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.

Sign Up for the Emergency Telephone Notification System

The Village has an emergency telephone notification system to contact residents and businesses quickly in the case of an emergency.  Through the CodeRED system, the Village can send out automated telephone messages quickly and efficiently in the event of an emergency.  The brief message will provide information on the emergency situation and any important instructions.

December 2015 "Cops with Kids" Program

The Skokie Police Department in cooperation with the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) Lodge #68 (a not-for-profit organization) is again proud to be sponsoring the “Cops with Kids” program (formerly known as Shop with a Cop) for the community of Skokie. This program is designed to benefit deserving children as well as develop a bond between children and law enforcement. Cops with Kids pairs children with Skokie Police Officers and employees and provides them with a $100 gift card to shop for themselves and their families.

One of the major goals of this program is to boost a child’s self-esteem; it gives the children a chance to see law enforcement officers in a different setting that is not intimidating and promotes decision making and responsibility for the child. Additionally, the program provides an opportunity for children to build relationships with Officers and shop for gifts for their loved ones during the holiday season. The Cops with Kids program is a very positive experience for the children as well as the Police Officers. The children selected to participate are referred by schools and social and community agencies within the Village of Skokie.

If you are interested in donating to the Cops with Kids program, your donation is tax deductible and very much appreciated. Please visit https://www.gofundme.com/skokiecopswithkids to make your donation today!

 Police Department Links

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

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.