Village of Round Lake Heights Police Department

Mission Statement

It is the mission of the Round Lake Heights Police Department to provide law enforcement services with integrity and dedication.

To preserve life, property and the individual rights guaranteed by the Constitution of the United States.

To work in partnership with citizen groups and the community as a whole to enhance the quality of life in the Village of Round Lake Heights.

To prevent the commission of criminal acts when possible and to fully investigate crimes when they occur and apprehend & prosecute the criminal offenders.

And to earn the respect of the citizens of the Village and all individuals by maintaining a professional, knowledgeable and well-trained police force which is recognized for its fairness, tolerance and equality in the discharge of its law enforcement duties.

- John R. Roehlk, Chief of Police

We are very proud to have a Child Passenger Safety Seat certified technician on staff. Commander Scott Crawford recently attended training to become a Certified Technician by SafeKids Worldwide and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Commander Crawford can inspect your current car/safety seat for proper installation and recall notices or he can demonstrate to first-time mom's and dad's the proper installation of a car seat to keep your child safe. In some cases, we can even provide you with a booster or safety seat.. If you are a Resident of Round Lake Heights or the surrounding communities, please contact Commander Crawford at (847) 546-9704 or via e-mail at scrawford@rlhpd.org to make an appointment.

Information & Location

Police - Emergency 911
Non-Emergency - (847) 546-9704
Dispatch - (847) 270-9111
Round Lake Heights Police Department
619 W. Pontiac Ct., Round Lake Heights, IL 60073
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Phone: (847) 546-9704
Fax: (847) 546-9729
Records Hours: M-Th 9am-3pm

Employment

The Round Lake Heights Police Department currently has no openings. You may submit an application for full or part-time police officer to remain on file for a period of one year. Openings can arise suddenly with no warning. When this occurs, we will look at the applications on file first, before advertising for any position. Please follow these guideline s when submitting an application as incomplete applications will not be considered: Completed applications can be returned in person, via U.S. Mail or scanned and e-mailed to jobs@rlhpd.org. No faxed applications will be accepted. Please enclose a copy of the following documents with your completed application;
- Drivers License
- Birth certificate
- High school diploma
- College diploma
- DD214 (if applicable)
- Basic law enforcement officer training certificate
- Other training certificates

5-4-8 Curfew for minors
- A. No person less than eighteen (18) years of age shall be present at or upon any public assembly, building, place, street or highway, at the following times unless accompanied and supervised by a parent, legal guardian, or unless engaged in a business or occupation which the laws of the State authorize a person less than eighteen (18) years of age to perform: Between 12:00 A.M. Friday and 6:00 A.M. Saturday; and Between 12:00 A.M. Saturday and 6:00 A.M. Sunday; and Between 11:00 P.M. Sunday through Thursday inclusive, and 6:00 A.M. on the following day. (Ord. 92-12, 12-9-92)
- B. A parent, legal guardian or other person shall not knowingly permit a person in his custody or control to violate this Section.

Landlords, we now have a tool to assist you in your business and to make Round Lake Heights a safer, more enjoyable place to live and work. The Crime Free Multi-Housing Program was created by Ordinance 2006-O-14 and establishes an enforceable code of conduct for tenants.
This ordinance will help minimize problems you encounter with certain tenants and will help make Round Lake Heights a better place to live. Other local communities have also implemented this identical program and have enjoyed the same success that we have.
All landlords are required to attend a Crime Free Multi-Housing Program training session that are held periodically at the Village of Round Lake Heights Hall. Please contact Crime Free Housing Specialist Cindy Thommes at (847) 546-9704 ext. 306 to inquire about upcoming classes.
Every Landlord is required to attend, even if you have only one residential rental unit. If you have a property manager that is not the owner, they can attend on your behalf. The property manager cannot be the tenant. If you have attended the Crime Free Multi-Housing class within the last two years from another municipality, we will accept that class when you provide proof (certificate) of attendance to us.
PDF Format - Crime Free Lease Addendum available in Adobe Acrobat Click Here

