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Joliet Police Department Begins Fourth of July Crackdown on Impaired Drivers, Seat Belt Law Violators

The Joliet Police Department announced plans for July Fourth traffic enforcement with a focus on impaired and unbuckled drivers. The safety campaign will run from June 17 through July 27 to encompass summer weekends leading up to and after Independence Day. “We’re asking all of our residents and visitors to celebrate Independence Day safely,” said […]

Results of Officer-Involved Shooting Investigation

The Will County States Attorney’s Office released their findings in reference to the officer involved shooting of Bruce Carter, Jr. by Joliet Police Detective Aaron Bandy that occurred on February 6, 2019 at 213 Des Plaines Street.  The shooting occurred during an investigation by the Joliet Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigations of […]

Joliet Police to Conduct Seatbelt Safety Zones, Roadside Safety Checkpoint, and Roving Saturation Patrols During Memorial Day Holiday May 1-31, 2019

Joliet Police Chief Al Roechner 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 1st through May 31st, special enforcement efforts will include saturation patrols, […]

The Joliet Police Department Joins ‘Neighbors’ by Ring to Provide Users with Real-Time, Local Crime and Safety Information

The Joliet Police Department today announced that it is joining the free Neighbors app by Ring to provide the City of Joliet with real-time, local crime and safety information. The Neighbors network already has millions of users and has been instrumental in catching package thieves, stopping burglaries, and keeping neighborhoods safe. Residents can text ‘jolietpd’ […]

The Joliet Police Department is Conducting Distracting Driving Enforcement from April 1st through April 30th, 2019

In support of National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, the Joliet Police Department is conducting enforcement from April 1st 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 […]

This Super Bowl Season, Remember: Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk

As Super Bowl LIII quickly approaches, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is teaming up with the Joliet Police Department to remind football fans that designated drivers are the best defense against the dangers of drunk driving. Super Bowl is a festive night in homes and bars across America, but if […]

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over This Holiday Season

The holidays are a time for friends, family and coworkers to come together in celebration. Wherever you are — at an office party, a family member’s home or out at a bar — it is essential that you make the lifesaving choice to drive sober when the party ends. To help spread the message about […]

Joliet Names Al Roechner New Chief of Police

Deputy Chief Alan M. Roechner has been permanently appointed as Joliet’s new chief of police after serving in the interim position for the past three months, Interim City Manager Martin Shanahan announced today. Chief Roechner was appointed interim chief in August of this year after predecessor Brian Benton announced his retirement. “I am pleased to […]

Joliet Approves Extended Commercial Truck Enforcement Efforts

The City of Joliet is increasing efforts to monitor and enforce commercial motor vehicle regulations by expanding the Joliet Police Department’s (JPD) truck enforcement efforts to include evenings and weekends. Enforcement efforts will begin immediately. “While the majority of semi-truck drivers are safe and observant operators, Joliet is taking a serious stance on those drivers who […]

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 […]