Police, Fire & 911

The Tower Lakes Police Department, founded in 1972, provides law enforcement services for the Village of Tower Lakes.  Its jurisdiction covers approximately 17 miles of local, County and State roads in the Village of Tower Lakes, located in southwest Lake County, including a portion of IL Route 59.

All Emergencies (Police/Fire/Ambulance): 9-1-1

Police Department (Non-Emergency)
847-526-3800 (24hr dispatcher)

Vacation Watch and Overnight Parking Requests: CLICK HERE

Police Department:

400 N IL Route 59
Tower Lakes, IL 60010

Administrative Phone: 847-526-0444
Fax: 847-526-0567
Email: policedepartment@towerlakes-il.gov

Police Chief Sam Sinacore


Fire & Rescue (Non-Emergency):
Phone: 847-526-2821 (Wauconda Fire Dept)

Good Shepherd Hospital:
450 W Hwy 22, Lake Barrington, IL
Phone: 847-381-9600

Illinois Poison Control Center:
Phone: 1-800-942-5969

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911 service is available to all residents, a 24 hour emergency telephone number that puts you in touch with your police,fire or emergency medical service immediately. It is to be used for emergency situations only.

We use the Connect-CTY service, a village-to-resident notification system, sometimes referred to as Reverse 911.  With this service, police and Village leaders can send voice messages to residents and businesses within minutes with information about severe storm warnings, boil orders, road closures or any other time-sensitive information.  The Connect-CTY service is used to supplement other communication plans and augment public safety/first responder services. Please contact the village by phone (847-526-0488) or email  (village@towerlakes-il.gov) to add your contact information to this service if you are not already receiving notifications.

There is now an emergency phone outside the Village Office. It is located in a red box between the front door and the Police (North) door. A single button will connect the caller to the 911 dispatcher. This will provide 24 hour access to emergency services for joggers, bikers and drivers whose cars break down near Rt. 59, even when an officer is on patrol/not present at the office. The Tower Lakes Police Department has adopted a policy of pro-active policing to enhance safety for our community. 

Working In Partnership With Our Community

The police officers of Tower Lakes care about the community and the residents they work for. They are dedicated to the safety and security of the residents and the community itself. Their goal is to work in partnership with our community to maintain safe and secure neighborhoods, reduce crime, and improve the quality of life for our citizens through ethical, courteous and professional service.

The Tower Lakes Police Department staff consists of a Chief of Police, two supervisory Officers, several patrol officers, two investigators and a part time clerk. Other resources are available on an as-needed basis, including special investigators, crime lab, air patrol and regional task forces for major crimes and drug enforcement, as well as supplemental response from the Lake County Sheriff’s Department. Our dispatch function is provided on contract by the Island Lake Police Department. The Village of Tower Lakes also has enhanced 9-1-1 service provided through the Lake County Emergency Telephone System Board.

Police Services

The Tower Lakes Police Department provides regular patrolling, property surveillance, investigations, traffic enforcement, truck safety and weight enforcement and a D.U.I. enforcement program. We also provide different areas of law enforcement to the public.

  • Vacation House Watch
  • Community Oriented Policing Program
  • Bicycle Registration
  • Crime Prevention Program
  • Crimes Against The Elderly Program
  • Traffic Control at North Barrington School
  • Co-sponsorship of CPR classes

IMPORTANT: The Tower Lakes Police Dept. is encouraging disabled or special needs residents to participate in the Illinois Premise Alert Program (PAP). Disabled or special needs residents can give their personal information to the Tower Lakes Police Dept, who will then share the information with their 911 emergency dispatch center. The confidential information will be stored in a computer database so first responders such as police and fire personnel will have immediate access to it in the event of an emergency situation. This program is also available to parents, family members, guardians and caregivers on behalf of a disabled or special needs resident. The Premise Alert Program form can be downloaded and is also available at the Tower Lakes Police Dept. The forms can be mailed or dropped off at the TL Police Dept. at 400 N. IL Rt. 59, Tower Lakes, IL 60010.


Tower Lakes PD helped found the Barrington Area Drug Prevention Coalition, badpc.org, a community resource dedicated to reversing the trend of alcohol, tobacco, and other drug abuse in our community through education, prevention and intervention strategies and encouraging healthy alternatives.

  • Flu prevention and info from the Centers for Disease Control:  www.cdc.gov
  • National Center for Missing & Exploited Children:  www.ncmec.org