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Operations and Management

A holiday flag flies in front of Naval Station Great Lakes' clocktower
A holiday flag flies in front of Naval Station Great Lakes' clocktower. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brigitte Johnston)

Operations and Management includes Safety, Force Protection, Funeral Honors, Environmental Support and Emergency Management. Learn more about each of these functions by clicking on the links to the left.


Respect the police and firefighters aboard the installation by pulling over to the righthand side of the road when you see flashing lights. The Great Lakes Police Department aggressively enforces all traffic regulations on Federal property. If you receive a traffic ticket on any installation property with a mandatory court appearance, you must appear in traffic court on the date specified on the citation.

Failure to appear will result in the revocation of your base driving privileges.

Additionally, military personnel could be subject to UCMJ action.

If you are a civilian or are non-base affiliate and receive a Federal Magistrate citation, the Magistrate’s court will notify you of your court date. 

Remember to register your vehicle at the Visitor Control Center. The Visitor Control Center is located in Bldg. 6130 adjacent to the Naval Station Great Lakes Main Gate. Vehicle registration is conducted during normal working hours. Call 847-688-5648 or 2407 for more information.

Possession of weapons aboard Naval Station Great Lakes is prohibited under Federal Law. Violators will be apprehended and weapons confiscated. Please call the base armory at 847-688-6795 for any questions.

The base-wide speed limit is 25 MPH unless otherwise posted. Notable Exceptions: 5 MPH in all parking lots; and 15 MPH in all housing areas.

Naval Station Great Lakes has a zero tolerance policy for speeding in housing areas.

Navy Security Force personnel utilize radar for traffic enforcement.

Security Personnel aggressively enforce DUI laws on base. Violators will be apprehended and their vehicle impounded. The operation of radar detectors and jammers on base is prohibited. Violators will be ticketed and the device confiscated.

Seatbelts are mandatory for all vehicle occupants while on base. Naval regulations mandate the use of seatbelts for all military personnel off base as well.

The use of cell phones, including in-ear hands-free devices, while driving on base is prohibited. Violators will be ticketed.

For more about Operations and Management, click on the links on the left.


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