Deerfield Police Department

  • Agency: Deerfield Police Department
  • Address: 850 Waukegan Road, Deerfield, 60015 IL
  • Chief:
Phone: 847-945-8636

Deerfield Police Department is located at 850 Waukegan Road, Deerfield, 60015 IL. The Deerfield Police Department phone number is 847-945-8636.

Deerfield Police Department News

Deerfield has been ranked the 12th safest city in Illinois! According to a study by the National Council for Home Safety and Security, Deerfield was listed as having had 0.26 violent crimes and 6.41 property crimes per 1,000 residents. Get more information or view the full list here:

***TRAFFIC ADVISORY*** Heavy delays on Lake Cook Rd. due to signals malfunctioning at Lake Cook/Birchwood. The maintainer is on scene with an unknown ETA for repair. Please use alternate routes

Detective Tokarz led a D.A.R.E graduation at Wilmot Elementary today. Special thanks to the Optimist Club of Deerfield, IL for posting pictures and congratulations to the graduates!

Stop by and say hi to the Deerfield Police Child Passenger Safety Techs at the Chicago Auto Show!

Commander Paul Bauer End of watch: February 13, 2018 Commander Bauer was tragically shot and killed on February 13th during a confrontation that occurred at the Thompson Center in Downtown Chicago after he spotted a fleeing man who matched the description of an offender wanted by tactical officers in the area. Our deepest condolences to the Chicago Police Department and family of Commander Bauer. #neverforget

#TBT to the February blizzard of 2011! A winter storm is predicted for tonight and let's hope it's not this bad. Expect heaviest snowfall to occur just north of the I-80 corridor up to the Wisconsin state line where 6-10 inches will be possible, along with some localized amounts over a foot. Snowfall will be heavy at times overnight into Friday morning with rates topping 1 inch per hour. Stay safe and hopefully you can enjoy the beauty of the snow from your window!

Please take note of the expected snowfall and plan ahead!

Deerfield Police Officers are now equipped with Tasers as an additional less-lethal control option. Tasers are a valuable tool among police and are increasingly being used in law enforcement agencies across the United States. Tasers are meant to help control persons who are actively resisting arrest or acting aggressively. Members of the Deerfield Police Department recently completed training in the use of the conducted energy weapon and have begun to carry Tasers while on patrol. Department Taser instructors went to an extensive “train-the-trainer” course and then trained all officers in-house. Training included classroom instruction, exposure, and target practice.

Remember that the Police Department lobby serves as an Internet Exchange Safety Zone for individuals to conduct prearranged transactions made on the internet. Follow these safety tips for buying and selling on the Internet: • Be suspicious of a buyer or seller who changes the agreed upon meeting location at the last minute. • Insist on payment in cash or through PayPal. • Do not invite strangers to your home to pick up an item,\ and do not go to theirs. • Have a cell phone with you. Police personnel are not responsible for monitoring the transactions and may not notice if an encounter is starting to turn for the worse. • Trust your instincts. Remember that no meeting place is 100% safe but a person who intends to scam a victim will hesitate when the proposed location is a police department. If a potential buyer or seller refuses to meet at the Police Department, call off the sale.

Registration is open for the Village's free Girl Power program for 5th grade girls. The program is ongoing and takes place every Wednesday, from January 31 to March 14, from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Girl Power teaches young girls about friendship, emotions, peer pressure, social media smarts, body awareness, self-care, leadership, kindness, positivity and more. The program takes place at Village Hall, 850 Waukegan Road.

The Village of Deerfield is now accepting applications for a part-time Crossing Guard.

Join the Deerfield Police Department and Deerfield-Bannockburn Fire Protection District for a New Year Blood Drive! Make it your resolution to help others by making an appointment to donate! Friday, February 2 from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Deerfield Village Hall, 850 Waukegan Rd, Deerfield, IL To schedule your appointment visit select "Make an Appointment"; login; search by group code: 561A.

