Welcome to the Rockdale Police Department!

This website was designed to help residents and visitors of Rockdale better connect with their community’s law enforcement body.

We are honored to serve such a distinguished and historically rich community. If you need us any time day or night feel free to give us a call or you can use the link to the left to report any suspicious activity day or night.

Thank You for stopping by!

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News & Notices

Wheeler Avenue bridge over I-80 closing May 22

19th May 2023


6th February 2019

As of January 1, 2019, any person involved in a crash that was handled by the Rockdale, Illinois Police Department can obtain a copy of the crash report online from CARFAX CRASHDOCS. An icon has been added to this web pages home screen and you can also access the direct link via

Generally reports are available 5-7 business days after the accident. Reports cost $10.00.

Questions or issues should be directed to Rockdale Police Department Records at (815) 725-0360

TREK Police Bicycle Donation from Sumbaum Cycles

8th June 2016

We are grateful for the donation of a new TREK police bicycle from Sumbaum Cycles in Joliet. Another way for us to interact within our community and another example of area business' that support our department and community.   IMG_0346          

Overweight and Over sized Vehicles

8th June 2016

To Whom It May Concern:

Starting today June 8, 2016, the Rockdale Police Department will be changing the way we process our overweight/oversize permits.  We will be using an online-based permitting system via the website,  The older system of processing permits (via fax, telephone, or email) has now been discontinued. Any company wanting to apply for an overweight/oversize permit in Rockdale will have to use the Oxcart permitting software.  Registration is easy and can be completed on the Oxcart website under the Trucking login/sign up link You also can access a link to Oxcart via Once registered, companies will then be able to reap the benefits of the following via Oxcart:
  • Access a simple to use online interface for requesting local permits
  • Paperless permits downloadable to your computer or any mobile device
  • Eliminate tedious paper processes, faxing and phone calls
  • Speed the process of permit approvals
  • Features an online, interactive mapping solution to assist in route selection
  • Online permit approvals pushed to your email inbox
  • Provide an easy, online payment system (Credit Card Only – see below)
Processing and Credit Card Fees In addition to the Rockdale permitting fees, Oxcart will require a nominal processing fee for each permit. Oxcart will also assess a credit card fee for each permit processed.  Those charges are as follows:
  • Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express and Diner’s Club – 9% of total permitting fee (permit & processing fee combined)
  • Plus a $.30 transaction fee for ALL permits
Please feel free to contact me should you have any questions and/or comments. Thank you, Robert J Dykstra Jr Chief of Police – Rockdale Police Department

Police Vehicle

27th May 2016

We at the Rockdale Police Department are very grateful for the generous donation of a fully up fitted 2016 Honda Pioneer.
Donations by various local businesses made to the Rockdale Police Department over the last 6 years purchased the Honda and a donation by D'arcy Motors made the police conversion and up fitting possible. The up fitting process went perfectly and we are extremely happy with the extensive tedious job that the staff at PublicSafetyDirect did. There were many graphics revisions and complicated installation and wiring tasks that came together perfectly.
We're happy that there was no cost to taxpayers due to donations and are excited to get even better connected with our residents and school district children! 13072751_1352946734846372_1333081251046387544_o

New Website of Rockdale Police Department!

11th May 2016

We are pleased to announce the launch of our brand new website! Our goal is to provide our Village residents and visitors an easy way to access information of interest. The user-friendly content is well-organized so you can easily navigate the site to find the information you’re looking for. The website will always be up-to-date with current and valuable information. Please be patient with us while we are still in the process of making some improvements.
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