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Crime Prevention

The Tinley Park Police Department's Crime Prevention Unit provides the community with a wealth of information and services that educate citizens on personal safety and how to reduce the risk of becoming victims of crime.

IRS Scam
During the federal income tax season, Attorney General Kwame Raoul's office sees a spike in IRS-related scams. Scammers call intended victims and claim to be from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The scammers tell the intended victims they owe taxes and must pay immediately using a pre-paid debit card, money order, wire transfer or gift card. If you refuse to pay, the scammers will threaten you with being charged with a criminal violation, a grand jury indictment, immediate arrest, deportation or loss of a business or driver’s license. Learn more here.


ComEd Warns of Imposters
With people spending more time at home because of the COVID-19 pandemic, imposters are taking advantage of residents who may be alone to rob them of their possessions and financial information. These imposters can show up at small businesses as well as homes. In this latest scam, an individual may pose as an employee from ComEd, another utility or a tree service company. ComEd has released information about avoiding these imposters.

Business Security
See "A Guide to Business Security" for helpful tips on protecting your business.

Identity Protection Guide
The Identity Protection Guide shares steps to help you protect your personal information and explores several options to help you decide what’s right for your situation.

Identity Theft Flyer

Child Safety Seat Information

Children under the age of 8 must be secured in an appropriate child restraint system. Height and weight limits are determined by the car seat/booster seat manufacturer. Read more on the Child Safety Seat page. 

Lock It or Lose It
Lock It or Lose It is a program intended to remind residents that many property crimes can be prevented simply by locking home doors, garage doors, windows and vehicle doors. 
A recent study of property crimes, including home and vehicle burglaries, showed nearly half of the events involved unlocked doors or car drivers who left valuables in plain view without locking their doors. These types of crimes take only seconds or minutes for the thief to commit and are very difficult for officers to catch in-progress. Many of these crimes, and the resulting losses to the victims, can be prevented with a few simple, common-sense actions. Visit the Village's YouTube page to watch the Tinley Park Police Department's "Lock It or Lose It" video.

Emergency Contact Database
The Emergency Contact Database allows Illinois driver’s license and ID cardholders to enter emergency contact information into a voluntary, secure database. In the event of a motor vehicle crash or other emergency situation when a person is unable to communicate, law enforcement can access the database to reach the person’s contacts

Fraud Alerts
For information on common scams and frauds, please read the "Protect Yourself from Scams" flyer. For information on other consumer issues, please visit the Illinois Attorney General website.

Scams Flyer

Crime Tips Flyer

Carjacking and Auto Theft Awareness and Prevention Tips

Lock It or Lose It Info

See Something, Say Something ... Call 911 
Dial 911 for emergencies 
Dial (708) 532-9111 for non-emergencies