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The Community Relations Division serves as a proactive approach to crime prevention and education for our community. An educated citizen is a safer citizen. Please do not hesitate to contact us when you plan your community event We'd love to join you.

Community Presentations

To keep the community involved in our current activities, we invite community members to come watch demonstrations by some of our units. We also give informational presentations on important topics, such as:

Community Outreach - Helping the Cub Scouts with bicycle safety

  • Drug and Gang Awareness & Prevention
  • Home & Business Security
  • Identity Theft
  • Internet Safety
  • Neighborhood Watch
  • Personal Safety Tips
  • Residential Safety
  • Senior Safety
  • Stranger Danger Education
  • Vacation House Checks
  • Workplace Violence
  • What is it Like to be a Police Officer?

Child Fingerprinting ID System

Our electronic fingerprinting identification system scans and prints a record of your child's ten fingerprints and photos. We provide this sytem at community events, such as the county fair and the annual Childrens Health & Safety Fair at MCC. Please contact us to request the Child Fingerprinting ID System for your event.

Child-Safety-SeatChild Safety Seat Program

The McHenry County Sheriff's Office has grant fund support from the Illinois Department of Transporation's (IDOT) Division of Traffic Safety to distribute child safety seats and provide education on correct installation and use of seats.

We work with communities and organizations to provide child seats to those who cannot financially afford one. Please contact us if you, or someone you know, is in need of a child safety seat.

Shop With a Cop

Every year, near Christmas time, our officers take groups of underprivileged children from McHenry County to Walmart where they are given $200 each to spend on gifts they may otherwise not have receieved. We believe it is important for each child to know they are deserving of such gifts.

Your Sheriff is Your Friend Coloring and Activity Book

SheriffColoringBook  Printable Coloring Book (Size 6MB)

Link to Crime Prevention & Safety Links



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