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 November 18, 2020 Public Safety Commission meeting.

  • Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this meeting is being held virtually. Members of the public who wish to comment as to an item on the published agenda must submit their statement or question in writing to Erik Cook with the Engineering Division all properly submitted statements or questions will be presented and read during the relevant portion of the meeting. Written comments also may be submitted by email to, by mail to Village of Skokie, Attn: Erik Cook with the Engineering Division, 5127 Oakton Street, Skokie, Illinois, 60077; or via the Village’s drop box located by the public entry to Village Hall


  • Paul Pitalis, Chairman
  • Mark Penning, Vice Chairman
  • Alicia Case
  • Marcie Claus
  • Kevin Frampton
  • David Freireich
  • Frank Ippolito
  • Paul Kruszynski
  • Bryant Smith
  • Melissa Villegas
  • Mitchell S. Kushner
  • Julian Levy
  • Kenneth Mantel
  • Edward McCarthy
  • Earl F. Nicholas
  • Linda Perlin
  • Joel Reyes
  • Dennis Rizo
  • Howard Rosenburg
  • Connell Collins
  • Leslie Post-Weissinger

Trustee Liaisons

  • Edie Sue Sutker
  • Ilonka Ulrich

Staff Liaisons

  • Erik Cook
  • Samantha Maximillian
  • Max Slankard
  • Ann Tennes

Fire Department Representatives

  • Fire Chief Jeffrey Hoeflich
  • Deputy Chief Kathleen Furgala

Police Department Representatives

  • Chief Anthony Scarpelli
  • Deputy 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.