or-treating are from 3 p.m. - 7 p.m. Please take a moment to review these safety tips.

Caught On Camera – Retail Theft The Hinsdale Police Department is investigating a retail theft that occurred on Monday October 15th, 2018 at about 1:00 PM where the below pictured suspects stole over $10,000 worth of merchandise from a clothing store in the central business district. If you can identify these suspects or have information related to this crime, please contact Detective Sward at 630-789-7080 or through email at csward@villageofhinsdale.org.

The Stough crossing is reopened.

The Stough St. Railroad Crossing at Hinsdale Ave and Burlington Ave is temporarily closed due to a pedestrian accident. Please utilize alternative routes. We will advise when the crossing is reopened.

A note to the community that the Rotary Run Charity Classic is this Sunday 10/14. It is a 3K/5K/10K race that goes through town from about 8:00-10:30am. There will be 8 police officers and many volunteers at the route's intersections to help keep the runners and walkers safe while briefly stopping traffic to let them through. Thanks in advance for your patience while the runners/walkers go through and plan accordingly. Maps of the routes are shown in these photos.

Saturday 11a-3p is the annual Police & Fire Open House! Stop by for free food, activities and fun. There will be hotdogs, popcorn, cookies, face painter, live fire demonstration, and several informational booths and tables. They are calling for 54 degrees and sun.

A job well done by the resident and the officers of Hinsdale and Burr Ridge involved in the in-progress Burglary in May of this year. Their bravery and quick actions led to the successful apprehension and arrest of a career burglary felon. Today, Deputy Chief Lillie and Chief King presented commendation letters to all involved.

If you're looking for a bike, be sure to stop by the Police Department tomorrow in the garage out back at 9am. Bidding start at 10am. There are many great ones to choose from! These bikes have been recovered by the police department and efforts to identify an owner have been exhaused.

Hinsdale PD is looking to hire a Part-time Parking Enforcement Officer. The hours would be Tuesday-Saturday, 9am-2pm or 10am-3pm, roughly 25 hours a week. We expect a starting rate of $15/hr. For full job description and application please visit villageofhinsdale.org/jobs

Good news y'all......Chicago Avenue/47th St is back open! As well as Oak Street Bridge and County Line Road. As always please drive safely!

It's not too late to sign up for the Citizen Police Academy! The class begins Thursday Oct. 18 and continues every Thursday from there. This program is led by Hinsdale police officers and is nothing shy of an incredible learning experience. To sign up go to villageofhinsdale.org to print off an application or pick one up at the station. We hope to see you soon!

Sergeant Davenport maintaining a presence at the train platform in order to promote pedestrian and vehicle safety for Illinois Rail Safety Week.

This week is Illinois Rail Safety Week. When crossing railroad tracks, you must always follow the law and be aware of your surroundings! To promote rail safety awareness and education, the Hinsdale Police Department will be participating in Illinois Rail Safety Week. Enforcement details are planned throughout the week at various railroad grade crossings and commuter stations within Hinsdale to cite both drivers and pedestrians who disobey the laws associated with railroad grade crossings and railroad property. According to Operation Lifesaver, there are several factors that contribute to the occurrence of a train versus motor vehicle/pedestrian collision: - A motorist/pedestrian will see a train coming, but grossly misjudge the actual speed and distance of the train. - A motorist will try and beat a train to the crossing and either gets struck by the train or runs into the side of the train. - As a train clears a crossing, the motorist/pedestrian immediately starts across the tracks without looking for other trains and either strikes or is struck by a train running on an adjacent track. - A motorist becomes “too familiar” with a crossing and uses no caution whatsoever when coming to the crossing. - The motorist fails to observe and obey the advance railroad warning sign and other crossing warning signs and signals. - A motorist is intoxicated and cannot properly operate a motor vehicle. - A motorist overdrives his/her headlights at night or fails to properly adapt his/her driving speed to the prevailing weather conditions and thus drives into the side of the train. - A motorist/pedestrian becomes distracted by things such as cellular telephones, loud music, passengers, GPS systems, texting devices, etc. and becomes oblivious to his/her surroundings. Be mindful of the following tips to be safe when near railroad tracks: - It is illegal, and considered trespassing, to walk on railroad tracks and in the right of way on either side of the tracks, or to climb on rail cars. - Trains overhang the tracks by 3 feet on each side and sometimes up to five feet on each side. - It is only safe and legal to cross the tracks at a designated public crossing with a crossbuck, flashing red lights or a gate. Crossing at any other place is trespassing. - Locomotives are sometimes not at the front of a train; instead, a locomotive may be pushing the train. - Do not cross the tracks until you can see clearly in each direction after the first train passes, there may be a second train approaching. - You must wait until the crossing signals stop and gates go up to legally cross the tracks. - You may not hear a train approaching or you may believe the train is farther away than it actually is when in fact it is closer than you realize and moving faster than you think. - You must use extra caution when crossing tracks with a wheelchair, baby stroller, or with any other item that has narrow wheels. Always cross the tracks at a ninety degree angle and consider walking across the tracks if possible.

The annual bicycle auction is being held on Saturday, October 6th at the Hinsdale Police Department. Viewing begins at 9am followed by an opening of bids at 10am. We have approximately 50 bicycles. For any questions or inquiries regarding this property auction, please contact Police Investigations Aide, Frank Homolka at 630-789-7087.

Please call us 630-789-7070 if this is your bird.

Our FOURTEENTH Citizen Police Academy will begin soon, in October. It will be on Thursday nights at 7 pm. It is free and open to anyone who lives or works in Hinsdale. Whether you are interested in learning more about policing as a way to begin your own career, learn more about the career of a loved one, or to just get to know your local police officers, this program is so educational and enjoyable. To sign up, go to this link and you will find the forms towards the bottom- http://www.villageofhinsdale.org/departments/police_department/citizen_police_academy_2017.php

Crime Alert – Vehicle Thefts Hinsdale Police would like to remind residents to secure their vehicles each and every night. Residents are encouraged to remove their car keys, along with any valuables and lock their car doors. A total of six vehicles were stolen in the month of July from residential driveways during the overnight hours. All vehicles were unlocked with the keys left inside. The attached map shows the areas where these thefts have occurred.

Our burger came in second last year. Any ideas for a burger creation this year?

Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police delcare today Speed Awareness Day. We will have extra enforcement out there. Please obey the posted speed limits.

**Update** The train is now moving, 4:32 PM A freight train is stalled on the tracks currently, blocking all crossings with the exception of Garfield. BNSF is working to fix the issue as soon as possible. We encourage you to use Rt. 83 or Wolf Road.

Construction Updates • The Oak Street Bridge is now closed • Chicago Avenue from Oak Street to County Line Road is now closed • Please remember to use the construction detours • The Illinois Department of Transportation has started construction to repave Ogden Avenue For more information on the Village’s accelerated road program please visit, http://villageofhinsdale.org/departments/public_services/accelerated_road_program.php

The Police Chief and his turtle came out on top again in the annual turtle race against the Fire Chief at the 4th of July celebration in Hinsdale. Thanks Hinsdale Rotary Club and President Cauley.

We would like to remind everyone to celebrate 4th of July safely, wear your seatbelt, and do not drink and drive.