The Village of Chicago Ridge is served by a Police Chief, one Deputy Chief, one Commander, 32 full-time and 22 part-time police officers. View the staff directory.

Message from the Chief

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Chief's Preface

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 the peace
  • Openly communicating with our partners
  • Working with the community to solve current and future problems and
  • Constantly training and remaining open in learning.
  • Our Goal is designed to promote an improved standard of living in the Village of Chicago Ridge.

Mission Statement

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.

Vision Statement​

~We will provide the highest level of SERVICE at all times. We will work cooperatively amongst ourselves, with other town, county, state and federal agencies to provide the highest level of service to our residents, businesses and visitors.
~We will PROTECT the lives, rights and property of everyone by forever challenging ourselves, raising our standards and developing new and innovative methods in our quest for excellence.
~We will show RESPECT for all persons. We will inspire respect and confidence in the public trust by performing all duties impartially and respecting the dignity of all citizens and fellow employees.
~We will strive for EXCELLENCE in all our activities. We value professionalism and a team effort to provide effective police services. We will strive for COURAGE and CONVICTION to see the mission through.
~We will seek the highest levels of ETHICAL and MORAL conduct in our on-duty activities.
~We will SAFEGUARD FREEDOM by preserving life and property, protecting the constitutional rights of individuals, maintaining order and encouraging respect for the rule of law by the proper 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:
  1. For an individual who is deaf, hard-of-hearing, or has a speech disability.
  2. For someone who is in a situation where it is not safe to place a voice call to 9-1-1.
  3. A medical emergency that renders the person incapable of speech.
How to use Text-to-9-1-1
  • 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 works - 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!
Download the form here.