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A Proud History of Service
Established - 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.

PUBLIC APPEAL FOR MASKS

As you all are well aware, there is an area wide shortage of N95 masks. Since we are unsure of how long this emergency will last, we are asking for assistance. We have heard about businesses that are donating masks. We would accept donations of N95 masks or surgical masks. If any local business or a business that you know of has masks they are willing to donate or sell, please let us know. We would pass along extra masks to local nurses and doctors. The Morton Grove Police Department appreciates your support during this difficult time. Together, we will get through this.

MGPD Adjusted Response Protocols as of March 17, 2020

As concern over the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to grow, the Village of Morton Grove is being proactive in our actions to help monitor and minimize the spread of COVID-19 in our community. All Village of Morton Grove facilities are closed to the public until further notice. If residents should have any questions or wish to stay up to date with what’s going on within the Village, please go to the designated webpage that the Village has created in reference to COVID-19 at https://www.mortongroveil.org/covid19/

If you call 911, a dispatcher may ask you questions to see if you have any symptoms of COVID-19.  Please be honest about your symptoms. Our goal is to give you the help you need, while protecting our police from infection so we can serve others, including medically vulnerable members of our communities.

In an effort to reduce the potential exposure of our police first responders, staff and all community members, we have temporarily adjusted our response procedures. As of 3/17/2020 and until further notice; for non-emergency situations, the dispatcher will take the required information and an officer will re-contact you as soon as possible via telephone to handle your call for service. Examples of non-emergency calls include but are not limited to: theft reports, damage to property, service calls, certain types of accidents and fraud. We will continue to physically respond to all high-priority, emergency, exigent, in progress calls that effect life safety issues. As always if you feel you are in danger never hesitate to dial 911.

The reporting of crashes, whether on public or private property, will be handled by the involved persons unless:

  • There is a disturbance or dispute
  • There is evidence of impairment or other criminal activity
  • There is evidence that one party does not have insurance and/or does not have a valid driver’s license
  • There are injuries
  • The vehicles are not drivable (Extensive Damage/Tow needed) or there is lane blockage
  • Directed by a supervisor

The assigned officer, upon being dispatched will go to the location of the crash and ensure that the scene is safe. Phone contact, or very limited personal contact, will be initiated by the assigned officer. Drivers’ and vehicle information will be obtained and documented while an instruction form with the case number will be provided to the drivers.  A crash report will not be prepared by the officer unless any of the above criteria are met.

The form that is to be filled out by persons involved in a crash is available at http://www.idot.illinois.gov/transportation-system/local-transportation-partners/law-enforcement/crash-reporting.  Drivers only need a case number to complete this online form, which will be provided by the officer.

If we do respond to your location, please know that officers may greet you wearing a mask and they may speak to you from a safe distance. Please understand this is for your safety as well as ours. You may notice that police officers are not shaking hands when interacting with the public, please understand this is not intended to cause offense, but is a best practice to minimize the spread of the virus.

See Something… Say Something!

“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 tipshotline@mortongroveil.org 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).

SMART911

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.

Block Watch

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.

For more information click here

Gun Locks

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.

https://www.projectchildsafe.org/

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