The Winthrop Harbor Police Department maintains this website to provide citizens with in-depth information about the department, law enforcement, crime prevention and the many related resources available online. Scroll down to see all the latest additions.

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Homice Task Force offers $15,000 Reward

The Winthrop Harbor Police Department's Homicide Task Force has announced a $15,000 reward for information leading to a conviction in the 2017 Jeffery LaLond murder case. Click here for details.

Peddlers, Canvassers or Solicitors at your door?

Click here for details on the required Permit or Registration that must be obtained by for-profit or not-for-profit entities operation in the Village.

New: Action Line Provides Online Access to Police Department Services and More.

The Village's new Action Line system allows visitors to request information, submit requests for service, submit online tips, and much more. A tracking number is assigned to each submission so you can check back at any time to view the current status and see what activity has taken place. Click here to visit the Action Line.

Crash Reports Available Online

As a convenience to those parties interested in obtaining a copy of traffic crash reports, the Police Department has partnered with Carfax to provide instant, on-line access to the reports. Simply enter the last name, date of the accident, and the report number and for a nominal convenience fee you will be able to instantly view and print a copy of the report.


A recent increase in passing of counterfeit currency has been reported in municipalities throughout Lake County. Click the image at left to learn how to watch for counterfeit currency. Protect yourself from this crime!

Online Victim Notification System

The Illinois AVN system is a service through which victims of crime can use the telephone or Internet to search for information regarding the custody and case status of their offender and to register to receive telephone and e-mail notification when the offender’s custody or court status changes. The toll-free number for the Illinois AVN system is (866) 566-8439. This service is provided to assist Victims of Crime who have a right to know about their offender's custody and case status.more

Protect your family against fraud, cyber bullying, cyber stalking and other forms of computer, Internet & electronic crimes! more

Officer Down Memorial Page

Visit the Officer Down Memorial Page honoring Marshal William Petersen, a Winthrop Harbor Officer killed in the line of duty on January 13, 1922. more

Sex Offender Registry
FREE GUN LOCKS!Winthrop Harbor Police Department is distributing FREE GUN LOCKS to residents, made available by PROJECT ChildSafe. Read the details, then get your free gun lock today! more
Receiving unwanted TELEMARKETING CALLS or "SPAM" E-MAIL? Interested in learning how to protect yourself from IDENTITY THEFT? Visit our Crime Prevention section for informative new additions and links on these important topics! more

Register on-line for the Vacation House-Watch Program
Click the image to jump to the registration form. It's quick and easy! (For information about the House Watch program, click here.)

 House-Watch Registration Form

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