Skokie Police Department

  • Agency: Skokie Police Department
  • Address: 7300 Niles Center Road, Skokie, 60077 IL
  • Chief: Anthony F Scarpelli (Chief of Police)

Skokie Police Department is located at 7300 Niles Center Road, Skokie, 60077 IL. The Chief of Police of the department is Anthony F Scarpelli. The Skokie Police Department phone number is 847/982-5900.

Skokie Police Department News

Pedestrians, Be Seen! -Use Crosswalks -Obey Signals -Be Visible -Look left, look right, then left again -Make eye contact -DON'T TEXT while crossing #pedestriansafety

Pedestrian Safety is Everyone's Responsibility! Always remember to: Use crosswalks and wait for the signal to walk. Look both ways before crossing. Keep children close by your side at all times. #pedestriansafety

Police and Fire TRAINING EXERCISE- Westfield Old Orchard Mall Please use caution while traveling in the area of Westfield Old Orchard Mall this morning. The Skokie Police Department, Skokie Fire Department, and Westfield Old Orchard, along with assistance from representatives of several other law enforcement agencies and municipalities, will be conducting a critical incident training exercise. The training exercise will simulate an active scenario where members of the Skokie Police, Fire and Westfield Old Orchard staff, as well as other agencies will utilize volunteers to act as role players with the ultimate goal of better preparedness in the event of a real life incident. THIS IS ONLY A TRAINING EXERCISE.

You need coffee! Join us now until noon for Cop on Rooftop!! Dunkin’ Donuts - 5150 Touhy Ave. All donations benefit Special Olympics Illinois 🍩👮🏻‍♂️ #coponarooftop

Join us on Friday, May 18th between 5am and noon for Cop on Top!! Dunkin’ Donuts - 5150 Touhy Ave. All donations benefit Special Olympics Illinois 🍩👮🏻‍♂️

UPDATE: LOCATED / SAFE MISSING JUVENILE - the Skokie Police Department NO LONGER requests the help of the public to locate this child. CALL 9-1-1 with information on whereabouts or sightings of: Vladmir Plaisir Male, black, 12 years of age, short black hair, brown eyes, 5'02" 100 pounds, last seen wearing a black polo shirt, desert colored camofloge pants and white socks. Last seen: in the area of 8900 Lamon at 6pm. Call: 9-1-1 Text-a-tip: Text ‘Skokie’ and tip info to 847411 Email: tips@skokie.org “Skokie Tips” app available at App Store or Google play www.skokiepolice.org

LOCATED SAFE/DISREGARD THE LOOKOUT Skokie Police Department seeks your help in locating a missing child: Missing Child: Goes by: ‘Talyn’ 13yrs old, Female, Asian, 5'2, 115lbs. Last seen: 9700-Blk Gross Point Road around 5:00pm on 05/07/18 Child was last scene wearing a pink sweatshirt, black shorts with an orange stripe, and gray running shoes. If you have information that can assist in helping safely locate Talyn please call 911 or contact the police.

Every month is pedestrian safety month! #pedestriansafety #skokiepolice

SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Bruce Rauner has declared Monday, May 7, as Crossing Guard Appreciation Day in recognition of the vital role these public servants play in ensuring that children throughout the state can walk and bike to and from school safely. "Kids naturally look to grownups for help. Seeing a familiar face from down the block can make crossing a busy street that much less intimidating," said Illinois Transportation Secretary Randy Blankenhorn. "With warmer temperatures here and more children walking and biking, crossing guards will be working hard to keep them safe." Crossing guards help students learn safe pedestrian habits, such as looking both ways before stepping into the road and walking bikes across the street. Guards also serve as an additional warning to motorists, reminding them to slow down in school zones when children are crossing. Roughly 450 pedestrians between the ages of 8 and 14 are hurt in vehicle-related incidents every year in Illinois. This number would be much higher if it weren't for crossing guards.

UPDATE: CTA Yellow Line service is suspended for the remainder of this evening. All crossings are now passable. ADVISORY: ALL CTA rail crossings in Skokie are physically closed due to loss of power. USE MCCORMICK OR SKOKIE BOULEVARDS TO BYPASS GATED INTERSECTIONS, repair time unknown.

