Olympia Fields Police Department

  • Agency: Olympia Fields Police Department
  • Address: 20040 Governors Dr # 2, Olympia Fields, 60461 IL
  • Chief: Jeff Chudwin (Chief of Police)

Olympia Fields Police Department is located at 20040 Governors Dr # 2, Olympia Fields, 60461 IL. The Chief of Police of the department is Jeff Chudwin. The Olympia Fields Police Department phone number is 708-503-8100.

Olympia Fields Police Department News

Happy Veteran's Day! Thank you to all who served and those who continue to serve our great nation!

It is with deep sadness that we inform you of the passing of retired Olympia Fields Chief of Police Frank J. Marsala. Chief Marsala passed away on Sunday November 5, 2017, after a brief illness. Chief Marsala was a US Army Veteran serving from June 1964-May 1967 in Germany and South Viet Nam attaining the rank of Sergeant E-5. Chief Marsala began his twenty-six year law enforcement career with the Richton Park and the Chicago Heights Police Departments and completed his basic recruit academy at the Patrol Training Institute at the University of Illinois in November of 1971. Chief Marsala started in Olympia Fields on August, 15, 1974, was promoted to Sergeant on August 15, 1975 and was promoted to Deputy Chief of Police in May of 1989. On October 14, 1991 he was promoted to Chief of Police and served in that capacity until his retirement on August 15, 1997. During his distinguished career, Chief Marsala attended specialized training courses including Juvenile Officer, Breath Alcohol Testing Officer, Evidence Technician, fingerprint specialist, first line supervisor and homicide investigations. Chief Marsala held numerous ranks within the Olympia Fields Police Department including Detective, Patrol Sergeant and Deputy Chief of Police. In May of 1991, Chief Marsala graduated from the Southern Police Institute’s three month “Administrative Officers Course”. Please keep Chief Marsala’s family in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Come join us for National Night Out!!! August 1st at 5 PM in the Walmart parking lot, 21000 Western Ave. Fun, Games, Food!!! Equipment displays by the Olymia Fields Police Department and Chicago Heights Fire Department. We'll have a dunk too!!! See Ya There!!!

Congratulations to our two newest officers! Officer Pennington (pictured left) and Officer Sheehan (pictured right) graduated from the part-time police academy yesterday 07/19/2017.

There have recently been several thefts from parked, unlocked, vehicles in our community and surrounding areas. Among the best measures to protect yourself and your property is to make sure all vehicles are locked while parked and valuable items such as purses, GPS devices, laptops, and cell phone are kept out of sight or brought inside. Help us help you, please report any suspicious activity to the police department.

Please keep elderly friends, family and neighbors in mind during this unseasonably hot weather.

On May 19th 2017 officers of the Olympia Fields Police Department teamed up with officers from the Flossmoor Police Department to raise money for the Special Olympics of Illinois.

Earlier this week, Officer DeMarchi, Officer Smith and Sergeant Metzger were flagged down reference a citizen assist. One of our residents had located a gosling in a roadway. After a short tour of the facilities at the Olympia Fields Police Department, the gosling was reunited with its family.

***** FOUND SAFE***** Lost dog. Last seen in the area of 207th Street and Western Avenue. Please call the Olympia Fields Police Department if located (708) 503-8100.

Road conditions are extremely icy this morning. Please allow extra time for your morning commute, there are several accidents in the area this morning, especially along the I-57 corridor. Remember your winter driving skills, slow down, do not tailgate, and remember, even if you have four-wheel-drive, nothing stops on ice!

