Police Department
7300 Niles Center Road
Emergency: dial 9-1-1
Non-emergency: 847/982-5900

Crime Tip Hotline:  847/933-TIPS (8477)

Click here to report a crime tip to the Skokie Police Department.

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The Skokie Village Code identifies the responsibilities of the Skokie Police Department as the protection of life and property, the protection of individual rights, the enforcement of ordinances and regulations, and the preservation of peace, order and safety.  With these values delineated in Village Code as a mandate, it is the mission of the Skokie Police Department to proactively and professionally deliver law enforcement services to the people of Skokie in order to enhance the quality of life through the preservation of peace and order.

By acknowledging responsibility to the citizens of Skokie as the Department's true source of authority; by performing duties within both the spirit and the letter of the law; by treating each person with dignity and respect while remaining sensitive to their unique needs, the Skokie Police Department can strive to approach if not fulfill its Mission.  Accordingly, progress made toward achievement of its Mission will be measured in terms of the Department's day-to-day ability to:

  • Prevent and repress crime
  • Detect criminal activity and apprehend offenders
  • Protect life and property
  • Facilitate the safe movement of people and vehicles
  • Assist those in danger, those in need of assistance, and those who cannot care for themselves
  • Protect individual constitutional rights
  • Resolve conflict threatening to life and property
  • Promote and preserve a feeling of safety and security in the community

Skokie Police Officers Help Save a Life

On the evening of Tuesday, January 20, Police Officers Bello, Zurawski, S. Long and Communications Operator Lieberman worked as a team to deliver life saving instructions, administer CPR and deploy an automated external defibrillator (AED), to successfully resuscitate an unresponsive subject.

This is the first AED deployment since SPD purchased 17 of the units in 2013 and 2014, for deployment in Patrol Kits. The Patrol Kits are carried in squad cars on every shift and all SPD officers are certified in the American Heart Association CPR/AED Program.

The Skokie Police Department purchased 17 AED's with funding provided through the Byrne Justice Assistance Grant Program administered by the United States Department of Justice and the Chicago Police Department Research and Development Division.

Illinois Law Enforcement Accreditation Program (ILEAP)

Accreditation is an ongoing process through which law enforcement agencies voluntarily measure their policies and procedures against established and accepted standards of excellence, and has compliance with those criteria verified by an independent, authoritative body.  For Illinois police departments, The Illinois Law Enforcement Accreditation Council serves in this capacity.  In January 2012, after many months of review, self-assessment and preparation, the Skokie Police Department became only the sixth agency in Illinois to be awarded accredited status through the ILEAP program.  The Department will next be assessed in the Fall of 2015.

Police Department Citizen Satisfaction Survey

The Police Department Citizen Satisfaction Survey may be conducted by mail, in person, by telephone or online.   The survey is helpful to the Skokie Police Department to assess overall agency performance, community concern over safety and security and recommendations and suggestions for improvements.

Police Headquarters
The state-of-the-art Police Headquarters is located on Niles Center Road just north of Touhy Avenue at 7300 Niles Center Road.  Click here to learn more.