Gurnee Police Department Honor • Integrity • Service CONTENTS
The Cover Photo
On June 15th, a 911 Award was presented to 9 year old Angel Escobar for calling 911 for his mother in need of medical attention. The incident occurred on May 10th. Angel was able to give their address and talk with the telecommunicator in a very stressful situation. Angel, his mother and his sister arrived at the Police Department for the award presentation and were showered with attention. He was able to meet Telecommunicator Megan Weiss who was the call taker for the incident and firemedics that were on shift for the day. Angel received a certificate, some Gurnee Police goodies and toured a fire truck, police car and the police facility. Officer Lisa Moe showed him a police car, the mobile equipment and the riot gear. Officer Chad Tompoles and Sgt. Jon Ward posed for pictures with him and gave him a tour of the range and defensive tactics room in which he was allowed to be a little more "hands on" with the equipment. A special thanks to Police Custodian Ignacio Arias during this presentation as Angel's mother did not speak English, so Ignacio made sure Mom was included and understood. (Pictured: Communications Supervisor Wendy Mann and award recipient Angel Escobar.) KeyLime Cove – Community Days
KeyLime Cove Resort raised more than $36,000 in the
fourth annual Community Days promotional event.
Each year KeyLime Cove offers a promotion that
allows the public to purchase $25 one-day passes to the Lost Paradise indoor water park, normally exclusive to guests of the resort. Proceeds from the tickets sales benefit United Way of Lake County and the Gurnee Police and Fire Departments. On Wednesday, June 27th a reception was held at KeyLime Cove and Chief Kevin Woodside received a check for $9,160.31 on behalf of the Police Department. A portion of the funds will be used to provide two Citizen Police Academy classes in the coming year.

Gurnee Police Department 2 Based on suspect descriptions, it was concluded that the Cop on a Roof Top - Fundraiser
offender is the same in each incident. Officer Bozer is Ten police department employees participated in the working with the Vernon Hills Police Department to annual "Dunkin Donuts Cop on a Rooftop" event to help further the case and is awaiting results on photos benefit the Illinois Special Olympics. Deputy Chief he sent for facial recognition to the Illinois State Police. Jim Caldwell, Sergeants David Farrow and Jim Lange, Officers David Bertaud, Jim Caldwell III, Dana While conducting a traffic detail in the area of Dingman, Jason Kalinowski, Scott Kotrba and Dan Northwestern / Grandville, Officer Kevin Schreiner Pacheco and Records Assistant Juli Lambrecht all noticed the driver of a vehicle not wearing her seatbelt. donated their time and helped raise approximately He stopped the vehicle on Northwestern at Pacific. Officer Schreiner noticed the registration sticker showed the plates expire on 12-12; however the Law Enforcement Torch Run
computer check showed they expired on 03-11. Officer Schreiner took a closer look at the registration sticker Fifteen police department employees participated in the and noticed it had been altered. Officer Schreiner Law Enforcement Torch Run, also benefitting the learned that the "12-12" number was taken from a Illinois Special Olympics. Those employees were produce item at a grocery store. The driver explained Commander Jay Patrick, Sergeant David Farrow, that she was unable to renew her registration because Officers David Bertaud, Jim Caldwell III, Dana her vehicle could not pass emissions testing. She was Dingman, Mark Gliva, Jason Kalinowski, Phil Mazur, arrested for altering a registration sticker, a class "A" Dan Pacheco, Chad Smits, Dion Snyder, Rick misdemeanor. She was booked and processed for no Vorpagel, Detective Mike Mann, CSO Chris Saffell seatbelt, expired registration, and altering a registration and Communications Operator Alicia Petro. Detective Jack Metcalf and Officer Chad Tompoles Field Operations Division
responded to a Residential Burglary in progress on Under the leadership of Deputy Chief Jim Caldwell, the Brae Court. The victim called while the suspect was Field Operations Division is comprised of Patrol and trying to kick in her back door. The suspect saw her Investigations and is responsible for delivering police inside on the phone and fled the area across the golf course. Officer Tompoles anticipated the path of the suspect and located him on the walking trail. The suspect was identified by the victim and was charged Day Shift Patrol
