Joseph Leonas

Joseph Leonas

Chief of Police

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1 Olde Half Day Road
Lincolnshire, IL 60069

Phone: 847-883-8600
Fax: 847-883-8608

Active Shooter/Critical Incident Presentations

The Lincolnshire Police Department has specially trained officers who can meet with members of the community to provide guidance in managing the dangers of an active shooter or aggressive intruder. The Lincolnshire Police Department provides this free training to local businesses, houses of worship, schools, non-profit organizations, and multi-residential housing facilities.

Please contact the Lincolnshire Police Department at 847-913-2350, to schedule a free presentation. Presentations include classroom instruction typically lasting under ninety minutes.

Prior to the presentation, it is recommended to meet with the instructing officer to discuss your organization’s safety plan, and incorporate it into the presentation, as well as offer possible recommendations. For a more effective training session, instructors try to limit group sizes to less than 30 people at a time but can make accommodations based on the organization’s needs. The Police Department can conduct more than one training session if needed.

Car Seat Installation

The Lincolnshire Police Department is staffed with officers certified as child safety seat technicians. The officers are available to answer questions over the phone or meet in person by appointment. Prior to an appointment, the technicians will ask that you read the instruction manual that came with you child safety seat on your own. Adjustments will be made by the technician if necessary. If you would like to schedule an appointment with a technician, please contact the police department.

Citizen Ride-Alongs

The Lincolnshire Police Department maintains a citizen ride-along program in an effort to foster positive public relations and to promote trust and understanding between citizens and the police department. This program provides members of the community with the opportunity to observe firsthand how their police department conducts patrol operations by riding along with Patrol Division personnel as they perform their daily patrol duties. Citizens wishing to participate in the ride-along program shall be limited to one ride-along per year. Ride-Along Program rules and application.


Many professions and organizations require documented criminal history checks of current and prospective employees or members based upon fingerprint submissions. Citizens requesting fingerprint services will be charged a $25.00 fee per visit. This fee will be waived for Lincolnshire residents. Citizen requested fingerprinting will only be conducted Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Citizens must provide their own fingerprint cards and display government-issued photo identification. No more than three fingerprint cards will be completed for any person per visit. Contact the police department to schedule an appointment.

Home Security Surveys

The Lincolnshire Police Department offers complimentary home security surveys by appointment. Officers will walk with the homeowners through the residence and make suggestions, if necessary, for improving the overall safety and security of the home. To schedule an appointment, contact the police department at 847-913-2350.

Overnight Parking Requests

Overnight parking permissions and other parking requests must comply with Village Code Title 10 "Motor Vehicles and Traffic" and must be legally parked. Requests for parking permissions in excess of three (3) days or for other questions, please call the non-emergency police number. No vehicles are permitted to park on streets or roadways within the Village during or anytime within 12 hours after a snowfall of two (2) or more inches.

Safety Presentations

Members of the Crime Prevention Unit are pleased to offer safety presentations to the business community and residents. Past presentation topics include active shooter awareness, identity theft, crime prevention through environmental design, and workplace violence. To schedule an officer for a presentation, contact the police department.

Requests for Police Reports

The Lincolnshire Police Department will address FOIA requests in accordance with the Illinois Freedom of Information Act. Traffic Crash Reports are generally available within 7 to 10 days of the occurrence.

School Resource Officer

Through an agreement with Stevenson High School, the Police Department provides a Police Officer to the school on a "full-time" basis during the school year. The SRO works as a resource liaison between the school, the parents, other police departments and the students themselves.

Station Tours

The police department offers complimentary tours to groups and citizens. To schedule an appointment, contact the police department.

Traffic Complaints

While traffic enforcement is only one component of the duties of a police officer, traffic safety is a priority because it contributes to the overall safety of our community and roadways. In order to address specific issues like speeding, stop sign violators and other hazardous traffic concerns in our community, the Lincolnshire Police Department asks for your assistance in identifying particular areas in town where/when these problems exist.

Vacation Watch / Extra Watch Program

Vacation watch requests may only be made for periods less than 30 days. By submitting a vacation watch request to the Lincolnshire Police Department, you release and indemnify the Village of Lincolnshire from all claims or liability that may arise with this request. Additionally, you acknowledge the vacation watch is provided as a courtesy to Village residents. Lastly, you understand this form does not guarantee the Lincolnshire Police Department will be able to check the residence on a daily basis nor does the Village of Lincolnshire assume responsibility for any damage or injury that may occur on or to your property during the time this request is valid. Should a problem be noted by an officer, you will receive notification thought one of the forms of communication listed regarding this issue.

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