The "Parents Guide to Gangs" with the help of the Round Lake Area Police Departments and the Round Lake Area School District 116 Bi-Lingual Parent Coordinator. It is meant as only an introduction to gangs, and by no means has all the answers. We hope that reading it will help you open a dialogue with your children about the dangers that exist in the world around them. For further help, contact your local department or one of the agencies in the directory.
PDF FormatA Parents Guide to Gangs English available in Adobe Acrobat Click Here
PDF FormatGuía para los Padres sobre Las Pandillas (Espanol) en Adobe Acrobat Chasque Aquí

Parking Ticket Payments

Officer Info

Email Rank | Name | Badge #
Chief John Roehlk
Commander Scott Crawford #301
Records Clerk Cindy Thommes #302
Officer Shane Page #312
Officer Garret Lambeta #315
Officer Terry Kaminski #318
Officer Joseph Vyhnanek #322
Officer Sandra Molidor #327
Officer Jacob Oakes #328
FOIA
Jobs- Submit Application
Submit Compliance Documents
Crime Free Housing Email
Crime Free Housing On-Line Renewal

Vacation House Watch

Vacation House Watch is a police service that helps protect unoccupied homes while Round Lake Heights residents are away on business or travel. Police will check homes periodically to help ensure their security. You must come in person to the Round Lake Heights Police Department and complete the form.

Earn a $25 reward!
IDThisPerson.com is a private endeavor created to assist Law Enforcement with identifying subjects wanted for questioning in criminal investigations. Identity Theft and related crimes like credit card fraud have plagued society for a number of years and most citizens know of someone, or they themselves have been victims of Identity Theft. Visitors to IDThisPerson.com who can identify subjects, and help reduce their own chances of becoming a victim of Identity Theft, can remain 100% anonymous. IDThisPerson.com and Law Enforcement do not need to know who you are; we need to know who you know. IDThisPerson.com does not collect the data submitted by users; it merely forwards it to the Law Enforcement agency that submitted the image.

Neighborhood Watch

NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH is one of the most effective and least costly ways to prevent crime. NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH forges bonds among area residents. It helps reduce neighborhood crimes and creates a partnership between law enforcement and the community. NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH fights the isolation that crime both creates and feeds upon. Neighbors working together in cooperation with law enforcement makes the best crime fighting team around!
Any community resident can join a Neighborhood Watch; young or old, single or married, renter or homeowner. Members can learn how to make their homes more secure, watch out for each other and the neighborhood, and report suspicious activities to the Police Department. You can form a Neighborhood Watch group for any area: a street, mobile home park, apartment complex, marina, community recreation center, or park.
Neighborhood Watch groups are not vigilantes. They are extra eyes and ears for reporting crime and helping neighbors. Neighborhood Watch builds pride and serves as a springboard for efforts that address community needs. Citizen involvement is essential to combat this social crisis.

Starting a Neighborhood Watch

Suspicious Activities to Look For...


For more information or for assistance in starting a Neighborhood Watch program in your neighborhood, please contact Commander Scott Crawford at (847) 546-9704 ext 308 or scrawford@rlhpd.org

VineLink
"Have you been the victim of a crime? Is the offender in prison? Would you like to be notified when they are released or their status changes?"
VineLink "Victims and other concerned citizens can register to be notified by phone, email, text message (SMS) or TTY device when an offender's custody status changes." "Please sign up for notifications at www.vinelink.com."

"If you have an American flag that is no longer fit for display and you don't know how to properly dispose of it, please drop it off to Chief Roehlk at the front desk of Village Hall. Chief Roehlk will take them to the Marine Corps League three times per year."

"If you have any old cell phones, please drop them off at the front desk of Village Hall. They will be donated to an organization that wipes all the memory allowing only the Emergency 911 feature to remain. The phones are then distributed to battered women in need of emergency communications with law enforcement. Chargers are appreciated but boxes, manuals and other accessories are not needed."

No Tobacco Products for anyone under age 18!

Kids can't buy 'em here! The Round Lake Heights Police Department participates in the Kids Can't Buy 'Em Here program hosted by the Illinois Liquor Control Commission. The continuous grant provides funds to monitor tobacco sales and conduct compliance checks at local businesses that sell tobacco products. We have participated in this program since 2004.
We are pleased to report that there have been no violations and are proud of our businesses that take this matter seriously and ask for ID on tobacco sales within the State guidelines and individual store policy.

