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This policy establishes procedures for the use of City of Park Ridge social media sites. The purpose of the City’s social media sites is to obtain and disseminate information useful to and about the City. The City encourages the use of social media to further the goals of the City and the missions of its departments, where appropriate, and subject to the terms and conditions contained in

this policy. Comments and discussions that take place on City social media sites will be moderated by the City for compliance with this policy and are also subject to the policies established by the third-party social media companies. Note that the City’s predominant and primary internet presence is the City’s website (https://www.parkridge.us), and the City’s social media sites are intended to be a supplement to the website. The establishment and use of any departmental City social media sites are subject to the approval of the City Manager. All City social media sites will be administered by the City Manager or their designees (“Administrator”). The Administrator and their designees will be trained regarding the terms of the social media policy, including their responsibilities to review content submitted for posting to ensure compliance with the policy. The Administrator will be responsible for monitoring content on City social media sites to ensure adherence to both the City’s social media policy and the interest and goals of the City. Wherever possible, City social media sites should link back to the official City website for forms, documents, online services, and other information necessary to conduct business with the City. The City encourages users to create original content on the City’s website rather than the social media sites where the City has limited control over records retention. The City reserves the right to restrict or remove any content that is deemed in violation of this social media policy or any applicable law or court order. Content removed by the City will be retained for a reasonable period, including the time, date, and identity of the poster, when available. Comment and Terms of Use Policy
A. Comments containing any of the following unauthorized content are not permitted on City social media sites and are subject to removal and/or restriction by the Administrator or their designees:
1. Obscene, sexual, or pornographic content and/or language.
2. Content that promotes discrimination based on race, age, religion, gender, or other protected class.
3. Content that violates a legal ownership interest (copyright or trademark).
4. Threats to any person.
5. Conduct that violates any federal, state, or local law or ordinance, or that encourages illegal activity.
6. Promotion of any commercial activities not related to City business.
7. Spam or links to malware/viruses or other sites.
8. Content that advocates or promotes a candidate, referendum, or campaign. A comment posted by a member of the public on any City social media site is the opinion of the poster only, and publication of a comment does not imply endorsement of, or agreement by, the City, nor do the comments necessarily reflect the opinions or policies of the City. The City reserves the right to deny access to City social media sites for any individual who violates this policy, at any time and without prior notice. All comments posted to any City social media site are bound by the social media company’s terms of use and the City reserves the right to report any violation of the company’s terms of use to the social media company with the intent of the company taking appropriate and reasonable responsive action. Users who enter private or personal information on City social media sites do so at their own risk, and the City is not responsible for any damages resulting from the public display of, or failure to remove, private or personal information. F. The City will post this policy on its website and provide links to the policy on its social media sites. G. This policy may be amended from time-to-time, without further notice. IV. Compliance with Laws
A. City social media sites and content may be subject to the Illinois Freedom of Information Act. Any content maintained in a social media format that is related to City business may be a public record subject to public disclosure. The City will use its best efforts to maintain content related to City business in an accessible format so that it can be produced in response to a request. The Illinois Local Records Act may apply to social media content. The department maintaining a site must preserve records required to be maintained pursuant to a relevant records retention schedule for the required retention period on a City server in a format that preserves the integrity of the original record and is easily accessible. E-discovery laws may apply to social media content and, therefore, content must be able to be managed, stored, and retrieved to comply with these laws.

For Park Ridge families that celebrate Hanukkah we wish you a peaceful and joyous holiday. Happy Hanukkah!  #
12/08/2023

For Park Ridge families that celebrate Hanukkah we wish you a peaceful and joyous holiday.

Happy Hanukkah!

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This morning Chief Kampwirth and PRPD staff partnered with staff of District 64 and the Park Ridge Kiwanis for the annua...
12/07/2023

This morning Chief Kampwirth and PRPD staff partnered with staff of District 64 and the Park Ridge Kiwanis for the annual holiday food basket gift drive.

With the generous donations of our community, the Park Ridge Kiwanis and District 64 are able to give families in need a wonderful holiday meal. Over 60 + packages were wrapped today!

Tis the season Park Ridge!

