Crime Prevention, Safety & Education
- Crime Stoppers
- Home Security Checklist
- Vacation Check
- Vehicle Burglary Prevention Tips
- Residential and Garage Burglary Tips
- Solicitor Safety
We want your information, not your name!
Kendall County Crime Stoppers is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to reducing crime in Kendall County. Crime Stoppers operates from the concept that for just about every crime committed, someone other than the offender has information concerning the incident.
The Crime Stoppers phone line is answered 24/7, 365 days per year by a live person. This enable the caller to talk to another person, while still protecting their identity. Remember, all callers to Crime Stoppers remain anonymous. Callers are asked not to identify themselves, instead they are given a code number to be used for all future contacts. Law enforcement personnel handle the information from citizen’s calls and investigate the tips, which will hopefully lead to an arrest.
Cash rewards are paid for information which assists local law enforcement agencies in the identification and arrest of a perpetrator of a criminal offense or a fugitive from justice and for information leading to the recovery of stolen property. All rewards are disbursed in a way that protects the identity of the caller.
If you have information relating to a crime that has been committed and wish to remain anonymous, you can report it to the Kendall County Crime Stoppers at (630)553-5999.
The Yorkville Police Department will conduct free security inspections of your home and business and make burglary prevention recommendations. This inspection will include an evaluation of all door locks, windows and entrances, as well as garage doors and windows. You can also use our Home Security Checklist, found here, as a guide to self-check your home for safety measures. Boxes marked “no” indicate areas where you should take action to improve your home’s security.
Protect your home while you are on vacation by asking the Yorkville Police Department keep an eye on your home while you are away. To take advantage of this service, please complete the form on-line.
Did you know that it only takes a thief an average of 30 seconds to break into your vehicle? The Yorkville Police Department would like to offer the following Vehicle Burglary Prevention Tips:
- Don’t leave items (i.e. purse, wallet, keys, computer, weapons, etc.) inside your vehicle.
- Don’t forget to lock your vehicle and completely roll up your windows.
- Set the vehicle’s alarm system or anti-theft device.
- Turn on the outside lights to your residence at nighttime to deter criminals from taking advantage of the cover of darkness.
- Try to park your vehicle inside your garage instead of outside on your driveway or street.
- If you have to park outside, park in a well-lighted area to take advantage of natural surveillance
Home and garage burglaries, while they do not occur often in the United City of Yorkville do occur. Burglars may use ordinary tools such as screwdrivers and crowbars to pry open weak locks, or simply break a window or kick in a door. However, in most cases burglars don’t use force at all, they simply walk through an unlocked door or walk in an open garage. With a few simple steps, property owners can reduce the likelihood of becoming burglary. Learn how to help protect yourself here.
If a Solicitor comes to your door, ask to see their United City of Yorkville Solicitors License. All Solicitors MUST register with the United City of Yorkville. That registration includes fingerprinting and a background check. If the Solicitor refuses to show you the ID, shows you an ID that does not have the United City of Yorkville logo, or shows an ID that does not match the sample ID image on this page, then they are not registered, and a background check was not completed. Background checks are done for your safety.
Click here to see a current list of registered solicitors for Yorkville.
Sample City-issued Solicitor ID