The Waukegan Police Department serves the community by protecting citizens and property, preventing crime, enforcing laws, and maintaining order.
The Waukegan Police Department has an authorized strength of 158 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.
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!