with Attempted Residential Burglary. Under the leadership of Commander Saundra Campbell, Sergeant Jon Ward and Sergeant Jim Lange, Officer Lisa Moe was able to stop a $6800 internet the day shift (6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.), handled 2,762 scam before the victim lost her money. An offender incidents during the month, which include calls into the was trying to get the victim to wire money out of state 911 Center and Officer self-initiated activity, including: for a truck advertised on the internet. The victim came into the police station with paperwork and copies of Officer Ben Bozer worked a retail theft case with emails for the purchase of a truck. While reviewing the Target Loss Prevention. Target had video of a female email exchange, Officer Moe suspected that although subject taking large amounts of Prilosec. Officer Bozer the victim sent the $6800 requested, the offender made contact with five other Target stores who also continued to send emails telling her to send transaction experienced large amounts of Prilosec being stolen. numbers to him as soon as possible. Acting quickly, Officer Moe was able to contact the bank's fraud

Gurnee Police Department 3 department to cancel the transaction and return the Officers Jason Kalinowski and Dan Pacheco responded $6800 to the victim's account. The Secret Service was to a report of a Theft from GameStop. Upon arrival, then able to track the offender down and closed several Officer Pacheco determined that a Robbery had of his fraudulent websites. The offender in this case is occurred. Officers Kalinowski and Pacheco surveyed also involved in drug trafficking. the area for potential witnesses and evidence. Surveillance video from Target was determined to be Officer Tami Martin responded to Betty Russell Park useful, at which point the offending vehicle was because 3 juveniles damaged park equipment. The identified. Detective Mike Mann was able to follow up juveniles left the area before Officer Martin arrived, but with the offending vehicle, identify the driver and returned later and were identified by a park employee. eventually, the offenders. Felony charges were Officer Martin and Officer Tom Gudbrandsen were approved for both offenders. then able to locate the juveniles several blocks away and were charged with Criminal Damage to Property, An unoccupied stolen auto was recovered in the area of and turned over to their parents. Gages Lake and Route 21. Officer David Bertaud was able to recover 22 items of evidence, which required Officer Tom Gudbrandsen responded to the Pizza Hut significant man hours to process, from the vehicle. The near Gurnee Mills for a threat report. A female evidence has been sent to the crime lab for analysis. employee received a call from her ex-boyfriend while This case is pending. she was working. He told her he had a gun and was coming to shoot her and anyone who got in his way. Officer David Bertaud conducted a traffic stop during The subject told Officer Gudbrandsen over the phone an Occupant Restraint traffic grant detail that resulted that he was in Calumet City and in possession of a in the arrest of a 17 year old Gurnee resident on several firearm. With the help of the suspect's wireless phone drug charges. The juvenile was referred to the Depke service provider, Officer Gudbrandsen was able to Juvenile Justice Center having been charged with confirm the suspect's location and direct officers of the Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession Calumet City Police to make contact with the suspect of Cannabis, Possession of a Controlled Substance and and determine that he was not armed and not a threat to Possession with Intent to Deliver. anyone at that time. Officers Jim Caldwell III, Mark Gliva, Kelly Hansen, Officer Lisa Moe answered questions for Top Driver Jason Kalinowski and J.R. Nauseda responded to Key School students on driving rules and the police. As a Lime Cove for a drug related case. Officers determined group, they wanted a police officer's single most that numerous subjects had met with the intent to important piece of advice to new drivers. Officer Moe purchase Cannabis. Five subjects were arrested and told them, "Pay attention, pay attention, pay attention." charged with several crimes including Possession of Cannabis, Possession with Intent to Deliver, Possession Night Shift Patrol
