Westchester Police Department

  • Agency: Westchester Police Department
  • Address: 10300 W Roosevelt Rd, Westchester, 60154 IL
  • Chief:
Phone: 708-345-0060
Fax: 708-345-0799

Westchester Police Department is located at 10300 W Roosevelt Rd, Westchester, 60154 IL. The Westchester Police Department phone number is 708-345-0060.

Westchester Police Department News

Parents, this is why it’s necessary to monitor your child's digital world. You must be proactive and involved in your child's technology. https://youtu.be/rcqWEJNZZII

Parents, if not correctly supervised here is one activity that lends itself to incidents of sexting and cyberbullying And remember, our children's technology doesn’t belong in the bedroom. Bedrooms are for sleeping. https://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/parenting/ct-life-cellphones-sleepovers-bad-mix-20181106-story.html?fbclid=IwAR0_0mBvkH5DyeGjcm9nWKZO0T55mnchIUcFqlqVGbCYyME_PPyEEo52w60

Worthy of a repost https://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2018/09/fortnite_mindcraft_join_other_platforms_where_pred.html?fbclid=IwAR3Hk20ov2sBojJj-zyV_tXssh7BmfUO5XVErHodIfWGa5OjcrMLvtOIGh4

School Safety In light of recent events going on in our schools as well as those throughout the country, we post this as a gentle reminder. The Westchester Police Department encourages all parents to have discussions with their children about the seriousness and possible consequences of disseminating images and using language threating violence or which could be perceived as threatening violence against others, but especially in connection with schools.

Spotlight On Seniors Closest Center: West Suburban Senior Services - Bellwood 439 Bohland, Bellwood, IL 60104 (708) 547-5600 http://www.suburbanresourceguide.com/leisure-recreation/senior-centers-clubs-west/

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Spotlight On Seniors DIVINE PROVIDENCE/DIVINE INFANT Over 50 Club The Over 50 Club is an organization designed to meet the social needs of the members of the parish aged 55 and older within a friendly atmosphere and environment. Any questions, please call Kay (708) 562-3760 or Ruth (708) 947-9020

Spotlight On Seniors The Westchester Park District offers programs designed for seniors that include trips and tours, fitness, and bridge tournaments. Check out the catalog. https://www.wpdparks.org/fall-winter-2018-2019

Spotlight On Seniors Dear SMP Readers, In this week's Fraud Alert, watch a news report about a DME scam happening in Illinois and know what to ask older friends and family over the holidays. Fraud in the News The following are current news articles about fraud issues. Health Care Fraud: 1. "Rest Insured, You Can Avoid Fake Healthcare Plans" (FTC) https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/2018/11/rest-insured-you-can-avoid-fake-healthcare-plans?utm_source=SMP+Fraud+Alert+-+November+9%2C+2018&utm_campaign=SMP+11.9.18&utm_medium=email Consumer Fraud: 2. "Veterans: We Thank You" (FTC) https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/2018/11/veterans-we-thank-you?utm_source=SMP+Fraud+Alert+-+November+9%2C+2018&utm_campaign=SMP+11.9.18&utm_medium=email ___________________ Brace Scam in Illinois Make the News Travis Trumitch, Senior Medicare Patrol Coordinator at AgeOptions, was featured in an investigative news report about Medicare fraud involving durable medical equipment. Watch the video and read the full story in this CBS 2 News article "Medical Supply Phone Scam Targets Seniors, Costs Medicare Millions" https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2018/10/29/medical-supply-phone-scam-targets-seniors-costs-medicare-millions/?utm_source=SMP+Fraud+Alert+-+November+9%2C+2018&utm_campaign=SMP+11.9.18&utm_medium=email This report showcases the stories of two beneficiaries in Illinois whose Medicare accounts were billed for braces that they did not need. This scam begins with a phone call from someone who takes your Medicare number. The company then have doctors sign off on the prescriptions and bill Medicare for braces. Sometimes you may receive braces or other equipment in the mail, but sometimes you may receive nothing. The Illinois SMP recommends the following to prevent this scam: • Always work with your own trusted doctor if you need medical equipment like a brace or have any other medical need. • Never give your Medicare number over the phone to someone you do not know. (Remember that Medicare never calls you.) • Read your Medicare Summary Notice (MSN) looking for anything billed to Medicare that you never received or is different than what you received. • Call the Illinois SMP at AgeOptions at (800)699-9043 if you gave your Medicare number to a stranger or find something on your MSN. Medicare scams involving DME, including braces like these, are very common in Illinois. For more information, read our SMP tip sheet "Durable Medical Equipment (DME): Make Sure That Medicare Will Cover It" http://www.ageoptions.org/documents/SMPDMETipSheet.pdf?utm_source=SMP+Fraud+Alert+-+November+9%2C+2018&utm_campaign=SMP+11.9.18&utm_medium=email (also available in Spanish) http://www.ageoptions.org/documents/SMPSpanishDME.pdf?utm_source=SMP+Fraud+Alert+-+November+9%2C+2018&utm_campaign=SMP+11.9.18&utm_medium=email _____________________ Home for the Holidays? Ask These Questions The holiday season brings friends and family together, including people you don't get to see throughout the year. If you see an older family member or friend this holiday season, check in on them with our Home for the Holidays guide http://downloads.ageoptions.org/benefits/SMP/SMPHomeForTheHolidays.pdf? If you know someone on Medicare, ask if they have checked their prescription drug or health plan for 2019 to make sure they are in the best plan for their needs. Medicare's Open Enrollment Period is now until December 7 and is the time to make changes in your Medicare plan. For assistance comparing your options in Illinois, call the Illinois Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP) at (800)252-8966.

