In addressing Homeland Security issues the Round Lake Beach Police Department has adopted the practice of "Home Town" Security. A Federal program called Citizen Corps guides us. The mission of Citizen Corps is to harness the power of every individual through education, training, and volunteer service to make communities safer, stronger, and better prepared to respond to the threats of terrorism, crime, public health issues, and disasters of all kinds. All over America, communities have organized Citizen Corps Councils to inspire people to take action and get involved.
Citizen Emergency Response Training
Illinois Homeland Security Citizen Corps An integral part of Citizen Corps is CERT (Citizen Emergency Response Training). This grass-roots movement actively involves everyone in making our communities and our nation safer, stronger, and better prepared. In 2009 the Police Department continued to work with its own Emergency Services Volunteers, (known for years as Mobile Eye) to train citizens in the Round Lake Area in CERT. Mobile Eye continued to assist our agency as well as others in the Round Lake Area by providing auxiliary traffic control in emergency and non-emergency situations. Mobile eye has consistently subsidized area agencies with over 2,300 hours of voluntary service annually.
The Terrorism Liaison Committee
Aside from its local view of Homeland Security, the department also has a representative involved in passing on information to the department from the federal contacts. The Terrorism Liaison Officers Committee (TLOC) is comprised of at least one law enforcement officer from each of the local police departments located within FBI Chicago Division territory. TLOC provides a venue for local law enforcement to interact with each other and with the FBI to share ideas and intelligence regarding the nation's war on terrorism and to discuss the counter terrorism challenges faced daily by police officers on the streets.