200 S. Hough Street  Barrington, IL 60010 | (847) 304-3400

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Programs & Services

The Police Department offers a wide variety of programs and services for our residents and businesses. As a full service department, we are committed to enhancing the quality of life in the Village. We believe that our department’s community involvement is an integral part of helping to make Barrington a great place to live, work and play. 

Department Programs

Community Emergency Response Team (“CERT”)

Members of the community can attend a special training program in order to assist village emergency responders in the event of a catastrophic event.

Police Explorer Post

If you’re between the ages of 12-20 years old and have a law enforcement interest, the Barrington Police Explorers attend meetings, participate in patrol ride-alongs, conduct training exercises and assist in community events such as Thursday evening “Cruise Nights.”

Premise Alert Program

The Premise Alert Program provides first responders with medical information before they arrive at an emergency scene. Through the Premise Alert Program, citizens can inform local police and fire departments about a family member who may require special assistance or treatment at home. That could be a lifesaver for families caring for loved ones with medical problems relating to Alzheimer’s, Autism, Quadriplegia, etc. Information provided to the Barrington Police and Fire departments is stored in a database and kept confidential to be used only by police, fire and emergency medical personnel responding to specified locations. This data will alert first responders to handle each specific emergency.

Department Services

Extra Patrol Requests

You may contact the Police Department to request extra patrols of your residence or business due to suspicious activity or other concerns.

Selective Traffic Enforcement

If you have specific complaints about traffic violations in your neighborhood, contact us for special enforcement action.

Vacation House Watch

While you’re away on vacation, members of the Police Department will stop by and check your house. Notification to key holders can be made if any problems are discovered. Vacation watch application.

Residential Search Consent

This gives police personnel the authorization to enter your home while you’re away if suspicious or unusual circumstances are discovered. Residential Search Consent form.

Child Car Seat Inspection

Four officers are trained & certified under the direction of the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration to inspect child car seats for village residents. Contact the main phone number at 847-304-3300 to schedule an appointment. They can also inform you of any special concerns or safety recalls.


This service is available for residents and employers/employees within the village, and can also be done for children as a crime prevention measure. Please contact the department for further information and scheduling.

Public Safety Building Tours and Event Appearances

A closer look at the operations within the department such as the jail or firearms range is available to community groups such as civic organizations or scouts by appointment only. Police officers may also stop by block parties or neighborhood events with advanced notice.

Parking Requests

Overnight parking is not allowed on any Village street outside of the central business district, including residential areas and public streets outside of the downtown area, from the hours of 1:00 a.m. – 6:00 a.m. Parking is not allowed in the central business district from 2:00 a.m. – 5:00 a.m. The streets must be clear overnight in order to safely conduct street cleaning and snow removal operations. Also, when vehicles are parked or abandoned on the street at night, they can be targets of theft and vandalism. Keeping vehicles off the streets overnight allows our patrol officers and residents to easily identify vehicles that may not belong to a resident or a guest. We understand that there are times when our residents will need to park on the street, such as if a driveway were being re-paved, if the driver is a care provider, or if residents are hosting overnight guests. If you need to park overnight on the street, please register the vehicle(s). Each vehicle is limited to only twelve (12) occurrences per year.

Vehicle Lockouts

Members of the department are available to assist when you lock your keys inside your vehicle.

Animal Control

Our Public Service Officers and Police Officers will assist with lost or found pets, and can refer residents to organizations which assist with special trapping requests of nuisance animals or report problems involving wild animals such as deer or coyotes. It is not legal for residents to set any type of trap for wild animals. For more information regarding your and your pet’s safety when coyotes are in the area, please see our Coyotes information sheet. For more information regarding found animals such as birds or rodents, visit Flint Creek Wildlife Rehabilitation. For more information on Animal Control visit the Animal Control page.