Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates


Here you will find any updates pertaining to the Police Department amidst the current coronavirus (COVID-19) situation

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3-21-20

All municipal tickets (c and pt) court appearances scheduled for APRIL 7th will now be heard on APRIL 21st at 1pm at the Melrose Park Police Department Court Room.

Any questions regarding this change can be directed to 708-649-6170.

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3-23-20

NOTICE TO RESIDENTS

The Melrose Park Police Department is implementing additional health and safety precautions to help protect our residents and employees from the community spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

The following protocol will go into effect immediately and will remain in effect until further notice:

HIGH PRIORITY / EMERGENCY CALLS

Melrose Park Police Department will only be responding to high priority/emergency calls, including, but not limited to:

  • All violent crimes or crimes against persons
  • All motor vehicle crashes
  • All disturbances and unwanted subjects
  • All in-progress custody disputes
  • All unknown situations
  • All retail thefts wherein a suspect is being detained
  • A battery or domestic-related incident either in-progress or where the suspect or offender is still on scene
  • Burglaries where evidentiary items need to be collected or the crime scene needs to be processed
  • And situation where the shift supervisor(s) deem it necessary for a police officer to respond

LOW PRIORITY CALLS FOR SERVICE

  • Low priority calls involving non-emergencies, delayed calls for service, informational calls, property crimes, or ordinance violations will only be handled via phone-in report process.

DO NOT ENTER THE BUILDING

  • If your request for service needs fall within the low priority calls for service category
  • If you have a fever or had a fever within the last 24 hours
  • Traveled outside of the United States within the last 14 days
  • Or if you are experiencing flu-like symptoms, a cough, a sore throat, or shortness of breath

PLEASE RETURN HOME AND CONTACT OUR DISPATCH CENTER AT 847-451-8000

Please remember we are committed to serving our citizens and visitors, but in order to do this on a continual basis we have to make sure our officers and staff remain healthy. We are taking these extraordinary steps as we are experiencing extraordinary times. At this time, the implemented safety precautions are necessary to minimize any health risks to our employees, our community and especially most vulnerable to COVID-19.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Notice 3-23-20

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