Services & Programs

Citizen Observer

Citizen Observer is an Internet-based community alert system which the Niles Police Department is a part of. The Citizen Observer program allows the Niles Police Department to quickly enter content about crimes or incidents, and within seconds, push that information out to the businesses, citizens, watch groups, and others that have signed up to receive those alerts. Citizen Observer also has an anonymous Text A Tip program through TIP411 simply text your tip to 847411 and place NILESPD in the body of the message along with your tip and then hit send. The tips are totally anonymous. To register, simply apply online.

Niles Curfew
Unless accompanied by a responsible adult, children under the age of 17 must be home between 10:30 p.m. and 6 a.m. However, on Friday and Saturday, curfew begins at 11:30 p.m. Parents and teens should be aware that other communities may have curfew laws more restrictive than Niles. Exceptions to this law are as follows:
  • If you were 17 years of age or younger you would be allowed out past curfew if you were accompanied by and supervised by a parent, legal guardian or other responsible companion who is at least 18 years of age and is approved of by the parent or legal guardian.
  • Having a legal job that you have to travel to and from.
  • Attending a constitutionally protected activity, attending or traveling to or from a religious, civic, educational, or political event or gathering.
A law enforcement officer may not detain a child or take a child into custody based on a violation of this section unless the law enforcement officer, after speaking with the child and considering the facts and surrounding circumstances, reasonably believes that:
  • The child has violated this subsection
  • There is no legal defense to the violation
Below is a list of communities around Niles that have curfews that may be different than the Village of Niles.

Community Police Number Age Curfew
Sunday - Thursday
Friday and Saturday
Niles 847-588-6500 17 and under 10:30 p.m. 11:30 p.m.
Norridge 708-453-4770 16 and under 11 p.m. 12 a.m.
Park Ridge 847-318-5252 17 and under 11 p.m. 12 a.m.
Des Plaines 847-391-5400 16 and under 11 p.m. 12 a.m.
Harwood Heights 708-867-4353 17 and under 10:30 p.m. 11:30 p.m.
Unincorporated Norwood Township 708-865-4700 17 and under 11 p.m. 12 a.m.
Unincorporated Maine Township 708-865-4700 17 and under 11:30 p.m. 12 a.m.
Glenview 847-729-5000 16 and under 11 p.m. 12 a.m.
Rosemont 847-823-1134 16 and under 11 p.m. 12 a.m.
Morton Grove 847-470-5208 16 and under 10:30 p.m. 11:30 p.m.
Chicago 312-744-8286 16 and under 10:30 p.m. 11:30 p.m.
State of Illinois N/A 18 and under 11 p.m. 12 a.m.