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.
Below are some of our programs and important information.
Driveway Scam Notice - Illinois Attorney General's Office
2012 Fraud Alerts
Red Light Camera Scam - Scammers are calling phone numbers at random and telling victims that they have an overdue red light camera fine. They claim that the only way to avoid a significant late fee, a court case or even jail time is to pay the bill over the phone. Never pay a fine or give out credit card or Social Security information over the phone. Demand something in writing.
Prize Cruise Scam - Victims receive a phone call with news that they won a cruise or a cut-rate price on a cruise. They are then asked for a Social Security number and credit card number to pay a deposit, port taxes or processing fee. It is a scam. Book cruises through a travel agent or directly with the cruise line.
Green Dot Card Scam - Victims are told they won money and a new car, and must pay $350 for a Green Dot MoneyPak card (a pre-paid money card) to claim the prize. They are asked for the number on the back of the card and told the prize money will be delivered, but the pre-paid $350 is then depleted off the card.
Do Not Call List - Call 1-888-382-1222 to be placed on this list. You must call from the phone number being enrolled.
"As-Is" Cars - Know the Warning Signs
Counterfeit Check Scams
The $299 Medicare Prescription Drug Scam
Be a Buckle Buddy
or dial #333 on your Verizon cell phone
Anonymously report unbuckled children in cars by phoning or logging into www.bucklebuddy.org. Owners of reported vehicles receive a packet of information about car seat safety and Illinois law.
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 and 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.
See here 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.
2012 Police Coloring Contest Winners
Emergency Contact Database
This 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.
Emergency Contact Database
Neighborhood Watch All residents are invited to join the Neighborhood Watch program. Volunteers receive emails with safety tips and meet two times each year. If you would like to volunteer, send an email with your name, address, phone number, email address and subdivision to
See It! Hear It! Report It!
Dial 911 for Emergencies
708-532-9111 for Non-Emergencies