Crime Prevention & Safety


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Useful Resources

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Vacation Watch

The Hillside Police Department offers to its residents the Vacation House Watch Service. In order to prevent thefts and burglaries, residents may request to have their homes check periodically while on vacation. If you are interested in this service, please fill out a Vacation House Watch Request form.

Lockout Service

If a person locks their keys in his or her vehicle, the police department will send an officer to attempt to open the vehicle. Residents of Hillside who request the service will not be assessed a fee.

Finger Printing

Hillside Police Department Finger Printing Services include:

  • Finger printing of children - available for all grade school children.
  • Finger printing for citizenship – residents may request that prints be taken for purposes of naturalization.
  • Fees may apply

For more information call the Hillside Police Non-Emergency number (708) 449-6133 or Village Hall (708) 449-6450.

Service Request

Submit a service request for NON-EMERGENCY issues only. Request may be submitted for issues that should be addressed by the Public Works Department regarding public property owned and maintained by the Village of Hillside. During non-business hours and for issues requiring immediate attention, please contact the non-emergency Police Department number (708) 449-6133. Fill out the form below or call the Village Hall at (708) 449-6450, and staff will create one for you. Thank you for helping us keep our community clean and safe!

Public Works services may include (but are not limited to) the following types of requests or concerns:

  • Pothole on road
  • Blocked Storm sewer
  • Dead Parkway tree
  • Street light not working
  • Branches or trees blocking roads
  • Damaged/Missing/Blocked Street Sign

Ride-Along Program

The Hillside Police Department offers a ride-along program to all residents and businesses in Hillside. The ride-along program allows residents to sit alongside a police officer for up to a 4-hour period on any shift desired. This is an opportunity to demonstrate to our community our commitment for transparency, as well as a chance to get to know your police officers while learning modern policing today, and what obstacles exist. This is an excellent way to learn about not only the Hillside Police procedures, but the Criminal Justice System that exists both in Cook County and the State of Illinois. Residents 18 years of age and up as well as our younger residents 16 and 17, with parental permission. If you are interested in participating, please fill out the request form below: