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

Individuals can now file a police report online. NOTE: You are not asked if you are a United States Citizen or legal resident when reporting a crime to the police or are the victim of a crime.

Reports welcome online include: 

  • Abandoned vehicle 
  • Accidental damage to property / auto 
  • Criminal damage to property / Auto
  • Lost found property
  • Loud noise
  • Criminal damage to real property, property/Auto tampering
  • Theft (shoplifting under $500),
  • Unlawful communication harassment by phone or other means of communication
  • Vacation House check.

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