Community Relations

Child Safety Seat Inspection Program


Statistics show that four out of every five Child Safety Seats are improperly installed and could lead to serious injury in an accident. The Northbrook Police Department has trained and certified Child Safety Seat Technicians who can instruct Northbrook residents on how to properly install child safety seats. They will also inspect an installed safety seat to make sure it is properly installed. For an appointment call Community Relations at 847-664-4182.

Citizen Police Academy


The Citizen Police Academy is an eleven-week course that offers residents an opportunity to get a behind the scenes look at local law enforcement. The course meets one evening per week and focuses on topics such as Patrol Operations, Criminal Investigations, Crime Scene Processing, Police Canine Operations, Firearms and Self Defense Training. You will also have the opportunity to ride along with a Northbrook Police Officer. Although you won't be a police officer at the end of the course, you will a better-informed citizen. Classes are held in the spring. The Citizen's Police Academy class is open to all Northbrook residents or business owners ages 21 and up. Class size is limited to 25 persons so reserve your spot. Contact the Community Relations Supervisor at 847-664-4427. To apply view and complete the Citizen Police Academy Application (PDF).

Home & Business Security Surveys


The Northbrook Police Department has trained and experienced personnel who can come to your home or business and offer suggestions on security issues. The survey normally takes 30 to 60 minutes and we supply you with a written report of measures that you can take to better protect your home, business and occupants. Contact the Community Relations Unit at 847-664-4182, for an appointment.

Speakers Bureau


Is your organization in need of a speaker for an upcoming event? The Northbrook Police Department has a wealth of experienced speakers who can address your group on a variety of public safety related topics. Our speakers have addressed numerous groups on topics such as Personal Safety, Burglary Prevention, Internet Safety, and similar topics. If our prepared topics do not meet your needs, we may be able to develop a program for you, given enough advance notice. If you would like more information about the our Speakers Bureau, please contact the Community Relations Supervisor at 847-664-4427.