Community Programs

Animal Tags

Dog tags are required for all dogs residing in the Village of Palos Park. Dog tags may be purchased at the Kaptur Administrative Center, 8999 W 123rd Street - the Administrative Offices of the Village. Hours are Mondays 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Tuesdays through Fridays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The cost is $5 per tag, and owners should bring their rabies tag number with then when registering a pet.

Citizen On Patrol Service (Cops)

The Palos Park C.O.P.S. (Citizens on Patrol Service) help the police department in a number of ways, and they make a difference in our community. Their work is designed to simply be an extra sets of eyes and ears for the police. Working in concert with police, the dozen or so men and women of the group patrol the village at all different hours, as their schedules allow. Most use their cars, although C.O.P.S. members also walk as they make their observations. Together, they donate about a thousand hours of service a year to Palos. C.O.P.S. members do not apprehend anyone or get involved beyond simple observation and reporting of what they see and hear. Applicants are screened, trained and paired with veteran C.O.P.S. members. There is no iron-clad commitment, and those who find that patrolling is not for them may leave at any time. Members are also occasionally privy to police information not available to the general public, on a “need-to-know” basis. Those interested in joining are advised to attend a C.O.P.S. meeting, set for 7 p.m. the last Friday of each month at the Kaptur Administrative Center, 8999 West 123rd Street.

Vacation Watch Program

If you are leaving for vacation, in the process of selling a home, or otherwise in control of a property that will be closed up and/or vacant for an extended period of time, please inform the Police Department by stopping by our offices at 8999 West 123rd Street. Hours are Mondays 9AM to 8PM, and Tuesdays through Fridays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Police Department will record the information, including the length of the vacancy, emergency contacts, key holders, and so forth. Additional information may include the location and use of timer lights on the premises, and if you are authorizing any friends, relatives or associates to be on your property or in your home, for example, to pick up mail. Forms for reporting this information are available at the Police Department. All information is kept strictly confidential. In an emergency situation/unexpected leave, please phone Central Dispatch at 708-448-2191.