Police Department


The Waukegan Police Department serves the community by protecting citizens and property, preventing crime, enforcing laws, and maintaining order.

The Waukegan Police Department is comprised of 148 sworn police officers.


The main goal of the Waukegan Police Department is to create and maintain a safe, secure environment for all Waukegan citizens. We strive to accomplish this goal through proactive community programs designed to prevent crime as well as efficient, thorough investigations of crimes committed.


Online Report Submission

The citizen online reporting portal is temporarily under construction. Please file your police reports at the police desk (available 24/7) or have an officer respond to your home. The reporting portal should be back up and running by 9/30/2020. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Visit our Waukegan Police Department Photo Gallery for some historic photographs uncovered in our archives!