On Friday, December 1, 2023, Chief Kampwirth and Deputy Chief Ware attended the graduation ceremony in celebration of Se...
12/05/2023

On Friday, December 1, 2023, Chief Kampwirth and Deputy Chief Ware attended the graduation ceremony in celebration of Sergeant Faso completing the ten week course at Northwestern Staff and Command.

Not only did Sergeant Faso complete these demanding and intense training classes, he graduated Class President!

Congratulations Sergeant Faso!

Park Ridge….we could not have made this event the success it was without you! This morning was packed with holiday spiri...
12/03/2023

Park Ridge….we could not have made this event the success it was without you!

This morning was packed with holiday spirit with the jolly songs sung by PR’s very own talented middle schoolers from Lincoln and Emerson Middle Schools! Our grade schools gifted the event with cars packed with donations from their supportive school families and the representation of school mascots that the kids cheered for.

United States Marine Corps Toys for Tots Foundation - Chicago brought a big surprise guest with Santa and one of his elves to enjoy the fun!

The truck was packed and hearts are full! What an incredible start to the season!

Thank you Park Ridge!

Thank you to our businesses for their time and contributions to this event:

Abt Electronics & Appliances

Starbucks

Dunkin'

McDonald's

Mariano's

Thank you as well to our public works staff and volunteers! PRPD is grateful to you your assistance!

If you missed the event the following locations are still accepting donations through December 15th.

Park Ridge Police Department
Park Ridge Fire Department
Park Ridge City Hall
Park Ridge Public Library

12/02/2023

Santa, his elf, and school mascots have arrived at the Toys for Tots Donation Event! We will be outside of City Hall until noon!

These are the faces of the toys that didn't make the Toys for Tots Toy Donation Event tomorrow morning because the   was...
12/02/2023

These are the faces of the toys that didn't make the Toys for Tots Toy Donation Event tomorrow morning because the was forgotten. 😔

Remember to lock up your vehicles PR!

Each year the Park Ridge Police Departments Toys for Tots Donation Event has grown! Let's keep the arrow trending on the...
12/01/2023

Each year the Park Ridge Police Departments Toys for Tots Donation Event has grown!

Let's keep the arrow trending on the 🔼!

Drive through tomorrow morning, Saturday, 12/2/23 from 10 am - 12 pm in front of City Hall, to donate to a great cause! Step out of the car and enjoy delicious treats as our thank you for your kindness!



Look who flew in last evening to check on the "Nice List" for generous donations around the Park Ridge Community!Officer...
11/30/2023

Look who flew in last evening to check on the "Nice List" for generous donations around the Park Ridge Community!

Officer Holly Belle is BACK and she can't wait to see everyone this Saturday, 12/2/23, from 10 am - 12 pm in front of City Hall for the Toys for Tots Donation Event!

Can't make the event but would like to give in the spirit of the season? We have good news!

Donations are still being accepted at the following locations around Park Ridge:

Park Ridge Police Department
200 S Vine Ave

City of Park Ridge City Hall
505 Butler Place

Park Ridge Fire Department
901 Devon Ave
or
1000 N Greenwood Ave

Park Ridge Public Library
20 S Prospect Ave

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Help PRPD Pack the Truck with Toys for Tots this Saturday, December 2, 2023! 🧸🎁This event will be held in front of City ...
11/28/2023

Help PRPD Pack the Truck with Toys for Tots this Saturday, December 2, 2023! 🧸🎁

This event will be held in front of City Hall (look for the ABT Electronics Truck) from 10am - 12pm. Kick off will be with our grade school PTO Parade of Cars full of toy donations at 10am.

Please stop by and enjoy the talent of our PR students of Lincoln and Emerson Middle Schools Choirs from 10am - 10:45am as they sing holiday songs!

Warm up some hot coffee ☕ and hot chocolate and delicious sweet treats as a thank you from PRPD, Toys for Tots as well as from some of our businesses for your kind donations to such a great cause to bring smiles to the faces of children whos families could use a little extra help this holiday season.



