• The police need to have accurate information, as quickly as possible, about suspicious activity or crime in-progress.
  • If the call you are making is a crime in-progress or if the suspicious activity turns into a crime in-progress – DIAL 9-1-1.
  •  Dial 9-1-1 and calmly identify yourself and the location where the incident is actually occurring, and whether the crime is in-progress or had just occurred.
  • Advise the dispatcher what the circumstances are that make you believe a crime is occurring or an activity is suspicious.
  •  Provide the most complete description of the person(s) or vehicle(s) that you can.  If possible write down the license plate(s) number immediately.  Do not trust your memory.
  •  If you are reporting an incident/crime that has already occurred and the offender is not at the scene, than you should call (708) 344-2128.
  •  If an officer does not need to be at the scene (such as your residence for crime scene processing, confirming damage, etc.)  then, if it is more convenient for you, you may come into the police station.