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On Halloween, and Every Day, Buzzed Driving Is Drunk Driving

Each year, thousands of young trick-or-treaters flock to the streets on Halloween night, while thousands of others head to local bars and restaurants. Please be responsible and don’t put yourself or another at risk by choosing to drink and drive. To help spread the message that Buzzed Driving Is Drunk Driving, the U.S. Department of […]

Joliet Police Department Receives Highest Award From Law Enforcement Accrediting Body at Grand Rapids Hearing

On Saturday, July 28, 2018, the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) held hearings in Grand Rapids, Mi. to review assessment reports of over 120 different law enforcement agencies from across the nation. For the past several months, a team of CALEA Assessors conducted both off-site file reviews and on-site observations and […]

Ongoing Investigation – July 16, 2018

The Joliet Police department has been conducting an investigation into events surrounding a traffic stop that occurred late Friday night on Joliet’s near east side. The investigation is in the early stages and the public’s cooperation is appreciated. “We will be reviewing the dash-cam videos, audio-recordings, police reports, and any other relevant information to determine […]

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 […]