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Joliet Police Begins July Fourth Crackdown on Drunk Drivers and Seat Belt Law Violators

The Joliet Police Department announced its plans for July Fourth traffic enforcement with a focus on drunk and unbuckled drivers. The crackdown will run from June 25th through July 28th, an all-too-often deadly time on Illinois roads. “We encourage local residents to celebrate Independence Day safely,” said Chief Brian Benton. “If you’re going to drink, […]

Joliet Police to Conduct Seatbelt Safety Zones, Roadside Safety Checkpoint, and Roving Saturation Patrols During Memorial Day Holiday from May 11 through May 29, 2018

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 11 through May 29, special enforcement efforts will include saturation patrols, […]

Now Hiring for Public Safety Dispatcher I

We’re looking for someone who wants to help others. Public Safety Dispatchers perform a critical role in the delivery of emergency police, fire and medical services in Joliet by responding to 9-1-1 calls and dispatching the appropriate police and fire response. The starting salary is $38,766 with Benefits. Applicants will be subject to several exams […]

The Joliet Police Department is Conducting Distracting Driving Enforcement from April 16th through April 30th, 2018

In support of National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, the Joliet Police Department is conducting enforcement from April 16th through 30th. This campaign will focus on enforcement of applicable State distracted driving laws in addition to other traffic laws. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA): 3,477 people were killed and an estimated 391,000 […]

Accreditation Assessment Team Invites Public Comments

Joliet Police Chief Brian Benton announced today that a team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) will arrive on April 8, 2018 to examine all aspects of the Department’s policies, procedures, management, operations, and support services.  Chief Benton noted that verification by the team that the Joliet Police […]

The Joliet Police Department Urges Public to Make a Game Plan for Super Bowl Sunday: Are You Drinking or Driving?

The Joliet Police Department announced today it will conduct special patrols during Super Bowl weekend to keep impaired drivers off the roads and encourage more people to wear their seatbelts. The messages are familiar and simple: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over and Click It or Ticket. “We need your help to keep alcohol and […]

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 […]