General Information

The Elmwood Park Police Department has an Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (C.O.P.S.). This Officer provides our schools, businesses and residents with Crime Prevention Seminars. Contact the Police Department at 708-453-2137 to schedule speaking engagements for your school or group. Refer to C.O.P.S. for more information.

Frequently Asked Questions

What phone number do I call in case of emergency?
Dial 911

What is the non-emergency phone number for the Police Department?
708-453-2137

Can I obtain copies of police reports?
Copies of police reports are available 7 days after the report was made. Copies may be obtained from the Records Division which is located on the 2nd floor of the Police Department, 7420 W. Fullerton Avenue. Monday-Friday 9-5pm

Copies of accident reports may also be obtained from the Records Division.
There is a $6 charge for copies of reports.

Parking Restrictions

Truck Parking
2nd Division vehicles (truck, tractor, trailer, camper, house trailer, boat trailer, van) or any vehicle which is designed or used for pulling or carrying freight or pleasure vehicle used for commercial purposes shall not park on the streets located within the Village of Elmwood Park.

Resident Parking
Residents of the Village of Elmwood Park may park in the areas designated as resident parking only. The vehicle must bear a current Village of Elmwood Park vehicle tag.

Permit Parking
Areas designated for vehicles that have obtained a parking permit that hangs from their rear view mirror.

Street Maintenance Signs
Check the street maintenance signs on your block to determine what day and time there are restrictions for parking.

Parking in Alley
It is unlawful for the owner/operator of any vehicle to park or leave unattended, except for immediate delivery, on any part of the right of way of any alley.

Village Vehicle Tag
Every car owner is required to obtain a Village vehicle sticker for each car registered with the Secretary of State to your Elmwood Park address. This must be done as soon as possible after moving into the Village or after purchasing a new car.

Sidewalks
No part of the vehicle is allowed to be on the sidewalk. The sidewalk must be clear and unobstructed of the vehicle.

Driveways
Parking within 3 feet of the driveway entrance of a public or private drive is prohibited.

Parkways
Parking is prohibited on parkways. The parkway is considered to be the area between the sidewalk and the street.

Abandoned Vehicles
A vehicle is considered to be abandoned if it has not been moved for a period of 7 days. The vehicle may then be removed from the street by authority of the Elmwood Park Police Department.