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Riverside Police Department
Monday September 5th, 2016 :: 11:00 a.m. CDT


RPD-Community Advisory Vicious Dog(s)-

Riverside Residents:

I wanted to inform and follow up with you on the recent dog attacks in which I, as Chief of Police, deemed two dogs to be vicious dogs under Village ordinance. This week both dogs were humanely euthanized. This was not an easy decision but my declaration that these dogs be classified as vicious and be humanely euthanized was solely based on public safety concerns, the history of the dogs, and the severity of the attacks. This was completed by a licensed veterinarian (affiliated with a licensed veterinarian hospital) This was done in consultation with the dog owners.

Any other concerns or questions from residents may be submitted directly to my attention at


Thomas Weitzel
Chief of Police

Riverside Police Department
31 Riverside Road
Riverside, IL 60546

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 708-447-2127

Thomas Weitzel

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