Community Initiatives & Programs

The Lindenhurst Police Department is dedicated to building positive relationships with citizens through strong community engagement and a commitment to community policing principles. One of the ways the Lindenhurst Police Department creates positive relationships with our community is through various programs and initiatives spearheaded by our officers. 

Elderly Residents In Need (E.R.I.N.) Program
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The E.R.I.N. program was created from an interaction between a Lindenhurst officer, an elderly resident, and her neighbor. After observing an elderly resident cleaning her gutters, the officer stopped to talk to the resident and learned that the resident was 90 years old, lived alone, and had no other family. A neighbor saw the officer talking to the resident and inquired with the Lindenhurst Police Department on how best to assist.  The Lindenhurst Police Department understands our senior population may need a helping hand from time to time. The E.R.I.N. program uses volunteers looking to give back to our community as a group to help tackle projects identified by E.R.I.N.'s that include: 
  • Yard Maintenance- Spring/ Fall yard clean up
  • Snow Removal- Sidewalks, Steps, Driveways
  • Window Washing
  • Small Home Repair Projects- Toilet repairs, sink/faucet repairs
In addition to E.R.I.N. volunteers, Lindenhurst Police Officers are intimately involved with the E.R.I.N. program. Officers make daily phone calls to our E.R.I.N.’s to check on their well-being and to simply say “hello”.  The officers may also make personal home visits to the E.R.I.N.’s residence to chat, share a cup of coffee, or simply spend some time with the E.R.I.N. If medical assistance may be in play, officers will install a lockbox, free of charge, at the E.R.I.N.’s residence to assist first responder in gaining access to the home in an emergency. 

The E.R.I.N. Program is the proud recipient of the 2018 Lake County Municipal League Award for Innovative Programs and the 2019 International City/County Management Association (ICMA) Local Government – Program Excellence Award for Community Health & Safety.

Please visit the document center located on the bottom of this page to peruse additional E.R.I.N. program materials. 

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Shop With a Cop
Shop with a Cop is an annual event that occurs in December where Lindenhurst police officers take the opportunity to go holiday shopping with underprivileged children in our community. This program is made possible by the generous donations from our residents and businesses. 

Coffee With a Cop
Coffee with a Cop aims to create a sense of community with residents and the Lindenhurst Police Department by having these events at various locations such as businesses and churches throughout the year. 

Special Olympics Cop on a Rooftop
This event is an annual fundraising event to support special Olympic Athletes through the Illinois Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics. The Cop on a rooftop event normally occurs in May at the Dunkin' located at 3200 Sand Lake Road. 

Station Tours
The Lindenhurst Police Department welcomes all community groups to take a guided tour of the facility at 2300 East Grand Avenue. Most tours last between 45-60 minutes but are dependent on the size and age of the group. To set up a tour, please call the Lindenhurst Police Department at 847-356-5400 or email the Police Department. 

Other Lindenhurst Police community initiatives and programs include:
  • Citizens Academy
  • Read Across America
  • Officer Friendly
  • Cops and Bobbers Fishing Derby
  • Cops and Canines 
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ERIN Program2 documents

  • ERIN Program Brochure
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    Program Summary
  • ERIN Volunteer Application
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Other Community Initiatives2 documents

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