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Police Services That You May Not Be Aware of

November/December 2014

By Police Chief Bruce Dayno

Child Safety Seat Installation – Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among children ages 2 to 14.

Correctly used child safety seats are extremely effective, reducing the risk of death by as much as 71%, but nearly 73% of child restraints are not installed or used correctly.

Child Passenger Safety Technicians (CPS) can ensure your child’s seat is installed correctly. CPS Technicians put their knowledge to work through a variety of activities, including child safety seat checks where parents and caregivers receive education and hands-on assistance with the proper use of child restraint systems and safety belts.

Call Officer Al Maciareillo at 847-945-1130 ext. 231 for an appointment to have your seat checked or receive installation assistance by a National Child Passenger Safety Certified Technician.

Emergency Telephone Notification System – The Village of Riverwoods contracts with the Blackboard Connect service for emergency resident notification. With this service, the Village is able to send personalized voice messages and email alerts to residents and businesses within minutes with specific information about time-sensitive or common-interest issues such as boil order alerts, missing persons, and road closures.

As a resident or business, you can opt-in to emergency messages, non-emergency messages or both. The information supplied will be sent to the Blackboard Connect system. If you have an unlisted telephone number, or if you have not previously signed up to be on the system, you may not be in our database.

The system will only be used for emergencies and exigent circumstances. We know that your personal information is important; all usage of your personal information will be in compliance with the Village Privacy Policy.

To register, or for more information, go to and click on the Village-To-Resident Notification System link. If you don’t have internet access or would like assistance, call the Police Department Records Section at 847-945-1130 between 8:30a.m. and 1:30p.m. M-F.

Crime Prevention – Our Crime Prevention Officer is available for presentations to residents and businesses on topics including, but not limited to, Bullying, Stranger Danger, Traffic Safety, Internet Safety, Identity Theft, Personal Safety and Workplace Violence. For Riverwoods residents he can perform a home security survey, which will provide an assessment of security safeguards and risks that he observes at the residence. He will provide the homeowner with guidance on how to correct safety deficiencies using crime prevention and environmental design. For further information, contact Officer Al Maciareillo at 847-945-1130 ext. 231

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