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
South Park Area Neighborhood Watch Meeting - 4/23/15

The neighborhoods surrounding South Park had their most recent Neighborhood Watch meeting on 04/23/15. The meeting was facilitated by Tom Agos. Officers Matt Bendler and Brian Carey also attended.

The next meeting for the neighborhood will take place on Thursday October 22nd, 2015; sooner if the need arises. An official notice will be circulated when the date is set.

Police Activity Summary:

4/23/15
Chittenden Park & Brown Circle; Patrol Beats 80 and 81 Neighborhood Watch Meeting - 4/16/15

The neighborhoods near Chittenden Park had their most recent neighborhood watch meeting on 04/16/15 at Gurnee Mills Mall. The meeting was facilitated by Officers Tom Woodruff and Brian Carey. Officers Wielgat and Torre attended, as did Trustees Tom Hood and Cheryl Ross.

The next meeting for the neighborhoods will take place on Thursday October 15th, 2015; sooner if the need arises. An official notice will be circulated when the date is set.

Police Activity Summary for Patrol Beat 80 (west of Delany Rd.):

4/16/15
Southridge, Rolling Ridge, and Fairway Ridge Neighborhood Watch Meeting - 4/9/15

Southridge (patrol beat 103) Rolling Ridge (patrol beat 117) and Fairway Ridge (patrol beat 131) had their most recent Neighborhood Watch meeting on 04/09/15. The meeting was facilitated by Officer Brian Carey and Tom Agos. Mayor Kovarik and Trustee Hood also attended.

The next meeting for the neighborhoods will take place on Thursday October 8th, 2015; sooner if the need arises. An official notice will be circulated when the date is set.

Southridge area Police Activity Summary:

4/9/15
Stonebrook; patrol beats 59, 60, 73, and 74 Neighborhood Watch Meeting - 4/2/15

Stonebrook area residents had their most recent Neighborhood Watch meeting on 04/02/15. The meeting was facilitated by Officer Bill Stashkiw. Officers Carey, Wielgat and Mazur (with his K9 “Hunter”) also attended as did Village Trustee Tom Hood. The 50-minute audio recording of the meeting is attached.

The next regularly-scheduled meeting for the area will be held on 10/01/15, sooner should the need arise. An official notice will be circulated when the date is closer.

Police Activity Summary:

4/2/15
Providence Village, Providence Oaks, and Country Trails Neighborhood Watch Meeting - 3/26/15

Providence Village, Providence Oaks, and Country Trails had their most recent Neighborhood Watch meeting on 03/26/15. The meeting was facilitated by Officer Dion Snyder. Officers Wielgat, Gliva, and Lazaro also attended as did Trustee Tom Hood.

The next regularly-scheduled neighborhood watch meeting for the area is slated for September 24th, 2015; sooner should the need arise. An official notice will be circulated when the date is closer.

Police Activity Summary (Providence Village):

3/26/15
Steeple Pointe, Estates of Churchill Hunt and Coventry Estates Neighborhood Watch Meeting - 3/19/15

Steeple Pointe, Estates of Churchill-Hunt, and Coventry Estates had their most recent neighborhood watch meeting on 03/19/15. The meeting was facilitated by Tom Agos and Officer Brian Carey. Officers Wielgat, Hansen, Vorpagel and Mazur also attended, as did Village Trustee Tom Hood.

The next meeting for the neighborhoods will take place on Thursday September 17th 2015, sooner if the need arises.

The audio recording is attached and below is a brief summary:

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

3/19/15
Northeastern Gurnee Areas Neighborhood Watch Meeting - 3/12/15

Patrol beats 54, 68, and 82 (northeast side area neighborhoods) had their most recent neighborhood watch meeting on 03.12.15. The meeting was facilitated by Crime Prevention Specialist Tom Agos. Officers Carey, Bendler, Bozer, and Woodruff and also attended. The next meeting for the neighborhoods will take place on Thursday September 10th 2015, sooner if the need arises. The 57 minute audio recording of the meeting is attached and below is a brief summary:

3/12/15
Hickory Haven; Patrol Beat 119 Neighborhood Watch Meeting - 3/5/15

The Hickory Haven neighborhood (patrol beat 119) had their most recent neighborhood watch meeting on 03/05/15. The meeting was facilitated by Tom Agos in the Telemundo Chicago show court at Gurnee Mills Mall. Sergeant Lange and officers Carey, Mazur, Hauptman, Ruth and canine officer “Bear” also attended. Our next meeting is scheduled for Thursday September 3rd, 2015; sooner should the need arise.

A 39 minute audio recording is attached. Unfortunately the end portion of the meeting was not recorded due to dead recorder batteries.

3/5/15