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Spotlight On Seniors Aging Care Connections http://agingcareconnections.org/ The Westchester Park District and Aging Care Connections have teamed up for free events. The Westchester Aging Well team host speakers addressing topics of interest to seniors and refreshments are served. New members are always welcome. For more information, please call Linda Hussey, Aging Care Connections, at (708) 354-1323 ext. 242 or lhussey@agingcareconnections.org. Upcoming meetings held on Wednesdays from 1:00-2:15 p.m. at the Mayfair Recreation Center: 11/28 1/23 3/27

A bit of grousing has been noted on social media over the perceived notion that our area is lacking in services for seniors. Although the village does not have a fixed senior center, we are far from lacking in programs, services as well as facilities to conduct programs. From meetings by Aging Care Connections at the Mayfair Recreation Center to the Proviso Township Handyman Program and everything in between scores of services and programs exist. One needs to look. The police departments Elderly Service Officer (ESO) deals with the needs and problems of the senior community and plays a more active role in helping members of the senior community protect themselves against violence and fraudulent crime. The Departments ESO serves as an advocate and is versed in the aging process, elder abuse and neglect, communication skills, and crime prevention programs for seniors. The officer can be contacted if assistance is needed with anything from reporting a crime against a senior citizen to senior crime prevention help. The ESO also directs seniors and their families to a multitude of local, county and state resources that specialize in assisting seniors. Should you require additional information, please contact ESO Rob Verber rverber@westchesterpolice.com. Moving forward a feature will appear here, 'Spotlight On Seniors'. Check back often as information will be posted regularly.

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We as parents need to have' those' conversations with our kids. Don't be the parent that suffers from NMK syndrome (Not My Kid). It's a known fact that area school kids are selling their prescription Xanax and Adderall. Our kids purchase it, crush it and then snort it. It's also a known fact that marijuana is trending big time as well. On the plus side, purple drank, or lean is not trending as well as heroin and methamphetamine... for now. Depending upon which area grade school, junior high or high school you are near those trends do vary. Just ask your child. That information was obtained during a casual five-minute conversation in a car with two high school age girls while traveling to a softball tournament. The hard part now as a father is to notify a parent to advise that their child, not a part of the original conversation, was learned to be abusing both Xanax and Adderall. Monitor their technology, check their cell phone and scrutinize their friend group. Our kid's need parents, not friends! https://www.valuewalk.com/2018/11/teaching-teens-adhd-medication/?fbclid=IwAR28BDJJ4raHuyUTGCzTkTPeN7F6veUz8q-FN7YbsYtBgVvvWIUXFDp_vIo

Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of those injured and mortally wounded, Sgt. Ron Heluses' family and his extended family at the Ventura County Sheriff's Office, the Thousand Oaks, CA. and Pepperdine University community, and the first responders of this tragic event. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/08/us/shooting-california-thousand-oaks.html

The Humane Care for Animals Act was amended for 2016. "No owner of a dog or cat that is a companion animal may expose the dog or cat in a manner that places the dog or cat in a life-threatening situation for a prolonged period in extreme heat or cold conditions that result in injury to or death of the animal." In other words, this is only a violation of the provision if that exposure results in injury to or death of the animal. Please keep this in mind before requesting police assistance. Q. So basically call you when the animal dies or is close to dying? A. No. Not at all. At face value, a complainant could call due to an animal merely being out in the elements whether they be hot or cold. It would be a reasonable assumption that the complainant would expect if not demand enforcement action such as the issuance of a citation, fine, criminal prosecution or any combination of those above. However, the responding officer must take into consideration the totality of the circumstances. A totality of the circumstances standard suggests that there is no single deciding factor, that one must consider all the facts, the context, and conclude from the whole picture whether there is probable cause to move forward with enforcement action. In this example and as spelled out in the amendment if the animal had not experienced an injury or death due to the exposure any police action would be limited.