School Zone Safety

School Zone established on Lotus Drive. A designated School Zone has been established on Lotus Drive from Warrior to just north of Mohawk Drive. The School Zone speed limit is 20 MPH and is strictly enforced. For the safety of our children, please be aware of this new speed zone as you pass Indian Hill Elementary and Round Lake Middle School.
Additionally, a new State Statute states cellular phones shall not be used in a school zone. Please refrain from using a non-hands free phone while in this school zone. 625 ILCS 5/12-610.1(e)

Child Safety Seats

Keeping Kids Safe in Vehicles: Top 10 Tips:
1. Infants must always be placed in rear-facing seats until they are at least one year old and 20 lbs. However it is recommended they stay rear facing until age 2. If less than a year old and more than 20 lbs., be sure they ride in a seat approved for heavier babies and continue to ride rear-facing until at least one year old. Children may ride rear-facing in many seats up to 35 lbs.
2. Remember: Never place a rear-facing infant seat in front of an active passenger air bag.
3. Once children are forward-facing, they should ride in a forward-facing seat (toddler seat) until they reach approximately 40 lbs..
4. All children who have outgrown child safety seats should be properly restrained in booster seats until at least 8 years old and are 4'9" tall.
5. Old/used child safety seats should not be used unless you are certain they have never been in a crash and you have all the parts (including instructions). Seats six years or older should be discarded and never used. To check if your safety seat has been recalled, log on to www.seatcheck.org
6. Always read both the vehicle owner's manual and the instructions that come with the child safety seat.
7. Kids of all ages are safest when properly restrained in the back seat. It is recommended that all children under age 13 ride in the back.
8. It's important to remember that the "best" child safety seat is the one that correctly fits the child, the vehicle, and is used correctly every time.
9. Get your child safety seats checked!

Has Your Vehicle Been Towed?

Towed and Impounded Vehicles:
A-Tire County Service - 847-546-7491
363 N. Cedar Lake Road | Round Lake, Illinois 60073
If a vehicle you own has been towed and impounded in an arrest by the Round Lake Heights Police Department for a qualifying offense/arrest, a hold has been placed on the vehicle until the administrative fee has been paid to the Village of Round Lake Heights. The fee is established under RLH Ordinance 2014-O-003 6-2-9(C). The full Ordinance can be viewed in person at Village hall or at this link: Village Ordinance Link
This fee must be paid before the vehicle will be released from:
A-TIRE: 363 N. Cedar Lake Road | Round Lake, IL 60073 | (847) 546-7491
This administrative fee is separate from and in addition to any towing and storage fees by the towing company. For liability purposes, Round Lake Heights Police will not authorize entry into or the removing of any property from an impounded vehicle on the property of A-Tire.
The amount of this fee/bond is $250.00. Payment must be made in person at Round Lake Heights Village Hall, 619 W. Pontiac Court Round Lake Heights, IL 60073 or with a credit card* payment over the phone (847) 546-1206.
Round Lake Heights Village Hall is open Monday-Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm and Saturday 9:00am to 1:00pm.
Payment must be made in cash or by credit card only. No checks will be accepted.
* Credit card fee extra

Useful Links & Resources

Link Resources
Visit the Official Round Lake Heights' Police Department Website
VRLH New Parking Permission Number available in Adobe Acrobat
The Illinois Secretary of State's office has established an Emergency Contact Database which allows Illinois driver's license and ID cardholders to enter emergency contact information into a voluntary, secure database. In the event of a motor vehicle crash or other emergency situation when a person is unable to communicate directly, law enforcement may access the database to help them reach the person's designated contacts. For more information or to join the EMERGENCY CONTACT DATABASE visit: www.cyberdriveillinois.com
The Round Lake Heights Police Department participates in all Click It or Ticket seatbelt enforcement campaigns. Seatbelt and child protection laws are strictly enforced throughout the year with special enforcement patrols during peak travel or holiday periods. Please, Buckle up!
Visit the Official Illinois State Police Department Website
Visit the Illinois State Police Sex Offender Lookup
Visit the Lake County Metropolitain Enforcement Group's Website
Visit Illinois Secretary of State Website through CyberDrive Illinois
Visit SafeKids Worldwide
Visit National Highyway Traffic Safety Administration