Police Programs & Services
Alarm System Registration
The alarm permit process ensures that all residential and commercial alarm systems are registered with the Village. This provides the Police Department with up-to-date, accurate information about the responsible party, alarm company, and any key holder(s), and helps reduce the number of false/non-bona fide alarm responses by our officers.
For more information about the Alarm System Registration Program, click here.
Child Safety Seat Inspections
Four out of five Child Safety Seats are improperly installed. The Police Department's Child Safety Seat Technicians can instruct residents on proper child safety seat installation and inspect an installed safety seat. Contact the Community Relations Unit at 847-664-4182 to schedule an appointment.
The Police Department's volunteer chaplains, Father James Braband, Rabbi Meir Moscowitz, and Imam Hazim Fazlic, serve the community and Department on their own time and without compensation.
Many non-emergency requests for police service do not require the physical presence of an officer at the time of an incident. Citizens can report lost property or crash reports with no injury and damage under $500 in person at the Police Department, Monday-Friday, 7:00 am - 5:30 pm.
Citizen Police Academy
Community Service Program
There is no fee charged for these services. Advocacy is provided in criminal court for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, child and elder abuse, and other types of violent crimes. Additional court services include advocacy with individuals involved in the mental health court or juvenile court systems.
House Watch Program
Juvenile Officers often work with parents to determine how a problem is best solved, getting parental input throughout the process. The juvenile court system is vastly different than the adult courts and juvenile offenses are handled differently. The juvenile justice system is geared towards supplying parents with the tools to correct problems and help juveniles, thus not sending them to court or incarceration.
Parents are encouraged to contact the Northbrook Police for help if they see behavioral changes that could indicate criminal behavior by their children. Juvenile Officers can meet with the parents and explain the possible ramifications of the different behaviors and help in finding solutions to those problems. Parents do not have to bring their children in for arrest to get help for them. Parents can meet with a Juvenile Officer and/or Counseling Services.
Every school in Northbrook has a Juvenile Officer as a liaison between the school and the Northbrook Police Department. School Liaison Officers work with the schools to advise on or handle public safety matters and assist with school safety.
Premise Alert Program
The Premise Alert Program notifies the Police and Fire Departments about a family member who may require special assistance or treatment during an emergency at home. Operators at 911 call centers will have access to the information and will share it with emergency responders who can plan and respond accordingly.
Enroll a family member in the Illinois Premise Alert Program by filling out the Premise Alert Program form and returning it to the Northbrook Police or Fire Department, or Village Hall.
The Village of Northbrook provides residents the option to dispose of unwanted medications, including controlled substances, at the Police Department. For a complete list of acceptable/unacceptable items and instructions, please refer to this document.