Woodridge Police Department

  • Agency: Woodridge Police Department
  • Address: 1 Plaza Dr., Woodridge, 60517 IL
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Woodridge Police Department is located at 1 Plaza Dr., Woodridge, 60517 IL. The Woodridge Police Department phone number is 630-719-4740.

Woodridge Police Department News

Please make sure to avoid homes on the sex offender database during trick-or-treating. The Woodridge Police Department is committed to maintaining a safe community and making sure that children are protected. According to Illinois law, "it is unlawful for a child sex offender to participate in a holiday event involving children under 18 years of age, including but not limited to distributing candy or other items to children on Halloween." The Illinois State Police provides a sex offender search on their website where you can look up where sex offenders reside in Illinois. Please avoid trick-or-treating at these houses on Halloween. Link: https://www.isp.state.il.us/sor/

This upcoming Woodridge Rotary event is a hometown fundraiser with the proceeds funding scholarships for young adults with autism in the community. If you like good music and food, you may find interest in this event for a great cause.

🎃 Halloween is a time that includes costumes, sugary treats, and scary stories. In this video, Ofc. Kasperski (aka Casper) shares some Halloween safety tips. Trick-or-treating should be a safe and fun experience for kids, and the Village’s trick or treat hours are from 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. Please keep these safety tips in mind as little ghosts and goblins go trick-or-treating. #TipTuesday.

Pictured are some fun and creative costumes from the recent Woodridge Trick or Treating on Main Street in Seven Bridges. Ofc. Bean attended the event, and his squad car helped complete the police officer costume for one particular trick-or-treater 👮‍♂️🚓.

One of our Facebook page followers sent us this video. She said, “I thought of the Woodridge Police when I saw this video on the news this morning. Lock Your Car – That’s the Key.” 🔒🚗🔑 She’s right! In this video, captured on a Nest camera, a bear opens a car, climbs inside, and appears to look for food and to escape the snowfall. Lock Your Car – That’s the Key to preventing bears (and people) from rummaging through vehicles. https://video.nest.com/clip/1bfc081df6c24fcfb5ac9c6c5cf6404d.mp4

Today, Oct. 25, is National Punk Rock Day 🎛️. This music genre is an aggressive form of rock music played at a fast tempo that became popular around the mid-1970s. Halloween is one of the most punk music friendly holidays – the music initially freighted parents and authority figures. This list highlights some favorite punk rock bands of Woodridge Police Department officers and staff. Do you have any favorite punk rock bands to add to this list for National Punk Rock Day? Fun fact: The band The Police played a punk band in a Wrigley’s commercial.

We “mustache” a question: did you know that Movember is almost here? The Woodridge Police Department, and many other police departments across the country, will participate in the Movember Foundation. Movember involves the growing of mustaches during the month of November to raise awareness of men's health issues, such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and men's suicide. “Mo Bros” take action by changing their appearance by growing a mustache for the 30 days of Movember, and “Mo Sistas” commit to supporting the cause of men’s health and helping men to break down barriers and talk about their health. Pictured is Det. Murray during a recent Movember. Since the Woodridge Police Movember Team inception in 2011, officers have raised more than $🔟,0⃣0⃣0⃣ . This year the fundraising goal is $3,000. Will you help us reach the goal? The Woodridge Police Department Movember page is available here: https://us.movember.com/team/2277196.

🎶 They did the mash, they did the monster mash, The monster mash, it was a graveyard smash, They did the mash, it caught on in a flash 🎶 Hosting a monster mash this Halloween 🎃? Offer plenty of snacks and non-alcoholic drinks for your designated drivers. #Drivesoberillinois #ImpairedDrivingIsScary

This wedding ring was lost at the Cinemark 7-Bridges theater on Thursday, 10/11. The owner has been married for 44 years! We are trying to get him out of the dog house. If found please call us. Thanks

Recently our speed sign was placed on Double Eagle Drive. We are happy to announce that someone has beaten the previous high score for speed, and graciously posted it for everyone to see. Unfortunately, they didn't leave their name. Come on in to the Police Department lobby and claim your "prize."

An important PSA reminder from nearby Romeoville. Lock Your Car - That's the Key 🔒🚗🔑

#ThowbackThursday Sept. 4, 1986. Woodridge Police Officer Dave Krupka, right, representing the Woodridge Police Association, presented a podium to Woodridge Police Chief James Keyes for the department's use. The Woodridge Police Association purchased the podium. The second photo is the same podium as it appears today. While the patch on the front is new, the podium is still in excellent condition. The Woodridge Police Department believes that being fiscally responsible with equipment is important to ensure a vibrant community. This podium is currently used in the Woodridge Police Department Training Room. #TBT

Choosing a Halloween costume can be challenging – there are so many options 🎃👻. One important aspect to consider when selecting a costume is safety. Please review these safety tips when planning a child’s costume this year to keep the outfit both creative and safe.

