Stonebrook area residents had their most recent Neighborhood Watch meeting on 10/03/13. The meeting was facilitated by Tom Agos and attended by Officers Stashkiw, O’Brien, and Bertaud. The 58-minute audio recording of the meeting is attached.
The next regularly-scheduled meeting for the area is slated for April 3rd, 2014 or sooner should the need arise. An official notice will be circulated when the date is closer.
Police Activity Summary:
1,988 police calls for service have been generated by the 4 patrol beats that make up Stonebrook neighborhoods during the first 6 months of 2013. Historically, the annual average is 3,156.
123 of the calls during the first 6 months of 2013 were for Illinois Uniform Crime Report (IUCR) crimes. The rest of the police calls are considered quasi-criminal, traffic, and service-related.
Since January 2008, 18,936 calls for service have been responded to in the neighborhoods; 1,389 of them IUCR crimes. The calls for service to IUCR crime ratio in the area is roughly 7.3%.
Officers Bertaud and O’Brien presented a training session to residents pertaining to door-to-door sales people (solicitors). We discussed what defines a solicitor, registration requirements for them, constitutional considerations, and how residents can best partner with us in terms of enforcement.
Odds and Ends:
Again, the next meeting for the neighborhoods is scheduled for April 3rd, 2014; sooner should the need arise. An official notice will be circulated when the date is closer.
Village encourages all residents to join “Nextdoor.” Nextdoor is a social media website that creates social networks based around neighborhoods. The program allows residents to talk about general issues, socialize, organize events and share information with others in the neighborhood and limits membership in your specific network to only those living within the neighborhood (which is independently confirmed through any number of methods).
The primary purpose of the program is to encourage community building in our neighborhoods. However, this also gives your HOA and the Village a powerful tool to help issue and facilitate our respective communications.
To learn more about Nextdoor, please visit www.nextdoor.com 
Residents are encouraged to connect with the police department via email and text message alerts by visiting www.nixle.com/ . It's free and registration is fast and simple.
Residents can stay connected with the police department through www.facebook.com/gurneepd . Follow the village on Twitter @VillageofGurnee.