Letters of Commendation and Good News Notes

Good New Notes

November 18, 2020

A Highland resident wanted to thank the Skokie Police Department for their outstanding service at the Skokie North Shore testing site.  The resident was so impressed by how efficient they handled directing huge numbers of drivers with calmness and providing clear directions maneuvering around the cones.  The resident was relieved to find all of it was over and done with, without anxiety.

November 11, 2020

Complimentary email for Officers Valenti & Iwanski from Turning Point staff regarding an incident on November 6th.  The officers were kind, empathetic, calm, & non-judgemental with the individual in crisis.  The officers made the individual feel safe.  The officers asked great questions and showed care and patience.  Overall, the Turning Point staff have had really positive interactions with the Skokie Police and are grateful for the empathetic way the officers respond to individuals in psychiatric crisis.

November 3, 2020

Complimentary call for Sgt. Marino, Officers Bush, Valenti and Communications Operator Pagnotta for their involvement with a mental health crisis on Oct. 31st.  The officers deescalated the situation and assisted in transporting the patient to the hospital.  The family member of the patient wanted to express their "straight-up gratitude" to the officers for their individual actions.

October 16, 2020

Click here to read a letter from Morton Grove Police Department thanking Officer Larson for his assistance on October 6, 2020.

October 16, 2020

A resident involved in an accident wanted to thank Officer Ochoa for his professional and patience while handling the incident.  The resident stated that Officer Ochoa represented the Police Department in a professional way and couldn't say enough good things about him.

October 13, 2020

Click here to read a letter from Lincolnwood Police commending the actions and assistance by Officer Veenhuis & Sergeant Shelton for the successful apprehension of two armed robbery offenders.

September 16, 2020

Sergeant Wojdyla received a citizen compliment regarding Officer Ochoa and his very professional and patient assistance with an incident.  He added that Officer Ochoa represented the Police Department in a professional way and couldn't say enough good things about him.  He also continued to say that he knows people are quick to complain and rarely take the time to point out the positives the Police do, or appreciate what they do, until they need police service.

September 14, 2020 

A Regional Outreach Manager called to thank the Skokie Police department for the assistance given by Officer De La Vega in transporting a patient to the hospital.  The transport was outstanding and very much appreciated.

September 14, 2020 

A resident recently emailed Chief Scarpelli thanking the dedicated staff for maintaining peace, order and safety in the community.  They continued to say that with all the turmoil and potential danger close to Skokie, they are glad that the department is on top of the current climate of looting, arson, damage to property, physical confrontation and vandalism.  They are grateful that Skokie has been spared of these mob actions.

August 21, 2020  

An email came to Mayor Van Dusen wanting to let the office know that they stand 100% with their local police officers.  They understand that all police officers are not perfect, but know that the vast majority put their lives on the line to protect the residents.  

August 21, 2020 

Click here to read a letter from Trustee Roberts regarding a ride-along with Officer Armando Garcia.

August 19, 2020  

A resident of Skokie wanted to thank Officer Krozel with assisting them with an alarm issue.  The resident wanted to let everyone know that they are always impressed with the Skokie Police for keeping them safe.

August 17, 2020  

An email came in from a Skokie resident wanting to let everyone know that Officer Larson made a difficult situation much easier.  Officer Larson was kind, compassionate, comforting and very professional which made an unpleasant situation better.

July 31, 2020 

An email came to Chief Scarpelli wanting to share their appreciation for a very professional, efficient and courteous service that Community Service Officer Catala was assisting them with a crash report.  CSO Catala made the situation as pleasant as could be expected and was concerned for their well being.

July 13, 2020 

A resident wanted to thank Officers Bush & Officer Ruiz for their assistance regarding their injured spouse.  The officers when above and beyond by returning the injured spouses bicycle, informing them how to obtain their belongings and reassured the spouses condition.  They wanted everyone to know that we are fortunate in Skokie to having such wonderful Officers.

July 1, 2020  

A shopper called to compliment Officer Eric for helping them with car issues.  Realizing the car was undriveable, the officer drove them back to their residence with their groceries.  They wanted everyone to know how friendly Officer Eric was and deserves recognition for such a wonderful act.

June 30, 2020  

A resident of neighboring Niles wanted to thank the members of the Skokie Police Department for all they do to make the community safe for all people.  They wanted the department know that there are thousands of supporters and they respect all that wear the blue.

June 29, 2020  

A former student at a Skokie school wanted Officer Ochoa to know that it was an honor knowing the officer and wanted to thank him for helping them through the year.  It will be the one year they will never forget.

June 22, 2020

A teacher from a neighboring school and a facilitator for a club in the school wanted to let the Skokie Police Department know that the community appreciates them and wanted to thank the officers for all that they do.