The Frankfort Police Department sponsors special Community Crime Prevention Events, including:
SPOOKY SQUAD TOUR
This past Halloween, the Frankfort Police Department sent out our spooky squads to distribute candy throughout the community! The Police Department was excited to meet with our residents both young and old to interact during this modified Halloween event. Thank you for all of the warm greetings received!
National Night Out Against CrimeAn annual crime prevention event that heightens crime and drug prevention awareness; strengthens neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships, and sends a message to criminals that our neighborhoods are organized and fighting back against crime. This national program is scheduled for the 1st Tuesday in August and additional information will be posted on the Village Calendar of Events.
Coffee/CONE with a CopJoin members of the Frankfort Police Department for an informal "Cone" or "coffee", depending on the time of year! This is an opportunity to chat with members of the Police Department about issues on your mind. There are no agendas no speeches just an opportunity for the community to talk to officers about anything on their minds! These events are held several times a year at different locations. Watch the website for the announcement of location and time. No reservation is required. Coffee with a Cop will retune once the COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.
Citizens Police AcademyWould you like to know more about how your local police agencies operate? Join us for our 2021 Citizen's Police Academy. Some topics covered in this hands-on academy include: active shooter response training, traffic stops, a K-9 demonstration, a tour of Will County Jail, and much more! This free program meets for 12 consecutive Thursday nights typically from 7 PM - 9 PM starting in March. All attendees must complete an application, be at least 18 years old and pass a background check. Applications can be picked up at the Frankfort Police Department or you can download an application here. For questions regarding this program, call Sgt. Bender at (815)469-9435. Space is limited, fill out your application today! The next Citizen's Police Academy tentative date will be March 2021.
Cell Phones for Shelters Drop OffThe Frankfort Police Department is accepting any old cell phones. Accessories are not needed. You may drop them off at the Police Department located at 20602 Lincoln-Way Lane Monday - Friday, between the hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 pm. The proceeds are donated to domestic violence shelters.
TRIAD MeetingsTRIAD is a partnership that involves Senior Citizens, Law Enforcement Agencies and Support / Protective Services working together. Their primary goals are to reduce the criminal victimization of older citizens and enhance the delivery of services to this population. TRIAD provides the opportunity for an exchange of information between law enforcement, support services, and senior citizens. It focuses on reducing unwarranted fear of crime and improving the quality of life for seniors. TRIAD is tailored to meet the needs of each community and is an integral part of community policing.
TRIAD meetings are held on the fourth Wednesday of every month at the Frankfort Police Department. Meetings start at 10:00 AM. All Seniors welcome! TRIAD meetings are currently being conducted in a video format due to COVID-19.
September's TRIAD meeting link:
Did you know that according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, six in 10 car seats weren’t installed correctly, leaving children at risk if they’re in a car crash? Because of this, the Frankfort Police Department offers FREE car seat inspections! Trained officers will help you make sure your child's safety seat is installed properly. Please call for an appointment at (815) 469-9435. Please call with questions regarding child safety seat installations. Child Safety Seat inspections are currently suspended due to COVID-19.
"Seniors on Patrol" ProgramJoin the "Seniors on Patrol" program sponsored by the Frankfort Police Department. Call 815.469.9435 for further details.
- Pass a criminal background check
- Attend a 5-week training program
- Be available for patrols 2 to 3 times per month from April to November.
- Download "Seniors on Patrol" Application Here
Frankfort/Mokena TRIAD Health Expo & Flu Shot ClinicCheck back soon for dates for the next TRIAD Health Expo!
Trunk or TREATThe Frankfort Police Department hosta an annual E.F. Bucko Costume Parade and Safety Trunk or Treat the Saturday before Halloween (unless Saturday the 31st, then it held on that day). The event is from 11 AM-1 PM and is held in the Breidert Green Municipal lot in downtown Frankfort (Oak at Kansas Street). This FREE family fun event allows children to show off their Halloween costumes while safely trick or treating trunk to trunk in the parking lot. Various business civics, and organizations from the community decorate their trunks and are ready to hand out treats. The E.F. Bucko parade kicks of the activities and is led by Chief John Burica beginning promptly at 11 AM.