Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Illinois police, Cook County police, Chicago police and local police departments including Park Ridge, Niles and Des Plaines, participated in a memorial service in Park Ridge on Monday.
Park Ridge residents and community groups gathered with elected officials and members of law enforcement to honor police killed in the line of duty on the steps of city hall on Monday. Members of the Illinois State Police Department, Cook County police, the Chicago Police Department and local police departments including Park Ridge, Niles and Des Plaines, participated in the ceremony, which was hosted by the Park Ridge Police Chaplains Association. Andrew Liaugminas, of Mary, Seat of Wisdom Catholic Church in Park Ridge, welcomed the crowd to the remembrance ceremony. “And in gratitude for the daily service and dedication that our police personnel give to our community,” Liaugminas said. Mayor Dave Schmidt read a proclamation acknowledging…
Photos of the police memorial service held in Park Ridge on May 13.
Members of many law enforcement agencies including state and local police gathered with community members to honor those killed in the line of duty in Park Ridge on Monday. Members of the Illinois State Police Department, Cook County police, the Chicago Police Department and local police departments including Park Ridge, Niles and Des Plaines, participated in the ceremony, which was hosted by the Park Ridge Police Chaplains Association. The ceremony also commemorated National Police Week, which is May 12 to May 18. A number of different officials took turns reading the names of members of law enforcement killed in the line of duty. Click here to see a video of the the names being read.
Monday, January 14, 2013
Park Ridge Police and Lutheran General Hospital will hold a town hall meeting at the hospital to discuss criminal activity and traffic issues.
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Monday, January 14
Officer Matt McGannon of the Park Ridge Police Department will facilitate a Police-And-Community-Together (PACT) town hall meeting Jan. 29. The department is partnering with Advocate Lutheran General Hospital on the event and it will be held at the hospital. Police will focus the discussion on traffic issues and recent criminal activity, the department said in a press release. Residents will be able to voice concerns, and the police and hospital public safety department will discuss their response strategies. Get Park Ridge news in a daily email from Patch. It's like getting a free newspaper. Learn more. The meeting will start at 6:30 p.m. at 1675 W. Dempster, in the Olson Auditorium, behind Yacktman Pavilion. Lutheran General …
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
The department applied for a grant and deployed extra officers from Dec. 17 to Jan. 1 to catch impaired drivers and those not wearing seatbelts.
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Wednesday, January 9
The Park Ridge Police Department made a number of arrests over the holiday period, Dec. 17 to Jan. 1, by getting extra officers out on the roads. They included one arrest for DUI (driving under the influence), one for drug possession and one for suspended/revoked license. They also issued 12 occupant restraint citations, four speeding citations and four other citations. To conduct the holiday season safety enforcement, the department applied for a Sustained Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) grant from the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT). Get Park Ridge news in a daily email from Patch. It's like getting a free newspaper. Learn more.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Mayor Schmidt objected to the $360,000 expense, but aldermen, in committee, OKed this part of a $1.2 million project to address lack of space at the PD. It's got mold and lacks a secure sally port for prisoners.
Park Ridge City Council members continued to support plans for a three-year project to update the police station by voting 5-1 as a committee-of-the-whole to bring a contract for phase one of the project to the next full city council meeting on Nov. 7. Fifth Ward Ald. Daniel Knight voted no. They did so over the objections of Mayor David Schmidt, who already vetoed the police station project once and said he would veto this part of it again. Earlier: Park Ridge looks at remodeling proposals for police station Schmidt said he doesn’t question that the police station, located in the basement of City Hall at 200 Vine Ave., is cramped and sometimes unpleasant. “It’s a pit,” he said. But Schmidt said he would rather see the city find a way to…