United States Marine Corps Toys for Tots Foundation - Chicago

November’s Senior Coffee Talk had a great presentation by the City of Park Ridge Finance Director, Chris Lipman. PRPD en...
11/27/2023

November’s Senior Coffee Talk had a great presentation by the City of Park Ridge Finance Director, Chris Lipman.

PRPD enjoys being able to introduce our Seniors to each department of our city so they can learn how each area functions as well as to learn how we all come together as a team for the Park Ridge community.

We are thankful Finance Director Lipman was able join us this month!

Last evening Park Ridge families and friends came together with excitement to kick of the holiday season at the joyful W...
11/25/2023

Last evening Park Ridge families and friends came together with excitement to kick of the holiday season at the joyful Winterfest event!

A beautiful celebration put together by the Park Ridge Chamber of Commerce!

PRPD Officers escorted Santa and Mrs. Claus for our PR kids to safely visit with!

Tis the season! 🎄🤶🧑‍🎄

11/23/2023

To our officers, dispatchers, and front desk staff that are working this holiday we are thankful for all of you.

To our Park Ridge Community we wish you all a safe holiday! We are grateful for your support!

Happy Thanksgiving Park Ridge!

** Road Opened** Canfield Ave closed between Talcott Ave and Higgins Ave for a traffic accident investigation. Please ta...
11/21/2023

** Road Opened** Canfield Ave closed between Talcott Ave and Higgins Ave for a traffic accident investigation. Please take alternative routes to avoid the area.

The Park Ridge Police Department is excited to partner again this year with our local schools and community to get the l...
11/20/2023

The Park Ridge Police Department is excited to partner again this year with our local schools and community to get the largest donation toy drive yet to make this holiday season extra special for those in need!

All our invited to bring toy donations on Saturday, December 2, 2023 starting at 10am until noon to the front of the City of Park Ridge City Hall steps located at 505 Butler Place!

PRPD is grateful to have AbtElectronics with us to collect donations in one of their box trucks this year! Also stop by for a sweet treats provided by and Mariano's Grocery Store! Warm up with a cup of hot chocolate or coffee as you listen to the wonderful holiday songs that will be sung by the school choirs from Lincoln Middle School and Emerson Middle School!

Tis the season of coming together as a community and giving to holiday spirit to all!

We can't wait to see you all there!

This evening the Park Ridge Police Department swore in Gene Ware as our Deputy Chief of Police. Deputy Chief Ware has ha...
11/17/2023

This evening the Park Ridge Police Department swore in Gene Ware as our Deputy Chief of Police.

Deputy Chief Ware has had many roles in his career with PRPD and we are lucky to have him lead the department with Chief Kampwirth.

Please help us congratulate DC Ware!

Toys for Tots Donation Boxes are up and ready for donations for the 2023 holiday season! Please consider donating to thi...
11/15/2023

Toys for Tots Donation Boxes are up and ready for donations for the 2023 holiday season!

Please consider donating to this giving event!

Donations can be dropped off at the following locations around Park Ridge:

Park Ridge Police Department
200 S Vine Ave

City of Park Ridge City Hall
505 Butler Place

Park Ridge Fire Department
901 Devon Ave
or
1000 N Greenwood Ave

Park Ridge Public Library
20 S Prospect Ave

Donations are being accepted today through December 15, 2023.

Our entire community is also welcome to join PRPD on Saturday, December 2, 2023 at our Toys for Tots Event in front of City Hall! Details to be announced soon!

Park Ridge Police to motorists: Celebrating Thanksgiving?Buckle up and drive soberPark Ridge, IL – This Thanksgiving, th...
11/15/2023

Park Ridge Police to motorists: Celebrating Thanksgiving?
Buckle up and drive sober

Park Ridge, IL – This Thanksgiving, the Park Ridge Police Department is joining the Illinois State Police and local law enforcement to ensure holiday travelers are buckled up and driving sober with a “Click It or Ticket” and “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” enforcement campaign that runs Nov. 17-27.

“Thanksgiving means more vehicles on the road – and an increased risk of crashes,” said Tom Gadomski. “No matter how long or short your drive, remember to buckle up and make sure children are in a safe seat. By buckling up and making a plan for a sober ride home, you help everyone have a safe and happy holiday.”

