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

Snow and near freezing temps are in the forecast so we'd like to remind everyone to never leave your car running unattended. Warming your car up in the morning or leaving it running while you drop off/pick up kids is enough time for your vehicle to be burglarized or stolen. Hide your things, lock your car, take your keys!

PRESS RELEASE On November 7, 2018 at approximately 6am a homeowner in the 1700 block of Central Avenue called 9-1-1 and advised his house was on fire. Deerfield Police Officers arrived on scene and found the home completely filled with smoke preventing any attempt to enter and locate the caller whose whereabouts were unknown. After a search of the building perimeter, Deerfield Officers Kasey Kuhlers and Armando Rodriguez were able to locate the homeowner in the backyard, which was also engulfed in heavy smoke. The elderly victim advised he was unable to move any further and the officers were able to move him to a safe location along with the family dog, Lucky. No injuries were reported by the homeowner. Deerfield Bannockburn Fire Department, along with several other fire agencies, extinguished the fire. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. Due to extreme smoke damage in the interior of the residence, the house was deemed uninhabitable. DBFD assisted the homeowner to arrange temporary housing.

Today is Election Day! Remember to drive safely in and around polling places as multiple drivers will be entering and leaving the area. Don't know where to vote? Find your designated polling place and registration information at

Make school bus transportation safer for everyone by following these practices: *When backing out of a driveway or leaving a garage, watch out for children walking or bicycling to school. *Slow down. When driving in neighborhoods or school zones, watch out for children who may be thinking about getting to school, but may not be thinking of getting there safely. *Watch for children playing and congregating near bus stops. *Be alert. Children arriving late for the bus may dart into the street without looking for traffic. *Never pass a school bus on the right. *Learn and obey the school bus laws in your State, as well as the "flashing signal light system" that school bus drivers use to alert motorists of pending actions: -Yellow flashing lights indicate the bus is preparing to stop to load or unload children. Motorists should slow down and prepare to stop their vehicles. -Red flashing lights and extended stop arms indicate the bus has stopped and children are getting on or off. *Motorists must stop their cars and wait until the red lights stop flashing, the extended stop-arm is withdrawn, and the bus begins moving before they can start driving again. See the detailed photos and explanation of the State law provided by the Illinois State Board of Education.

The Village of Deerfield Give Where You Live event scheduled for Monday, November 12th has been CANCELLED. However, we welcome everyone to join the Deerfield American Legion Post 738 and Mayor Harriet Rosenthal to honor our veterans at the Veteran's Day Memorial Service on Sunday, November 11th at 11am at the intersection of Jewett Park and Park Avenue. Donations for Give Where You Live will be retained for the Give Where You Live Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service on Monday, January 21, 2019. As Give Where You Live Deerfield is a yearlong service campaign, collection boxes will remain in the Village Hall and Police Department for: non-perishable food; clothing, small appliances and household items; sweat suits, socks, and underwear; toiletries; gift cards to restaurants; and monetary donations, earmarked for the Midwest Veteran’s Close in North Chicago, the VA Federal Health enter in North Chicago, and COOL Ministries. Any questions, please contact Mary Anne Glowacz at 847-945-8636.

Deerfield Police Department will again participate in No-Shave November. The idea is to let your hair grow for one month to embrace what most cancer patients will lose during their battle. For a personal donation, employees will be allowed to grow facial hair from November 1-30. This year's campaign will support Prevent Cancer Foundation, Fight Colorectal Cancer, and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Each of the foundations listed are making great strides in fighting, researching, and preventing cancer. For more information or to donate to our team, please visit:

One of our resident tots Charlie, stopped by today to donate a bag of candy as big as she is! Thank you Charlie (and Mom for bringing her in) for your generosity!

Do you have a candy hangover? The Deerfield Police Department is collecting leftover/unwanted Halloween candy now through November 7th. Donations can be dropped off in the designed box in the Police Department lobby. Candy will be donated to a number of charitable organizations including; Nicasa, Mercy Home for Boys and Girls, The Veteran’s Closet, and North Chicago Community Partners. If you have any questions, contact Mary Anne Glowacz at 847-945-8636.