of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of a Fraudulent ID Card and Possession of Alcohol by a Minor. Under the leadership of Commander Willie Meyer, Sergeant David Farrow and Sergeant Brian Smith, the Case Update: On January 1, 2012, Officer Dion Snyder night shift (6:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.) handled 2,347 made a traffic stop on a car with an expired registration. incidents during the month, which include calls into the The driver had a revoked driver's license, was on 911 Center and Officer self-initiated activity, including: parole and a member of the Black P Stones street gang. With the assistance of Officer Tom Woodruff a search The night shift officers arrested twelve DUI offenders. was conducted pursuant to the arrest. Cannabis and a Smith & Wesson 9 mm were located in the car. The

Gurnee Police Department 4 gun was reported stolen out of Spring Grove. After an Six Flags Great America
investigation and several interviews, several of which were conducted by Detective Jack Metcalf, the case During the month officers responded to 524 calls for was presented to the Lake County State's Attorneys' service at Six Flags. Office. Hakeem Shofidiya was charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Street Gang Member, Six Flags - Calls for Service
Unlawful Possession of a Stolen Firearm, Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon and Unlawful Possession of a Weapon by a Felon. A parole violation warrant was also issued by the Illinois Department of Corrections. On May 25, 2012 as the case was set to go to trial, the defendant pled guilty and was sentenced to 3 ½ years in Officer Brian Carey participated in 3 Safety Seat Jul- Aug- Sep- Oct- Nov- Dec- Jan- Feb- Mar- Apr- May- Jun- events, Officer Marty DePerte and Officer Tom Woodruff each participated in one event. June 27th, Officers Carol McClanathan, Tim Lavris, Officer Ron Conley received a call of an offender who and Tom Woodruff put on a seminar in the Police stole a backpack out of a cubicle on a ride Facility Community Room for the public entitled platform. With the assistance of security the juvenile "Transient Criminals and the Elderly: What you need to was located and positively identified. The bag was know." Mayor Kovarik was also present. located and returned to the victim. The offender was arrested last year for a similar incident at Six Flags and Officers Brian Carey and J.R. Nauseda conducted 5 was banned. The juvenile and accomplice were bike and ATV patrols. arrested and charged with theft and criminal trespass. Officer Smits handled a case of a counterfeit $100 bill. Gurnee Mills
An offender was arrested and the case was referred to During the month officers responded to 190 calls for the US Secret Service. service at Gurnee Mills. Traffic Enforcement
Gurnee Mills - Calls for Service
Traffic Enforcement is a primary responsibility of every police officer assigned to patrol. The emphasis on all traffic enforcement is offenses that cause vehicle accidents or increase the likelihood of injury when accidents occur. Those primary offenses are Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, Speeding, failure to use proper passenger restraint devices (seatbelts and child safety seats), along with driving with a suspended or revoked driver's license. Jul- Aug- Sep- Oct- Nov- Dec- Jan- Feb- Mar- Apr- May- Jun- The department seeks the assistance of funding through the Illinois Department of Transportation to pay special

Gurnee Police Department 5 attention on holiday traffic enforcement throughout the with "Saved by the Safety Belt" award at a ceremony year. On June 22nd we began a holiday enforcement held in the Gurnee Police Department Community campaign associated with the Independence Day Room on June 6th. Award recipients are survivors from serious car crashes taking place in Gurnee during 2011. In June, 553 uniform traffic citations and 165 warning "Saved by the Safety Belt" is a statewide program to tickets were issued for traffic offenses. Of those increase awareness of the lifesaving value of safety citations 280 were for the primary offenses that either belts through public recognition of individuals who cause accidents or increase injuries; 14 were for DUI, survived traffic crashes because they were properly 92 for passenger restraint violations, 119 for speeding and 55 for offenders driving without a license (suspended, revoked or never issued). Photo Enforcement Program
