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.

National Seat Check Saturday
The Tinley Park Police Department will take part in National Seat Check Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21 in the Tinley Park Fire Department training parking lot at 7750 W. 183rd St. Read the flyer for more information.

Identity Protection Guide
The Identity Protection Guide shares steps to help you protect your personal information and explores several options to help you decide what’s right for your situation.

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

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.

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