Lippert No Longer Posting Police Blotters

Crime prevention specialist Pete Lippert said his final goodbye on the village website after his position posting the daily blotter was eliminated Jan. 1.

Pete Lippert, crime prevention specialist for the Buffalo Grove Police Department, posted his final blotter this week.

Lippert had retired from the department in 2003, but returned to work part-time in 2007 as a crime prevention and community involvement specialist. When Lippert took over the blotter in 2007, it had 300 subscribers. His daily alerts grew to reach 2,500 homes, according to a previous story on Patch. 

Lippert shared the following statement on Jan. 1 on the Buffalo Grove website:

This is my final Buffalo Grove Police Blotter. Due to financial reasons, my position has been cut from the budget effective January 1, 2013.

Though I have never met many of you, it seems as though we have become friends. I appreciate your feedback and contributions to this Blotter. I have enjoyed writing it for the past five and a half years and will miss doing so. I do sincerely hope that you were well informed and that you have gained some knowledge on crime prevention and safety. Remember to be a nosy neighbor and call 911 if you see anyone or anything that seems suspicious. Thank you!

Have a Happy New Year and I wish you health, happiness and prosperity.

Pete Lippert 

Lippert was previously profiled on Patch in this article: Fighting Crime With a Touch of Humor (click on the link to read the full text). His blotters were described as being both informative and entertaining.


Statistics were provided on Buffalo Grove Police Department activity during December 2012. Officers handled 1091 incidents and crimes and 98 crashes, according to the Buffalo Grove website.

In addition to the incidents and crimes already reported in the blotter, officers handled the following:

  • 26 Domestics
  • 6  Death Investigations
  • 4  Child Custody Disputes
  • 3  Mental Health Issues
  • 2  Suicidal Subjects
  • 2  Attempted Suicides
  • 2  Suicides
  • 2  Information for Police
  • 1  Domestic Battery
  • 1  Ambulance Assist
Janet Sirabian January 02, 2013 at 07:25 PM
The Blotter is NOT going away. The Blotter will continue as before. Subscribers should have already received today's Blotter. BUT, we will miss you Pete!
Diane Popper January 03, 2013 at 08:55 AM
The Police Blotter won't be the same without Pete. His report was the first email I opened every weekday. The Blotter "According to Pete" has always been a great way to start the day...information mixed with his special style of humor and reporting. In fact, I have made it a habit to forward Pete's funny tidbits to many BG'ers who have moved away.
Lauren Kelliher January 03, 2013 at 04:53 PM
I enjoyed reading the blotter and Pete's interjections. I often quoted it in my Facebook posts to share it with others. I sincerely hope someone is able to continue this important job of informing the village of neighbors fighting with cucumbers and grabby handymen.
Penny Novy January 03, 2013 at 05:50 PM
My husband and I have enjoyed reading the Police Blotter complete with Pete Lippert's comments for the past several years. You will be missed, Pete.
A Dog Lover January 03, 2013 at 06:48 PM
It's sad that the village feels that it can cut the police departments budget BUT they can use our tax dollars to tear out a golf course and bring in a huge so called "town center"


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