Your request for records must be in writing. The Riverside Police Department doesn’t require the completion of a standard form. You may submit your written request by mail, fax, e-mail or by mail. Be as specific as possible describing the records you’re seeking. Remember, the FOIA is designed to allow you to inspect or receive copies of records, it is not designed to require a public body to answer questions. Tell us whether you would like copies or if you just wish to examine the records in person, you may do either. There’s no fee for up to 50 pages of standard paper copies; for pages beyond 50 and there is a 25 cent cost per-page charge.
You may ask for a waiver of copying fees. To do so, include the following statement in your written FOIA request: “I request a waiver of all fees associated with this request.” In addition, you must include a specific explanation as to why your request for information is in the public interest—not simply your personal interest—and why it merits a fee waiver. Include your name, preferred phone number, mailing address, and, if you wish, your e-mail address.
Public Safety Analyst Sheryl Rini-Lara is the FOIA officer for Riverside Police Department and she can be contacted with questions.
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Village Ordinance requires anyone soliciting in neighborhoods to obtain a permit from the Village office during regular business hours. Solicitors must follow the ordinance and respect requests to leave the property. For those interested in soliciting, fill out an application at the Village Office along with the $50 application fee and a valid form of government identification. Some exemptions are religious and charitable organizations.
Residents do not have to answer or open the door to solicitors. Do not let anyone into your house and do not give out personal information about yourself or your neighbors. If a solicitor refuses to leave, call 9-1-1.
Testing occurs every 2 years or as a list is exhausted. Our last published list was in July 2016. Applicant must be of good moral character, of temperate habits, sound health and physically able to perform the duties of the position for which they apply. The burden of establishing these qualifications rests upon the applicant. The applicant furnishes, along with an application:
Many ordinances impact parking regulations, but the following are frequently cited:
Visit the Jet Pay website to pay a ticket online. Pay at the Village Office, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. by credit card, or at the Police Department front desk 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday by check, cash, money order or cashier’s checks only.
You can also mail ticket and payment to the Riverside Police Department
31 Riverside Road
Riverside, IL 60546
If the person already went to a Bond hearing and still could not make bond, they are likely at the Cook County Jail, which can be reached at 773-674-5225. If the person is still at Central lockup, there is no visitation unless you are the person’s attorney. Prisoners will never be at the Central lockup in excess of 72 hours. For prisoner inquires call; 708-447-9191 to reach Central Dispatch.
For a crashed vehicle or abandoned or disabled vehicle, call 708-447-2127. For an underage driver after curfew, a fee of $500 applies. It must be reported to Police Department with proof of insurance, proof of ownership and a valid driver.
For a DUI arrest, a fee of $500 applies, or even possible vehicle seizure. 24, 48, or 72 hour holds are applicable by law and you must report to the Police Department with proof of insurance, proof of ownership and a valid driver. For other arrests, a fee of $500 applies or possible vehicle seizure may occur. You must report it to the Police Department with proof of insurance, proof of ownership and a valid driver's license.
All tow and administrative fee releases are Mon-Fri 8:00am – 4:00 p.m.at 31 RiversideRd, Riverside, IL. 708-447- 2127. Cash only is accepted.
Towing fees are over and beyond fees applied by Village ordinance and must be paid separately to the towing company.
Found property owner may come in with valid identification. Call 708-447-2127, ext. 293 to make an appointment. Prisoner property owner or their designee may come in with valid identification. Mon - Fri 8:00am - 4:00pm
For property held for investigation or evidence, unless other arrangements are made, all property will be released by appointment only on weekdays from 7 a.m. – 3 p.m., excluding holidays. Property must be released by the Criminal Investigation Division before the owner can come to pick it up. Owners may call 708-447-2127, ext. 261 to inquire.
Firearms that come into the possession of the Police Department will only be released with a Court Order or a Writ of Replevin. The owner needs court order papers signed by a judge. Owners may call 708-447-2127, ext. 261 for more information.
If you believe that the conduct of an employee was inappropriate, you may request to speak to a supervisor at the police station. This will result in the immediate investigation of your complaint. If you do not wish to make the complaint in person, you may obtain a Citizen/Internal Complaint form from any supervisor or at the front reception window at the public safety lobby, Mon-Fri 8am-4:30pm. You will be provided with a fact sheet which will assist you in filing your complaint.
If you are unable to pick up a form in person, you may call our 24-hour number at 708-447-2127 to file a complaint or request the form be mailed to your home or you can
Riverside Police Department offers fingerprinting for residents Mon - Fri, 8am - 4:00pm for the following purposes: licensing, job applications, background checks for employment. You will need to provide your own fingerprint card(s) for the fingerprinting.