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 do NOT require a notarized Affidavit, nor any other legal documentation, as per the provisions of the Illinois Uniform Peace Officer’s Disciplinary Act, Chapter 50 ILCS 725/3.8 as amended 07-01-2021.

Complaints alleging misconduct against civilian employees of the Sheriff's Office do NOT require a notarized Affidavit.

Anonymous complaints may be submitted in person, phone, email, or through the Lake County Sheriff's Office mobile app. The app is available in Android and iOS.

The mobile app is listed as Lake County Sheriff IL.

Lake County Sheriff’s Office
Office of Professional Standards
25 S Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue
Waukegan, IL 60085
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 847-377-4236