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Help Stop Package Theft

Package theft is a crime of opportunity. Some passers-by, seeing an unattended box from Amazon, CDW, or Staples.com, just can’t resist the lure of easy loot. Other thefts happen when organized theft rings follow delivery trucks around town, scooping up the boxes just as quickly as the delivery person can put them down. Use these […]

Joliet Police Conduct Roadside Safety Checkpoints and Seatbelt Safety Zones During the Thanksgiving Holiday November 17-27, 2017

The Joliet Police Department, in partnership with the Illinois Department of Transportation, will participate in a statewide effort to increase seatbelt usage and crack down on drunk driving. Special enforcement efforts will include several seatbelt safety zones at various locations throughout the city, a roadside safety checkpoint, and citywide saturation enforcement. The Thanksgiving holiday is […]

On Halloween, and Every Day, Impaired Driving is Scary Joliet Police Department is Cracking Down on Drunk Drivers

This Halloween the Joliet Police Department is cracking down on impaired drivers with an aggressive Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement effort and is giving a fair warning to holiday revelers: Keep the Party off the Road. “On Halloween, we urge you to beware of impaired driving,” said Joliet Police Chief Brian Benton. “Driving […]

Halloween Trick or Treating Hours

The designated “Trick or Treating” hours in the City of Joliet for Tuesday, October 31, 2017, will be 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM. As you plan for a safe and happy Halloween, please keep in mind these safety tips: Houses wanting to be visited by “Trick or Treaters” should leave porch lights on. Parents should […]

This Labor Day, the Joliet Police Department Reminds Motorists to Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

The end of summer is traditionally marked by the Labor Day holiday, often celebrated through picnics, pool parties and other gatherings. Sadly, the Labor Day holiday also can be one of the deadliest because of motor vehicle crashes related to drunk and drug-impaired drivers. Once again, the Joliet Police Department is joining the Illinois Department […]

Joliet Police to Host National Night Out Event

The Joliet Police Department will be hosting its annual National Night Out against crime. This event is free and open to the public. Please join members of the Joliet Police Department on Tuesday, August 1st from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm at the Joliet Police Department’s West Substation located at 7196 Caton Farm Road, Joliet, […]

Joliet Police Conduct Impaired Driving Enforcement During the Fourth of July Holiday

June 26th through July 9th The Joliet Police Department, in partnership with the Illinois Department of Transportation, will participate in a statewide effort to reduce impaired drivers on our streets. Special enforcement efforts will include a roadside safety checkpoint as well as citywide traffic saturation patrols and seatbelt zones. “Summer is here, and so is […]

High Heat Index Possible This Weekend – Cooling Centers Available for Joliet Residents

The City of Joliet reminds residents to take precautions to ensure their health, safety, and well-being during days of high heat and humidity. The forecast for this weekend calls for high temperatures possibly reaching into the 90’s. Residents can seek shelter at the following locations: Louis Joliet Mall Illinois Department of Unemployment Services located at […]

Joliet Police To Conduct Seatbelt Safety Zones

Joliet Police Chief Brian Benton announced today that the Joliet Police Department, in partnership with the Illinois Department of Transportation, will participate in a statewide effort to increase seatbelt usage and reduce the number of impaired drivers over the Memorial Day holiday. From May 15 through May 30, 2017, special enforcement efforts will include saturation […]