Reports of attempted burglaries and thefts are on the rise on the North Shore as the holiday season approaches and the end of Daylight Saving Time means that darkness falls earlier when many are still at work. Although this national trend is not unique to Highland Park or the North Shore, it is an area of concern and focus for the City of Highland Park. The Highland Park Police Department is partnering with law enforcement throughout the region to investigate area-wide reports of orchestrated crime groups targeting homes for burglaries.
Highland Park police officers are proactively working to prevent burglaries in our community. Patrol shift staffing has been increased, allowing officers in unmarked vehicles to be deployed on patrol during peak burglary hours to keep our community safe. These officers will focus solely on burglary prevention and detection efforts. Reporting suspicious behaviors, not people, can assist law enforcement in preventing crimes. If you see something, say something by calling the public safety non-emergency line at 847.432.7730.
The tips below can assist homeowners and residents in securing their property and preventing thefts and burglaries. Residents may also contact their Police Beat Coordinator, who can arrange a visit to provide safety recommendations, both general and specific to each home and location.
If you suspect you may have been the victim of a burglary or other crime, contact the Highland Park Police Department at 847.432.7730. To report a crime in progress or request emergency assistance, always dial 911.