"Defend and Serve with Honor and Integrity”
Honor • Integrity • Service
Welcome to the Gurnee Police Department. Our mission is to defend the lives, rights and quality of life of all the residents and visitors we serve with honor and integrity. The men and women of the department are fully committed to accomplishing this mission by achieving four fundamental objectives, listed below. Please click on the links to learn more about our department and how we serve the community.
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.
Crime Control 
To provide a rapid and professional response to confront crime as it occurs.
We are committed to respond appropriately when crime occurs. This commitment includes a sure 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.
Community Involvement 
To create an excellent partnership with the community through exceptional communication and transparency.
We realize that crime problems can only be effectively addressed in partnership with the community. We have a duty and a responsibility to maintain a relationship with the public that reflects the tradition that “the police are the public and the public are the police.” We must constantly work to maintain and develop new bonds with the community and be committed to earning and maintaining public trust.
Team Building 
To create an excellent work environment so we can recruit and develop an exceptional team.
We realize that we must create excellence from within. Every member of the department is committed, first by dedication to our mission and then by putting the needs of others ahead of their own, to contributing to an environment where we can recruit, train, develop and retain the very best team of professionals.