Crime Prevention

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                               Crime Prevention Officers Poliquin and Holtz                
The mission of the Crime Prevention Unit is to remove criminal opportunity in the Village through the implementation of successful crime displacing programs such as Neighborhood Watch, Crime Free Multi-Housing and Officer Friendly / Stranger Danger.

The goal of the Crime Prevention Officer is to maintain strong police-community relations through informational and educational programs geared to all ages in an effort to reduce crime and enhance the quality of life in the Village of Palatine.

According to the National Crime Prevention Institute, the formal definition of Crime Prevention is: the anticipation, recognition and appraisal of a crime risk, and the initiation of some action to remove or reduce it.

Obviously, we cannot eliminate a criminal's desire to commit crimes, nor can we take away one's skills to commit a crime, however Crime Prevention can remove the opportunity. Without an opportunity to commit a crime, the criminal is forced to go elsewhere. Palatine's Crime Prevention Unit wants to help you, "Take a Bite Out of Crime in Palatine!"


Village Hall Regular Hours: Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
200 East Wood Street, Palatine, Illinois 60067 P. (847) 358-7500
Emergency:911 Non-Emergency: (847) 359-9000 Hours: 24 Hours
Police Headquarters 595 North Hicks Road, Palatine, Illinois 60067
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