The Island Lake Police Department stands together as compassionate, courteous and patient individuals without favoritism or prejudice for the constitutional rights of others.
We aspire continuously to always be professionals; calm and restrained in the face of violence and to only apply force which is necessary to accomplish our lawful duty.
Our common goals of integrity, pride and honesty within the department and the community is to unify and maintain order to accomplish the highest standards of living.
The Police Department promotes, preserves and delivers a feeling of security, safety and quality of services to our residents, visitors and every individual to come within contact of the Village of Island Lake.
Phone Number: (847) 526-2100
Fax: (847) 526-1033
Thank you for visiting our website. On these pages you will find answers to some of our most Frequently Asked Questions. Our desire is that upon the conclusion of your visit you will have a better understanding of the police in a free society, and the responsibility of citizens with regards to the law.
Laws are in place for the protection of all citizens, and it is the role of the police to enforce the laws and maintain order while keeping the welfare of all persons in mind. This is our primary purpose, but not our only function. We are available to help all residents of Island Lake with services that may not be traditionally identified with law enforcement. Many of them are outlined in the following pages. If we can help you, we will. If we do not have an answer, we may at least be able to suggest another resource for you to turn to. Is there a service that you feel we can provide? Please call or e-mail us and let us know. If it is in anyway related to our function we will attempt to find a solution.
Finally, a short civics lesson for those who need clarification regarding the government's role in passing and enforcing laws. The legislative branch (locally the Village Board) passes and enacts laws and ordinances. The police enforce these laws, and the judicial branch (locally Lake and McHenry counties) decides the guilt or innocence of the accused.
We hope that you find this site both informative and interesting. If you have suggestions for future topics, please e-mail us.