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

Hot weather is here and with it comes one of the most dangerous times for kids, 42 of whom died in hot cars last year. Even when outdoor temperatures are cool, closed up cars trap heat quickly and become deadly for children. On hot, summer days like the ones we’re expecting this weekend- the danger is especially acute for children, older dependent adults and pets. When the outside temperature is 86, interior temps can go up at least 19 degrees in as few as 10 minutes. In more than half of hot-car death cases, parents simply forget their child is in the back seat. Among tips to prevent a tragedy is keeping a stuffed toy in the front seat, and make putting it in the child car seat a routine every time you exit the car.


***UPDATE - OWNER HAS BEEN FOUND*** Found Dog. Found in the 1000 block of Warrington Rd. If you know the owner please have them call the Police Department (847)945-8636


#FeelGoodFriday Deerfield bike officers have been busy this week issuing “tickets” to kids as part of the Summer Bike Safety Initiative. The initiative aims to encourage all bicyclists to always wear a helmet, obey all traffic laws, lock up bikes when not in use, and be visible and predictable while riding. The tickets can be redeemed for free ice cream at Baskin-Robbins and McDonald's. Be on the lookout for bike officers throughout town this summer! 🚴‍♂️ 🚴‍♀️ 🚴‍♂️

#FeelGoodFriday The Lake County Juvenile Officer’s Association recently donated funds to support The Trike Project Foundation. The Trike Project is dedicated to raising funds for families to purchase adaptive tricycles for children with disabilities. Deerfield Police Officer Anthony Kropp and president of the Lake County Juvenile Officer’s Association was proud to be among those who presented the donated trike to Finn and his family!

Deerfield Police Officers will be taking on the Deerfield Bannockburn Fire Department tomorrow May 26th at 12:30 in a Rib Eating Contest at City Barbeque! 😋 Come show your support and enjoy City Barbeque's Grand Opening celebration party!

There were two reported incidents of vehicles burglarized while parked in public lots yesterday. Remember to remove or hide your belongings even if you are only leaving your car for a short time, and always close your car windows and lock the doors!

Seat belts save lives! #buckleup #clickitorticket

The Deerfield Police Department wants to wish a fond farewell and happy retirement to Dr. Gerald Zachar. Dr. Zachar recently retired as the Director of Social Services after 29 1/2 years of service to Deerfield. Throughout his 29+ years with the Department Dr. Zachar worked closely with the community providing counselling services for people experiencing emotional distress after a death, divorce, domestic violence, juvenile problems, sexual assault, substance abuse, mental illness, financial crisis, and more. In addition to counseling and support, he also coordinated and maintained the Village of Deerfield Employee Assistance Program and Community Emergency Fund that supplied financial assistance to those in need. Gerald redefined the role of Police Social Worker and made the Village of Deerfield a better place. He will be missed by all!

Thank you to everyone who came out to our #coponarooftop event at Dunkin' Donuts today. The final numbers are in and we collected over $5,400 in donations to benefit Special Olympics Illinois.

We’re at Dunkin Donuts today until 1:00pm collecting donations for Special Olympics Illinois for #coponarooftop. Stop by and see us, say hello, or take pics and each donation will get a coupon for a free donut! 🍩

Just a reminder tomorrow, May 18, 2018 from 5am until 1pm is Cop on Rooftop supporting Special Olympics located at Dunkin Donuts 499 Lake Cook Road.

Be on the lookout for Deerfield Police bike officers, as they are handing out “tickets” to kids in the area for practicing bike safety! This gesture is part of Deerfield PD's Bike Safety Initiative. If the officer finds a child practicing good bike safety, they can write them a "ticket"! The cyclist can then redeem the “ticket” for a free ice cream, courtesy of Deerfield Baskin Robbins and Deerfield McDonalds. Thank you to those kids being seen practicing safe bike skills! #hereisthescoop

Seat belts save lives! #buckleup #clickitorticket Check out the Secretary of State's website for additional information on Illinois Safety Belt Laws

Reports of coyotes sightings have increased in Deerfield and although they are common throughout Illinois there are some tips you can follow to help minimize the coyote population and protect your pet: • Keep small pets indoors, allowing them outside only on a leash or under direct supervision. • Dogs should be brought inside after dark when coyotes are most active, and never allowed to run loose. • Feed pets indoors or promptly remove dishes when pets complete their meal outside. Store bags of pet food indoors. • Do not feed or provide water for coyotes or other wildlife. This practice abnormally attracts coyotes and promotes increased numbers of rodents, birds, snakes and other creatures that can provide major portions of the coyote’s natural diet. • Clear brush and dense weeds from around property. This deprives rodents of shelter and reduces protective cover for coyotes. Contact the Deerfield Police Department only if the animal appears to be sick or injured or a risk to human health of safety exists.

Deerfield Police Department received a traffic safety grant from the Illinois Department of Transportation which provided funding for an increase in distracted driving education and enforcement from April 16 through April 30, 2018. Deerfield Police issued 209 Citations and 86 warnings as a result of this campaign. With traffic fatalities on the rise in Illinois and across the country, the Deerfield Police Department is committed to reducing the number of preventable crashes caused by driving while texting or using a handheld device.

The most recent session of Girl Power hosted by Deerfield Police Department Social Services was a huge success. Girl Power is a free program for 5th grade girls that teaches young girls about friendship, emotions, peer pressure, social media smarts, body awareness, self-care, leadership, kindness, positivity and more.

April was National Distracted Driving Awareness Month and April 23-27 was the Second Annual Illinois Distracted Driving Awareness Week. During this time nearly 300 local law enforcement agencies throughout Illinois increased their efforts to educate motorists about the dangers of driving while distracted and enforced the distracted driving laws. Deerfield Police issued 209 Citations and 86 warnings as a result of this campaign.

Mark your calendar and be sure to come see us at the #coponarooftop event at Dunkin' Donuts on May 18th from 5am to 1pm. Officers will be calling down from the rooftop and on the ground to raise awareness and accept donations on behalf of Special Olympics Illinois. For every donation received we will issue a coupon for a free donut!

Each day 10 people are killed in distracted driving crashes - contributing to the 37,000 people killed in crashes in the U.S. in 2016, according to the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration). April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month and April 23-27 is the Second Annual Illinois Distracted Driving Awareness Week. During this time nearly 300 local law enforcement agencies throughout Illinois are increasing their efforts to educate motorists about the dangers of driving while distracted and enforcing the distracted driving laws. No distraction - whether texting or talking on the phone - is ever worth the loss of life on the roadway. Drop it and drive, stay alive!