In July 2009, to further our objective to reduce Traffic Enforcement Activity
accidents and injuries, the Village began a photo red light enforcement program at four intersections within • Route 132 & Hunt Club Road • Route 132 & Dilleys Road • Route 132 & Route 21 • Route 41 & Delany Road Jul- Aug- Sep- Oct- Nov- Dec- Jan- Feb- Mar- Apr- May- Jun- The system activates when a potential violation is detected. Every activation generates a set of photographs and a video of the alleged violation that is reviewed at least two times, with a final review by a Gurnee Police Officer assigned to patrol and responsible for traffic enforcement. Red Light Photo Enforcement
Activations vs. Citations
Jul- Aug- Sep- Oct- Nov- Dec- Jan- Feb- Mar- Apr- May- Jun- Saved By the Belt Awards
The Gurnee Police Department, in conjunction with the Illinois Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police awarded 36 individuals

Gurnee Police Department 6 This month, for all intersections combined, there were CSO Activity: Motorist Assists
2508 system activations. After these activations were reviewed 1185 citations were mailed to red light violators and there were 53 hearings conducted on issued citations. Major Crash Assistance Team
The Gurnee Police Department is a member of the Major Crash Assistance Team (MCAT), a joint venture combining the accident investigation and reconstruction Jul- Aug- Sep- Oct- Nov- Dec- Jan- Feb- Mar- Apr- May- Jun- resources and expertise of the Lake County law enforcement community. There were no requests for service from MCAT or activations involving Gurnee CSO Activity: Animal Complaints
officers this month. Community Service Officers
There are five Community Service Officers (CSO) assigned to Field Operations working shifts from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. CSOs are un-armed uniformed personnel who assist police officers in non-arrest situations and respond to service calls such as vehicle lock-outs, vehicle accidents occurring on private Jun- Jul- Aug- Sep- Oct- Nov- Dec- Jan- Feb- Mar- Apr- May- property, motorist assistance and animal complaints. This month Community Service Officers responded to 502 calls including; 88 vehicle lockouts, 57 motorist L.C. Major Crime Task Force
assists and 73 animal complaints. Officer Jeremy Gaughan is assigned as an investigator with the Lake County Major Crime Task Force. He is CSO Activity: Vehicle Lockouts
pulled from his assignment as a patrol officer when the task force is activated for a homicide or other major case. There were no activations this month. Investigations Unit
Under the leadership of Commander Jeff Diehl, the Investigations (or Detective) Unit opened 17 new cases this month, including: Jul- Aug- Sep- Oct- Nov- Dec- Jan- Feb- Mar- Apr- May- Jun- 1 Missing Juvenile 1 Recovered Stolen Motor Vehicle 2 Residential Burglaries 4 Thefts 2 Criminal Damage to Property Gurnee Police Department 7 1 Burglary to Motor Vehicle On June 10th, Detective Mike Mann ran in the Special 1 Suspicious Circumstances Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run and 1 Sudden Death Suspicious Circumstances participated in a child safety seat checkpoint at Target. 1 Check on Well Being Detective Jack Metcalf, an active member of the Lake Eighteen cases were closed: County Juvenile Officer's Association participated in 6 Administratively closed their annual fund raising event on June 29th. 2 Cases were closed by exceptional clearance 6 Cases were closed by arrest L.C.M.E.G. Report
3 Arrest Warrants Issued 1 Unfounded (no crime) The Lake County Metropolitan Enforcement Group (LCMEG) is a Multi-Jurisdictional Law Enforcement Twenty-Four previously opened cases remain open and Task Force concentrating in illegal drugs, gangs and under investigation: weapons offenses. This month L.C.M.E.G. opened 21 1 Criminal Sexual Assault new cases and made 18 arrests throughout Lake 5 Residential Burglaries 2 Burglaries to Motor Vehicles L.C.M.E.G. is governed by a Policy Board of Chiefs of 2 Motor Vehicle Thefts Police from each member agency. On June 28th, Chief Kevin Woodside and Deputy Chief Jim Caldwell 1 Identity Theft attended the L.C.M.E.G. Policy Board Meeting held at the Vernon Hills Police Department. 2 Credit Card Frauds 2 Suspicious Circumstances MEG Unit - Cases Opened
