Police Events and Programs

The Frankfort Police Department sponsors special Community Crime Prevention Events, including:

National Night Out Against CrimeNNO 2019An 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. 

Check out our first Virtual Coffee with a Cop Event
For information on current crime trends, police department information, and answers to frequently asked questions, please click the link below. 

Citizens Police AcademyWould you like to know more about how your local police agencies operate?  Join our 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 2022.  

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.

The next TRIAD Meeting is on Wednesday, January 26th. The topic of January's meeting is Fraud and Scam Safety information presented by Frankfort and Mokena Police Department. This meeting will take place virtually, a link to the presentation will be posted on this website.

February's meeting will be on Wednesday, February 23rd at 10 a.m. The meeting topic is Will and Estate Planning and will take place at Clarendale of Mokena, 21536 Wolf Rd Mokena, Illinois. 

 Safety Seat Inspections

Did you know that according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 6 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. 

"Seniors on Patrol" ProgramJoin the "Seniors on Patrol" program sponsored by the Frankfort Police Department. Call (815) 469-9435 for further details.   

Requirements to participate in "SENIORS ON PATROL": 

Frankfort/Mokena TRIAD Health Expo & Flu Shot ClinicCheck back soon for dates for the next TRIAD Health Expo!

Trunk or TREATtrunk or treat 050The Frankfort Police Department host 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 10 a.m - 12 p.m. 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 Leanne Chelepis beginning promptly at 10 a.m.  Businesses or Organizations who would like to participate can call us at (815)469-9435 or email at admin@frankfortil.org.

This year's event will be on Saturday, October 29th from 10 a.m - 12 p.m.