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Posted on: December 2, 2020

[ARCHIVED] RPD Community Notification -

Message from chief

Dear Riverside Residents:

The Riverside Police Department is committed to the safety and welfare of all residents and visitors of the Riverside community. We are closely monitoring the rapidly changing COVID-19 pandemic and assure you that our dedication to protecting our community is stronger than ever. You will continue to have the same level of service from our personnel. Riverside Police Officers are always prepared to respond to emergencies and help ensure the safety of the community during this public health crisis.

Riverside Police follow the public health protocols of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and public safety guidance for law enforcement agencies.

If you call 9-1-1 to request officer assistance, dispatch personnel will ask if you may have been exposed to COVID-19, followed by a series of heath and safety questions. Officers responding to a nonemergency will ask individuals reporting the incident to meet in an open area and maintain proper social distancing (6 feet apart). Some nonemergency calls may be able to be resolved over the telephone.

U.S. CDC recommendations on the prevention and treatment of coronavirus are online at   Thank you for your cooperation during this public health crisis. We are all in this together.


Thomas Weitzel

Chief of Police 

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