News about the Police Department

Emergency Medical Dispatch (E.M.D.)

All of the Gurnee Police Dispatchers are trained and certified to provide emergency medical dispatching. Dispatchers will provide basic medical instructions to anyone calling with a medical emergency, until the rescue units arrive on location. It is important to remember when calling in an emergency, to remain calm so the dispatcher can ask the necessary questions to further aid in the diagnosis of the problem and offer aid to the caller.

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Bike Safety

The department is very proactive in bike safety and has 4 police bicycles and several officers trained in bike patrol techniques. The Department sponsors a bike rodeo during Gurnee Days, in which maneuvering, signaling, braking, and the use of safety equipment such as helmets and reflectors are stressed to those who participate.

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D.U.I. Enforcement Program

This program is designed to reduce fatalities and injuries related to D. U. I. accidents by providing enhanced enforcement through grants and training while increasing the publics awareness of the problem

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High School Liaison

The duty of the High School Liaison officer is to be on campus during the school year. In addition to assisting the School with security issues, he/she works with other Police agencies who have had contact with students. The officer provides services to Drivers Ed, Political and Law Classes, and is available to answer questions generated by students, teachers, and parents. The liaison officer also heads the teen court program.

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Gurnee Police Ride Along

The Gurnee Police Department currently operates a Ride Along Program that enables residents 18 and over to ride along with a officer on patrol. Ride-along's are limited to two (2) per person per year. Each ride-along will be no longer than 4 hours.

In order to ride along with an officer, individuals must complete a Waiver of Liability (see link below). Waivers are also available at the Gurnee Police Department.

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Gurnee Police to Conduct Holiday Traffic Enforcement Period

Gurnee, IL – Beginning December 17th and running through January 1st, 2013, the Gurnee Police Department will be conducting special traffic enforcement efforts throughout the village.

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Crime Alert: Multiple Vehicle Burglaries

As of today, December 3rd, 2012, fourteen (14) auto burglaries were reported to have occurred village-wide since Thanksgiving, November 22, 2012. The average for the time period is eight (8).

Seven (7) have occurred in business districts, and seven (7) have occurred in residential areas.

The methods of entry in five (5) of the seven (7) cases in residential areas were to unlocked vehicles. The other two (2) are listed as “undetermined.” The seven (7) occurring in business districts were to locked vehicles with valuables lying in plain view.

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