Public Safety Commission


  • Third Wednesday of every month
  • 7:00 p.m.
  • All meetings will be virtual and open for the public to view live on the Village’s YouTube channel and on SkokieVision cable, channel 17 on Comcast systems and channel 25 on RCN.

  • See agenda for the June 16, 2021 Public Safety Commission meeting.

  • Until further notice meetings of the Skokie Public Safety Commission will be held electronically with the majority of Village officials participating via remote access in order to comply with the State of Illinois Gubernatorial Disaster Proclamation. Members of the public who wish to comment as to an item on the published agenda or to comment during public comments must submit their statement or question in writing to the Village Manager's Office and all properly submitted statements or questions will be presented and read during the relevant portion of the meeting. The comments may be submitted by email to, by mail the Village of Skokie, Village Manager's Office, 5127 Oakton Street; Skokie, Illinois 60077; or via the Villages drop box located by the public entry to Village Hall

  • See details of the Skokie Police Department use of force policy community review initiative.


  • Paul Pitalis, Chairman
  • Mark Penning, Vice Chairman
  • Alicia Case
  • Marcie Claus
  • Cornell Collins
  • Kevin Frampton
  • David Freireich
  • Frank Ippolito
  • Paul Kruszynski
  • Mitchell S. Kushner
  • Julian Levy

  • Kenneth Mantel
  • Edward McCarthy
  • Earl F. Nicholas
  • Linda Perlin
  • Joel Reyes
  • Dennis Rizo
  • Howard Rosenburg
  • Bryant Smith
  • Melissa Villegas
  • Leslie Post-Weissinger

Trustee Liaisons

  • Edie Sue Sutker

Staff Liaisons

  • Samantha Maximillian
  • Max Slankard
  • Ann Tennes

Fire Department Representatives

  • Fire Chief Jeffrey Hoeflich
  • Deputy Chief Kathleen Furgala

Police Department Representatives

  • Chief Brian Baker
The Public Safety Commission is made up of 20 members who each serve for two years.

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The Public Safety Commission is responsible for making recommendations to the Village Board regarding the improvement of general conditions of public safety in the community. The Commission promotes a safer environment by carrying on educational activities in safety matters, and improving general safety of vehicular and pedestrian traffic in the community. The Commission organizes an annual Community Bicycle Safety Fair in conjunction with the Skokie Backlot Bash every August.

Public Safety Awareness Campaign

Read the April 2015 Many Cultures, One Community - Keeping Skokie Safe public safety recommendation to the Village Board.
Read the 2018 Many Cultures, One Community - Keeping Skokie Safe program summary.