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

Tuesday, October 30th, IDOT will be performing bridge inspections on Skokie Boulevard south of Oakton Street. Lanes closure will occur from 9am-3pm, however the road will remain open in both directions.

Halloween Safety 2018 - Village Trick-or-Treat hours are from 3 to 8 p.m. on October 31. Happy Halloween!

Trick or Treat the HAUNTED C.O.P.S. vehicle: Tonight at Oakton Community College’s ‘Trunk or Treat’, 4-6pm Saturday the 27th in downtown Skokie from 1-3pm #skokiepolice #happyhalloween #trunkortreat

DEA National Prescription Drug Takeback Day is this Saturday, October 27, 2018. From 10:00am to 2:00pm, there are two locations in Skokie where pills in a re-closable style plastic bag can be dropped off: -Skokie Police Department Front Lobby 7300 Niles Center Rd. -Mariano’s 3358 W. Touhy Ave. For more information, click on the following link: https://takebackday.dea.gov/

***UPDATE / LOCATED SAFE*** 2028 hrs CANCEL THE LOOKOUT, THANK YOU The Skokie Police Department is requesting the help of the public in locating Sidney Heard. Sidney left his residence in the 8800 block of Lamon Avenue on Saturday, October 20, 2018 and has not been heard from since. Sidney has not contacted family or his employer which is very out of character. Sidney is described as a 34-year-old dark-skinned male black, 5'07", 170 lbs., with brown eyes, short black hair and black facial hair as pictured. At this time, SPD does not know what he is wearing. If you know the whereabouts of Sidney Heard, observe a subject matching his description, or have ANY information that could aid investigators in locating him, please call 9-1-1 immediately. #skokiepolice #skokiemissing #skokiemissingperson www.skokiepolice.org

Trick or Treat at the COPS vehicle!! We'll be around Oakton and Lincoln from 1-3pm:)

The school bus is the safest vehicle on the road—your child is much safer taking a bus to and from school than traveling by car. Students are about 70 times more likely to get to school safely when taking a bus instead of traveling by car. That’s because school buses are the most regulated vehicles on the road; they’re designed to be safer than passenger vehicles in preventing crashes and injuries; and in every State, stop-arm laws protect children from other motorists. • Different by Design: School buses are designed so that they’re highly visible and include safety features such as flashing red lights, cross-view mirrors and stop-sign arms. They also include protective seating, high crush standards and rollover protection features. • Protected by the Law: Laws protect students who are getting off and on a school bus by making it illegal for drivers to pass a school bus while dropping off or picking up passengers, regardless of the direction of approach. Bus Stop Safety - The greatest risk to your child is not riding a bus, but approaching or leaving one. Before your child goes back to school or starts school for the first time, it’s important for you and your child to know traffic safety rules. Teach your child to follow these practices to make school bus transportation safer. PARENTS • Safety Starts at the Bus Stop - Your child should arrive at the bus stop at least five minutes before the bus is scheduled to arrive. Visit the bus stop and show your child where to wait for the bus: at least three giant steps (six feet) away from the curb. Remind your child that the bus stop is not a place to run or play. • Get On and Off Safely - When the school bus arrives, your child should wait until the bus comes to a complete stop, the door opens, and the driver says it’s okay before approaching the bus door. Your child should use the handrails to avoid falling. • Use Caution Around the Bus - Your child should never walk behind a school bus. If your child must cross the street in front of the bus, tell him/her to walk on a sidewalk or along the side of the street to a place at least five giant steps (10 feet) in front of the bus before crossing. Your child should also make eye contact with the bus driver before crossing to make sure the driver can see him/her. If your child drops something near the school bus, like a ball or book, the safest thing is for your child to tell the bus driver right away. Your child should not try to pick up the item, because the driver might not be able to see him/her. DRIVERS - Make school bus transportation safer for everyone by following these practices: • When backing out of a driveway or leaving a garage, watch out for children walking or bicycling to school. • When driving in neighborhoods with school zones, watch out for young people who may be thinking about getting to school, but may not be thinking of getting there safely. • Slow down. Watch for children walking in the street, especially if there are no sidewalks in neighborhood. • Watch for children playing and congregating near bus stops. • Be alert. Children arriving late for the bus may dart into the street without looking for traffic. • Learn and obey the school bus laws in your State, as well as the "flashing signal light system" that school bus drivers use to alert motorists of pending actions: • Yellow flashing lights indicate the bus is preparing to stop to load or unload children. Motorists should slow down and prepare to stop their vehicles. • Red flashing lights and extended stop arms indicate the bus has stopped and children are getting on or off. Motorists must stop their cars and wait until the red lights stop flashing, the extended stop-arm is withdrawn, and the bus begins moving before they can start driving again.

For more information on Crime Prevention Tips, call the Skokie Police Department's Crime Prevention/Community Relations Unit at 847-982-5919 or 847-982-5922.

Students from Schonborn High School in Bruchsal, Germany stopped by the Skokie Police Department today for a tour.

Oakton Street from Kenton Ave to Kilbourn Ave has now been re-opened.

