Neighborhood Watch

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

There are currently 12 neighborhood watch groups in the village. Each group meets at least twice a year with their respective crime prevention officer. To see if you’re within a neighborhood watch group, or to start one in your area, please contact our Crime Prevention Unit at 847-599-7080.

Visit the Neighborhood Watch Schedule page to see when your watch group meets.

Residents may elect to receive email alerts from the police department. Please contact the Crime Prevention Unit at 847-599-7080 to sign up. Alternately, you can email a request to receive alerts to toma@police.gurnee.il.us. Please include your name, home or business address, telephone number, and email address. This service is predominantly available to Village of Gurnee residents and business owners. Requests from persons or entities outside the village will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Below you can find recordings of Neighborhood Watch meetings and other relevant information. Recordings can be played on the topic's page or downloaded via the provided link.

Topic Content Date
Steeple Pointe, Estates of Churchill-Hunt, and Coventry Estates Neighborhood Watch Meeting - 9/18/14

Steeple Pointe, Estates of Churchill-Hunt, and Coventry Estates had their most recent neighborhood watch meeting on 09/18/14. The meeting was facilitated by Tom Agos and Detective Jim Caldwell. The audio recording is attached and below is a brief summary:

Police Activity Summary (Steeple Pointe and Churchill-Hunt):

9/18/14
North East Gurnee and Deer Creek Condos Neighborhood Watch Meeting - 9/11/14

Patrol beats 54, 66, 68, and 82 (northeast side area neighborhoods and Deer Creek Condominiums) had their most recent neighborhood watch meeting on 09/11/14. The meeting was facilitated by Crime Prevention Specialist Tom Agos. Officers Bendler, Bozer, Leitz, Snyder and Detective Caldwell also attended.

The next meeting for the neighborhoods will take place in March, 2015, sooner if the need arises.

The audio recording of the meeting is attached and below is a brief summary:

9/11/14
Hickory Haven Neighborhood Watch Meeting - 9/4/14

The Hickory Haven neighborhood (patrol beat 119) had their most recent neighborhood watch meeting on 09/04/14. The meeting was facilitated by Officer Dan Ruth. Officers Caldwell, Lietz, and Vorpagel also attended. The audio recording is attached and below is a brief summary:

Police Activity Summary:

9/4/14
Westgate Neighborhood Watch Meeting - 8/13/14

The Westgate area neighborhood had an introductory neighborhood watch meeting on 08/13/14. The purpose of the meeting was to give residents an overview of the program and an opportunity to decide if Westgate should establish an official group.

We’re pleased to announce that Westgate now has an official neighborhood watch group! Officers Tom Yenchich and Mike Stoner are the officers who have volunteered to be assigned to the Westgate neighborhood.

8/13/14
University Park and Christine Thompson Park areas Neighborhood Watch Meeting - 5/15/14

The neighborhoods surrounding University Park and Christine Thompson Park had a neighborhood watch meeting on 05/15/14. The meeting was facilitated by Officer Dan Ruth. Officers Bertaud and Lietz also attended. A link to the 40-minute audio recording is above.

The next regularly scheduled neighborhood watch meeting for the area is currently scheduled to occur on November 13th, 2014, sooner should the need arise. An official notice will be circulated in November.

Police Activity Summary:

University Park area:

5/15/14
Pembrook Oaks and Prairie Oaks Neighborhood Watch Meeting - 5/8/14

The Pembrook Oaks area (beat 49) and the Prairie Oaks area (beat 64) had their most recent neighborhood watch meeting on 05/08/14. The meeting was facilitated by Tom Agos and Officers Dan Ruth and Kelly Hansen. Officer Chris Lindahl also attended. A link to the audio recording is above.

The next regularly scheduled neighborhood watch meeting for the area is currently slated for November 6th, 2014, sooner should the need arise. An official notice will be circulated when the date is closer.

Police Activity and Crime Summary:

Pembrook Oaks area:

5/8/14
Elysian Fields, Greystone, Ravinia Woods and Bittersweet Woods Neighborhood Watch Meeting - 5/1/14

Elysian Fields, Greystone, Bittersweet Woods and Ravinia Woods areas (patrol beats 57, 58, 71 and 72) had their most recent Neighborhood Watch meeting on 05/01/14. The meeting was facilitated by Tom Agos and attended by Officers Tim Lavris, Matt Bendler, Rick Vorpagel, Dan Ruth, and Kelly Hansen. A link to the 57 minute audio recording is above.

The next regularly scheduled neighborhood watch meeting for the area is currently slated for October 30th, 2014; sooner should the need arise. An official notice will be circulated when the date is closer.

5/1/14
South Park Area Neighborhood Watch Meeting - 4/24/14

The neighborhoods surrounding South Park had their most recent Neighborhood Watch meeting on 10/24/13. The meeting was facilitated by Officer Dion Snyder and Tom Agos. Officers Hansen and Ruth also attended.

The next regularly scheduled neighborhood watch meeting for the area is currently scheduled to occur on October 23rd, 2014; sooner should the need arise. An official notice will be circulated in October.

Police Activity Summary:

1,088 police calls for service were generated in the area during 2013. Historically, the annual average is 928.

4/24/14
Chittenden Park & Brown Circle; Patrol Beats 80 and 81 Neighborhood Watch Meeting - 4/17/14

The neighborhoods near Chittenden Park (patrol beats 80 and a portion of 81; Brown Circle) had their most recent neighborhood watch meeting on 04/17/14. The meeting was facilitated by Officer Dion Snyder. Officers Brian Funke and Ron Conley also attended, as did Mayor Kovarik, Trustee Ross and Tom Agos. A link to the 50-minute audio recording of the meeting is above.

The next regularly scheduled neighborhood watch meeting for the area will be on October 16thth, 2014; sooner should the need arise. An official notice will be circulated when the date is closer.

4/17/14
Southridge, Rolling Ridge, and Fairway Ridge Neighborhood Watch Meeting - 4/10/14

Southridge (patrol beat 103) Rolling Ridge (patrol beat 117) and Fairway Ridge (patrol beat 131) had their most recent Neighborhood Watch meeting on 04/10/14. The meeting was facilitated by Sergeant Jason Kalinowski.

Your next neighborhood watch meeting is currently scheduled for October 9th, 2014. An official notice will be circulated when the date is closer.

Southridge area Police Activity Summary:

264 police calls for service were generated during all of 2014. Historically, the average is 337 per year.

4/10/14