***EARLY SEASON SEVERE WEATHER OUTBREAK POSSIBLE THIS EVENING*** The National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center has placed the southern Chicago Metro Area in an ENHANCED outlook for severe thunderstorms this evening. A strong early spring storm system will lift north across Missouri and into Iowa and NW Illinois this evening. Conditions across the area are such that severe thunderstorms may develop this evening, posing a large hail, wind, and tornado threat into the overnight hours. Should storms develop, movement will be very fast (~65mph), leading to short warning lead times. Persons should monitor NOAA Weather Radio, news and media outlets for the latest severe weather information. Please note: The Chicago NWS Dopplar Radar is down, to see radar for the local area please go to www.crh.noaa.gov/mke (NWS Milwaukee) or www.crh.noaa.gov/ilx (NWS Lincoln, IL). Remember: The Village of Olympia Fields will activate the tornado warning sirens for a tornado warning issued, or tornado/funnel spotted within a 10 mile radius of the Village. Please do not call 911 to inquire about the tornado siren, seek shelter and monitor media sources for the latest weather information.

The Olympia Fields Police Department would like to congratulate Sergeant Bruce Beauchamp on his retirement after his nearly thirty years of service. Bruce Beauchamp was first appointed to his position as a Police Officer on July 15th, 1988. He was promoted to the rank of Corporal on May 1st, 2002, and he earned his Sergeant stripes on April 30th, 2010. Sergeant Beauchamp served the Village of Olympia Fields as a Patrol Sergeant, a Firearms Instructor, a Field Training Officer, and in many other capacities. Until his retirement he oversaw all department training including the Field Training Program, Use of Force Training, and Firearms Training. Sergeant Beauchamp is a dedicated and compassionate man that will be dearly missed by both those he served and served with. The Olympia Fields Police Department would like to wish Sergeant Beauchamp well in all his future endeavors. Congratulations Sarge! We will miss you! https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=vO5m9cpoAeo&feature=youtu.be

A WIND CHILL ADVISORY will go into effect at 9PM this evening and continue until 10am Thursday, Dec. 15th. Windchill values between -10 and -30 will be possible. Bundle up before heading out, and if possibly try to remain in door. Checks on elderly friends and neighbors....and don't forget about our 4-legged friends. This is also the season for house fires. Keep these heating safety tips in mind, from out friends at the National Fire Protection Association. For more see www.nfpa.org Heating safety tips: Heating equipment is a leading cause of home fire deaths. Half of home heating equipment fires are reported during the months of December, January, and February. Some simple steps can prevent most heating-related fires from happening. Keep anything that can burn at least three feet away from heating equipment, like the furnace, fireplace, wood stove, or portable space heater. Have a three-foot “kid-free zone” around open fires and space heaters. Never use your oven to heat your home. Have a qualified professional install stationary space heating equipment, water heaters or central heating equipment according to the local codes and manufacturer’s instructions. Have heating equipment and chimneys cleaned and inspected every year by a qualified professional. Remember to turn portable heaters off when leaving the room or going to bed. Always use the right kind of fuel, specified by the manufacturer, for fuel burning space heaters. Make sure the fireplace has a sturdy screen to stop sparks from flying into the room. Ashes should be cool before putting them in a metal container. Keep the container a safe distance away from your home. Test smoke alarms at least once a month.

From the National Weather Service, Chicago... WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT CST SUNDAY NIGHT... * TIMING...SNOW...BECOMING HEAVY AT TIMES...WILL DEVELOP BY EVENING AND CONTINUE TONIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY BEFORE DIMINISHING SUNDAY EVENING. * SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...7 TO 12 INCHES WITH THE HIGHEST TOTALS NORTH OF INTERSTATE 80. ISOLATED HIGHER AMOUNTS ARE POSSIBLE. * VISIBILITIES...LOOK FOR REDUCED VISIBILITIES DURING THE HEAVIER SNOWFALL...LIKELY BELOW A MILE AT TIMES. * IMPACTS...PLAN ON DIFFICULT DRIVING CONDITIONS. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW ARE FORECAST THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS. ONLY TRAVEL IN AN EMERGENCY. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL...KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT...FOOD...AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY. This WINTER STORM WARNING includes Cook and Will Counties

This is the new shoulder patch our officers are being issued with all new uniform purchases. Officers are in the process of switching to the new patch on existing uniforms as well. By May 1st, 2017, all Olympia Fields Police Officers will be wearing this patch.