The goal of this high-visibility effort is to reduce motor vehicle crashes, injuries and fatalities. Proper seat-belt use is the most effective way to protect vehicle occupants. According to IDOT, the statewide seat-belt usage rate has room for improvement at 92.9%.

If you’ll be celebrating with alcohol or other impairing substances, please remember:
• Plan for a sober ride home before you go out.
• Call a taxi, take mass transit or ask a family member to get you home safely.
• Use your favorite ride-share service, such as Uber or Lyft, or take public transportation.
• Use your community’s designated driver program (Insert your local program contact information if applicable).
• If you see a drunk driver, pull over safely and call 911.
• Make sure everyone in your vehicle wears their seat belt. It is the best defense against an impaired driver.

The Thanksgiving enforcement effort is made possible by federal traffic safety funds administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation.

Update Roads Are Re OpenedTraffic Accident Investigation Roadway is closed around Touhy Ave and Dee Rd Avoid the area
11/14/2023

Update Roads Are Re Opened

Traffic Accident Investigation

Roadway is closed around Touhy Ave and Dee Rd

Avoid the area

**UPDATE** Road Re Opened Traffic Accident Investigation Oakton and Algonquin Please avoid the area.
11/14/2023

**UPDATE** Road Re Opened

Traffic Accident Investigation

Oakton and Algonquin

Please avoid the area.

Thank you for your sacrifices, for your valor, for the things you carry, for protecting us, and for defending our rights...
11/11/2023

Thank you for your sacrifices, for your valor, for the things you carry, for protecting us, and for defending our rights.

Thank you to all our veterans for your courage, strength and dedication to keeping us safe.

We honor Americas heroes across the country, in our Park Ridge Community, and those that stand with us in the Park Ridge Police Department.

The land of the free because of the brave.

Happy Veterans Day 🇺🇸

11/10/2023

Join American Legion Post 247 tomorrow Saturday, November 11 at 11am for their annual Veterans Day Ceremony in Hodges Park.

𝑌𝑜𝑢𝑟 𝑠𝑒𝑙𝑓𝑙𝑒𝑠𝑠𝑛𝑒𝑠𝑠 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑏𝑟𝑎𝑣𝑒𝑟𝑦 ℎ𝑎𝑣𝑒 𝑝𝑟𝑜𝑡𝑒𝑐𝑡𝑒𝑑 𝑡ℎ𝑖𝑠 𝑐𝑜𝑢𝑛𝑡𝑟𝑦. 𝐹𝑜𝑟 𝑡ℎ𝑎𝑡, 𝑤𝑒 𝑡ℎ𝑎𝑛𝑘 𝑦𝑜𝑢.

Happy 248th Birthday Marines! Semper fidelis 🇺🇸
11/10/2023

Happy 248th Birthday Marines!

Semper fidelis 🇺🇸

Thank you Anna from BMO Harris Bank for stopping in with water bottles for the PD! Anna wished to express her gratitude ...
11/06/2023

Thank you Anna from BMO Harris Bank for stopping in with water bottles for the PD!

Anna wished to express her gratitude to the Park Ridge Police Department as we are in the season of Thanksgiving.

Much appreciated!!

10/31/2023

The weather outside is frightful but Halloween at PRPD is so delightful!

Stop by for Trick or Treat at PRPD! Pick up a small bag of candy or non candy! No trick! All Treats!

Be Safe! Stay Warm! Have a Spooktacular Day!

Any PR Trick or Treater that is Queen Elsa tomorrow will be excited for the snow that is in the forecast on Halloween! A...
10/30/2023

Any PR Trick or Treater that is Queen Elsa tomorrow will be excited for the snow that is in the forecast on Halloween! As we all know, the cold never bothered her anyway!

It looks like all little ghosts, goblins, monsters, superheroes, celebrities, cartoons, and creatures of the night will need to throw on coats, hats, and gloves to carry the candy bags with because the snow includes the cold!