SHOTS FIRED INVESTIGATION On Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at 4:16 pm, Skokie Police responded to a report of shots fired in the area of Oakton Street and Kolmar Avenue. Upon arrival, Skokie Police located a 24-year old male victim who had sustained a gunshot wound. The victim was transported to a local hospital by the Skokie Fire Department for treatment of his injuries. The victim is expected to survive his injuries. One local business was damaged as a result of this incident. The offender in this incident is described as a male Hispanic or Middle Eastern, 18-19 years of age, wearing a red knit hat, black fitted raincoat, black jeans and black shoes. The offender had left the area prior to Skokie Police Department arrival on scene. The Skokie Police Department investigation into this incident is ongoing. 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.

Avoid Oakton Street between Kenton Avenue and Kilbourn Avenue. Report of shots fired in the area. Skokie Police are investigating on the scene. More information to follow.

Next week is National School Bus Safety Week! Parents - use these helpful links to guide conversations with your children about school bus safety! https://www.nhtsa.gov/road-safety/school-bus-safety https://www.safekids.org/safetytips/field_risks/school-bus-safety https://www.nsc.org/home-safety/tools-resources/seasonal-safety/back-to-school/bus Drivers - use this link to read Chapter 4: Traffic Laws of the Illinois Rules of the Road book: https://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/publications/pdf_publications/dsd_a112.pdf A conviction for passing a stopped school bus with flashing lights and the stop arm extended will result in the suspension of an individual’s driver’s license. If the owner(s) of the vehicle were not driving when the offense occurred, they must provide the State’s Attorney’s Office with the name of the person driving the vehicle or their vehicle registration will be suspended for three months.

ADVISORY: Today, October 3, 2018 at 1:18 p.m. CT, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will issue a Nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System and Wireless Emergency Alerts to test national warning capabilities. The test message will be sent to all radio, TV, and compatible cell phones. You will receive a message on your phone with a tone & vibration. This is not a text & your phone number is not shared with anyone. FEMA officials estimate nearly 75 percent of all mobile phones in the country, including major carriers, will receive the alert. There will also be a television broadcast and radio alert at 1:20 p.m. CT, which has been tested for several years. While users can choose not to participate in messages of missing children and natural disasters, they are required to receive presidential alerts, which are sent out at the direction of the White House and activated by FEMA. If you do not receive the message, contact your wireless provider.

Citizens Police Academy Week 5: Investigations with Detective Will Zahn.

‘Touch a Truck’ this morning until 11am! Come on by and see the COPS vehicle👮🏻‍♂️ 4701 Oakton, Oakton Park #skokiepolice #touchatruck Skokie Park District

Citizens Police Academy Week 4: Traffic Stop Practicals.

Lock your car, take your keys, hide your valuables. Not locking your car has consequences; loss of property, loss of money, and the potential theft of your vehicle. Your vehicle may then be used to commit other crimes, by criminals who have no regard for the safety of the public and/or law enforcement attempting to apprehend them. Help us keep everyone safe, lock it or lose it! Practice the #9PMRoutine

Niles PD answers the challenge, great job especially Pitbull!

Eat at Hub's Restaurant today and a donation will be made to the Skokie Police Department's FOP charity event, 'Cops and Kids' #youlikeathejuice

Press Release: Fatal Traffic Crash On Sunday, September 16, 2018, at approximately 11:43 p.m., the Skokie Police Department responded to a report of a traffic crash in the 3900 block of Oakton Street. Skokie Police arrived on the scene to find a single vehicle that had crashed into the building at 3943 Oakton Street. The driver of the vehicle, Arturo Garcia Martinez, 32 years of age, of Evanston, IL was transported to St. Francis Hospital by Skokie Fire Department. Garcia Martinez did not survive the injuries he sustained as a result of the crash. The investigation indicated that speed and alcohol were factors in the crash. There were no other injuries reported as a result of this crash. NORTAF-MCAT (North Regional Major Crimes Task Force – Major Crash Assistance Team) assisted the Skokie Police Department with this investigation. If you have any information or knowledge regarding the above incident or if you were a witness, 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.

Citizens Police Academy Week #3: Evidence collection and processing with Officer Stephany Gonzalez.

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 15, 2018 SHOOTING INVESTIGATION On Friday, September 14, 2018, at 10:40 p.m., Skokie Police Officers responded to a 9-1-1 call of shots fired in the 9400 block of LeClaire Avenue. Upon arrival at the scene, police officers located a victim with multiple gunshot wounds. The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. A preliminary investigation into the circumstances of the shooting is still being conducted. Witnesses reported a dark colored sedan fleeing the area after the shooting. Based on current information, the Skokie Police Department does not believe a threat exists to the general public. If you have any information or knowledge regarding the above 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. ##### www.skokiepolice.org Skokie Police Department

On all roadways, including those with designated bicycle lanes, keep in mind the following: -When the bicycle lane is properly marked on city streets, the bicyclist should always stay within these boundaries. -When the driver of a vehicle is passing a bicyclist on any road, including a bicyclist on the road shoulder or in a dedicated bicycle lane, a driver must keep a minimum distance of 3 feet from the bicyclist. For more information on designated bicycle lanes on roadways and traffic safety, click on the following: https://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/publications/motorist/rorts.html