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Hillside Police Department


 

Police Chief Joseph M. Lukaszek

 

The Hillside Police Department works to ensure the safety of the Village and to enforce various statutes and ordinances on a 24 hour per day basis. In addition to regular patrol of the Village, the Police Department offers other services. For more information call (708) 449-8851 or contact us online.  Hillside residents can feel assured that their Police Department's main objective is to protect the citizens and their property against crime. The department consists of 32 sworn officers, five full-time and 1 part-time radio dispatchers, two records clerks, a Police Auxiliary force, eight marked and five unmarked vehicles for around-the-clock protection.

The divisions within the department consist of Administration, Patrol, Investigation, Juvenile, and Records, all working together in support of one another.

To better serve the Village, the department has established the "ARE YOU OK?" program to better serve our senior community, a Community Awareness Program that meets every third Monday of the month at the Community Center, 1 N. Lind, and has assigned a Police Liaison Officer to Proviso West High School. Please contact our Police Department for detailed information regarding any or all of these programs.

In 1996, a police Bike Patrol Unit was established. The officers of this unit ride bicycle patrol during the warm months. They cover the Villages' park areas, business sections, and other parts of the village with high summer activity. The purpose of these assignments is to promote community orientated policing in the community.

The Police Department also has a full time Police Social Worker assigned to assist the department with individuals and families in need of counseling and is available to all Hillside residents. The Hillside Police Department is equipped with a fully automated computerized records department including Lifescan Booking and new lap-top computers in the cars.

Education is one of the top priorities of the Police Department. This goal is realized with the Department's participation in the Multi-Regional Training Program, which allows the officers to continue their education and utilize the latest techniques and specialization available in their field.

A positive rapport exists between the Village President and the Village Board, which allows the Police administration to commit to making the Hillside Police Department the finest in the western suburbs to better serve the residents and business community in Hillside.

During the new millennium, the Police Department will continue to strive to improve the relationship between the police and residents with the continued enforcement in the community oriented policing philosophy for the entire Police Department.

 

A list of the various services the Police Department provides to Hillside residents.

Parking and Traffic Regulations that are enforced on Village of Hillside streets.

A monthly column written by Police Chief Joseph M. Lukaszek about department issues.

Information about the Hillside Police Department's Community Policing/Bike Patrol Team

Hillside's Police department started back in 1906. Until 1948 it consisted of only one man.

U.S. Department of Justice's National Sex Offender Registry

Online access to accident reports from the Hillside Police Department.

The Hillside Police Department properly investigates complaints against Department members and publishes an annual summary of Internal Affairs matters.

Automated Red Light Enforcement Program Information

The Village of Hillside’s Citizens Police Academy is open to residents or business owners who are interested in learning more about policing in the Village of Hillside.

Citizens Police Academy Application Form

 

Police Department

Police Chief: Joseph M. Lukaszek
425 Hillside Avenue
EMERGENCIES 911
Police (708) 449-6133

Police Records

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Wednesday: 9:00 am to 7:00 pm

Saturday: Closed

Accident Reports

You may now view accident reports online. Click hereto view your accident report.

Police Administration

Monday - Friday
9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Desk of Police

From the Desk of the Police Chief...


911 Cell Calls

Bicycle Safety

News Media Relations

The Department welcomes opinions from news media members related to the continuous improvement of our policies and procedures in the area of news media relations. For questions/comments, please contact the office of the Chief of Police.

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