7300 Niles Center Road
Emergency: dial 9-1-1
Crime Tip Hotline: 847/933-TIPS (8477)
Click here to ask the Skokie Police Department a question.
Police Department Links
- Official Skokie Public Safety Bulletin
- 2012 Annual Report
- Citizen Satisfaction Survey
- How to File a Police Report
- Community Messaging System
- Help the Skokie Police Department resolve criminal cases.
- Emergency Telephone Notification System
The Skokie Village Code identifies the responsibilities of the Skokie Police Department as the protection of life and property, the protection of individual rights, the enforcement of ordinances and regulations, and the preservation of peace, order and safety. With these values delineated in Village Code as a mandate, it is the mission of the Skokie Police Department to proactively and professionally deliver law enforcement services to the people of Skokie in order to enhance the quality of life through the preservation of peace and order.
By acknowledging responsibility to the citizens of Skokie as the Department's true source of authority; by performing duties within both the spirit and the letter of the law; by treating each person with dignity and respect while remaining sensitive to their unique needs, the Skokie Police Department can strive to approach if not fulfill its Mission. Accordingly, progress made toward achievement of its Mission will be measured in terms of the Department's day-to-day ability to:
- Prevent and repress crime
- Detect criminal activity and apprehend offenders
- Protect life and property
- Facilitate the safe movement of people and vehicles
- Assist those in danger, those in need of assistance, and those who cannot care for themselves
- Protect individual constitutional rights
- Resolve conflict threatening to life and property
- Promote and preserve a feeling of safety and security in the community
Know Your Officer Program
To further partner with the community, the Skokie Police Department is unveiling a new "Know Your Officer" program. Beginning in the next few days and continuing over the next several weeks, a uniformed Skokie police officer will attempt to make in-person contact at every Skokie residence. The contact will be brief and will provide residents with an opportunity to meet an officer who specifically patrols their neighborhood. The officer will provide some very practical safety tips, particularly with regard to crimes of opportunity such as theft to an unlocked vehicle, which are the most prevalent crimes in Skokie.
Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA)
The Skokie Police Department, which was first accredited in 1988, was the eighth agency in Illinois and among the first 100 departments in the country to become accredited. The Skokie Police Department was re-accredited in 1993, 1998, 2001, 2004, 2007 and again in 2010. The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) Accreditation is a process through which law enforcement agencies voluntarily seek to demonstrate their continued ability to meet or exceed 436 nationally recognized standards.
Police Department Citizen Satisfaction Survey
The Police Department Citizen Satisfaction Survey may be conducted by mail, in person, by telephone or online. The survey is helpful to the Skokie Police Department to assess overall agency performance, community concern over safety and security and recommendations and suggestions for improvements.
New Police Headquarters
The new, state-of-the-art Police Headquarters is located on Niles Center Road just north of Touhy Avenue at 7300 Niles Center Road. Click here to learn more about the project.