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is today! Help to keep unwanted prescription drugs out of the hands of children or from polluting our environment by turning in unused and/or expired medications. The Skokie Police Department offers a prescription drug drop box, located in the lobby of the police station, 7300 Niles Center Road. It is available 24/7/365! Accepted for disposal are prescription medications, controlled substances, all over-the-counter medications (i.e. pain relievers, cold medication, etc.), medication samples, pet medications, vitamins and supplements, medicated ointments, lotions, creams and oils, liquid medication in leak-proof containers and homeopathic remedies. This program does not accept needles/sharps, syringes with needles, thermometers, IV bags, bloody or infectious waste, personal care products, empty containers and hydrogen peroxide. For more information, please call 847/982-5988. www.deatakeback.com

Oakton St between Lowell Ave and Kostner Ave has been reopened.

Avoid the area of Oakton St between Lowell Ave and Kostner Ave. It is shut down due to a garage fire nearby.

Distracted driving tops the list of growing dangers on the road for drivers. How distracted are you? #DropItAnd Drive #IDDAW

SHOTS FIRED INVESTIGATION On Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 11:25 pm, Skokie Police responded to a report of shots fired in the 9100 block of Keating Avenue. Upon arrival, Skokie Police could not locate a victim or a suspect. Shell casings were recovered at the scene and two vehicles and one residence were damaged as a result. Officers checked with residents in the area, and no injuries were reported. In addition, a check of area hospitals revealed no reports of patients being treated for gunshot wounds. The Skokie Police Department investigation into this incident is ongoing and no one has been charged. If you have any information regarding this incident, please contact the Skokie Police Department at (847) 982-5900. The 24-hour Skokie Crime Tip Hotline is 847/933-TIPS (8477). Text-A-Tip is available 24-hours a day by texting “Skokie” and your tip to 847411.

Sending that text could mean a crash! Focus on the road. #DropItAnd Drive #IDDAW

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 25, 2018 SKOKIE POLICE DEPARTMENT HOLDS FOCUSED COMMUNITY DIALOGUE TO INCREASE PUBLIC TRUST AND STRENGTHEN POLICE-COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS The Skokie Police Department will host a three-hour United States Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services community workshop, Procedural Justice for Communities: A Dialogue to Change. Sponsored in partnership with the Center for Public Safety and Justice (CPSJ) at the University of Illinois at Chicago, the ultimate goal of this workshop is to lay the foundation for building mutual trust, enhancing the community’s perspective of police legitimacy and lessening the “us vs. them” attitude that can exist between law enforcement and the communities they serve. The workshop will take place in June 2018. The Skokie Police Department has already trained its officers and civilian supervisors in Procedural Justice for Law Enforcement: Organizational Change through Decision Making and Policy as well as Procedural Justice for Law Enforcement: Front-line Officers. The Skokie Police Department plans to host additional community Dialogues to Change in the future. Developed by CPSJ in collaboration with the nation’s key researchers and law enforcement executives, the Dialogue to Change workshop and the procedural justice classes embody the four key pillars of procedural justice– 1) fairness in processes, 2) transparency in actions, 3) opportunity for voice, and 4) impartiality in decision making – providing practical steps for application in the ongoing, dynamic relationship between law enforcement and community. In the light of national events, the Skokie Police Department remains dedicated to identifying and implementing best practices in law enforcement, which will continue to strengthen trust among its officers and the community it serves. For more information on the procedural justice series visit cpsj.uic.edu. www.skokiepolice.org COPS

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is April 28th, but you can participate anytime! Help to keep unwanted prescription drugs out of the hands of children or from polluting our environment by turning in unused and/or expired medications. The Skokie Police Department offers a prescription drug drop box, located in the lobby of the police station, 7300 Niles Center Road. It is available 24/7/365! Accepted for disposal are prescription medications, controlled substances, all over-the-counter medications (i.e. pain relievers, cold medication, etc.), medication samples, pet medications, vitamins and supplements, medicated ointments, lotions, creams and oils, liquid medication in leak-proof containers and homeopathic remedies. This program does not accept needles/sharps, syringes with needles, thermometers, IV bags, bloody or infectious waste, personal care products, empty containers and hydrogen peroxide. For more information, please call 847/982-5988. www.deatakeback.com

The average text takes 5 seconds - like driving the length of a football field blindfolded! #IDDAW #DropItAndDrive

Interested in learning what happens behind the scenes?? The 2018 Skokie Citizens Police Academy is open for adults who work or live in Skokie. To enroll in the academy for this fall's session, call 847-982-5919. Class size is limited!!

Texting while driving increases your likelihood of being involved in a crash by 23 times! #IDDAW #DropItAndDrive

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Don't Text and Drive. #DropItAndDrive #IDDAW

Oakton is now open in both directions. W/B Oakton Street is closed at Laramie Avenue, due to a crash. Please use an alternate route.

9pmRoutine, Remove your valuables and lock your car doors! #9pmRoutine #skokiepolice www.skokiepolice.org