Q. We are having work done at our house, and we have a dumpster on the driveway. Can we park at the end of our driveway? It will block the sidewalk but not the street. A. Parking over the sidewalk is permissible at a residence between the hours of ten p.m. and six a.m. if the vehicle is parked on the driveway.

Dumpsters - If there is absolutely no space for a container off the street, the Building Inspector must certify that the container may be placed on the street. Containers/Dumpsters may not be placed on the street without obtaining Village approval first. When absolutely necessary to place a dumpster/container on the street, there must be a barrier placed on both ends and flashing lights must be affixed to the unit. There must be placed under the unit, padding, plywood or like material to prevent damage to or depressions in the roadway. A building permit prior to the delivery of the dumpster/container is required. https://www.westchester-il.org/DocumentCenter/View/3685/dumpster_permit_10-2017?bidId=

Parents. Did you know? These vape pans are also used for other nefarious activity. Most vape pens don't actually vaporize the marijuana plant. They use marijuana concentrates, or "hash oil" — a viscous, yellow resin chemically extracted from the plant. And they don't have the telltale marijuana smell. https://www.today.com/health/what-juuling-teen-e-cigarette-trend-worries-doctors-t126062 JUUL vaporizers https://www.juulvapor.com/

Veterans Day 2018 will be on Sunday, November 11th, 2018 and designated as a Federal Holiday on Monday, November 12th, 2018. https://militarybenefits.info/miscellaneous-discounts-veterans-day-deals-veterans/?fbclid

Customer Survey Scam In this scam, the "customer survey" asks for personal information, such as address and credit card number. Con artists are really after information that can be used for identity theft. Once you click and share, they’ll inbox you for additional information. Some people with virus protection who attempt to complete these surveys report encountering malware warnings shortly after clicking the link. 1 ) Don't believe what you see. It's easy to steal the colors, logos, and header of any other established organization. Scammers can also make links look like they lead to legitimate websites and emails appear to come from a different sender. 2) Legitimate businesses do not ask for credit card numbers or banking information on customer surveys. If they do ask for personal information, like an address or email, be sure there's a link to their privacy policy. 3) When in doubt, do a quick web search. If the survey is a scam, this is likely to reveal an alert or bring you to the organization's real website, where they may have posted further information. 4) Watch out for a reward that's too good to be true. If the survey is real, you may be entered into a drawing to win a gift card or receive a small discount off your next purchase. Few businesses can afford to take off $150 for a purchase. 5) Don't act immediately... think first. Many scams urge you to act right now. For this ruse you’re enticed into redeeming the coupon by 11/30/2018. Scammers hope to fool you into clicking before you think. Clicking on Kohl’s will open a cleverly designed Facebook page that has a legitimate look. http://catcountry1073.com/dont-fall-for-the-kohls-150-coupon-on-facebook/?fbclid=IwAR1mO_NiDUBVYszTCmBzKi0wf9LMwoIwiVkhcQH7Ha6yxmqJbqi_tdK3OGQ

More than 70% of emergency calls come from mobile phones, which give 9-1-1 call takers very little info to help you – only your phone number and a very general sense of your location. Creating a Smart911 profile provides call takers with valuable information when 9-1-1 is called from a registered phone. Smart911 "Seconds Save Lives." Smart911 is a free service that allows you to create a Safety Profile for yourself and your household that can provide information to 9-1-1 and public safety officials during an emergency. Smart911 is available within the Village limits of Westchester and throughout the remainder of Cook and DuPage County, as well as in various other jurisdictions throughout the United States. How Does Smart911 Work? Smart911 allows citizens to provide the additional details that 9-1-1 call takers may need to assist them during an emergency. When you dial 9-1-1 today the information received by the 9-1-1 call center can be limited based on the type of phone you are calling on. With Smart911, anytime you make an emergency call from a phone registered with your Safety Profile, the 9-1-1 system recognizes your phone number and automatically displays your profile on the screen of the call taker who receives your call. Your profile can include family member information, photos, medical conditions or disabilities. Your profile can also include property information, like pets, access instructions or the location of hazardous materials on your property. At a time when you may be panicked, or unable to communicate, or it could be unsafe to communicate, Smart911 ensures that the details you would need to tell 9-1-1 are immediately available in the event you cannot verbally provide them. Smart911 is free, private and secure. Keep Your Data Up to Date To keep your account active and to ensure that you have the most recent personal information stored, please update your Smart911 profile every six months. Where is Smart911 Available? Although Smart911 is a nationwide service, it is not available in every municipality yet. Automated delivery of a Safety Profile to local law enforcement, medical and fire responders is dependent on local public safety agencies installing the Smart911 technology. Register for Smart911 - ‪https://smart911.com