Police Beat 8160

Department of Education

Hello and Welcome to Police Beat 8160. I am Sergeant Travis Meeks, the primary contact and Beat Coordinator of 8160. I was hired by the Palatine Police Department in 2013 and have served as a Patrol Officer, Crime Scene Technician, Juvenile Officer and School Resource Officer at Palatine High School. I am currently assigned as a midnight shift supervisor working from 9:30 p.m. to 5:30 a.m.


Beat 8160 is located in the Northeast portion of Palatine and is roughly bordered by Hicks Road to the west, Dundee Road to the north, Rand Road, Williams Drive and Rohlwing Road to the east and Baldwin Road to the south. Beat 8160 covers portionsLake Recreation Area of council districts 3, 4, 5, and 6 and is home to Palatine High School, Virginia Lake School and Palatine Fire Department Station 82. Beat 8160 also contains an array of retail and restaurant options, located off of Dundee and Rand Roads.


It is our mission to preserve the peace and community feel of Palatine by providing professional police services to this beat. The officers assigned to 8160 are veteran officers who have a great deal of experience and knowledge, which include:

  • Crime Scene Technicians
  • Field Training Officers
  • Range Officer and Investigations
  • School Resource Officers

Neighborhood-Based Policing

The officers in Beat 8160 take pride in their work and are always interested in providing quality service to our residents. The Neighborhood Based Policing philosophy allows thePalatine High School Track 8160 Beat officers to work in partnership with the community and to stay connected with their needs and concerns. This is accomplished by regular patrol responsibilities but also by meeting with residents in Neighborhood Watch Groups, attending block parties and by maintaining a close relationship with school officials and their resources.

Further Information

If you are in need of immediate police assistance or need to report any criminal or suspicious activity, please call 911. If you have any questions or concerns involving Beat 8160, you may contact me by calling 847-359-9000.