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

The neighborhoods surrounding University Park and Christine Thompson Park had a neighborhood watch meeting on 05/14/15. The meeting was facilitated by Officer DePerte and Tom Agos. Officers Torre and Mazur also attended.

The next meeting for the neighborhoods will take place on Thursday November 12th, 2015; sooner if the need arises. An official notice will be circulated when the date is set.

Police Activity and Crime Summary:

University Park area (beat 95):

5/14/15
Pembrook, Pembrook Oaks, Prairie Oaks, and Westgate area Neighborhood Watch Meeting - 5/7/15

The Pembrook, Pembrook Oaks, Prairie Oaks, and Westgate areas had their most recent neighborhood watch meeting on 05/07/15. The meeting was facilitated by Tom Agos. Officers Lindahl, Carey, Wielgat, and Yencich, and Village Trustee Tom Hood attended. A link to the audio recording is above.

The next meeting for the neighborhoods will take place on Thursday November 6th, 2015; sooner if the need arises. An official notice will be circulated when the date is set.

5/7/15
Northlake Farms Apartments Neighborhood Watch Meeting - 5/5/15

Northlake Farms Apartments had their most recent neighborhood watch meeting on May 5th, 2015. The meeting was facilitated by Officer Kelly Hansen. The next meeting for the complex will take place in October 2015; sooner if the need arises. An official notice will be circulated when the date is set.

Police Activity Summary:

561 police calls for service were generated in the complex during all of 2014. Historically, the annual average since 2009 is 374.

5/5/15
Bittersweet Woods, Elysian Fields, Greystone, Ravinia Woods Neighborhood Watch Meeting - 4/30/15

Bittersweet Woods, Elysian Fields, Greystone, and Ravinia Woods (patrol beats 57, 58, 71 and 72) had their most recent neighborhood watch meeting on April 30, 2015. The meeting was facilitated by Tom Agos and Officer Bryan Carey. Officers Matt Bendler, Chad Tompoles, Mark Gliva, Mike Stoner, and Jacob Oaks, along with Sgt. Jon Ward and Village Trustee Tom Hood also attended. A link to the audio recording is above.

4/30/15
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