A few tips for a fun and bootastic time on Halloween include:

• Go in teams and never leave a friend behind!
• Make sure your adults are close by!
• Don’t run into the street and always look both ways before crossing the street!
• Save the Tik Toks Dances and Snap Chat Selfies for non-crowded trick or treat
areas and not in the street.
• Never enter a home or vehicle of someone you do not know!
• Wear bright glow jewelry with your costume, reflective stickers on coats, or use
a flashlight so as night falls you can be safely seen!
• Always have adults check the candy first and make sure your parents/guardians get their favorite candy too!
• It’s true, almost all Dad’s love Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups! (As asked by one of our Park Ridge 4th grade students last week)
• Park Ridge Officers will be visible in neighborhoods throughout the evening. Make sure to wave to them because they might have treats for our PR Kids too!

The City of Park Ridge Trick or Treats Hours are 3 PM - 7 PM.

We look forward to seeing all the creative costumes! Have a safe and fun Halloween Park Ridge!

Grab a bag of healthy goodies in exchange for your unused / expired prescriptions! 💊PRPD in partnership with Cook County...
10/28/2023

Grab a bag of healthy goodies in exchange for your unused / expired prescriptions! 💊

PRPD in partnership with Cook County Sheriff's Office (Official) is outside on this crisp Fall 🍂 morning for our PR residents to stop by!

We will be here until 1pm!

PRPD is grateful to our community partners for their generous donations that will go to our residents during drop off fo...
10/27/2023

PRPD is grateful to our community partners for their generous donations that will go to our residents during drop off for the DEA Prescription Drug Take Back Event!

The prize bags will be given at random tomorrow, October 28, 2023 from 9 AM - 1 PM!

Drop off your unused prescription drugs in the back parking lot of City Hall (505 Butler Pl) that is accessible from Courtland Ave.

Be aware, vitamins and non prescription medications are not accepted.



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Chief Kampwirth, Acting Deputy Chief Ware, and Commander Luehr stopped at Carpenter School to kick around at recess and ...
10/25/2023

Chief Kampwirth, Acting Deputy Chief Ware, and Commander Luehr stopped at Carpenter School to kick around at recess and talk Trick or Treat safety with the students for Red Ribbon Week!

We always enjoy time with our schools!

Thank you Carpenter School for the invite!!

This morning Maine South HS student members of the junior board of the Good Food Pantry and PRPD presented a check to Ki...
10/24/2023

This morning Maine South HS student members of the junior board of the Good Food Pantry and PRPD presented a check to Kiwanis Club at Maine South HS!

Stop by PRPD  at Park Ridge Park Districts Trunk or Treat at Centennial Park! Our spooky skeletons have candy and non ca...
10/20/2023

Stop by PRPD at Park Ridge Park Districts Trunk or Treat at Centennial Park! Our spooky skeletons have candy and non candy treats for our PR trunk or treaters! 👻🎃

The Park Ridge Police Department awarded Illinois Department of Transportation Traffic Enforcement GrantPark Ridge, IL —...
10/19/2023

The Park Ridge Police Department awarded Illinois Department of Transportation Traffic Enforcement Grant

Park Ridge, IL — The Park Ridge Police Department today announced it has been awarded a Federal Fiscal Year 2024 Sustained Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) grant to conduct additional traffic safety enforcement efforts. The STEP program focuses on high-visibility enforcement and strategies aimed at saving lives and preventing injuries by reducing traffic crashes.
“We’re pleased to receive this grant to step up our road safety efforts with the goal of saving lives,” said Tom Gadomski. “Our mission is to make travel safer through directed, proactive patrols and to stop, cite and arrest those who choose to violate traffic laws.”
During the STEP grant year, which runs from Oct. 1, 2023, through Sept. 30, 2024, the (Park Ridge Police Department will conduct additional enforcement efforts to supplement mandatory and optional campaign enforcement dates scheduled during some of the deadliest times of the year.

The additional efforts will focus on the leading contributory causes of crashes: speeding, impaired driving, electronic device use, failure to yield and disobeying traffic control signals, as well as occupant restraint violations.

The STEP grant is funded by federal highway safety funds administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation.

