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
Bittersweet Woods; Patrol Beat 72 Neighborhood Watch Meeting - 6/14/12

The Bittersweet Woods subdivision had their most recent Neighborhood Watch meeting on 06/14/12. The meeting was facilitated by Crime Prevention Technician Tom Agos. Officers Chad Tompoles and Phil Mazur also attended. The audio recording is attached and below is a brief summary:

Patricia Fix; Chief of the Felony Trial Division of the Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office gave a presentation on the criminal prosecution process.

6/14/12
University Park; patrol beat 95 Neighborhood Watch Meeting - 5/31/12

The neighborhoods surrounding University Park (beat 95) had their most recent Neighborhood Watch meeting on 05/31/12. The meeting was facilitated by Crime Prevention Technician Tom Agos. Mayor Kovarik was present, along with Officers Jim Lazaro, Dan Pacheco, and Commander Willie Meyer. An audio recording is attached and below is a brief summary:

5/31/12
Chittenden Park; Patrol Beats 80 and 81 Neighborhood Watch Meeting - 5/24/12

The neighborhoods surrounding Chittenden Park (beats 80 and 81) had their most recent Neighborhood Watch meeting on 05/24/12. The meeting was facilitated by Crime Prevention Technician Tom Agos. Officer Tom Woodruff also attended. The audio recording is attached and below is a brief summary:

5/24/12
Providence Oaks and Country Trails Neighborhood Watch Meeting - 5/17/12

Providence Oaks and Country Trails had their most recent Neighborhood Watch meeting on 05/17/12. The meeting was facilitated by Officer Martin DePerte. Officers Moe and Bertaud, along with Commander Meyer, and Sgt. Farrow were present. The audio recording is attached and below is a brief summary:

Chief Kevin Woodside introduced himself to the group and shared his thoughts on the importance of neighborhood watch. Patricia Fix; Chief of the Felony Trial Division of the Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office gave a presentation on the criminal prosecution process.

5/17/12
Fairway Ridge and Rolling Ridge Neighborhood Watch Meeting - 5/10/12

The police department gave a presentation at the Fairway Ridge and Rolling Ridge Neighborhood Watch meeting on 05/10/12. The meeting was attended by Mayor Kovarik, officers Kalinowski, Heerdegen, and McClanathan, along with Commander Meyer and Chief Woodside. The audio recording is attached and below is a brief summary:

Chief Kevin Woodside introduced himself to the group and shared his thoughts on the importance of neighborhood watch.

5/10/12
Patrol beats 103 and 117 Neighborhood Watch Meeting - 5/10/12

Fairway Ridge and Rolling Ridge residents; your next neighborhood watch meeting is coming up. Mark your calendars for 7:00 PM on May 10th. Come spend an hour with your patrol officers and hear what crime's been up to in the neighborhoods!

5/10/12
Stonebrook Neighborhood Watch Meeting - 4/26/12

The police department provided a crime update for residents at the Stonebrook Neighborhood Watch meeting on 04/26/12. The meeting was facilitated by officers Bill Stashkiw and Tom Gudbrandsen along with Crime Prevention Technician Tom Agos. Patricia Fix; Chief of the Felony Trial Division of the Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office gave a short presentation on our partnership and the criminal prosecution process. The audio recording is attached and below is a brief summary:

4/26/12
Coventry Estates Neighborhood Watch Meeting - 4/19/12

The police department gave a presentation at the Coventry Estates Neighborhood Watch meeting on 04/19/12. The meeting was attended by officers Tompoles, Nauseda, and Dingman along with Sergeant Farrow and Chief Woodside. The audio recording is attached and below is a brief summary:

Chief Kevin Woodside introduced himself to the group and shared his thoughts on the importance of neighborhood watch.

Patricia Fix; Chief of the Felony Trial Division of the Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office gave a short presentation on the criminal prosecution process.

4/19/12
Steeple Pointe and Estates of Churchill Hunt Neighborhood Watch Meeting - 4/12/12

The police department gave a presentation at the Steeple Pointe and Estates of Churchill Hunt Neighborhood Watch meeting on 04/12/12. Here is a brief summary:

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4/12/12
Steeple Pointe and Estates of Churchill Hunt Neighborhood Watch Meeting - 4/12/12

Attached is the audio recording of the 04/12/12 Steeple Pointe and Estates of Churchill Hunt neighborhood watch meeting. The meeting was attended by Commander Meyer and Officers Tompoles, Nauseda, and Vorpagel, along with Crime Prevention Tehcnician Tom Agos.

4/12/12