This past weekend, Sgt. Iain McCowan participated in the Brotherhood for the Fallen and the Asian American Law Enforcement Association’s second annual charity shooting competition in Waterman, IL. His team took first place. Brotherhood for the Fallen was established in March 2010. Their mission is to honorably attend the services of Fallen Officers across the United States & Canada who have made the ultimate sacrifice, giving his/her life during the performance of their duties, by providing safety for citizens. Their goal is to attend the services to give support to the families, department, and communities, and also to provide the family with a monetary donation.

Village of Deerfield will have Trick-or-Treat hours on Wednesday, October 31 from 3:30-7 p.m. As a reminder, help Deerfield-area children stay safe this Halloween with the following tips: •Make sure children are accompanied by adults •Teach children to look both ways before crossing the street and make eye contact with drivers before crossing in front of them •Watch for cars that are turning or backing up. Remind children to never dart out into the street or cross between parked cars •When selecting a costume, make sure it is the right size to prevent trips and falls •Choose face paint and makeup whenever possible instead of masks, which can obstruct a child’s vision •Wear bright-colored or reflective costumes in the dark •Have kids carry glow sticks or flashlights to help them see and be seen by drivers •Drive extra safely on Halloween. Slow down in residential areas and anticipate heavy pedestrian traffic

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.

FOUND CAT located at Cranshire Court and Montgomery Road. Please contact the Deerfield Police Non-Emergency line at 847-945-8636. The animal has been transported to a Lake County Animal Control Facility.

On October 1st at the Village Board meeting Mayor Harriet Rosenthal proclaimed the month of October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and urged the citizens to wear purple and work together to eliminate domestic violence from our community. In honor of this proclamation and in recognition of the recent events within our community, members of the Deerfield Police Department will wear purple ribbon pins throughout the month of October. Our Social Services Department has numerous resources and referrals to help if you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence.

Now until noon! Stop by, say hi, have your seat checked! Home Depot, 655 Lake Cook Rd.

At the most recent Village Board meeting, Officer Ryan Kass received the Donald E. Gehrig Memorial Award. This award was presented on behalf of the Deerfield Board of Police Commissioners who annually recognize one officer or civilian employee for outstanding police service. Congratulations to Officer Kass!

If you missed out on getting your car seat checked last weekend, stop by our event tomorrow! It will be at the Home Depot, 655 Lake Cook Rd. from 9AM-12PM. It is in conjunction with their Kids Workshop ( We will have techs on hand to assist with proper installation. There will also be a squad car and fire truck on display for the kids to check out!

Thank you to everyone who came out to our Coffee with a Cop event and to Starbucks for hosting! We look forward to having even more events like this one and meeting members of the community.

Don’t forget! This morning officers will be at the downtown Deerfield’s Starbucks (675 Deerfield Rd) from 10AM-12pm for National Coffee with a Cop Day! Come in, say hi, and hang out with us! ☕️👮🏻‍♂️

This Wednesday, community members are invited to come together with police officers in an informal, neutral space to discuss community issues, build relationships, and drink coffee. Deerfield Coffee with A Cop will be held 10am – 12pm at Starbucks, 675 Deerfield Road. This event provides a unique opportunity for community members to ask questions and learn more about the department's work in Deerfield neighborhoods and throughout the community. Enjoy a complimentary cup of Starbucks coffee, while supplies last. October 3rd is National Coffee with a Cop day. This is a day dedicated to encourage communication between law enforcement agencies and the public and bridge the gap between the community and the law.

#FeelGoodFriday Officer Sokorelis recently gave a safety talk to students of the Hellenic American Academy - Chicagoland. Our officers love these opportunities to educate young citizens by talking about what police officers do, when to call 9-1-1 and, everyone's favorite, showing off the squad car!

An Illinois law that goes into effect January 1, 2019 requires children to be securely fastened into rear-facing car seats until age 2. Visit our Car Seat Check Up Event this Saturday September 29th from 9:00am - 12:00pm for more information and safety seat inspections performed by certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians. The event will take place at in the commuter lot across from Deerfield Square (758 Deerfield Road, Deerfield). Hope to see you there!

There's one week left to apply to join our team! The application deadline for the position of Police Officer is October 4th. Qualified applicants will receive notice of a written exam to be held on October 13, 2018. For more information and a link to the application please visit