I am Sergeant Steve Bratcher, supervisor for the team of officers that patrol Beat 8150. I have been with the Palatine Police Department since 1993, serving
as a Patrol Officer, Detective, Crime Scene Investigator and Juvenile Officer. Currently I am a Patrol Sergeant assigned to the “midnight shift” (9:30PM to 5:30AM).
Geographically, Beat 8150 is located in the northwest section of Palatine, roughly north of Northwest Hwy. and west of Hicks Road. It consists of many apartment and condominium communities as well as single family neighborhoods and retail establishments. Some points of interest around the beat are the Palatine Public Library, Palatine Hills Golf Course, the Palatine Stables, and Eagle Pool. Schools
within 8150 include Sundling Jr. High and Lincoln Elementary.
Running through a large portion of Beat 8150 is the western section of the Palatine Bicycle Trail. Specially trained Bike Officers patrol the path to interact with residents and help keep it safe. In addition, officers from the 8150 team meet with neighborhood watch groups, attend block parties with residents, interact with business owners and work together with school officials on a regular basis.
We strongly believe that a critical element to keeping our community safe is open lines of communication between citizens and the police. The next time you are planning a community event, please feel free to contact me or any of the members of the 8150 team to see how we can be involved. I can be reached by calling 847-359-9000.
8150 Beat Officers
Officer Dave Fanning
Officer Joe Semro
Officer John Longo
Officer Angela Bonneville
Officer Bruce Morris
Officer Steve Rago
Officer Kristy Zickert
Officer Tony Romero