Police Department

Responsibilities

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.

Goals

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.

Divisions

Online Report Submission

File an online report by clicking here.

Firearms Restraining Order (FRO)

In Illinois, the Firearms Restraining Order (FRO) allows family/household members, and law enforcement to work with courts to temporarily remove guns and prevent the purchase of new guns by individuals who pose a significant risk of harm to themselves or others. The FRO is a civil procedure, not a criminal one.  Additional information including court forms may be accessed here,

Jensen Hughes Report

The Jensen Hughes Report, an independent review of best practices and policies, may be accessed here.

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