As you know, tornadoes are
nature’s most violent storms. Spawned from powerful thunderstorms, tornadoes can
cause fatalities and devastate a neighborhood in seconds. Damage paths can be in
excess of one mile wide and 50 miles long and every state is at some risk from
Red Cross has developed an official
Tornado app. The Tornado app sounds an alarm when NOAA issues a
tornado warning for your location, even when the app is closed. In addition, the
app puts everything you need to know to prepare for an impending tornado in the
palm of your hand. This app may serve as a great tool for responders from
taking advantage of this tool. Click here for the
Get your family and home ready for a tornado with the
official Tornado App from the American Red Cross. The tornado warning app puts
everything you need to know to prepare for a tornado – and all that comes with
it – in the palm of your hand. With interactive quizzes and simple step-by-step
advice it’s never been easier to be ready.
Some of this app features include:
Simple step-by-step instructions to
help you know what to do even if the cell towers and TVs are down.
Prioritized actions for before, during, and after requires no mobile
Audible siren that automatically goes
off even if app is closed when the National Oceanic and Atmosphere
Administration (NOAA) issues a tornado warning, helping to reduce the chance
of sleeping through an actual warning.
Push notification sent when a warning
expires – especially important if power goes out while you or your family
are in your safe room.
Help distant friends and family in
tornado alley with ability to receive tornado watch and warning alerts based
on their location from NOAA.
Red Cross location-based open
shelters map for when you need it most.
Be ready should a tornado hit by
learning how to assemble an emergency kit for your family in the event of
power outage or evacuation.
ATTENTION: SPECIAL OLYMPICS GOLF OUTING
13th Annual Mundelein Police Departmetn Golf Outing to Benefit Special Olympics
Village of Mundelein 2013 Winner America’s Top 100 Safest Cities By
Village of Mundelein Ranked 52nd out of cities across the country.
What this research list reveals.
Our research reveals the 100 safest cities in America with 25,000 or more
people, based on the total number of crimes per 1,000 residents. Crimes include
burglary, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft, homicide, forcible rape, armed
robbery, and aggravated assault. Data used for this research are 1) the number
of crimes reported to the FBI to have occurred in each city, and 2) the
population of each city.
Why NeighborhoodScout’s analysis is more comprehensive than others.
Thousands of cities nationwide - both large and small - have multiple agencies
with law enforcement responsibility. These include municipal police, county
sheriff, transit police, campus police, public school police, park and port
police, tribal police, and more. Since many cities are served by more than one
law enforcement agency, our exclusive analysis includes crimes reported by all
agencies. We accomplish this by collecting raw crime data from all 17,000 law
enforcement agencies in America. Then we use a relational database built from
the ground up to assign reported crimes from each agency to the city where it
has law enforcement responsibility. This method provides an accurate
representation of the complete number and types of crimes that truly occur
within any city or town, not just crimes reported by a single municipal agency.
We do this same process for every city in the United States.
Once we have this complete and accurate count of crimes for every city in the
nation, our analysis takes the total crimes for each city with 25,000 or more
people, and divides them by the population of the city, divided by 1,000. This
establishes a total crime rate per 1,000 population that is used to compare
Where we get our data and its timeframe.
City population data we use are the latest available directly from the US Bureau
of the Census at the time of this analysis (2011).
Crime data we use are the most recent data the FBI classifies as 'Final,
non-preliminary.' It is the most up-to-date and fully vetted data with
complete national coverage that is available. We insist on using Final,
Non-Preliminary data for our analyses and analytics, rather than basing our
research on preliminary data that may need to be updated or have errors in it.
For this research report, it is the 2011 year total data, released in Final,
Non-Preliminary form in November, 2012. At the time of this report, the
2012 year total crime data is not complete. The FBI is still working
through data issues and reporting issues before that data can be considered
Final, and Non-Preliminary. We use the latest Final, Non-Preliminary data
for our analysis to assure the best quality information and to treat every city
equally. The 2012 data will be considered Final, Non-Preliminary sometime
in the fall of 2013. When it is, we will re-run our analytics and our analysis,
and produce a new updated ranking list. Until then, what we are using is
the most recent Final Data with complete national coverage as per the FBI.
Citizens have free access to neighborhood crime
data through the Mundelein Police Department website and iPhone app
Police Departmentis pleased to
announce that citizens can now gain access to neighborhood-level crime incident
data in near real time.
reliable, timely information to our citizens is one of our top priorities,
because an informed public is a safer public,” says Chief Raymond Rose
“Partnering with PublicEngines gives us the ability to keep the public informed
on a regular basis as to what is going on in the community.”
The public can
access the free crime data through www.CrimeReports.com or through the CrimeReports iPhone app, available as a
free download at Apple iTunes stores. Citizens sign up for free customizable
email updates so they can monitor crime in their neighborhood. “Information is
power,” Chief Raymond Rose added. “And we hope that giving the community this
information will help them understand crime trends and lower crime in their
Police Department is demonstrating its leadership in law enforcement by finding
new ways to connect with the public at a personal level,” said William
Kilmer,CEO of PublicEngines. “By partnering with us, they are recognizing the
value of the public’s involvement and being proactive in both policing and
investing in programs that make a difference.”
