Special Programs

Special Programs & Adjunct ServicesThe Round Lake Beach Police Department is dedicated to providing the highest level of service to the community. It is this vision that has lead to our growing programs and adjunct services to go beyond just handling a call for service. The special programs and adjunct services consist of:

  • Police Chaplain
  • Teen Courtt 
  • Special Olympics
  • Illinois Registered Sex Offender Program
Special Programs
Police Chaplain
Police Chaplain_201309181028369034About Police Chaplain Lisle J. Kauffman

Police Chaplain Reverend Lisle J. Kauffman has been a Police Chaplain since 1979. Chaplain Kauffman is a vital part of the Department who acts as counselor, resource person, and advisor to the entire department. He is certified by the International Conference of Police Chaplains as a Master Chaplain (1989). He has served the ICPC as the State Representative for Illinois and served 15 years as the Regional Director for the West Great Lakes Region of the ICPC. He also served four years as the Secretary of the ICPC. He served 15 years as a member of the ICPC Board of Directors.

Awards & Accomplishments

A recipient of the ICPC John A. Price Award for Excellence in Chaplaincy (1994), Reverend Kauffman is committed to law enforcement and emergency service chaplaincy and enjoys teaching very much. In 2007, he presented the opening devotion at the ICPC Annual Training Seminar Opening Ceremonies in Grand Rapids, Michigan. In 2008, he has accepted teaching assignments for the ICPC in Mobile, Alabama (July) and for the FFC in Providence, Rhode Island (October).

Chaplain Kauffman is a graduate of McCormick Theological Seminary (1969) and Pastor (Ret.) of Calvary Presbyterian Church in Round Lake since August 1969.
Teen Court
The Round Lake Area Teen Court is administered by the Northern Illinois Council on Alcohol and Substance Abuse (Nicasa). It is comprised of teens and adults who volunteer their time to make the program possible. Its purpose is to offer first-time, non-serious offenders an opportunity to avoid formal arrest charges. 

Participation & Sentencing

The juveniles and their parents enter into a voluntary agreement to appear before a jury of the teen's peers and confront their guilt. The juvenile will be assigned a sentence that may include community service, writing assignments and apologies to the victims or other parties involved such as police and fire employees.
Special Olympics
Special Olympics Logo_201309181040476815Officer Gardiner Wade is the coordinator for our Police Department's participation in Special Olympics events.  These events include Cop on Top at Dunkin Donuts, the Law Enforcement Torch Run, the Polar Plunge and the sale of pins, hats and t-shirts.  All proceeds go directly to the Special Olympics program.
Illinois Registered Sex Offender Program
Registered Sex Offenders

Illinois Registered Sex Offender Program

The State of Illinois requires that each sex offender receives one home visit from a police officer per year. Officers Dawn Bacon and Bob Gannon, monitor the registration of sex offenders and those who have failed to register and are in violation of the law.

  • All sex offender & violent offender registrations are welcome Monday through Friday, 6:45am - 2:45pm or subjects MUST set up an appointment in advance with Officer Bacon [email protected] (847) 546-2127 ext 252 or Officer Gannon [email protected] (847)546-2127 ext 253.  If your next registration date falls on a weekend, holiday or is after hours; ensure you make the proper arrangements to register prior to that date. Failure to register within the statutory guidelines will result in a Violation of the Sex Offender Registration Act. 
Officers Bacon and Gannon have set a goal of exceeding the once a year required check by checking on each sex offender twice per year. Our goal is to exceed the state requirement of one check per year. By making the offenders aware that we are aware of who they are and where they live we decrease the chances of them re-offending. View a list of registered sex offenders in Illinois.

Go back to Police Department main page and click on Sex Offender Search.  You can search by address or within an area.  Searching by name will give you an update on the registration status of an offender.  You can also register for email alerts.