Police Department

Community Programs

These programs were put into place by the Police Department to ensure a safe and aware community within the Village of Lyons. The Police Department encourages its citizens to take part in these programs in any way they can, and to abide by the law in order to promote a safe and happy environment for families to live in.

House Watch

The Lyons Police Department is pleased to offer a house watch program. The house watch program assigns officers to periodically check the exterior of your house while you are away on vacation.

Officers will - at various unscheduled times - go to your house, walk around the exterior for a visual inspection, and physically check doors to make sure they are secure. If an officer finds something wrong or out of place, the key-holder will be notified. It is up to the key-holder to take any corrective action on the property.


To assist the officers checking your residence, please fill out the house watch form with as much information as you can. The form can be found at the Lyons Police Station.

If your departure or return date changes, please contact the Lyons Police Department at 708-447-1225 to inform them of the change. Any additional information that you feel the Police Department would need to know, please include that on the form. Such examples of this information are: neighbor's with a large dog that may bite, the key-holder may be watering plants inside the house, a car owned by a relative may be left on the driveway, etc.

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Registered Sex Offenders

The Lyons Police Department maintains registered sex offender information for residents of Lyons. Public viewing is allowed for all registered juvenile sex offenders during normal business hours at the Police Station.


Please use the following link to check the web for registered juvenile sex offenders:

Illinois Attorney General - Sex Offender Registry


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Graffiti is never a pretty sight, and it is unfortunately appearing within the Village of Lyons, mainly within the forest preserves and on IDOT property. The Lyons Police Department will continue to work with the Forest Preserve Police and Lyons Neighborhood Watch, as well as other police departments, in an aggressive effort to prevent and eliminate graffiti. While property owners are ultimately responsible for removing graffiti from their buildings, the Cook County Sheriff's Community Services Department has a program called the "Graffiti Posse" that removes graffiti free of charge with a release signed by the property owner. The number to call for this service is (773) 869-4710 or you may contact them by email at graffiti@cookcountygov.com.

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Programs for Kids and Teenagers

The Lyons Police Department conducts many activities with the young people of Lyons in cooperation with Robinson and Costello Grade Schools, as well as with George Washington Middle School. This is a great opportunity for young people to interact with individual police officers.


  • The B.A.D.G.E. Program is a co-ed overnight basketball program for George Washington Middle School students in the 2nd through 5th grades.
  • A lunchtime reading program is provided for grades K-2.
  • The Snowflake Program is provided for 7th and 8th grade students at George Washington Middle School, and the Snowball Program is provided for high school students.
  • There is also a District 103 Safety Day every year. Further information on the date and details of this program will be available on Lyons Cable Channel 6, in local newspapers, and on flyers distributed at the schools.

Information on these programs is made available at the individual schools, as well as on Lyons Cable Channel 6.

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Vehicle Visors for the Hearing Impaired

A free vehicle visor will be issued to any resident with hearing impairments. This visor, which announces that the vehicle occupant is deaf or hard of hearing, can be used when a hearing impaired driver is stopped by the police or for other emergency purposes. Our 9-1-1 system is outfitted with TDD equipment.

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