Programs & Information

Autism Recognition & At-Risk Resident Program
Woodridge police officers respond to a wide variety of emergencies. We make every effort to respond using best practices and sound protocols. As first responders, we must quickly assess situations and react in a manner that is safe for everyone involved. A critical component to our response is obtaining background information prior to our arrival - especially when at-risk people are involved. As a department, we engage in specialized training in autism spectrum awareness and now we are taking it a step further by launching our Autism Recognition Alert Program. In addition, the At-Risk Resident Program assists the Woodridge Police Department to help people that may need special assistance, such as the elderly or special needs individuals. Click here to learn more. 
Car seat safetyThe Woodridge Police Department has a limited number of certified child safety seat technicians available for safety seat inspections for Woodridge residents.  Due to the specialized nature of this service, we cannot accommodate walk-in requests for inspections. To make an appointment for a child safety seat inspection, please contact the Woodridge Police Traffic Unit at (630) 719-6105.  Village residency will be verified.  
Childcare Subsidy For Park District ProgramsThe subsidy is for all Woodridge families who work full-time. Families must also be approved for the Illinois Department of Human Services (DHS) Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP). Click here to learn more. 
Citizen's POLICE ACADEMYThe Citizen's Police Academy (CPA) is a part of the Woodridge Police Department’s Community Outreach Unit designed to reduce and prevent crime, improve communication, and build partnerships in the Woodridge community. CPA participants gain a working knowledge of practices, policies, and procedures of the Woodridge Police Department. There is NO COST to anyone who participates in the academy. Classes meet every Wednesday at the Woodridge Police Department (1Plaza Drive) from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. for eight weeks. Click here to learn more. 
Prescription Drug Take-Back ProgramThe Village offers a Prescription Drug Take Back Program that provides a safe, easy way to drop off unwanted medications anonymously. The Take Back Program aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications. This Program is in partnership with the Cook County Sheriff’s Office and the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District. Please call (630) 719-4740 for more information on the Prescription Drug Take Back Program. Residents may dispose of unwanted prescriptions at the Woodridge Police Department located at 7215 Janes Ave. from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday. The Program will not accept needles, syringes, sharps, illegal drugs, or liquids. Medication must also be in a container or plastic bag with personal information removed.
Safe Internet Purchase Exchange ZoneThe Safe Internet Purchase Exchange Zone addresses safety concerns regarding internet-based purchases between private parties. Meeting a stranger at the Woodridge Police Department under video surveillance, as opposed to someone's home or an unmonitored parking lot, is much safer. The Safe Internet Purchase Exchange Zone is located at the Police Department Lobby located at 7215 Janes Avenue from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. during normal business hours. This initiative supports the Woodridge Police Department's mission of having an active partnership with residents to achieve a higher quality of life for all. If you are a member of any online sales groups or marketplaces, please feel free to share this information.
Vacation WatchThe Police Department offers a service for residents to check in on your property while you are away. Vacation watches on your residence should be completed online by clicking this link. Please complete the entire form with as much information as possible. Please list any additional information you feel is pertinent in the “comment” section. The Police Department will make every effort to check your residence while you are away. Depending on circumstances, we cannot guarantee this will be done on a daily basis. Homeowners should make every effort to make sure their property is safe and accessible to officers. Any property deemed to be hazardous or inaccessible by the responding officer may not be thoroughly checked. Please take all necessary precautions to safeguard your home and enlist the assistance of friends and neighbors to check on your property in your absence.