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

Officer Hellwig got creative with his Halloween costume this year and dressed up as a... police officer? 😁 Trick or treating begins after school. Take a look at yesterday's safety tips to make sure everyone enjoys a spooky and safe Halloween!

Halloween Trick or Treat hours in Winnetka are October 31, after school til dusk. Before you head out, take a look at our Halloween Safety Tips and share with your kids too!

We are once again partnering 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. The event takes place tomorrow, October 27 from 10am – 2pm. A disposal box will be set up in the police department lobby. Members of the public simply come to the department and drop their unwanted prescription drugs in the box with no questions asked. Additional information about the program can be found at the DEA website:

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is this Saturday, October 27. Drop off your unused or expired medications at the Winnetka Police Department from 10am - 2pm.

A few of our favorites from the Police and Fire Open House this past Saturday. Thanks to everyone who came out to visit. We had a great time seeing you! #WPDOpenHouse2018

The Police and Fire Open House is today from 10am - 1pm. Stop by and see us for some fun tours, demonstrations, and prizes! #WPDOpenHouse2018

Stop by the Winnetka Police and Fire Departments tomorrow, October 13 from 10am - 1pm for the Annual Police and Fire Open House. Tour the station, chat with the NIPAS team members, make buttons, and take home some fun giveaways! We hope to see you there! #WPDOpenHouse2018

Join us in congratulating Officer Marcin Beskur on his successful completion of Northwestern University Center for Public Safety and Harley-David Motor Company's two-week intensive "Police Motorcycle Operator Training." This is the premier training course for police motorcycle operators and is designed to improve officer safety and performance.

Our citation processing center is back up and running. Anyone who needs to pay a parking or municipal citation should be able to access the online portal. Please call the Records Department (847-716-3467) if you continue to experience any issues.

Our citation payment processing center is currently experiencing technical difficulties as a result of a fire. At this time, their servers are down and they are unable to process payments for parking and municipal citations. We will provide an update when they are back online. If you have questions in the interim, please contact the Records Department at 847-716-3467 for additional information. We appreciate your patience.

It's October which means we're once again showing our support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Throughout the month, you'll see officers around town wearing pink epaulets and non-uniformed staff wearing pink ribbon pins. Many of us have loved ones who have battled breast cancer or have been directly impacted by the disease themselves. If our pops of pink remind just one person to schedule their screening, we know we've made a difference.

Please join us in congratulating our newest officer, Brandon Dorsey, who graduated from Suburban Law Enforcement Academy yesterday. Officer Dorsey will now begin his three-month field training program in Winnetka.

We know we sound like a broken record sometimes, but the message is too important: remember to take your valuables and lock your vehicle when you leave it unattended - even when its parked in your driveway. These simple steps can significantly reduce your chances of being the victim of an auto burglary or theft.

The North Shore Triathlon will be taking place on Sunday, September 16 from 6:00 - 9:00 AM. The event will mainly be held in Wilmette, but will impact parts of Kenilworth and Winnetka as well. The cycling portion of the event will impact Sheridan Road south of Winnetka Avenue; Winnetka Avenue between Sheridan and Green Bay Roads; and Wilson Street south of Ash Street. For more detailed information regarding road closures, please click the link below:

“Time is passing. Yet, for the United States of America, there will be no forgetting September the 11th. We will remember every rescuer who died in honor. We will remember every family that lives in grief. We will remember the fire and ash, the last phone calls, the funerals of the children.” —former President George W. Bush

Please see below for additional information regarding the ongoing investigation into Monday's armed robbery investigation.

Please see the below press release regarding the investigation of Monday's armed robbery.

Around 3:36pm this afternoon, the Winnetka Police Department, multiple fire departments, and the Coast Guard responded to Maple Beach for a call of a capsized boat and two people in the water. The fire departments and Coast Guard rescued both individuals and safely returned the boat to Wilmette. Once again, we’re grateful for our excellent partnerships within the public safety community. This was a scary situation that fortunately ended well.

As part of our investigation into yesterday's armed robbery incident, officers conducted a canvas throughout the neighborhood seeking additional information from residents. We realize it can be scary to have officers knocking on your door asking for information, but rest assured: neighborhood canvases are a normal part of a police investigation into any criminal incident. At this point, we are confident that yesterday's incident was an isolated event between the involved parties. There is no ongoing threat to the community. We will continue to update you with additional details as we are able.

At approximately 4:15pm on August 27, Winnetka officers responded to a call of an armed robbery in the 900 block of Ash Street. A short time later, a Wilmette officer observed a vehicle reported to be involved in the robbery drive south bound on the Edens Expressway. The vehicle was stopped near Peterson and Cicero (at approximately 4:30pm) and multiple suspects were taken into custody. The investigation remains on-going. There is no threat to public safety at this time.

School is back in session which means drivers need to be extra cautious around town. Be mindful of the school zones and increased pedestrian traffic, and please stay off your cell phones while driving too.

All phone lines are now functioning properly. Please use 847-501-6034 for all non-emergency requests for police service. Thank you for your patience while we worked to resolve the issue.

The police department's non-emergency phone number is currently experiencing a problem and is not in service. Please call 9-1-1 for any request for police service until further notice. The repair is anticipated to be completed within the hour. We will notify you with an update as soon as lines are restored.

You know you're going to have a great day at school when you get dropped off in a police car just for fun! Thanks for hanging out with us this morning, Evan. Officer Walaszek had a great time with you and your class. #WinnetkaPD #RidetoSchool

The new school year is fast-approaching, making this past week the perfect time to host the 2018 School Safety Summit. The Winnetka Police & Fire Departments teamed up with Kenilworth Police Department to lead the summit. Guests included administrators from both public & private schools.