Hickory Hills Blood Drive

Hickory Hills Blood Drive

Due to the outbreak of the Coronavirus and the impact that it has had upon our society, we are now experiencing a critical shortage of blood supply which will result in yet another health crisis. Therefore, in the interest of the greater public benefit, the City of Hickory Hills will continue with our scheduled quarterly …

Message From The Chief of Police

Message From The Chief of Police

I want to take the opportunity to highlight some exciting changes that occurred to our Emergency 911 Center in 2017. First, the State of Illinois approved the application for consolidation of the Hickory Hills Emergency Telephone Systems Board. As a result, the City of Hickory Hills dissolved its ETSB and consolidated with the Villages of …

New Officer Introduced

New Officer Introduced

Chief Alan Vodicka recently introduced the Department’s newest recruit, Officer Amy McMahon, to the City Council at a City Council Meeting. Officer McMahon had worked previously for the Village of Chicago Ridge as a Part Time Police Officer. Officer McMahon’s five year old son Landon pinned her star on her uniform during the swearing-in ceremony.

Sergeant Promoted

Sergeant Promoted

Police Chief Alan Vodicka congratulates Sergeant Adam Gulczynski on his recent promotion. The promotion ceremony took place at the June 22 City Council Meeting. Sergeant Gulczynski is a thirteen year veteran of the Department who served the last ten years as a Detective.

Girl Scout Troop Receives Silver Award

Girl Scout Troop Receives Silver Award

Chief Vodicka presented a letter of appreciation to Silver Award recipients of Girl Scout Troop 50674 at a recent City Council Meeting.  The Scouts were recognized for creating and distributing comfort dolls to local police departments. These small, plush dolls are used to help calm children during traumatic events and criminal investigations. Over one hundred …

Sergeant Benaitis Receives Recognition

Sergeant Benaitis Receives Recognition

Chief Vodicka presented a twenty years of service pin to Sergeant Mark Benaitis at a recent Roll Call. Sergeant Benaitis began his career with the Hickory Hills Police Department on April 7, 1997. During his career, he has served in the capacity as a Federal Task Force Officer, Investigator/Detective, K-9 Officer, and a Field Training …

IRS Tax Scams

IRS Tax Scams

IRS – Impersonation Telephone Scam Victims are told they owe money to the IRS and it must be paid promptly through a pre-loaded debit card or wire transfer. If the victim refuses to cooperate, they are then threatened with arrest, deportation or suspension of a business or driver’s license. In many cases, the caller becomes …