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Community Services Team

Boy Scouts with DeputyThe prevention of crime is a primary role and goal of all law enforcement agencies. It is when crimes are prevented from occurring that society is best served. The term “crime prevention” applies to the before-the-fact efforts or measures removing and/or reducing criminal opportunity.

The mission of the Community Services Team is to provide residents the knowledge to help prevent crime. Deputies empower residents, local governments and organizations by providing them with crime prevention strategies and techniques. A well-informed, safety-minded public reduces criminal victimization and improves the quality of life. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office partners with local governments and organizations invested in community safety including the Lake County Underage Drinking and Drug Prevention Task Force, Lake County Opioid Initiative and Lake-McHenry Veterans and Family Services, as well as, social service agencies, civic organizations and local governments. Educational programming includes hosting health and safety fairs, neighborhood safety programs and schools developing crisis plans for example.

Throughout the year, Deputies participate in public speaking engagements at schools, local governments, hospitals, corporations, civic organizations, community events, neighborhood associations and more. On average, three to four speaking engagements are held weekly. Annually, the Lake County Sheriff’s Office participates in the Lake County Fair, Lake County Senior Expo and the Lake County Law Enforcement Expo. The Community Services Team is located at 25 S Martin Luther King Jr Avenue in Waukegan.

Contact us at 847.377.4211 or if you are interested in one of the programs offered by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office:

  • Bicycle Safety Classes
  • Career Days
  • Child Fingerprinting
  • Child and Teen Safety and Well Being
  • DEA Prescription Drug Take Back Program ​
  • Drug Awareness Programming
  • DUI Awareness Programming
  • Girl Scout & Boy Scout Presentations
  • Home and Business Security
  • Identity Theft Seminars
  • Internet Safety
  • Neighborhood Watch and Personal Safety
  • R.U.O.K.
  • Safety On Call
  • Veteran's Assistance
  • Volunteer Senior Advocates  ​​​

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