Police Beat 8170

Welcome to beat 8170. I am Sergeant Marty McCarthy and I will be the primary point of contact for any of your questions or concerns regarding the neighborhood. I was hired by the Palatine Police Department in 1999 and have served as a patrol officer, school resource officer at Palatine Hight School, juvenile officer and detective.   PlaygroundI am currently assigned as supervisor on the midnight shift which starts at 9:30 p.m. and ends at 5:30 a.m.


Our police beat, known as 8170, is located on the north side of Palatine. It is roughly bordered by Dundee Road to the south, Hicks and Rand roads to the west, Lake Cook Road to the north, and Old Hicks Road to the east. Our beat is probably best well known for the Rand Road corridor and its accompanying businesses. Perhaps lesser known to the public but equally important to our police officers are the many residential neighborhoods located within our police beat.

Resident Partnership

One of the underpinnings of our police service is partnership with the residents of 8170. We pride ourselves in the healthy mix of single family, condominium, and rental properties located in our beat and working cooperatively with all these residents. Our officers have sponsored outdoor family movie nights, helped judge neighborhood chili cook offs, and attended Safety Socials via the Crime Free Multi-Housing program. These less formal settings have always led to more open lines of communication with those we serve.Tore and Lukes

These cooperative efforts apply to our businesses and other service providers as well. We look forward to continuing our partnerships with established businesses as well as forming partnerships with the new businesses opening within the beat. Finally, the Northeast Palatine Summer Camp has always been based in 8170 in cooperation with numerous other community organizations and the Palatine Police Department. This program will continue into the future and will make use of Falcon Park Recreation Center.