Public Education and Information

The Gurnee Police Department is actively engaged in efforts to educate all ages about crime prevention, drug abuse prevention, crisis preparedness and more. Please visit the links below to learn more about how the Gurnee Police Department's efforts to keep the community safe and involved.

  • 25 MPH Speed Limit

  • 9-1-1 Education
    Learn the uses of 9-1-1 and how to utilize it in an emergency.

  • Bike Safety
    Learn about the Police Department's Bike Safety Program.

  • Child Passenger Safety
    Maximize your child's vehicular safety by ensuring his or her car seats is installed properly. GPD offers free child safety seat inspections and education.

  • Citizens Police Academy
    Learn about our efforts to protect the community by experiencing first-hand the methods we employ to enhance public safety.

  • Crime Prevention Seminars & Workshops: Let us teach your organization or business about key steps you can take to deter crime and keep yourself and others safer. Call 847-599-7080 for more information or to schedule an event.

  • D.A.R.E. Program
    Educating kids about the dangers of drug use now will enable them to make smart choices when offered drugs later. Learn more about our efforts pertaining to drug abuse prevention education in the schools.

  • D.U.I. Enforcement Program

  • Emergency Medical Dispatch (E.M.D.)
    All of the Gurnee Police Dispatchers are trained and certified to provide emergency medical dispatching. Learn more about what this entails.

  • Fingerprinting
    Fingerprinting is available for your children for identification purposes. The department also fingerprints residents who are required to by law for licensing and passports.

  • High School Liaison Program
    The High School Liaison Officer remains on campus during the school year. Learn what the Liaison officer does.

  • Lock Take Hide Theft Prevention Program
    Protect your vehicle and your belongings from theft by locking your car, taking your keys, and hiding your belongings. Learn more about this department initiative.

  • Neighborhood Watch Program
    Believe it or not, you and your neighbors are our greatest asset. Information provided by observant neighbors can (and has!) stopped crimes in progress and led to arrests. Become a part of your area's Neighborhood Watch Group to learn what is happening in your neighborhood and how you can be involved!

  • Ride Alongs
    The Gurnee Police Department currently operates a Ride Along Program that enbables residents 18 and over to ride along with an officer on patrol.

  • Safe Haven
    Read more about the Abandoned Newboran Infant Protection Act.

  • Strategic Traffic Education and Enforcement Program (S.T.E.P.)
    This program is designed to educate the public about traffic problems and to enforce traffic laws to gain compliance. This includes the use of radar by residents in a cooperative educational and enforcement effort.

  • Winter Driving Advice