Homewood Police Department

New signs remind drivers to stop — and save

The village of Homewood has a deal for motorists who travel through three intersections in town. Heed a sign and save money.

Last week the village installed five signs that read, "Complete Stop FREE/Rolling Stop $164.00/Your Choice."

National Night Out is a party with a purpose

Homewood and Flossmoor police departments will host community gatherings from 5 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 6, in conjunction with National Night Out, an annual nationwide observance intended to strengthen police-community relations.

 

Police to conduct drill Thursday at Willow School in Homewood

Homewood officials urge residents near Willow School in Homewood not to call 911 if they see police presence in the area on Thursday morning.

The Homewood Police Department, in cooperation with School District 153, will conduct a critical incident drill from 8 a.m. to noon on Thursday, July 25, at the school, 1804 Willow Road.

Homewood police units will respond to a staged incident with assistance from neighboring law enforcement agencies.

Janich leaves HPD for East Hazel Crest, Johnson promoted

The Homewood village board approved three police staffing changes at its May 14 meeting, including the retirement of Roy Janich, who retired on May 2 after more than 30 years with the department.

Homewood police using new body, in-car camera system

Police in Homewood began using a new body and in-car camera system in March.
 
Chief Bill Alcott and Deputy Chief Denise McGrath made a presentation on the new equipment to the village board at its April 23 meeting.
 

Police: Bomb threats received Thursday by 2 Homewood business not credible

Two Homewood businesses received bomb threats on Thursday, Dec. 13, but police said the threats do no appear to be credible.

Both threats were delivered via email and contained a demand for payment, according to Homewood police.

Police received the first report at about 1:15 p.m. regarding a threat against a business in the 18800 block of Dixie Highway.

At 1:55 p.m. another threat was reported regarding a business in the 3200 block of 183rd Street.

Homewood officers present $23K check to Cancer Support Center

Homewood police officers visited their neighbors across the street Friday to present Cancer Support Center with a check representing a donation of more than $23,000. Thirty-five officers collected donations over the last 30 days as part of a No Shave November fundraiser.

Man beaten, robbed in carjacking at his home

Homewood police are investigating a Tuesday night carjacking on the village’s north end.

According to a media release from the Homewood Police Department, officers responded to a report of a carjacking at 9:33 p.m. Oct. 16 in the 17600 block of Briar Ave.

Brawls, bucket brigades showed need for police, fire services

The village of Homewood is celebrating the 125th anniversary of its incorporation this year. This is the third in a series of articles that shed a little light on life and times in the village’s early years. In this article, local historician Jim Wright looks at the founding of the village's police and fire departments.

Lansing native is Homewood’s 41st police officer

A two-year effort to increase the ranks of Homewood police officers was satisfied with the swearing in of Jason Johnson at Tuesday’s village board meeting. Johnson started with the department Aug. 2. 

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