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January 3, 2020 - Holiday Traffic Safety Campaign Results
The Round Lake Police Department conducted additional traffic enforcement from December 16 to January 2, reminding motorists to buckle up and not drive impaired, day or night, as part of the nationwide “Click It or Ticket” / “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” enforcement effort.
Round Lake Police joined other state and local law enforcement agencies across Illinois to reduce highway fatalities by issuing citations to unbuckled motorists and arresting impaired drivers. 

During the enforcement campaign, the Round Lake Police issued:

  • 15 speeding citations
  • 10 seat belt citations
  • 2 distracted driver citation
  • 2 suspended/ revoked driver’s license arrests
  • 1 drug related arrests
  • 1 felony warrant arrest pending
  • 7 uninsured motor vehicle citations
  • 7 other traffic related citations

Extra emphasis was placed on enforcement during late-night hours, when statistics show the most unbuckled and impaired driving fatalities occur.

The recent law enforcement campaign was made possible by federal highway safety funds administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation and is part of the statewide Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over and Click It or Ticket campaigns.

 

December 17, 2019 - Drive Merry, Bright and Sober This Holiday Season
With holiday festivities rapidly approaching, the Round Lake Police Department announced that it will participate in a national enforcement campaign to crack down on impaired and unbuckled drivers from Dec. 16 through Jan. 2.

While parties are an enjoyable part of the holiday season, we urge our community members to keep the merriment off the road.  If your celebration will involve alcohol, please plan ahead for a sober ride home and remember to buckle up – it’s the best defense against an impaired driver.

Keep these tips in mind to help ensure a safe and joyful holiday season:

  • Before you head to the party, designate a sober driver or plan to use public transportation or your favorite ride sharing service to get home safely.
  • Walking while impaired can be just as dangerous as driving impaired.Designate a sober friend to walk you home.
  • If you see an impaired driver on the road, contact local law enforcement as soon as it is safe to do so.
  • Have a friend who is about to drive impaired? Take their keys and help them get home safely.
  • Always buckle up!

The Illinois “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign is administered and funded by the Illinois Department of Transportation with federal highway safety funds managed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

December 6, 2019 - Thanksgiving Traffic Safety Campaign Results
The Round Lake Police Department issued several citations during the recent traffic enforcement campaign.
The Round Lake Police Department conducted additional traffic enforcement from November 22 – December 2, 2019, reminding motorists to buckle up and not drive impaired, day or night, as part of the nationwide “Click It or Ticket” / “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” enforcement effort. Round Lake Police joined other state and local law enforcement agencies across Illinois to reduce highway fatalities by issuing citations to unbuckled motorists and arresting impaired drivers. During the enforcement campaign, the Round Lake Police issued:

  • 12 seat belt citations
  • 1 distracted driver citation
  • 3 no valid driver’s license arrests
  • 2 suspended/ revoked driver’s license arrests
  • 4 drug related arrests
  • 1 felony arrest
  • 29 other traffic related citations

Extra emphasis was placed on enforcement during late-night hours, when statistics show the most unbuckled and impaired driving fatalities occur. The recent law enforcement campaign was made possible by federal highway safety funds administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation and is part of the statewide Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over and Click It or Ticket campaigns.

November 6, 2019 - Halloween Traffic Safety Campaign Results
The Round Lake Police Department arrested 1 impaired driver and issued 45 seat belt and child safety seat citations during the recent Halloween traffic safety campaign.
Law enforcement agencies throughout Illinois participated in this effort to save lives by getting impaired drivers off the roads and more people buckled up. The enforcement campaign took place from October 19 through November 3. Extra emphasis was placed on enforcement during late-night hours, when statistics show the most unbuckled and impaired driving fatalities occur. The recent law enforcement campaign was made possible by federal highway safety funds administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation and is part of the statewide Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over and Click It or Ticket campaigns.

July 26, 2017 - 
Round Lake Police Department Warns Residents of Possible IRS and Police Phone Scam

The Round Lake Police Department would like to inform our residents about a consumer scam that has been around for a long time and is becoming even more common.  When receiving odd telephone calls , consumers should be ever vigilant and always question why.  Businesses and law enforcement agencies won’t mind and actually appreciate when consumer’s question the legitimacy of correspondence or bills.  So for your own protection consumers should scrutinize anything that is asking for or offering something.

Several complaints the police department has received from residents were claiming that law enforcement personnel (calling from familiar nearby area codes) have contacted them under the ruse of collecting money for outstanding bills, tickets, IRS debts, bail bonds for arrested loved ones or loans.  In some instances, the suspect has even represented themselves as a Police Department or as an IRS Agent.   

In these cases the scammer uses a law enforcement angle to attempt to add legitimacy and urgency to the hoax by threatening arrest or prosecution.  These scams always ask for money to be wired via Western Union, MoneyGram, or Greendot “MoneyPaks”, or that you purcahe gifts cards at Walmart or Target and give them the gift card numbers in order for one to avoid prosecution.  Often times they use the actual names of government or law enforcement personnel to enhance the credibility of the scam.

Scammers are increasingly using “Magic Jack” or VOIP (Voice over Internet Protocol).  Magic Jack and VOIP are simply making phone calls thru a computer network.  With this technology it is easy to make phone calls or conduct scams that appear to be local but are not.  In these cases, the scammer can obtain a local area code (or any area code) yet they are physically located overseas.  Since the money is almost always transferred overseas, law enforcement officials are unable to investigate the crime and the wire service is unable to reimburse the funds.

Law enforcement agencies will not attempt to collect fines or outstanding debt from citizens. Furthermore, the IRS does not initiate contact with taxpayers via phone calls or email. Anytime that someone you don’t personally know asks for any type of wire or money transfer, there is a 99% chance IT IS A SCAM

There are many scams ongoing today, whether it is an IRS demand for money, a police department asking for bail money, or someone claiming that you have won money but you need to send them money first to get your riches, PLEASE BEWARE and CALL YOUR POLICE DEPARTMENT.

Citizens should also be reminded to never give out their personal information in response to an unsolicited phone call or email. For additional information, please visit: https://www.irs.gov/uac/tax-scams-consumer-alerts or https://www.irs.gov/uac/newsroom/dont-be-fooled-phone-scams-continue-to-be-serious-threat-nationwide.

June 7, 2017 -  Round Lake Police Department Launches New Sex Offender Public Notification Website

Chief Michael Gillette and the Round Lake Police Department launched a new sex offender registration and public notification website called OffenderWatch®. Round Lake Police Department will now be part of a nationwide network of over 5,000 law enforcement agencies. The new service is a citizen-friendly, easy to use website that enables citizens to search for potentially dangerous sex offenders and predators, which may be in close proximity to their homes, places of work, schools, churches and day care centers.  The information is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and is updated in real time by the Round Lake Police Department. As part of this new, innovative service, citizens may enter any address of interest to them, and see a map and listing of all offenders within a user defined radius of that address.  Citizens can then register the address to be continuously monitored by the Round Lake Police Department, who will send to them an email alerting them if an offender or predator should register an address within their specified radius of their address. Citizens may confidentially register as many addresses as they like, at no cost to them.  Round Lake Police Department and its implementation of OffenderWatch® will help make the village safer and provide the highest level of security to all Round Lake citizens.

Citizens can access the OffenderWatch® registry at the Round Lake Police Department sex offender search page at: http://www.communitynotification.com/cap_main.php?office=56434 or by accessing a link on the Village of Round Lake website: http://www.eroundlake.com