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Dec 10, 2014

The Joliet Police Department will participate in a national effort designed to raise awareness of the dangers of drinking and driving during this holiday season. Special enforcement efforts will include high visibility enforcement patrols, roadside safety checkpoints, and seatbelt enforcement zones.

“The Joliet Police Department urges everyone to celebrate the holidays in a safe,...

Dec 10, 2014

The City of Joliet Police Department would like to warn residents of a telephone scam affecting our area. Citizens have reported receiving phone calls from individuals claiming to be with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and demanding immediate payment for taxes owed. 

The IRS reports that many targets of this scam are recent immigrants and threats of arrest, deportation or revocation...

Oct 10, 2014

Joliet City Manager James D. Hock announces the appointment of four new Joliet Deputy Police Chiefs.

In conjunction with the recent strategic plan adopted by the Mayor and City Council, a detailed Needs Assessment of the Police Department was conducted earlier this year.  The object was to improve organizational efficiency and promote an elevated level of decision-...

Apr 2, 2014

The City of Joliet Police Department recently completed a statistical analysis of reported violent crime data for the years 2000 through 2013 for multiple, densely populated housing complexes in the city. The study included the following sites:

  • Larkin Village (Lois Place)
  • Fairview Complex
  • ...