The Community Engagement Unit is an integral part of the Lake County Sheriff's Office. Their mission is to heighten security and safety awareness through education and community involvement.

Currently operating programs include:
  • Vial-of-Life: Designed for seniors and individuals with a medical condition to provide pertinent medical information to responding emergency personnel
  • Lockbox Program: Intended to provide Police, Fire and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) access to your residence in the event of an emergency where you are unable to open the door.
  • SafetyNet: A commercial product designed to locate victim's of Alzheimer's Disease who wander
  • Neighborhood Watch: Neighborhood Crime Watch
  • Bloodhound scent kit: In the event that a loved one with a cognitive disorder, a young child or any other resident who may be prone to wandering is found to be missing, Scent Kits can save a life.
  • Citizens On Patrol: (C.O.P.) Citizens On Patrol. Volunteers, serving, assisting patrol division and Marine Patrol Division
  • Explorer Post 60: a youth division of the Lake County Sheriff's Office. This program is sanctioned and chartered by Learning for Life.
  • Senior Watch: a program where seniors, who live alone and do not have someone who checks on them, are contacted daily to ensure their well-being. Emergency assistance may be dispatched if necessary.
  • Sheriff's Citizen Academy: A 13-week program to build a better understanding between citizens and the law enforcement community through education. 2023 Flyer
  • Volunteer Program: Click here to find out more about our volunteer program.

If you would like to request a presentation from LCSO Community Engagement, please email CommunityEngagement@lcso.org with your request.
Presentation topics include:
  • Neighborhood Crime Watch
  • Crime Prevention
  • Fraud and Scams
  • Personal Safety
  • Home Security
  • Cyber Crimes
  • Stranger Danger
  • Bicycle Safety
  • Boating Safety
  • K-9 Demonstration