About the Police Department

The Gurnee Police Department provides services to the community 24 hours per day. Your Police department is active in community oriented policing and problem-solving, with efforts in areas such as; traffic and DUI enforcement, crime prevention, D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education), neighborhood watch, gang prevention, and youth assistance programs.

The department is headed by the Chief of Police and two Deputy Chiefs and includes 61 sworn and 30 civilian personnel.

The communications center is staffed around the clock and provides Enhanced 9-1-1 service to residents along with radio dispatching, alarm monitoring, and other communications functions.

The Police Department is located at 100 North O'Plaine Road, Gurnee, IL 60031

Red Light Camera Enforcement Program
Beginning in May 2009, the Village of Gurnee Police Department will implement automated traffic law enforcement systems, more commnly known as Red Light Cameras. These systems are designed to make community roads safer and reduce serious traffic crashes by addressing red light running. Please visit the Village site's new section on Red Light Cameras for complete information.

Gurnee Police Make Accident Reports Available Online

House Watch
If you are a a resident of Gurnee who will be out of town for a period of four (4) days to three (3) weeks, you may request that the Gurnee Police Department conduct periodic checks on your home while you are away. Click here for more information or to download a request form.

Neighborhood Watch Section Added
The Gurnee Police Department works closely with Neighborhood Watch groups as part of efforts aimed at safety and crime prevention. A new page has been added as a starting point for information tailored to Neighborhood Watch participants.