1 Disorderly Conduct 1 Unlawful Possession Stolen Vehicle On June 4th, Detectives assisted patrol with a suspicious death investigation. On June 21st, Detectives followed up with a local business regarding possible liquor ordinance violations. The business owner was counseled regarding the ordinance and no citations were issued. Oct-11 Nov- Dec-11Jan-12Feb-12 Mar- Apr-12 May- Jun-12 Detectives completed 4 sex offender registration updates and 1 annual registration. Two of the 5 sex offenders moved out of Gurnee. A residency check was completed for the annual registration. Detectives assisted 9 outside police departments with investigations. Gurnee Police Department 8 including drugs taken to the Northern Illinois Crime MEG Unit - Arrests
Lab for destruction. Officer Matt Bendler assisted Evidence Custodian Chris Saffell with significant evidence management projects. He inventoried firearms and money, arranging for the return of money and property to victims, and worked with the State's Attorney's Office to get destruction orders for the guns. He assisted with destroying old, irrelevant evidence items, following Oct-11Nov-11Dec-11 Jan-12 Feb-12Mar-12Apr-12 May- Jun-12 Illinois statute. Officer Bendler helped inventory and organized large amounts of other items of evidence, preparing some of it for auction. Firearms Proficiency Program
On June 6th Deputy Chief Jim Caldwell attended the Under the direction of Commander Jay Patrick, Northern Illinois Regional Crime Lab Executive Board Sergeant David Farrow and Sergeant Brian Smith Meeting held at the Buffalo Grove Police Department. monthly firearms training is conducted for all police Neighborhood Watch Program
The June firearms training consisted of a low light/no The Neighborhood Watch Program, coordinated by light training using the duty pistol and rifle. Flashlight Crime Prevention Technician Tom Agos, conducts techniques for illumination while employing the meetings with each of the 30 organized groups handgun were reviewed. Objectives for this training throughout the Village at least twice annually. This  To reinforce and demonstrate marksmanship skills in no light or low light conditions. Officers Dana Dingman, Phil Mazur, and Tom  To evaluate weapon handling, weapon stoppage Woodruff attended Neighborhood Watch Meetings clearance and reloading skills in no light/low light (Darlene & South, Deer Creek and Bittersweet Woods).  To continue with movement and shooting. Officer Chad Tompoles attended the Bittersweet  Verbalization and challenging of hostile and non- Woods meeting on June 1st. hostile targets. Officer Tami Martin attended the Prairie Oaks meeting on June 10th. Evidence Technician Unit
The Evidence Technician Unit is comprised of officers Sergeant Jim Lange and Officer Matt Bendler attended trained in crime scene processing and evidence the Deer Creek Condo meeting on June 28th. collection. This month, there were 122 new cases involving evidence processing and 256 pieces of N.I.P.A.S.
evidence were logged by members of this unit. Evidence Technicians spent 84.5 hours engaged in The Northern Illinois Police Alarm System (NIPAS) is evidence processing. 145 items were destroyed a joint venture of suburban municipal police departments in the Chicago metropolitan area that provides an Emergency Services Team (EST) for high Gurnee Police Department 9 risk tactical situations and a Mobile Field Force (MFF) Support Services Division
for deployment for crowd control. Officer Matt Bendler is assigned to the EST and Officers Andy Mytnik, Mike Under the leadership of Deputy Chief Terri Kincaid, Langer, Bill Stashkiw and Phil Mazur to the MFF. the Support Services Division is comprised of the 9-1-1 These officers train regularly with the NIPAS unit and Communications Center and the Police Records Unit. will be reassigned temporarily when their team is This Division is responsible for policy development, activated for a major event. training, facilities, administrative support and research, physical facilities and fleet management. Officer Bill Stashkiw attended 8 hours of training with the NIPAS/ ILEAS Mobile Field Force on June 12th. 911 Communications Center
The 9-1-1 Center, under the leadership of Supervisor Al Officer Matt Bendler attended 8 hours of training with Marquardt, Shift Leader Jim Richardson and Shift the NIPAS/ ILEAS Tactical Response Team on June Leader Wendy Mann, handled 7,458 non-emergency calls, 468 seven-digit emergency calls and 2,381 (9-1- 1) emergency calls. 5,109 police calls for service were D.A.R.E.
