Sign Up For Emergency Alerts

The Park Ride Police Department encourages all residents to sign up for Swift 911 Alerts to be notified of any emergencies.

Chief Joseph Madden


    As we enter the Spring and Summer seasons, there will be a significant increase in bicycle and pedestrian traffic. Please make sure to take this into consideration when driving. We have a zero tolerance for talking or texting on your cell phone or driving aggressively on our roadways. Officers will be enforcing these violations throughout town.

Burglaries are also increasing in our area so please remember to activate your security systems and lock all doors and windows. Remember to lock the doors of any vehicles left in your driveway. Do not leave key fobs or keys in any of your vehicles. Outdoor lighting also helps deter criminal activity. We also provide vacant home checks for anyone going away on vacation. Officers will stop by and check your house while you are away. Stop down at headquarters and fill out a vacant home card. I want to remind all of our residents to make sure to check the Community Policing section of our web site located in the drop down menu under the Department/Bureaus Section. There are helpful hints to secure your home and we can have an officer come to your house and complete a Home Security Survey. Many other helpful hints are also found in this area.

I would be remiss if I did not mention the increase in heroin use in our area. Please contact us if you suspect anyone is using or dealing this
dangerous drug in our community. Thank you again for taking the time to visit our cyber home.  If you have any questions about the site or want to contact me with any questions or concerns feel free to send an email to:

2020 Junior Police Academy Cancelled

We regret to announce that the 2020 Junior Police Academy scheduled for June will be cancelled in the best interest of the children, instructors, and presenters.  We will take this time to improve our already successful program even more.  We WILL be back, stronger than ever.  We wish all of our Park Ridge families and friends the best!  If anyone has any questions or concerns, please contact Lt. James Babcock at




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PRPD Now Using Ring Neighbors

The Park Ridge Police Department is proud to announce its partnership with Ring Neighbors.  You can now receive up to the second information on important safety updates directly from PRPD.  It will also allow the user to share videos with our department for suspicious matters and ongoing investigations.  One of the best part of being on Ring Neighbors is that you do not need to have a Ring device to join.  Please download the Ring Neighbors app today.

Mission Statement

The Park Ridge Police Department is committed to protecting life, liberty, and property, and to ensure the safety and well being of our residents and visitors.  Our vision is to emphasize problem solving and conflict resolution while building partnerships through a community policing philosophy. Utilizing modern policing methods and cutting edge technologies, we will meet the challenges of reducing crime, creating a safer community and improving the quality of life.  To this end, we will continuously cultivate new ideas to better serve the ever-changing needs of our citizens. We will accomplish this mission with pride, integrity, unified strength, teamwork, and the never ending commitment to excellence.