More than a
thousand other law enforcement agencies of all sizes across North America are
sharing their crime information with the public through the national crime map
which covers nearly 30% of the U.S.
You can access
your local crime map and sign up for daily, weekly, or monthly email crime
updates at www.CrimeReports.com.
ATTENTION: YELLOW DOT PROGRAM
The department is now
participating in a free program called YELLOW DOT ILLINOIS. This is a program
run through the Illinois Department of Transportation Division of Traffic Safety
and is a system designed to alert first responders of detailed medical and
health information about occupants of a vehicle.
instructions are simple and included in the packet of information that can be
picked up at the Mundelein Police Department. The participant fills out the
yellow booklet which includes a photograph of the participant and places that in
the glove compartment box of their vehicle, they then place a yellow sticker in
the lower driver side portion of their rear window. The emergency card is
completed by the participant at their leisure
Over the past several weeks this agency and surrounding
agencies have experienced numerous residential burglaries commonly referred to
as distraction or “ruse”
burglaries. This style of burglary is unique in the fact that the homeowner is
present during the burglary and usually never realizes until hours or days later
that a burglary has even occurred. The subjects committing the burglaries target
elderly individuals and pose as utility workers, surveyors, landscapers,
construction workers, or village representatives. The object is to get the
homeowner (s) out of the house and into a secluded area (usually the back yard
or even a basement) while a second and/or third subject enter the residence and
ransack various rooms looking for cash and jewelry. The whole incident is
usually completed within a few minutes and the subjects leave the property in
the vehicle they arrived in. The offenders are usually mistaken to be Hispanic
as they have a dark complexion and speak in a foreign language. The offenders
also try to conceal their identity by wearing sunglasses and/or hats.
The persons who commit these types of crimes have many
variations of the “ruse” and they are usually very good talkers. The following is a
list of recommended procedures should unknown persons come to your house
requesting assistance or asking to complete any type of work that you did not
1. Ask for identification
when someone comes to your door and call police and have them verify.
2. Don’t leave your house or allow anyone inside your
3. Check on your neighbors if you see any suspicious
behavior on your street.
4. Attempt to obtain license plate information and a
full vehicle description including make, model, and color
5. Contact the police
immediately should become suspicious of any persons/vehicles in the neighborhood
This bulletin is for
informational purposes only. If you have any questions or concerns please feel
free to contact the Investigations Division of the Mundelein Police Department
ATTENTION: BUSINESS OWNERS - POTENTIAL SCAM - FUN TREASURE MAPS -
MR. EDWARD ZAPENCKI
ATTENTION: THE MUNDELEIN POLICE DEPARTMENT IS PARTICIPATING IN THE
SAVE A STAR DRUG DISPOSAL PROGRAM
A Star is helping initiate Drug Disposal Programs in communitiesacross
the United States. The goal of this program is to dispose of prescription and
over-the-counter drugs and medications in an environmentally safe way, but most
importantly, to keep drugs out of the hands of young children and those who
might use drugs for recreational purposes.Four out of five patients leave their doctor's offices with at least 1
prescription. When doctors discontinue medications, unused portions sit in
medicine cabinets. When consumers buy over-the-counter drugs in large
quantities, they often expire. Each year nearly 700,000 emergency room visits
were attributed to prescription drug overdoses. Because chemicals and compounds
react with each other, taking certain medications together often proves deadly.
An estimated 48 million people over the age of 12 have used prescription drugs
for non-medical reasons in their lifetime.
How this program works: Collection
boxes are installed only in secure law enforcement facilities for the consumer
disposal and subsequent incineration of medications. These boxes are provided at
no charge to participating communities with approximate populations greater than
10,000. The boxes are shipped with labels affixed that describe acceptable and
non-acceptable drugs for disposal.
Accepted Drugs include:
medications, Controlled substances, All over-the-counter medications, Medication
samples, Pet Medications, Vitamins & Supplements, Medicated ointments, lotions,
creams, and oils, Homeopathic Remedies, Liquid medication in leak-proof
Accepted:Needles/sharps, Syringes with needles, Thermometers,
IV bags, bloody or infectious waste, Personal care products, Empty
containers, Hydrogen peroxide
Accepted items may be dropped off
in the Save a Star Collection Box located in the first floor lobby of the Police
Department (221 North Lake Street, Mundelein IL 60060) 24 hours per day.
ATTENTION: REMOVE GPS/RADAR UNITS
FROM VEHICLE WINDOWS
Community warning reminder, for all residents to remove all GPS/Radar units from their front windows of the vehicles when shopping or parked in the driveway of the
residence. And also to lock all car doors and to remove the valuables, cell phones lap top computers and purses from plain view.