Police escort…Any resident uneasy about walking to or from a public transit stop, public garage or other site in the community may contact the Police Department for an escort from dusk until dawn. Please consider seeking assistance from friends and family first, since officers may be needed for emergency calls. Call 708.386.3800 for information or an escort.
Don’t hesitate to call 911…If you see unusual activity, suspicious people or vehicles in your neighborhood, don’t hesitate to call 911 immediately.
Follow the Police…Residents can view regular updates related to public safetyin Oak Park on Facebook at www.facebook.com/voppolice and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/voppolice (@VOPpolice).
Get to know your RBO…Oak Park’s residential beat officers hold regular meetings in the neighborhoods they serve to discuss issues and crime trends, and answer questions. For more details, including dates, times and locations, call 708.386.3800 or visit www.oak-park.us/rbo.
Crime Tip Hot Line…Suspicious activity can be reported anonymously to the Police Department’s Crime Tip Hot Line at 708.434.1636. Anonymous tips also can be made at www.oak-park.us/crimetip.
Crime prevention tips…Nearly 90 percent of all crime in Oak Park is against property, but more violent crime such as armed robberies and vehicle hijackings do sometimes occur here. The best defense, Oak Park Police say, is to try to avoiding being an easy victim. For tips on how to prevent crime, visit www.oak-park.us/preventcrime.