The Tinley Park Police Department's Crime Prevention Unit provides the community with a wealth of information and services that educate citizens on personal safety and how to reduce the risk of becoming victims of crime.
Child Safety Seat Information
Children under the age of 8 must be secured in an appropriate child restraint system. Height and weight limits are determined by the car seat/booster seat manufacturer. An appropriate system:
- Fits the child
- Fits the vehicle
- Is used according to the manufacturer's guidelines
Children under the age of 2 must ride rear-facing, and a restraint must be provided by a parent or legal guardian. Every person transporting a child under age 8 is responsible for properly securing the child. Exemptions include children weighing more than 40 pounds, children taller than 40 inches and children transported in vehicles weighing more than 9,000 pounds.
All passengers must wear a safety belt, regardless of age and where they are seated. All children age 12 and younger should ride in the back seat. Visit the Illinois Secretary of State website
for further details on age and restraint requirements. Tinley Park Police Department child passenger safety technicians will check child safety seats for Tinley Park residents only to verify that they are properly installed. Additionally, they will check the seat if you have received a ticket. Inspections are by appointment only and can be made by calling Dina Navas at (708) 444-5326.
For more information, please read the Illinois Child Passenger Protection Act brochure or visit www.buckleupillinois.org.
The Tinley Park Police Department hosts a coloring contest
each year for students in kindergarten through fifth grade who attend schools in Tinley Park, as well as for Tinley Park students attending Fierke and Rogus schools. The 2018 theme was "Be a Friend ... Don't Be a Bully." Students whose posters were chosen received a ride to school in a police vehicle.
Lock It or Lose It
Lock It or Lose It
is a program intended to remind residents that many property crimes can be prevented simply by locking home doors, garage doors, windows and vehicle doors.
A recent study of property crimes, including home and vehicle burglaries, showed nearly half of the events involved unlocked doors or car drivers who left valuables in plain view without locking their doors. These types of crimes take only seconds or minutes for the thief to commit and are very difficult for officers to catch in-progress. Many of these crimes, and the resulting losses to the victims, can be prevented with a few simple, common-sense actions. Visit the Village's YouTube page to watch the Tinley Park Police Department's "Lock It or Lose It