News about the Police Department

Crime Control


To provide a rapid and professional response to confront crime as it occurs.

We are committed to responding appropriately when crime occurs. This commitment includes a quality first response, thorough and complete investigations, continuing analysis of crime and the shifting of resources to address emerging trends. We are also committed to partnerships in the greater law enforcement community to maximize our resources and expertise.

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Crime Prevention

To provide a proactive and educational approach to reducing crime.

Our primary function is to prevent crime. Officers must be in the right places, at the right times, doing the right things. Officers are encouraged to “own” the beat they patrol and work in partnership with residents to address crime and solve neighborhood problems.

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Police Vacation House Watch

If you are a a resident of Gurnee who will be out of town for a period of four (4) days to three (3) weeks, you may request that the Gurnee Police Department conduct periodic checks on your home while you are away.

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Accident Reports

Accident reports are available on-line, in-person, and by mail.

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Lock-Take-Hide Theft Prevention Program

The offense of vehicle burglary is a crime that is opportunistic in nature and can be effectively prevented. The Gurnee Police Department has found that a significant percentage of auto burglaries committed in the Village are done to vehicles that are either left unlocked, have valuable property in plain view, or both. That being the case, victims along with locations, (not just offenders), must be impacted in order to achieve a significant reduction in these offenses.

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Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.)

Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) is a 17-week course taught at school by Gurnee police officers. The program is designed to help children make the right decisions about drugs and build self-confidence.

During the course, a specifically trained D.A.R.E. officer visits 5th grade classes weekly for 45 minutes. The focus is prevention of drug abuse in school age children, but the program also deals with building self-esteem and studying the consequences of abuse.

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