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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 […]

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 […]