handled, 369 rescue calls, and 201 fire related calls. Of Officer Darren Baker and Officer Matt Baumann are the 369 rescue calls, 78 were pulled for Emergency assigned to the D.A.R.E. Unit during the school year. Medical Dispatch (EMD) review and scoring. Officers Baumann and Baker attended the Illinois The communication operators answered 94.5% of the Juvenile Officer's Association and DARE conference incoming calls within 10 seconds. On average this in Peoria, Illinois June 13 through 15. The purpose of month, the busiest phone times were between 8:00 a.m. the conference was to learn the new Illinois juvenile and 9:00 p.m., with 28 calls per hour. Twenty-four hour legal updates and DARE curriculum updates. graph wavered between a low of 5 calls to a high of 75 calls, per hour. Police Canine Team
On June 6th, Wendy and Lisa received a written "Thank Officer Phil Mazur and his canine partner Shane, in You" from Newport Fire Chief Mark Kirschhoffer, in addition to their other patrol responsibilities, were regards to their help in keeping track of dive teams with deployed 13 times and received 35.25 hours of training. dispatching a mutual aid incident where swift water personnel searched for crime scene evidence. A two day NEMERT Canine Certification Course was attended and passed in the month of June. Records Unit
Deployments included: Under the leadership of Supervisor Al Marquardt, the 2 Assists to patrol officers records unit filed over 5,200 items within the division, 3 Assists to other agencies and processed 1,612 requests, 159 accidents, 489 8 Narcotic/drug searches incidents, 205 supplements, 122 arrests, 606 traffic tickets, 180 warning tickets, 105 non-traffic citations and 104 parking tickets. The records division is also responsible for citizen contacts (phone and walk up window), processing freedom of information requests, taxi applications, witness/court letters, parking ticket payment letters and payments made, subpoenas, other Gurnee Police Department 10 department requests, records checks, house watch Twelve Communications personnel, 5 records requests, accident requests, officer requests, personnel and all patrol officers were trained in expungements, getting tickets ready for court and the changes to the Administrative Vehicle Seizures law and daily distribution of department mail. Officers Dana Dingman, Brian Funke, and Kirk Training Unit
Helgesen gave Night Shift change training on the Staff documented a total of 619 hours of training this CareTrak program and Autism, Officer Down, Critical month; 787.5 for sworn police officers and 87.5 for Incident, and IVC Update. civilian employees, highlights included: Officer Kelly Hansen began her Field Training with Officer Kelly Hansen graduated from the police FTO J.R. Nauseda on June 26th. academy on June 22nd. Deputy Chief Jim Caldwell and Deputy Chief Terri Kincaid attended the graduation. Property/Evidence Management
CSO Chris Saffell is the manager of the Property and Officers Darren Baker and Officer Matt Baumann Evidence Room and responsible for inventorying and attended the 3 day DARE/Juvenile Officer Conference maintaining all of the physical evidence and other property that comes under the control of the police department. This month CSO Saffell managed 122 Officer Phil Mazur attended 35 hours of canine specific new cases involving evidence processing and logged training, 16 of the hours were for a re-certification 256 pieces of evidence. Fleet Management
NIPAS Officers Bill Stashkiw, Phil Mazur, Andy Mytnik and Mike Langer attended a 2 hour Avon Gas The management of the department vehicles is Mask Maintenance/Fit test training course through overseen by Commander Jay Patrick in coordination with Larry Dunn, the Village Fleet Manager. Detective Mike Mann attended a 24 hour Cellebrite The four Chevrolet Tahoe Police Vehicles ordered Certification course to become certified in using the arrived in Gurnee in mid-June. The vehicles were Universal Forensic Extraction Device which allows for inspected by Public Works personnel prior to acquisition and seizure for mobile phone evidence. scheduling of the up fit process to ready the vehicles for police service. 44 officers received a 4 hour refresher training/certification in Standardized Field Sobriety Officer Matt Baumann continued to maintain the Testing taught by Officer Jason Kalinowski and Officer COBAN camera equipment in the squad cars this month. He also completed phase 2 of the upgrade which included 4 new systems being installed in squad Officer Dan Pacheco attended a 40 hour Carbine Rifle cars. He worked with the Information Systems Instructor course. Department to evaluate the software and redesigned the mounting systems for the new camera systems. Detective Jim McDermott attended a 3 day Illinois School Resource Officers conference. Gurnee Police Department 11 Policy Manual Update (Lexipol)