Pictured is Ofc. Bean at Woodridge School District 68 Willow Creek Elementary School speaking at an assembly recently. The topic, "Being Respectful in the Community," focused on treating police officers, firefighters, park district staff, etc. as you would want to be treated. A simple thank you and saying something kind can really impact someone's day for the better - thereby improving the quality of life for all in the community.

The Woodridge Police Department is at the Lisle-Woodridge Fire District and Darien-Woodridge Fire Protection District Open House on Saturday, Oct. 6. Visit our table for some free Woodridge PD items!

Thank you to everyone who attended the Coffee with a Cop event on Wednesday. This video is a recap of the event. We hope to see you for National Coffee with a Cop Day next year. ☕️👮‍♀️☕️👮‍♂️☕️

⚠️ Catalytic Converter Thefts Increasing in Woodridge In the past month, 3⃣ instances of catalytic converter thefts occurred in Woodridge. A catalytic converter is a device incorporated in the exhaust system of a vehicle that helps reduce harmful exhaust emissions. Thieves will often steal catalytic converters because the device contains expensive metals (i.e., platinum) that they can sell to scrap yards for about $200 per piece. It can cost a victim up to $2,000 to replace a catalytic converter, and it is illegal to drive without one. A thief will saw the converter from the exhaust system, and you should be able to tell if the converter is missing by the loud rumbling sound upon accelerating. These are some tips to help prevent catalytic converter thefts: - Park in garage - If you park your vehicle in the driveway, use motion detector lights or continuous lights to illuminate the driveway as a deterrent - Be vigilant: call 9-1-1 if you see someone under a vehicle that may be stealing a catalytic converter

A reminder that the first-ever Presidential Alert test is scheduled for today, Wednesday, Oct. 3 at 1:18 p.m. CDT. Per FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency, it is not possible to opt-out of this test.

Wednesday, Oct. 3 is National Coffee with a Cop Day! You're invited to the McDonald's at 2310 W. 75th St. in Woodridge from 8 a.m. - 10 a.m. for this event.

“Grit is passion and perseverance for long term goals. Talent and luck matter to success. But talent and luck are no guarantee of grit.” - Angela Duckworth Pictured is Ofc. Bean teaching his first GRIT class to 3rd graders at William F. Murphy School. The GRIT curriculum, developed with Woodridge School District 68, emphasizes that the people that work hard, may fail, but are willing to try again, are those most likely to succeed.

October is Crime Prevention Month. The goal is to help people keep themselves, their families, & their communities safe from crime. Attached is a checklist from the National Crime Prevention Council relating to a vital crime prevention device: locks 🔒. Does your residence have locks that meet these guidelines? The Woodridge Police Department is committed to working closely with community members to maintain a safe community. This month, we will be posting information with tips about how to prevent crime in the spirit of Crime Prevention Month.

Child seat safety checks are at Cypress Cove until 1 p.m. on Saturday. Officers from the Woodridge, City of Darien, Illinois and Village of Lisle – Government Police Departments are here to help make sure child seats are safely installed. No appointments necessary!

Reminder: 71st Bridge Construction 🚧 Start date: Monday, Oct. 1, 2018 Estimated completion date: Friday, Nov. 2, 2018 (weather permitting) The Village of Woodridge is overseeing repairs on the 71st Street Bridge Deck. Construction crews will close the bridge in both directions to shorten the duration of the project and improve the quality of the work. Crews will post detour signs, and a pedestrian route will remain open during construction. Please call Woodridge Public Works Department with any questions at (630) 719-4753. The attached photos show the detour route and street views of the 71st Street bridge.

#ThrowbackThursday: Ofc. Hernandez and Ofc. Phelps at the Child Seat Safety Check last year. You’re invited to drop by the Child Safety Seat Check this year on Saturday, Sept. 29 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Cypress Cove (8301 S. Janes Ave., in Woodridge). At this event, police officers and community services officers from Woodridge, Lisle, and Darien that are certified car seat technicians will examine your child car seat(s) for safety. There are no appointments required, and the event is free. Last year the number of car seats installed at this event increased by 74% from 2016. The Woodridge Police Department is committed to providing events like the Car Seat Safety Check to maintain a safe community.

❗️There’s a new law effective Jan. 1, 2019 regarding child car safety seats. “Our law just grew – rear face until 2,” says that children under the age of two must ride in a rear-facing child seat. National Child Passenger Safety Week 2018 is September 23-29 this year. There are 96 events scheduled throughout Illinois for Child Passenger Safety Week – including a Child Safety Seat Check. The Woodridge Police Department is committed to having engagement activities, such as child seat installation events, that help maintain a safe community.