The Police Department plays an important role in homeland security for the Village of Hoffman Estates. As a citizen, you can contribute to the community by becoming well informed and better prepared. These resources offer valuable information to assist you. There are things you can do to prepare for emergencies and reduce the stress that you may be experiencing. Taking preparatory action can reassure you and your family that you can exert a measure of control even in the face of such events.
What should you do in the event of an emergency?
-Remain calm. Think before you act.
-Be aware of your surroundings.
-Have a Family Preparedness Plan.
-Shelter-in-place under most circumstances (stay indoors) is recommended.
-Tune into local radio or TV stations for instructions and information.
-If an evacuation is ordered, follow the instructions of local officials regarding evacuation routes and the location of shelters.
-Do not leave your sheltered location or return to the evacuated area until it is deemed safe to do so by local officials
Illinois Homeland Security