Official Website: https://www.bridgeview-il.gov/
Bridgeview Village Hall Phone Number: 708-594-2525
Bridgeview is a village in Cook County Illinois and approximately 15 miles southwest of the Chicago Loop with a population of about 16,400. Bridgeview has a total area of 4.15 square miles of all land. The earliest settlement in Bridgeview occurred in the 1830s, when the area was still populated by Native American groups. By the 1870s German and Italian farmers began moving into the area. Dutch settlers migrated to the area by the 1920s, at which time farming began to decline and real estate and industry began to develop the area considerably. After Lake Michigan water became available to the area, the population grew significantly. The Bridgeview Community Club was founded in 1938 and became the center of local activities. Bridgeview was incorporated in 1947 with an initial population of approximately 500 residents. Local residents chose the name "Bridgeview" by one vote over "Oketo", which remains a street name in the village today. The term "Bridgeview" connotes views of the area from the Harlem Avenue bridge on 79th Street bridge and 87th Street bridge.
Crime Free Information:
Bridgeview Police Department
7500 S. Oketo Ave
Bridgeview, IL 60455
The Bridgeview Police Department is located at the front of the village hall, 7500 S. Oketo Avenue. Administrative office hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. When the village hall is closed, citizens can contact police through the call box mounted on the wall by the front vestibule window. One touch of the button places a call directly to the shift-commander’s phone or 911 service.
Our officers work to keep the Bridgeview community safe at all hours. In addition to full-time and part-time officers, the Bridgeview Police Department also has a staff of auxiliary officers to help with traffic control and other duties.