Sunday, 31 July 2016

Sauk Village Police Department Report - July 26, 2016

Sauk Village Police Department

Board Meeting Report 07/26/2016


By Chief Robert Kowalski

-Police Service Case Summary:  During the period of 07/01/2016 thru 07/26/2016 the Sauk Village Police Department had a total of 39 arrests.     

-CalCom Report: For a period between 07/01/2016 and 07/26/2016 the police department received 1002 calls for service.

-Cases of Note:  

-On 07/01/16 Officers received a call from a battery victim explaining she had been battered and threatened with a knife by her husband.  Officers located the offender and placed him under arrest.


- On 07/13/16 Officers were dispatched to south side address to take a battery report.  The Officers were met by the victims who said they had been attacked by a large group of subjects previous day.  One of the victims said they received information that the attack was posted on a social media.  Officers viewed the video and had the subjects identified as the offenders.  We would like to thank those offenders for posting the video on social media which helped the police make several arrests in this case.


-On 7/20/16 Officers were dispatched to the 21700 blk of Peterson for a domestic dispute call.  The victim explained the offender physically grabbed her and choked her.  The offender had left the area prior to the officer's arrival only to return.  Upon seeing the officers he ran and was eventually arrested for domestic battery.


-Vehicles:  We are having police vehicles decommissioned by Miner Electronics in preparation for salvage or auction.  There are a three more vehicles that need to be done before they can be sold.   

-Training: Officers will be taking a training course in September offered by Sertoma Community Mental Health & Counseling Centre, Inc., on Mental Health First Aid for Public Safety.  This is an 8 hour course that provides officers with more response options to help them deescalate incidents and better understand metal illnesses in order to respond to mental health related calls appropriately without compromising safety.

-Investigation: On July 21st a request letter was provided to the Cook County States Attorney's Office to consider opening an investigation in the mishandling of expungement police records.  Prior to my appointment records which were to have been destroyed via a court order had been provided to the public.  This is a violation of a court order and jurisdiction of the States Attorney's Office and the investigative branch of that office has indicated they are interested in this matter.

-Illinois Speed Awareness Day:  Tomorrow July 27th is Illinois Speed Awareness Day. The Sauk Village Police Department is taking a proactive approach to promote safety for motorists, pedestrians, and cyclists through both education and enforcement. In Illinois during 2014, speed was the reason for 32.4% of all traffic fatalities. That’s 348 deaths for the year, or one life every 25 hours. These lives can be easily saved by being aware of our speed and understanding how speeding impacts a crash. Let’s all do our part by taking a proactive approach to prevent fatalities and reduce injuries on the roadways by being aware of our speed and obeying the speed limit signs ALL the time.  If you would like more information about Illinois Speed Awareness Day, please visit

-Gratitude: I received a letter of thanks from a citizen for our Records Department (see the letter below).