The Village of Chicago Ridge is served by a Police Chief, two Deputy Chiefs, one Commander, 31 full-time and 22 part-time police officers. View the staff directory.
As a preface to the Affirmative Action Plan of the Chicago Ridge Police Department, it is important to state the policies of the Department. It shall be the policy of the Chicago Ridge Police Department to seek out and employ well-qualified individuals to perform the tasks and function of the Department to the greatest practical benefits of the Village residents, institutions, and commercial enterprises. It is the policy of the Chicago Ridge Police Department to treat each person with respect, dignity, and integrity due him or her as an individual, and to prohibit discrimination in all phases of the employer-employee relationship. As Chief of Police, I am in full support of furthering this principle.
The Chicago Ridge Police Department will prohibit discrimination against any person in recruitment, examination, appointment, training, promotion, retention, discipline, or any other aspect of personnel administration for reasons of political or religious opinions or affiliations, or because of race, color, national origin, physical disability, age, or any other non-merit factor. Furthermore, the Department will regularly monitor the composition of its workforce and its service to the community to determine if there exists a disparity between representation of minorities or women in the workforce in relation to their representation in the service community. Where an analysis indicates such a disparity, the Department will take voluntary affirmative action to eliminate barriers to equal employment opportunity.
Chief of Police
The primary mission of the Chicago Ridge Police Department is to treat all with respect and dignity. We strive to provide service and protection to the residents, businesses, and visitors of Chicago Ridge. As members of the Police Department, we pledge to make the village a safe and pleasant place to live, work, and visit, while representing ourselves, and the village, in a positive manner.
Spirit of Cooperation and Trust
The Chicago Ridge Police Department is dedicated to fostering a spirit of cooperation and mutual trust within the community, and is committed to finding new ways to create an atmosphere of safety by:
*Enforcing the law and preserving peace
*Openly communicating with our partners
*Working with the community to solve current and future problems
*Constantly training and remaining open in learning
Our mission is designed to promote an improved standard of living in the Village of Chicago Ridge.
Law Enforcement Code of Ethics
As a Law Enforcement Officer, my fundamental duty is to serve mankind; to safeguard lives and property; to protect the innocent against deception, the weak against oppression or intimidation, and the peaceful against violence or disorder; and to respect the Constitutional rights of all men to liberty, equality and justice.
I will keep my private life unsullied as an example to all; maintain courageous calm in the face of danger, scorn, or ridicule; develop self-restraint; and be constantly mindful of the welfare of others. Honest in thought and deed in both my personal and official life, I will be exemplary in obeying the laws of the land and the regulations of my department. Whatever I see or hear of a confidential nature or that is confided to me in my official capacity will be kept ever secret unless revelation is necessary in the performance of my duty.
I will never act officiously or permit personal feelings, prejudices, animosities, or friendships to influence my decisions. With no compromise for crime and with relentless prosecution of criminals, I will enforce the law courteously and appropriately without fear or favor, malice or violence and never accepting gratuities.
I recognize the badge of my office as a symbol of public faith, and I accept it as a public trust to be held so long as I am true to the ethics of police service. I will never engage in acts of corruption or bribery, nor will I condone such acts by other police officers. I will cooperate with all legally authorized agencies and their representatives in the pursuit of justice.
I know that I alone am responsible for my own standard of professional performance and will take every reasonable opportunity to enhance and improve my level of knowledge and competence.
I will constantly strive to achieve these objectives and ideals, dedicating myself before God to my chosen profession...law enforcement.
Text to 911 Now Available in Chicago Ridge
Call when you can, Text when you can't
Chicago Ridge Police now have the capability to receive and send text to 9-1-1 messages from cellular phones. Text messaging is one of the primary ways people communicate today. According to Forrester Research, an estimated 6 billion SMS messages are sent every day in the United States or more than 2.2 trillion per year. The 9-1-1 community is constantly striving to meet the evolving needs of the public, and right now that means implementing text to 9-1-1 solutions.
Text-to-9-1-1 is intended primarily for use in three emergency scenarios:
- For an individual who is deaf, hard-of-hearing, or has a speech disability.
- For someone who is in a situation where it is not safe to place a voice call to 9-1-1.
- A medical emergency that renders the person incapable of speech.
- Enter the numbers "911" in the "To" or "Recipient" field
- The first text to 9-1-1 should be short, include the location of the emergency and ask for police, fire or ambulance.
- Push the "Send" button
- Answer questions and follow instructions from the 9-1-1 call taker.
- Text in simple words - NO abbreviations or slang
- Keep text messages short.
- Photos videos cannot be sent at this time
Autism Emergency Contact Form
Police are finding themselves increasingly interacting with people in crises. From time to time, they come in contact with people who have a mental illness, or disorders such as autism.
Arming officers with information about a person's condition is one way to prevent harm - both to the officer and the individual.
The goal of the form is to inform police that a child or adult may not be able to speak to them or follow commands - often the case for someone with autism spectrum disorder. This form can also be used to relay information to police about a person's diagnosis or how to defuse a confrontation.
The more information our police officers have when they're responding to a call for service, the better it is for everybody!