For Information, Contact:
Executive Officer Tom Gadomski
(847) 318-5267
[email protected]

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Yesterday our Senior Coffee had a wonderful and engaging presentation from Officer Cacioppo who educated our Seniors on ...
10/18/2023

Yesterday our Senior Coffee had a wonderful and engaging presentation from Officer Cacioppo who educated our Seniors on what the Major Case Assistance Team (MCAT) does for multiple jurisdictions in our area and Community Service Officer Schipp spoke about the processing and storage of evidence that is collected from crime scenes.

Senior Coffee is part of the Park Ridge Park Districts Senior Safety Program and is held every third Tuesday of the month at 9am. Please contact the park district to sign up! It’s free!

Next Senior Coffee is November 21st!

Over the weekend PRPD had a special guest! Congratulations Olive for not only being an incredible book reader but the wi...
10/16/2023

Over the weekend PRPD had a special guest!

Congratulations Olive for not only being an incredible book reader but the winner of the Park Ridge Public Library's Summer Reading Club Raffle!

Olive was given a ride in a squad car and dined with the Chief Kampwirth for lunch at the police station!

Thank you for joining us Olive!

The Park Ridge Police Department Announces Enforcement ResultsPark Ridge, IL – The Park Ridge Police Department released...
10/16/2023

The Park Ridge Police Department Announces Enforcement Results

Park Ridge, IL – The Park Ridge Police Department released the results of supplementary enforcement efforts conducted via the Federal Fiscal Year 2023 Sustained Traffic Enforcement Program. The STEP campaign ran from Oct. 1, 2022, through Sept. 30, 2023.

Park Ridge Police issued 1,619 citations and made 33 arrests. Activity included:
246 speeding citations
640 occupant restraint citations
339 electronic use citations
394 other citations
33 traffic arrests

The Park Ridge Police Department participated in this effort to save lives by focusing on the leading contributory causes of crashes: speeding, electronic device use, failure to yield and disobeying traffic control signals, as well as occupant restraint violations.

The STEP campaign was funded by federal highway safety funds administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation.

For Information, Contact:
Executive Officer Tom Gadomski
(847) 318-5267
[email protected]

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National Prescription Drug Take Back Day! Bring unused medications for drop off at City Hall on Saturday, October 28 fro...
10/14/2023

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day!

Bring unused medications for drop off at City Hall on Saturday, October 28 from 9am - 1pm.

Last evening Chief Kampwirth, Deputy Chief Ware, Executive Officer Gadomski and Community Strategies Coordinator Conboy ...
10/13/2023

Last evening Chief Kampwirth, Deputy Chief Ware, Executive Officer Gadomski and Community Strategies Coordinator Conboy joined Mayor Maloney and City Clerk Raspanti in celebrating PRPD Volunteers at the 44th Annual Citizens Patrol Dinner!

We are very appreciative of their support and dedication to helping the Park Ridge community! This team is a group full of heart and spirit that will assist at a moments notice at any time day or night in all sorts of weather conditions!

Thank you CP and thank you Lola’s for a wonderful meal!

A big thank you to the children at Park Ridge Community Church for the creative gifts in honor of Faith and Blue Weekend...
10/11/2023

A big thank you to the children at Park Ridge Community Church for the creative gifts in honor of Faith and Blue Weekend!

We received this wonderful box full of lifesavers and prayer cards for our officers!

We appreciate YOU!

Ridge Community Church

Celebrated Faith and Blue Weekend with a BBQ that brought together a lunch with PRPD officers and chaplains. Faith and B...
10/09/2023

Celebrated Faith and Blue Weekend with a BBQ that brought together a lunch with PRPD officers and chaplains.

Faith and Blue is a community program that’s mission is to bring together law enforcement and residents of communities faith based organizations.

It’s always a blessing to come together with our chaplains and their congregations .

Update - Dog was transported to Golf Rose Animal Hospital. Owner was located and notified. We are looking for your help ...
10/09/2023

Update - Dog was transported to Golf Rose Animal Hospital. Owner was located and notified.

We are looking for your help PR!

If anyone recognizes this dog our Community Service Officers have been attempting to help catch this dog but it continues to run away!

The dog is close to Dee Rd at Maine South High School and no one wants to see the poor scared dog get hit by a car.

Please share and call PRPD with any information. 847-318-5252.

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