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Media Room

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Press Releases

Jul 18, 2014

The Joliet Police Department is once again hosting its annual National Night Out Against Crime celebration and would like to invite the general public to attend. Please join members of the Joliet Police Department on Tuesday, August 5 from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm in the greenway behind Haunted Trails located at 1423 North Broadway Street, Joliet, Illinois.

National Night Out is a year-long...

Jul 18, 2014

The Joliet Police Department, in conjunction with the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), announced they will be conducting special patrols during the month...

Apr 2, 2014

The City of Joliet Police Department recently completed a statistical analysis of reported violent crime data for the years 2000 through 2013 for multiple, densely populated housing complexes in the city. The study included the following sites:

  • Larkin Village (Lois Place)
  • Fairview Complex
  • ...
Aug 29, 2013

City Manager Tom Thanas announced today that he has appointed Commander Brian Benton to the position of Chief of Police. Chief Benton has replaced Chief Michael Trafton who retired after 28 years of service with the Joliet Police Department.

Thanas stated, “The selection of a new police chief was made from three well qualified commanders in the Joliet Police Department. Chief Benton’s...