A Proud History of ServiceEstablished - October 31, 1895
The Morton Grove Police Department is staffed with 75 members who are divided into Patrol, Field, Support Services, and Administrative Staff.
The members of the Police Department are dedicated professionals who provide exceptional service to the citizens of Morton Grove. We are committed to providing responsive and professional police service and to maintaining the safest possible environment to preserve Morton Grove’s status as a great place to live and work.
Thank you for taking an interest in our Department and Community. We hope you find this site interesting and informative.
CITIZENS POLICE AND FIRE ACADEMY
The Morton Grove Police Department is actively looking for participants for our Citizens Police and Fire Academy. We are excited to announce that this is the first year that the Morton Grove Fire Department will be joining us! This is a 12-week program designed to give community members an understanding of the operation of the Morton Grove Police and Fire Department and a working knowledge of what law enforcement and firefighting is all about. The classes are held once a week, every Tuesday, and are approximately 2 hours in duration. The classes will be held at the Morton Grove Village Hall from approximately 6:30pm-8:30pm and each class will be limited to 20 students. Applications can be found on the Morton Grove website. There is no cost for residents to participate. It will run from March 7th 2023 – May 23rd 2023. Spots are quickly filling up. Register now to secure your spot.
FIREARM RESTRAINING ORDER (FRO)
The Firearm Restraining Order (FRO), sometimes called a Red Flag Law, allows family members, household members, and law enforcement to work with courts to temporarily remove guns and prevent the purchase of new guns by individuals who pose a significant risk of harm to themselves or others.
Why Do We Need a FRO?
Easy access to guns is a significant risk factor for injury and death. In response to tragic events across the country, Illinois has made a commitment to addressing gun violence, leading to the passage of the FRO law. This law provides families, household members, and law enforcement a judicial pathway for temporarily removing firearms and prohibiting future gun purchases for the duration of the order.
How to Obtain a FRO:
Step 1: Request a petition from your local circuit court.
Step 2: Complete and submit the petition to the circuit court where the respondent or person in crisis lives.
Step 3: If the judge issues an FRO, the court will send the FRO to local law enforcement to serve the summons.
Step 4: Attend the hearing scheduled by the court. A hearing will be scheduled within 14 days of the summons being served.
For more detailed steps on how to obtain a FRO, go here.
Still have questions about the FRO? Go to our Frequently Asked Questions for more information.
FIREARM AND AMMUNITION DESTRUCTION
Unwanted firearms and ammunition can be turned in to the Police Department at any time for safe destruction. If firearms or ammunition cannot be transported safely and legally, an Officer will respond to the residence to retrieve them.
The Morton Grove Police Department takes gun safety seriously. We promote gun safety and offer free gun locks and brochures to our residents. Please stop at our front window and request one from the desk officer. If you have any questions, please ask.
(IDES IDENTITY THEFT SCAM)
The Morton Grove Police Department takes the crime of Identity Theft extremely seriously. The Police Department continues to receive numerous calls from individuals seeking guidance on reporting Unemployment Insurance (IDES-related) fraud. Please visit the link below to view resources on how to protect yourself should you be the victim of this scam:
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“Keep our Community Safe”
Dial 911 to report any emergency that requires an immediate police response (in-progress crimes, in-progress suspicious activities or suspicious vehicles, etc), or to report post-incident crimes or recent activities that require a police response to your location for non-emergency reports or investigation.
Dial 847-470-5200 to contact the Morton Grove Police Department non-emergency line for questions, requests or information.
Dial 847-663-3828 to report anonymous crime tips on the TipsHotLine.
Email email@example.com to email crime tips.
If you are unsure who to call, dial 911!
Please stay calm, remain on the line and be prepared to give as much information as possible, including: the nature of the incident, location of incident, your location, the suspects location or direction of travel, the suspects description (head to toe, special identifiers), the suspects vehicle description (color, make, model, license plate, condition, special identifiers).
The Village of Morton Grove announced that Smart911 is now available to all individuals. Smart911 is a free service that allows individuals and families to sign up online to provide key information to 9-1-1 call takers during an emergency. Smart911 allows citizens to create a Safety Profile at www.smart911.com for their household that includes any information they want 9-1-1 and response teams to have in the event of an emergency. When a citizen makes an emergency call, their Safety Profile is automatically displayed to the 9-1-1 call taker, allowing them to send the right response teams to the right location with the right information. Smart911 is currently available in 40 states and more than 1,500 municipalities across the country, and has been credited with positively impacting emergency outcomes. Citizens are encouraged to create their Safety Profile with Smart911 today to have their information immediately available to 9-1-1. Smart911 is private and secure, is only used for emergency responses, and only made available to the 9-1-1 system in the event of an emergency call.
“The resident can provide us with information in advance that they believe is important, which saves time and is more efficient in an emergency when stress levels are high, and communication is important but often difficult.” said Chief of Police Mike Simo
Go to www.smart911.com for more information and to sign up for this free service.
The Block Watch program is a voluntary program that asks property owners who have outdoor surveillance cameras to register their cameras with the Police Department. If a crime occurs in the neighborhood the Morton Grove Police Department may ask you to check your camera system to see if you captured a picture that may aid in our investigation. Police personnel will only ask to view footage relating to a specific criminal act for use as evidence to aid in ongoing investigations.
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