Letters of Commendation and Good News Notes

Good New Notes

May 28, 2021

Click here to read a complimentary letter on behalf of the students, faculty, and leadership of Hebrew Theological College thanking the Skokie Police Department's extra patrols around the campus during recent Jewish holiday of Shavuot, and for the department's support to ensure that students made it home safely as they walked from campus.

May 27, 2021

Click here to read a complimentary email from trustee Alison Slovin thanking the Skokie Police Department for displaying their extraordinary professionalism as they valiantly stood on the ready for counter-protestors during the peaceful rally against anti-Semitism.

May 25, 2021

A complimentary email came in to inform the chief of the very positive interaction they had with Officer Roque.  The officer responded to a vehicle accident involving a family member and another driver.  The officer handled himself as a thorough professional toward everyone involved by being unfailingly calm & courteous to all parties.  I very much appreciated his help, and thought you should know about the positive interaction with the officer.  Officer Roque's professionalism was and is very much appreciated.

May 23, 2021

A attendee during a Jewish Community event at Congregation Or Torah, the attendee wanted to relay thanks and appreciation to SPD and the officers who were present.  With a crowd of some hundreds participating, the event proceeded with zero visible security issues of any sort.  This just doesn't happen, and SPD deserves a lot of the credit.

May 14, 2021

Click here to view a complimentary letter from Sgt. Hodges of the Skokie courts, extending his gratitude in the response of Officer Kim Blue and SPD for showing support and Solidarity in the incident of a fight that occurred in the Lock-Up at the courthouse.

May 13, 2021

A visitor lodging in Skokie, working as a contractor for the IL Emergency Mgmt. Agency, a retired U.S. Army officer & former director at a fire rescue dept., wanted to highlight the outstanding performance of Officer Valenti, Gonzalez, Roe, Zuniga, Nunez, Howe & Medina who responded to a domestic disturbance.  Upon arriving, the officers approached the residence with caution and employed the measures expected of highly trained officers.  The officers assessed the situation and immediately began implementing a de-escalation strategy to manage the situation and prevent an arrest thanks to the negotiations encouraged by the officers between the property owner & disturbed young man.  The leadership demonstrated by the officers was exemplary, and the performance of all of the officers was timely, professional, effective, & courteous.  In this era when law enforcement are under an unbearable amount of scrutiny, the performance of the officers is an example of law enforcement professionalism committed to protect & serve.

May 12, 2021

A complimentary citizen call came into SPD.  The citizen called the police due to a disturbance involving his girlfriend and another woman at a Starbucks on Dempster.  He wanted to let the department know that the officers were "phenomenal" and "loves the way SPD are trained."  The citizen said with the way the police are being portrayed, he wanted to thank SPD services and the way the Officers Cremins & Blue handled his call.

May 11, 2021

A complimentary call from a Skokie resident, wanted to thank Officer Valenti for keeping school children near Madison School.  The resident observed the officer efficiently direct and clear out parent drop-off traffic congestion.

May 8, 2021

In recognition of National Police Week, a Skokie resident, wanted to thank the men & women of the SPD because every member of the dept. adds value to the community.  As someone who has utilized SPD's services (a carjacking in front of their residence back in June 2020) they have tremendous admiration & respect for the officer's professionalism, dedication & endless sacrifice to protect & serve.  The resident wanted to honor all of the men & women at SPD not only during National Police Week but throughout the year as well.

April 30, 2021

A Chicago based Law Office had an opportunity to work with Kelsey Angarone, of the Skokie Records Division, & Alex Franz of the Village Managers Office.  It was important to the Law Office to compliment superior attention to detail.  Both employees of the Village were extremely courteous, efficient and knowledgeable.  They assisted in other matters that other police stations were not very receptive with.  The Law Office was very pleased with the experience they had with Skokie.  Both were outstanding and pleasurable.

April 22, 2021

An email from a victim of a theft of a catalytic converter, who wanted to compliment Officer Cremins for his professionalism.  The victim said that Officer Cremins had so much empathy, which placed him at ease while dealing with his situation.

April 7, 2021

A complimentary email from CCL Shul Members Organization in Skokie, thanking the SPD for participating in a Street Safe seminar, where officers answered questions and eloquently addressed concerns from the audience. They were well spoken and professional.  The organization appreciated the time from the officers busy schedule to show how SPD is concerned for their safety.

April 5, 2021

A complimentary email came in thanking Officers Hadnott, Vasquez, Ajrulla, Cremins, George, Medina & Valsamis in assisting in locating a missing Skokie senior citizen who happens to be the father-in-law of a village employee.  The officers were professional and sympathetic.

April 1, 2021

A compliment for CSO Braband came in a form of 8 Village Inn pizzas from a stressed Lincolnwood resident thanking CSO Braband in lightening the mood of twins that were being a handful to their pregnant mother.  

March 27, 2021

Complimentary thank you card sent from a resident, thanking Officer Veenhuis & Krozel, in quickly responding and handling during a choking incident at a Skokie residence.  The officers successfully dislodged the food from the victims throat, saving the resident from a deadly outcome.

January 25, 2021 

Click here to view a complimentary letter from Oakton Community College Chief of Police & Emergency Management regarding assistance from Detective Eric McCune.

January 17, 2021

A complimentary call from Mariano's manager, complimenting Officer Row, Valsamis & Zuniga on their professionalism in handling of a recent call for service.  The manager went on to say he has always received excellent service from SPD.

January 8, 2021

A complimentary call regarding a "vehicle all over the road" incident.  The caller was pleased with Officers Roque, George, Kijowski, & Mendoza's quick response & professionalism to the dangerous situation, they were all phenomenal.

January 4, 2021

A complimentary email came in wanting to thank Officers Ortiz & Blue and two others, for kindly & efficiently intervened to ferry a delusional family member to the Skokie Hospital ER.  They were kind and professional, even transporting me to the hospital and back home while offering kind words to allay fears about consequences to the hospitalized family member.