In any given year, the Vernon Hills Police Department recovers approximately 40 bicycles. Usually, only one or two of these bicycles finds its way back to the owner. With no way of determining ownership, the police department takes the bicycles to a municipal auction, which is held each spring.
In addition to locking it up, the next best thing that you can do is to register your bike with the police department. Registering your bicycle is more than just placing a sticker on it. It also provides you and the police with a written record of the pertinent information, including the serial number. Having this information enables the police to enter the bike in the state computer system, should it ever be stolen. Best of all, it’s free.
There are several ways that you can register your bike. It can be done in person at the Police Department Monday through Friday between 8:00 am and 4:30 pm. You can also call or e-mail the Crime Prevention Unit at (847) 247-4889 and request that a registration form be sent to you. However, the easiest and quickest way to do it is by using our online registration form. No matter which way you choose, please do it!
In addition, you may want to visit our Bicycle Safety Page for the best advice on how to get from Point A to Point B as safely as possible.
Click here to register your bike online.