Telephone scammers are still out there! The types of calls and threats made are getting recycled into new scams. We have received reports of scammers telling people that if they don't pay their overdue utility bills immediately the Deerfield Police will come and arrest them. Several things to remember: 1) You should never be asked to pay for any legitimate bill (utility, credit card, IRS payments etc.) with any type of gift card. EVER. 2)The local police will never come to arrest you for an unpaid bill of any kind. 3) The IRS does not make "robo calls", a computer generated voice, giving you a phone number to call back. 4) There is no such thing as "Windows Security" that remotely monitors your computer and calls you if they find a "breach" or to tell you your "SECURITY KEY" has expired. 5) Be extremely vigilant if someone is calling to tell you a loved one has been in an accident, arrested or stranded and needs immediate cash. Scammers have even pretended to be a relative calling asking for money. Make some verifying phone calls before you send any money anywhere. If you get any of these other calls, immediately hang up. Do not call back numbers on the caller ID and NEVER answer any questions regarding your personal information. Seniors are often targeted as the scammers think they are less likely to be tech savvy. Please share this information and do not be afraid to talk to your elderly neighbors, family members and friends about this information. Everyone thinks it will never happen to them, but the scammers can be extremely convincing. One final reminder, if you have ever purchased gift cards for payment or made a Western Union wire transfer this money is impossible to recover.

Now hiring! The Deerfield Police Department is seeking applications for the full-time position of Community Service Officer. This is a civilian position and requires shift work including weekends and holidays. Click the link for more information.

Good information before the winter weather expected this evening.

How are you recognizing Martin Luther King Jr. Day? The Village of Deerfield is hosting a day of service: Give Where You Live Deerfield - MLK Jr. Day. If you are unable to attend the event you can still help those in need by donating toiletries, travel-size hygiene products, socks, warm clothing and more for care packages. Collection boxes are located in the Deerfield Police Department lobby and Village Hall lobby.

We are happy to report Stella is home safe! She was found near Caruso School this morning.

Just for Clarification! We posted earlier about the importance of always locking your vehicles, even in the garage or on your driveway as we had several vehicles burglarized last night. Numerous items were taken from these UNLOCKED vehicles. There was not a home invasion, residential burglary nor robbery. We don't want misinformation to cause panic. Keep valuables out of sight, lock the doors and lock the garage service door. While specific criteria must be met to classify a crime, here are the basic definitions to help you understand the difference and you can see why the terms are not synonymous:

Once again, we are asking residents to please LOCK YOUR CAR DOORS. We have taken several reports this morning of cars being gone through in the overnight hours. Items including GARAGE DOOR OPENERS ARE BEING STOLEN - all from UNLOCKED vehicles. If you choose to leave your doors unlocked, we recommend removing all personal belongings.

Do you recognize this person? On December 29, 2017 at approximately 4:52 p.m., the pictured subject walked into Deerfield Bank and Trust, 660 Deerfield Rd. The suspect took a bank slip from the table and wrote “I need your money now!” and handed it to the teller. The teller complied and the suspect fled the scene on foot northbound into the neighborhood. Amount of money taken is being audited at this time. Suspect is identified as M/W, mid-late 20s, approximately 5’11”-6’0”. Photos provided from Deerfield Bank and Trust security cameras. Anyone able to recognize this subject or identifiers, please contact Deerfield Police Investigations Unit at 847-945-8636.

#FeelGoodFriday Thank you to the awesome and anonymous Pizza Fairy who had 13 pizzas delivered to our department yesterday! It was very delicious and much appreciated by everyone.

Our fundraiser at Chipotle in Deerfield is going on now through 8 p.m. Show this flyer on your phone to the cashier and 50% of the proceeds will go to Special Olympics Illinois.

Make dinner a selfless act by joining the Deerfield Police Department at Chipotle, 675 Deerfield Road, for a fundraiser to benefit Special Olympics Illinois. Show this flyer on your smartphone to make sure 50% of the proceeds will be donated to Deerfield Police for Special Olympics Illinois. (Must order and pay in restaurant. Online orders will not be included in the fundraiser)

We are hosting a fundraising event at Chipotle Mexican Grill in Deerfield tomorrow, December 28th from 4:00-8:00 p.m. Show this flyer on your smartphone and Chipotle will donate 50% of the proceeds of your order to Special Olympics Illinois.