Winnetka Police Department

  • Agency: Winnetka Police Department
  • Address: 410 Green Bay Road, Winnetka, 60093 IL
  • Chief: Joseph A De Lopez (Chief of Police)
Phone: 847-501-6000
Fax: 847-501-6042

Winnetka Police Department is located at 410 Green Bay Road, Winnetka, 60093 IL. The Chief of Police of the department is Joseph A De Lopez. The Winnetka Police Department phone number is 847-501-6000.

Winnetka Police Department News

We may know distracted driving is wrong, but how many of us are guilty of doing it? Illinois Distracted Driving Awareness Week begins today. We will be participating all week to educate motorists on the dangers of distracted driving and enforce the laws on our roadways. #WinnetkaPD #IDDAW #dropitanddrive #itcanwait

Illinois Distracted Driver Awareness Week begins tomorrow and continues through Friday, April 27. Consider these easy tips to avoid distraction before you drive this week. #WinnetkaPD #IDDAW #dropitanddrive #itcanwait

On Saturday, April 28, from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM, the Winnetka Police Department will again partner with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration to participate in National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. This is an opportunity for the public to safely discard unwanted, unused and expired prescription drugs. A disposal box will be set up in the lobby of the Police Department, 410 Green Bay Road. Members of the public simply come to the department and drop their unwanted prescription drugs in the box with no questions asked.

The latest AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety research found that removing your eyes from the road for just two seconds doubles your risk for a crash. As part of an effort to educate motorists on the dangers of distracted driving, we will be participating in the second annual Illinois Distracted Driving Awareness Week from April 23 - 27, 2018. Distracted Driving Awareness Week is a coordinated effort between the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police (ILACP), AAA, The Illinois State Police, and several other public and private entities. Help us reduce the risk of crashes by staying focused on driving while you're in the car. #IllinoisDistractedDrivingAwarenessWeek #dropitanddrive #itcanwait

We are currently recruiting entry-level police officers! If you or someone you know is looking for a rewarding career in law enforcement, click the link below for more information. Applications are due May 29 at 4:00pm.

Certainly not your average day at the beach...Officers Sarabia, Beskur, & Gonzalez assisted in digging this local visitor’s car out from the Lloyd Pier due to the unpredictable weather. We are glad to report the driver and her vehicle were removed safely. Nice job Officers!

Yesterday was certainly a momentus occasion. Marc Hornstein was sworn in as Chief of Police. Marc has been with the Village of Winnetka since 1993 and is honored to transition to his new role. We had a great turn out including the former Chief of Police Patrick Kreis and their good friend Al Mampre- one of the original members of Easy company (Band of Brothers) 101st Airborne Division. Congratulations Chief!

Congratulations Detective Jeremy Walton!!! Today he was recognized as the 2018 Public Safety Officer of the Year by the Winnetka-Northfield Chamber of Commerce. Way to go Jeremy!

Now that Spring is upon us, it is time to start thinking about bicycle safety. Please remember to review the rules of the road and check the conditions of your brakes, tires, and helmets. The goal is to have a safe and enjoyable riding season. #bikesafety #bikerodeo #warmerweather

Tomorrow is the last day of our #SeatbeltSaturday traffic campaign for the month of March. Last week our officers had contact with 6 individuals who weren't wearing seat belts. Make sure to buckle up this week! #WinnetkaPD #TrafficSafety #BuckleUp

Spring break is here for many families around town. If you're going out of town, make sure to add your home to our vacation watch list. Officers will make periodic checks of the exterior of your home while you're away so you can spend your vacation relaxing instead of worrying. Call our non-emergency number to be added to the list! #WinnetkaPD #TipTuesday #VacationWatch

Happy first day of spring and happy #TipTuesday! As the weather gets warmer, keep these spring driving tips in mind before you travel: 1️⃣ Share the road. Warm weather means more pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorcycles. ️2️⃣ Avoid potholes. Winter weather often causes potholes and uneven pavement that can damage your vehicle. ️3️⃣️ Slow down in the rain. Spring showers can cause slippery conditions on the roads. #WPDTipTuesday #TrafficSafety #FirstDayOfSpring

Update: Mr. O’Meara has been found and reunited with his family.

MISSING PERSON: Our agency is attempting to locate Walter O'Meara. Mr. O'Meara was last seen at his Winnetka residence at 10:00am this morning. He is a white male, 77 years of age, gray hair, blue eyes, 5' 08", approximately 190 lbs, last seen wearing a dark blue jacket, blue jeans, dark baseball cap, and walking a small white Australian Shepherd with gray and brown spots. He may be suffering from dementia. Anyone who has information or believes they have seen this man should call 911 as soon as possible.

Today is the third week of our March traffic campaign: Seat Belt Saturday! In our first two weeks, we had contact with 22 individuals who were not wearing seat belts. Help us bring that number down - buckle up! #WinnetkaPD #SeatBeltSaturday #BuckleUp

Happy St. Patrick's Day from all of us at Winnetka Police! Remember to celebrate safely today. If your plans include alcohol, make sure to designate a sober driver. #WinnetkaPD #DriveSober #StPatricksDay

As you prepare for your St. Patrick's Day celebrations tomorrow, remember to include a sober driver in your plans. #WinnetkaPD #StPatricksDay #DriveSober

Fun Fact Friday is brought to you by a student at Crow Island School who gave CSO Maria Tom this St. Patrick's Day note on her way to school today. 🍀 #WinnetkaPD #FunFactFriday #StPatricksDay

Did you know there is such a thing as "electronic sniffing dogs"? Last week, Interim Chief Marc Hornstein attended the ILEAS Conference and spent some time hanging out with Cache. Cache is one of only two electronic sniffing dogs in Illinois and assists with internet crimes and missing persons investigations. #WinnetkaPD #K9 #TheMoreYouKnow

Sergeant Harrison had a great time hanging out with all the ScreenBreak visitors yesterday! Thanks to everyone who put down their phones and tablets to spend the day with us! #WinnetkaPD #ScreenBreak #Unplugged

Good news! Yesterday's runaway was reunited with her family and has returned home. Thank you to all who shared her picture!

We still haven't found an owner for this sweet girl. She was found in the 900 block of Green Bay Road this morning. Please help us spread the word and find her family.

PLEASE SHARE: Found dog in the 900 block of Green Bay Road this morning. She is currently at the Winnetka Police Department. If she's yours, please call us at 847-501-6034.

This week is ScreenBreak hosted by The Alliance for Early Childhood. This week-long program reminds us to step away from screen-based technology and participate in more engaging activities. As part of ScreenBreak 2018, we will be hosting tours of the police department tomorrow, March 5 from 10:30am - 4:00pm. Stop by and visit us for a fun "unplugged" time! 🔌 #WinnetkaPD #ScreenBreak2018

We're excited to announce our traffic safety campaign for the month of March: Seatbelt Saturdays! Every Saturday during the month of March, we will increase enforcement efforts to educate motorists who are not wearing seatbelts. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, seatbelt use in passenger vehicles saved an estimated 13,941 lives during 2015. Buckling up helps keep drivers and passengers secure inside a vehicle, while not buckling up can result in being totally ejected from the vehicle in a crash. We are committed to promoting seatbelt use and ensuring all commuters are buckled up every time. #WPD #SeatbeltSaturdays #TrafficSafety #BuckleUp