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
Providence Village, Providence Oaks, Country Trails Neighborhood Watch Meeting - 3/22/17

Providence Village, Providence Oaks, and Country Trails had their most recent neighborhood watch meeting on 03.22.17. The meeting was facilitated by Officers DePerte, Snyder and Torre, along with Chief Woodside. Mayor Kovarik and Trustees Hood, Wilson and Thorstenson were in attendance. The audio recording is attached and below is a brief summary.

The next meeting for the neighborhoods will take place on September 28, 2017; sooner if the need arises.

Police Activity Summary (Providence Village):

3/22/17
Steeple Point, Estates of Churchill-Hunt, Coventry Estates Neighborhood Watch Meeting - 3/16/17

Steeple Pointe, Estates of Churchill-Hunt, and Coventry Estates had their most recent neighborhood watch meeting on 03/16/17. The meeting was facilitated by Officers Chad Tompoles and JR Nauseda, along with Chief Woodside. Village Trustee Karen Thorstenson and Tom Agos also attended. The meeting audio can be accessed above.

The next meeting for the neighborhoods will take place on September 21, 2017, sooner if the need arises. An official notice will be circulated when the date is set.

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

3/16/17
Northeast Gurnee and Deer Creek Condos Neighborhood Watch Meeting - 3/8/17

Patrol beats 54, 66, 68, and 82 (northeast side area neighborhoods and Deer Creek Condominiums) had their most recent neighborhood watch meeting on 03/08/17. The meeting was facilitated by Officer Matt Bendler, Detective Jim Caldwell, and Chief Woodside. Village Trustees Balmes and Thorstenson, along with Village Administrator Patrick Muetz and Officer Tom Woodruff were in attendance. The meeting audio can be accessed above.

3/8/17
Hickory Haven Neighborhood Watch Meeting - 3/2/17

The Hickory Haven neighborhood (patrol beat 119) had their most recent neighborhood watch meeting on 03/02/17. The meeting was facilitated by Officer Dan Ruth and Chief Woodside, and very well-attended by residents. Village Trustee Don Wilson, Commander Dave Farrow, Commander Brian Smith and Tom Agos also attended. A recording of the meeting can be accessed above.

The next meeting for the neighborhood will take place on 09/07/17, sooner if the need arises. An official notice will be circulated when the date is set.

3/2/17