Police Department

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In case of Emergency, Dial 911

In case of Non-Emergency, dial (708) 453-2121

Special Announcement

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Mission Statement

Our mission is to enhance the quality of life by maintaining order, protecting life and property, and reducing the fear of crime. We are partners with the community in identifying needs and solving problems while respecting the constitutional rights of all.


Specialties within the organization include:

  • Breathalyzer Operators
  • Criminal Investigations
  • Drug Recognition Expert
  • Evidence Technicians
  • Record and Parking Ticket Division
  • School Resource Officers
  • Youth Officers


Memberships include:

  • Illinois Tactical Officers Association
  • Northern Illinois Police Alarm System (NIPAS)
  • West Suburban Detectives Association
  • West Suburban Juvenile Officers Association
  • West Suburban Major Crimes Task Force (WESTAF)

Neighborhood Watch

Our next Neighborhood Watch meeting will be announced soon.

Click here to find out more about our new Neighborhood Watch program.

EPay Online Payments

The following violations may be paid online for your convenience:

  • Ordinance violations C ticket No Court Appearance. These $75 tickets increase to $150 if not paid within ten (10) days of being issued.
  • Parking Tickets are $50 but increase to $75 if not paid before the due date on the ticket.

Traffic Enforcement

The Police Department is very dedicated to keeping our streets safe and has increased the traffic enforcement program. To avoid receiving a citation, please obey our speed limit and stop signs, and remember.08% blood-alcohol is the limit in Illinois.

Snow Parking

As soon as the winter weather hits, our public works crews will be out salting and plowing streets. When it snows, please move your vehicles to the odd-numbered address side of the street. Once the odd-numbered address side of the street is plowed, then move your vehicles to the even-numbered address side. Vehicles left parked on the wrong side of the street will be ticketed.

Red Light Cameras

These cameras are traffic enforcement devices that capture an image of a vehicle which has entered an intersection against a red traffic light. By automatically photographing vehicles that run red lights, the camera produces evidence that assist authorities in their enforcement of traffic laws. The camera is triggered when a vehicle enters the intersection after the light has turned red. Vehicles must come to a complete stop before the white lines. A law enforcement official will review photographic evidence and determine whether a violation occurred. A citation is then mailed to the owner of the vehicle found to be in violation of the law.

Red Light Camera Locations

The village uses these traffic enforcement cameras in three places:

  • Grand Avenue eastbound at Thatcher Avenue
  • Thatcher Avenue southbound at Grand Avenue
  • River Road southbound at Grand Avenue

Red Light Camera Reports

2017 Grand Avenue & Thatcher Avenue Report (PDF)

2017 Grand Avenue & River Road Report (PDF)

2011 Grand Avenue & Thatcher Avenue Report (PDF)


Our Police Department takes a proactive position on curfew violations. Children under 17 years of age have a curfew of 10:30 p.m. until 6 a.m., Sunday through Thursday, and 11:30 p.m. until 6 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. We ask parents to please have your children obey the curfew laws to avoid receiving a local ordinance citation with a mandatory hearing date.

Hand Held Electronic Devices

As of January 1st, 2014, drivers are no longer allowed to talk or text while driving using a hand-held electronic device such as a cell phone. This law will be vigorously enforced by the River Grove Police Department.