Vernon Hills Police Department

  • Agency: Vernon Hills Police Department
  • Address: 754 Lakeview Pkwy, Vernon Hills, 60061 IL
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Vernon Hills Police Department is located at 754 Lakeview Pkwy, Vernon Hills, 60061 IL. The Vernon Hills Police Department phone number is 847-362-4449.

Vernon Hills Police Department News

Awhile back we posted a couple interesting videos from the Department of Homeland Security's See Something-Say Something campaign to stress the importance of being observant. Here's another one. Enjoy!

This 76-year-old was reported missing to the Round Lake Park PD. He has been missing since Sunday. Anyone with information is asked to call 911 immediately.

Our friends at Illinois Operation Lifesaver and the Canadian National Railway Company provided this video to drive home the dangers of being on RR tracks. Please share it with your loved ones and friends. Regardless of age, not only is it obviously not safe to be on them, but railroad tracks are private property. Walking or playing on them is illegal. Thanks Vernon Hills!

On March 12 the US National Weather Service Chicago Illinois will be conducting local free training for citizens who wish to be severe storm and tornado spotters. For more information visit -

The Vernon Hills Police Department is investigating a robbery that occurred shortly after 5:00 pm today at a gas station in the 800 block of South Milwaukee Ave. A suspect vehicle description was obtained. A Vernon Hills police officer observed the vehicle and pursued it into Arlington Heights where the pursuit was terminated. The vehicle was later observed by another police agency and the lone suspect was taken into custody. No one was injured in either the robbery or the pursuit. The investigation is continuing. Note: This incident is completely unrelated to a vehicle that was driven onto the grass on school property in the Deerpath subdivision.

R.I.P. Chief Pavlock.

At a ceremony on Monday, February 26, Sgt. Ward Feger was promoted to the rank of Commander. Commander Feger has been with the Vernon Hills Police Department for 26 years. He was promoted to Sergeant in 2014 and has been a patrol shift supervisor since that time. He will continue that role under his new rank. Please join us in congratulating Commander Feger for this well-deserved promotion.

NOTICE REGARDING FOOT BRIDGE REPAIRS - If you are a daily user of the foot bridge that connects Garvanian Park (Deerpath at Rt. 45) to the sidewalk along Rt. 45, please note that on Tuesday, February 27, Public Works will be replacing some of the decking boards. Consequently, the bridge will be closed after 8:00 am. It's anticipated that the work will be completed by 3:30 pm. (The start time was delayed to provide for a maximum amount of commuters to access the bridge prior to the start of the work.) The alternative Route during the repairs is via the Stone Fence Farm bridge to Barn Swallow to Ranney then to the Metra Station. Please plan accordingly. Thank you.

This annual event, hosted by the Vernon Hills Police Department, is a great opportunity to have your pet vaccinated and microchippped. No reservations needed. Here's a flyer with a list of services and costs. Please note that the clinic is cash only. -

As a follow-up to yesterday's post regarding the "No Soliciting" signs that are available to residents, we would like to clarify that canvassing for religious or political reasons is not governed by the Vernon Hills solicitor ordinance. The ordinance contains additional exemptions and information and can be found at this link -

The Village of Vernon Hills solicitor ordinance prohibits soliciting at any residence that displays a warning notice near the front door to the residence or the main entrance to the property. The notice must be easily observable to the person licensed to solicit. It must also be no less than 12 square inches and bear the words No Peddlers or Solicitors. To assist residents who wish to display such a notice, the Village has laminated signs available free of charge. The signs (shown here) can be picked up at the police facility or at the Village Hall. For more information, including the days/hours that the signs can be picked up, call 847-247-4889 or visit

For the 12th year, the VHPD Frozen Copsicles bravely participated in the Polar Plunge to benefit Special Olympics Illinois. The Copsicles took the plunge this past Sunday at the Twin Lakes Recreation Area in Palatine and raised $850.00. Since 2007 the Copsicles have raised nearly $26,000.00 for this great cause. Here's a video....

This past Saturday Officer Chelsea Britten and Officer Ryan Yaeger proudly represented the Vernon Hills Police Department at the service for slain Chicago Police Department Commander Paul Bauer. The show of support from the law enforcement family and the community was overwhelming. Rest In Peace Commander.

It's tax time, and most of us are probably familiar with the well-known IRS scam calls. You know, the ones in which the caller/scammer states that you owe the IRS money. These calls will most certainly increase as we get deeper into tax season - and beyond. From time-to-time VHPD will hear from a citizen who has received such a call and, although he/she has heard of the scam, is still worried. That's normal. If you haven't yet received one, it's probably just a matter of time. Be prepared to take the appropriate action - don't say a word and hang-up. Don't be intimidated. Don't be afraid. If they leave a message, DO NOT call them back, even if the caller ID makes it look legit. Perhaps the most important thing you can do is share your knowledge and experiences with friends and loved ones. If you know someone who lives alone, tell them to call someone they trust (or the police) for guidance before doing anything. It may be old news, but as long as the bad guys keep trying, we'll keep reminding.

Last week we said good-bye to a long-time member of the Vernon Hills Police Department. (And we mean "long".) After a mind-boggling 38-years with the VHPD, Deputy Chief Richard Davies has signed off for the last time. That's not a typo. Rick started with VHPD in 1980. In fact, he was a mere 20-years old when he attended the police academy. Congratulations to Deputy Chief Davies! We wish you the best! For more information on Rick's remarkable career (and to see some more pictures)....

Snow is on the way, and the Vernon Hills Public Works crew will be out there doing their best to keep the streets clear for your Friday commuting. Residents can assist by remembering that parking on Village streets is prohibited within 12 hours after a 2" snowfall. The Public Works Department has a great web page pertaining to snow and ice removal operations, including some frequently asked questions.

At Tuesday night's meeting of the Vernon Hills Village Board, Chief Patrick Kreis presented awards to several local businesses that, over the years, have assisted us with two of our largest events. A-Z Entertainment, Ltd. CHICAGO and Record-A-Hit Entertainment were thanked for their 12 and 11 years, respectively, of participation in our National Night Out festivities on the first Tuesday of every August. Also, Maggiano's and Dave & Buster's were thanked for their many years of helping us (and Hawthorn Mall) provide hospitality for the dozens and dozens of representatives from the agencies that participate in the two-day Law Enforcement Exhibition each September. Thanks again to all of these businesses for their continued support!