Crime Prevention

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.

Coloring Contest
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" video.

Be a Buckle Buddy
Buckle Buddies anonymously report unbuckled children in cars via telephone or the Internet. Owners of reported vehicles receive a packet of information about car seat safety and Illinois law.
To participate in the program, call (888) 800-2642, dial #333 on your Verizon cell phone or visit to report an unbuckled child. 

Child Safety Seat Information
Children need to be properly restrained in child safety seats until they are at least:

  • 8 years old
  • More than 4-foot-9 inches tall
  • Weigh 80 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.

Emergency Contact Database
The Emergency Contact Database allows Illinois driver’s license and ID cardholders to enter emergency contact information into a voluntary, secure database. In the event of a motor vehicle crash or other emergency situation when a person is unable to communicate, law enforcement can access the database to reach the person’s contacts

Fraud Alerts
For information on common scams and frauds, please read the "Protect Yourself from Scams" flyer. For information on other consumer issues, please visit the Illinois Attorney General website.

See Something, Say Something ... Call 911 
Dial 911 for emergencies 
Dial (708) 532-9111 for non-emergencies