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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.
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:
- 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.
Please contact us to request the Child Fingerprinting ID System for
Child 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.