Office of Professional Standards

It is the policy of the Lake County Sheriff’s Office to receive and investigate all complaints involving allegations of misconduct or unsatisfactory performance by members of the Sheriff's Office. The Office of Professional Standards conducts criminal or administrative investigations relative to respective allegations in a professional, objective and expeditious manner for prompt corrective action and to ensure continued public trust in the Sheriff's Office.

The investigations also serve to protect members of the Sheriff's Office from unwarranted allegations pursuant to the performance of official duties.

Deputy Misconduct

Complaints alleging misconduct against a sworn deputy sheriff must be accompanied by a notarized Affidavit, by a notary of the State of Illinois, in accordance with the Illinois Uniform Peace Officer’s Disciplinary Act, Chapter 50 ILCS 725/3.8.

Complaints alleging misconduct against civilian employees of the Sheriff's Office may mandate a notarized Affidavit, depending on the particulars of the misconduct, but is not required by state law.

You may contact the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, Office of Professional Standards by email or by mail. Please direct mail to the following address:

Lake County Sheriff’s Office
Office of Professional Standards
Deputy Chief James Elliot
25 S Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue
Waukegan, IL 60085