On August 28, 2009, the Illinois Premise Alert Program (Public Act 96-0788) was enacted, allowing individuals with special needs or disabilities, or their guardians, to provide personal information to Public Safety Agencies in the State of Illinois for emergency dissemination to police, fire, and EMS personnel.
The Gurnee Communications Center has embraced this new safety program as it is designed to enhance police and fire service to those Gurnee residents who have disabilities or special needs, by providing first responders with vital information about individuals at a specific address. This could be a life saver for people who may have Alzheimer’s disease, are blind, paralyzed, or autistic.
The information provided to first responders for the Illinois Premise Alert Program is stored in a police department maintained, secure database that can be provided to first responders, via our computer aided dispatch (CAD) system, prior to their arrival at the scene.
This program allows families and medical personnel to voluntarily provide information about their special circumstances free of charge. Residents wishing to participate in this program should contact the Gurnee Communications Center at (847) 599-7000 for details, or fill out the attached notification form.
Individuals may also complete the required Premise Alert Program Notification Form, available for download here. Please fax the signed form to (847) 244-8690 or mail the signed form to:
Gurnee Police Department
100 N O’Plaine Rd
Gurnee, IL 60031
Prior to signing the completed form, please make sure you read the bullet points on the notification form, so you understand what the expectations are.