Confusion over the schedule of narrow-banding of Under the direction of Deputy Chief Terri Kincaid the public safety VHF frequencies was discussed by Chief department has undertaken the project of reviewing and Paul Maplethorpe. He said that the State Police are still updating the entire Policy and Procedure Manual. The waiting for their high band ISPERN transmitters. Their first goal of the project is to update and convert all high-powered amplifiers are not being shipped until the policies and procedures to a digital format that will be end of July. The narrow-banding for ISPERN has been securely accessible via the web. suspended until possibly sometime in October or November, Gary Gorr clarified that it is only ISPERN There are 136 policies to be reviewed and updated. that is being affected—not IREACH, Emergency Fifteen policies have been completed and 50 are Management, or other groups. currently being reviewed or edited by staff. Child Passenger Safety Program
FOIA Management
During the month of June, we conducted 4 child seat Deputy Chief Terri Kincaid serves as the Gurnee Police checks. Events were scheduled at Stay to Play, Target, Department Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Betty Russell Park and Children's Health Care. Those Officer. The nature of many of the documents events as well as "walk-in" requests to the station requested requires careful attention by staff to ensure resulted in 59 child seat checks for the month. that we are providing the transparency that the law Technicians Brian Carey, Meghan Hafeman, Marty intends along with protecting the identity and rights of DePerte, Tom Woodruff, Phil Mazur, Dion Snyder, all the people involved. This month 49 requests for Chris Saffell, J.R. Nauseda, Heather Collins, Shannon records or documents through the Freedom of Lother, Courtnee Bjoring, Jason Shirkey and Wendy Information Act were processed. Mann assisted with the events. Interoperable Communications
Technicians Carey and Lother assisted with a check at Commander Jay Patrick sits on the Interoperable Countryside Fire Department (6/2). Technicians Carey Communications Committee of Lake County (ICCLC). and Lavris assisted with a child seat check conducted The committee is made up of members of the public by State Police at the Lake Forest Oasis (6/15). safety community, non-government agencies Our yearly total has reached 208 seats inspected with (schools/hospitals) and communications vendors with 94% of those discovered as incorrectly installed when goals to promote interoperable radio/data we encounter them. communications among first responders in and around In 2010 the Gurnee Police Department announced their partnership with Children's Hospital of Illinois in the The Interoperable Communications Council of Lake program. The partnership entailed County (ICCLC) met on June 5th. Items discussed: having any incident that was reported in GURNEE to be reported directly to us. Since the start of the program The Needs Assessment Report for the County-Wide there had been no reports in our area. As of June 2012 Radio System was being held up until additional we were asked to expand our area to accommodate all comments can be included and the Governance Group of Lake County and we received our first incident for can be put together. The Consultant RFP regarding the Radio System Governance Group was approved by the ICCLC to be submitted to Lake County for further Theprogram is a public service program featuring a statewide, toll-free, non-punitive Gurnee Police Department 12 hotline, 1-888-800-2642, or *333 from your Verizon Also on June 25th, Chief Woodside and Deputy Chief wireless phone and website Caldwell met with Sergeants Nelson, Farrow, Lange, which any concerned individual in Illinois may use to Smith and Ward as part of the ICOP collective anonymously report an unrestrained or improperly bargaining process. restrained child passenger in a motor vehicle. The caller leaves the Illinois license plate, vehicle description, Promotional Process – Police Sergeant
