Sauk Village Police Department
By: Police Chief Robert Kowalski
-Police Service Case Summary: During the period of 02/09/2016 thru 02/23/2016 the Sauk Village Police Department had a total of 11 arrests. Of the arrests reported 1 were felony arrests and 10 were misdemeanor arrests.
-CalCom Report: For a period between 02/09/2016 and 02/23/2016 the police department received 530 calls for service.
-Cases of Note:On 02/13/2016 Officers were called to 2100 block of 223rd for a domestic disturbance. When Officers arrived the victim explained the offender was verbally abusive to her. The victim advised she would sign complaints. The subject was arrested and processed at the police station before being transported to Cook County jail.
On 02/14/2016 Officers were called to 2400 block of Talandis for a domestic disturbance. When Officers arrived they were met by the victim who stated her boyfriend had grabbed her by the throat while they were having an argument about his past. The subject was arrested and taken to the station for processing and taken to the County lockup in Markham for bond hearing.
On 02/18/2016 Investigators were following up on a burglary investigation and were able to obtain positive information from evidence at the scene. The fingerprints were linked to a subject known who was charged with felony theft over $300.
-Housing Commission: The Sauk Village Housing Commission assisted the police department on identifying a house slated to be demolished to be used for training by the South Suburban Emergency Response Team (SSERT). This is a unique opportunity to use skills that are not often used until an arrest situation arises. This training took place on 2/22 and 2/23. A special thanks goes out to Gary Holcomb for his help in this matter.
-Training: The Chicago FBI will hold a Basic Crisis Negotiation Course to address the training needs of law enforcement with responsibilities for hostage and/or crisis negotiations and critical incident management. This course is designed for law enforcement first responders and negotiation team members who have no prior negotiation training.
Training will include fundamentals of crisis negotiation, responsibilities of personnel at such incidents, negotiation techniques and policies, role playing exercises and case studies. Instructors are negotiators from the Federal Bureau of Investigation. There is no fee for this course, however, enrollment will be limited to thirty (30) students and the Sauk Village Police Department was given 2 positions. Training will be held June 13-17, 2016 and the officers who will be attending have been selected.
We are finalizing a 2 day training course on evidence recovery to take place in April at the Sauk Village Police Department. The instructors for this training will again be Evidence Response Team Members from the FBI.
-Enbridge: The Enbridge pipeline project ended on Wednesday February 17th. Our Police Department assisted with securing the equipment during non-working hours. The project was completed without incident and the project manager expressed the company's gratitude for the service they received.-Honor: On Friday February 19 I was the guest of Mr. Zakari Ayres for the Bloom Trail High School Annual NJROTC Military Inspection. The members of the NJROTC conducted their drills and did a great job. It was an honor and pleasure to have been invited to the event.
-Animal Control: On March 19th the South Suburban Low Cost Animal Clinic will be at the Police Department providing veterinary care for the pets of the residents of Sauk Village. You will have the opportunity to have your pet vaccinated and checked by a Veterinarian who will be at the event. If you select to have your pet vaccinated you will be able to register your pet with the Village at a lower cost. This is a onetime event and we look forward to seeing you there.