At the July 26, 2022 Committee of the Whole meeting, the Board of Trustees discussed a number of potential gun safety initiatives for the Northbrook community. Detailed below are three gun safety initiatives that are currently available to people in Northbrook.
Turn-In and Destruction of Unwanted Firearms
Anyone in Northbrook wishing to dispose of an unwanted firearm(s) can call the Police Department at any time. Northbrook Police will collect and destroy the firearm(s), free of charge. Northbrook Police securely store collected weapons until the annual destruction days conducted by the Northern Illinois Police Crime Lab.
Firearms Prohibited Stickers
Free stickers indicating “no firearms allowed” are available to Northbrook residents and businesses at Village Hall year-round. Any Northbrook business operating with a Village license for the sale of alcoholic liquor must post a sign at all entrances indicating firearms are prohibited on the property. New liquor license applicants will receive the required sign(s) with their liquor license.
Free gun locks are available from the Northbrook Police Department. Gun locks are available at community events such as National Night Out and Northbrook Days. Northbrook Police will also offer free gun locks at the Police Station year-round.
Contact the Northbrook Police Department
1401 Landwehr Road
Northbrook, IL 60062
Non-Emergency Phone Number
Emergency Phone Number
Village Board Approves Resolution Seeking Gun Safety Legislation
At the August 23, 2022 Village Board meeting, the Board of Trustees approved a resolution seeking State and Federal leadership adopting uniform gun safety legislation. Read the resolution here.