Police Department

The Village enjoys a low crime rate, largely due to the proactive community policing philosophy and policies of the Village's own 24-hour Police Department.  Both emergency 9-1-1 and non-emergency calls are handled by the McHenry County Sheriff's Department.  During the summer months, the department also operates the boat patrol on Crystal Lake.

Police Services


Residents who wish to register their bicycles may do so free of charge at Village Hall during normal business hours.  Complete the Bicycle Registration Form and a registration sticker will be issued for each bicycle.  This program helps the Police Department identify lost or stolen bicycles.


If you are required to obtain fingerprints for licensing or employment reasons and are a resident of the Village, we can have an officer provide you with fingerprinting service.  Please call the non-emergency phone number at (815) 459-2151 and request that an officer meet you at the station for fingerprinting. 


If you will be away on vacation and your house will be empty, you may call the non-emergency phone number at (815) 459-2151 to arrange a house watch during your absence.  The Village also now offers the ability to submit an online House Watch Request.


All solicitors are required to register with the Village. As per Chapter 34, solicitation is defined as seeking to obtain orders for the purchase of goods, wares, merchandise, foodstuffs, services of any kind (except seeking to obtain subscriptions to books, magazines, periodicals, newspapers and every other type of publication).  Upon registration, solicitors are provided with a paper permit showing the date(s) they are allowed to solicit. Solicitors must respect any resident’s home that displays a "no solicitors" sign. This section applies to business and commercial enterprises; see section 34.06 for not-for-profit organizations.  If you have any questions about someone who comes to your door or is in your neighborhood, call the Police Department non-emergency number at (815) 459-2151.


Staff presented the President and Board of Trustees a sample policy to be considered for traffic calming due to increased resident requests for speed limit reductions and other traffic calming measures. The policy was approved and adopted "effective immediately". 

Click here for Traffic Calming Policy and Petition