During an emergency, disaster, or inclement weather, turn to radio stations 720 a.m. or 780 a.m. for the most up-to-date emergency notice information for Cook County. In addition, the Village has partnered with the neighboring communities of Glencoe, Kenilworth, Wilmette, and Winnetka to institute CodeRED, a high-speed telephone emergency notification system. CodeRED allows Village staff to telephone all or specific areas of the Village in case of emergency that requires immediate action, such as a boil-water order, Amber Alert, or environmental emergency. The system delivers a recorded message to a live person or answering machine. Add your phone number online to the CodeRED system. You may also add your email to the Village’s email notification system.
Police Department Services:
The Police Department can assist by using a trap or noose when there is a wild animal loose in the living area, basement, or garage of a home. Unless there is a direct threat to residents, Police will not enter attics, crawl spaces, chimneys, roofs, under porches, or other difficult-to-access places to remove wild animals.
Police cannot assist with trapping wild animals that are living outside the home. If you are experiencing a problem with wild animals and stinging insects outside of your home, contact a Nuisance Wildlife Control Specialists who are licensed by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. You can learn more online about how to deal with wildlife, including coyotes and skunks. Contact a Wildlife Removal Specialist.
Key Box Program
In the case of loss or emergency, you can leave a spare key to your home or vehicle with the Police Department. Keys are stored in a secure lock box and can only be released to those approved by the key-owner with proper identification. If you would like to participate in the Key Box Program, complete the Key Box Program Application form.
House Watch Program
The Police Department provides a House Watch Program as a public service and crime prevention measure in order to prevent and detect crime on affected residential properties while residents are away. If you would like your home to be monitored when you are away, complete the House Watch Program form.
Officer Friendly Program
Representatives of the Police Department frequently visit local schools to discuss safety, promote good citizenship, and build rapport with students. Age-appropriate safety topics range from drug prevention to stranger awareness.
Special Needs Awareness Profile
Individuals, parents, guardians, and caregivers can complete a Special Needs Awareness Profile which provides public safety personnel with important information about a special needs person when responding to a specific address. If you wish to participate in the program, please complete the Special Awareness Program Profile form.
Elderly or Disabled Help List Program
The Police Department maintains a Help List for residents who are elderly or disabled and have special medical conditions. The List enables first responders to know that extra assistance may be needed when residents call for assistance. During dangerously hot or cold weather, a Police Dispatcher will call every resident on the Help List to conduct a well-being check. If you are interested in enrolling in the program, view our Enrollment Information.
Police Department Testing
Click here for the most recent eligibility list.
Fire Department Services:
Fire-Rescue Public Education
The Fire-Rescue Department provides a variety of public education opportunities, including Fire Station tours, CPR and First Aid classes, and educational sessions at block parties, senior events, or school visits. The Department conducts a variety of outreach efforts annually during Fire Prevention Week in October.
Blood Pressure Screenings
The Fire-Rescue Department offers free blood pressure screenings for all residents. Upon request, the Department will create a file with your medical information and blood pressure screening history to identify any patterns in your blood pressure. For more information, contact the Fire-Rescue Department.