city, and county. The registered owner of the vehicle then receives an informational packet in the mail On June 8th the Civil Service Commission posted the explaining the program, and giving information on eligibility list for Police Sergeant announcing that child passenger safety and Illinois state law. Officer Jason Kalinowski and Officer Dan Pacheco are This is a great program because it provides vital safety eligible to fill future vacancies at that rank. information in a non-threatening way and reporting is done anonymously. Police cannot be everywhere at all The posting of the list, which will be in force for two times and this is a way that the public can still report years, concluded a process that began with a written important information and violators can be notified and test; followed by an Assessment Center, which is a provided with information they may not be aware of. series of exercises where law enforcement executives from other agencies evaluate the candidate's abilities in various scenarios; an evaluation and rating of each Child Safety Seat Installations
candidate by the command staff, an interview with the Civil Service Commission, and finally the application of education credit and military preference points. Congratulations to Officer Kalinowski and Officer Pacheco for their success in the process. Police Chaplain
The department retains the volunteer services of Rev. Jul- Aug- Sep- Oct- Nov- Dec- Jan- Feb- Mar- Apr- May- Jun- Chris Stephens as Department Chaplain. The Chaplain provides coaching and counseling services for GPD staff, as well as assisting officers with community Collective Bargaining
interactions where a chaplain's presence can be beneficial, such as death notifications. Gurnee Police Officers are represented by the Fraternal Order of Police and Gurnee Police Sergeants by the On June 16th, Chaplain Stephens was called to assist Illinois Council of Police. Negotiations with both are Officers Brian Funke and Dion Snyder with a death underway for contracts expiring on April 30, 2012. notification. A Gurnee resident needed to be notified that her husband had died in a vehicle accident while On June 25th, Chief Kevin Woodside, Deputy Chief Jim traveling out of state. Pastor Chris remained with the Caldwell, Village Administrator Patrick Muetz and resident for a period of time, allowing the officers to Human Resources Director Christine Palmieri met with return to patrol. Officer Jeff Hauptman, Officer Mark O'Brien and Officer Bill Stashkiw for the FOP collective bargaining In an ongoing effort to establish relationships with GPD staff, Pastor Chris rode-along with patrol officers on 3 separate occasions in June. This included Officers Gurnee Police Department 13 Tim Lavris, Lisa Moe, and Scott Kotrba. As of the end of June, Pastor Chris has ridden with 24 different patrol Trend Analysis
Vehicle Crashes

Vehicle Crash - Severity
Vehicle Crash - Type
Jul- Aug- Sep- Oct- Nov- Dec- Jan- Feb- Mar- Apr- May- Jun- Jul- Aug- Sep- Oct- Nov- Dec- Jan- Feb- Mar- Apr- May- Jun- Traffic Enforcement
Traffic Enforcement Activity
Suspended/Revoked/No Valid License
Jul- Aug- Sep- Oct- Nov- Dec- Jan- Feb- Mar- Apr- May- Jun- Jul- Aug- Sep- Oct- Nov- Dec- Jan- Feb- Mar- Apr- May- Jun- Gurnee Police Department 14 Speeding Citations
Parking Tickets
Jul- Aug- Sep- Oct- Nov- Dec- Jan- Feb- Mar- Apr- May- Jun- Jul- Aug- Sep- Oct- Nov- Dec- Jan- Feb- Mar- Apr- May- Jun- Passenger Restraint Citations
DUI Arrests
Jul- Aug- Sep- Oct- Nov- Dec- Jan- Feb- Mar- Apr- May- Jun- Jul- Aug- Sep- Oct- Nov- Dec- Jan- Feb- Mar- Apr- May- Jun- Activity
Calls for Service
Jul- Aug- Sep- Oct- Nov- Dec- Jan- Feb- Mar- Apr- May- Jun- Jul- Aug- Sep- Oct- Nov- Dec- Jan- Feb- Mar- Apr- May- Jun- Gurnee Police Department 15 Reports Taken
Jul- Aug- Sep- Oct- Nov- Dec- Jan- Feb- Mar- Apr- May- Jun- Domestic Violence Reports
Criminal Defacement
Jul- Aug- Sep- Oct- Nov- Dec- Jan- Feb- Mar- Apr- May- Jun- Domestic Disturbance Jul- Aug- Sep- Oct- Nov- Dec- Jan- Feb- Mar- Apr- May- Jun- Criminal Damage
Jul- Aug- Sep- Oct- Nov- Dec- Jan- Feb- Mar- Apr- May- Jun- Jul- Aug- Sep- Oct- Nov- Dec- Jan- Feb- Mar- Apr- May- Jun- Gurnee Police Department 16 Residential Burglary
Retail Theft
Jul- Aug- Sep- Oct- Nov- Dec- Jan- Feb- Mar- Apr- May- Jun- Jul- Aug- Sep- Oct- Nov- Dec- Jan- Feb- Mar- Apr- May- Jun- Motor Vehicle Burglary
Battery & Assault
Jul- Aug- Sep- Oct- Nov- Dec- Jan- Feb- Mar- Apr- May- Jun- Jul- Aug- Sep- Oct- Nov- Dec- Jan- Feb- Mar- Apr- May- Jun- Auto Theft
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