Complaint Against Sheriff's Personnel

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office has a strict policy of providing highly professional law enforcement services to the Lake County community. To achieve this goal, it is imperative that all complaints against members of the Lake County Sheriff’s Office be thoroughly investigated. The Sheriff and his command staff would like to know when services need improvement and thereby provide a means for residents to address grievances of misconduct by sworn or civilian personnel.

File a Complaint

Complaints alleging misconduct against a sworn deputy sheriff must be accompanied by a notarized Affidavit, by a notary of the State of Illinois, as per the provisions of the Illinois Uniform Peace Officer’s Disciplinary Act, Chapter 50 ILCS 725/3.8.

Complaints alleging misconduct against civilian employees of the Sheriff's Office may mandate a notarized Affidavit, depending on the particulars of the misconduct, but is not required by state law.

You may contact the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, Office of Professional Standards by email or by mail. Please direct mail to the following address:

Lake County Sheriff’s Office
Office of Professional Standards
25 S Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue
Waukegan, IL 60085

OPS Sergeant Michael Bennett
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 847-377-4011