Mark Benaitis Promotion

Mark Benaitis Promotion

Kristie Benaitis pins a Sergeant badge on her husband, Mark Benaitis, during a recent promotion ceremony at City Hall. Sergeant Mark Benaitis began his career in 1997 and is a 17 year veteran of the Department. During his tenure Officer Benaitis has held the position of: Juvenile Officer / Field Training Officer / Detective / …

Sodaro Twenty Years

Sodaro Twenty Years

Chief Vodicka recognized Officer Scott Sodaro for twenty years of service to the City of Hickory Hills at the July City Council Meeting. During his tenure with the Hickory Hills Police Department Officer Sodaro has had the greatest impact while assigned to the Traffic Enforcement Division. In this assignment, Officer Sodaro took traffic safety to …

Alejandro Lopez Life Saving

Alejandro Lopez Life Saving

Chief Vodicka, along with Lieutenant Thomas Dietz present Officer Alejandro Lopez with a “Life Saving” honor bar to be displayed on his uniform in recognition of his diligence to duty. This recognition was in response to his efforts which contributed to saving the life of a young drug overdose victim.

Message From The Chief of Police

Message From The Chief of Police

There is no doubt that given the events that unfolded in Ferguson Missouri, Baltimore Maryland, Chicago, and across the country this past year have led to significant challenges for leadership in Law Enforcement. The Hickory Hills Police Department has consistently made a concerted effort to respond to these challenges in a positive manner through the …

Officer Blessing

Officer Blessing

Department Chaplain, Father Joseph Mol, provides a blessing to newly promoted Lieutenant Charles Hobart, newly promoted Sergeant Joseph Roscetti, and newly appointed probationary officer Michael Franks during the March 27 City Council Meeting.

Life Saving Award

Life Saving Award

Marcie Zaman assists Chief Vodicka in presenting Life Saving Awards to, from left to right, Rocco Marciano, Mark Benaitis, Scott Sodaro, and Charles Hobart for their efforts in locating and saving the life of her 2 year old daughter Cosette at the March 27 City Council Meeting.

Twenty-Five Years of Service

Twenty-Five Years of Service

Chief of Police Alan Vodicka recently congratulated Officer Terry Murphy for 25 years of service to the City of Hickory Hills Police Department. The 25 years of service pin presented by the Chief is to be worn on Officer Murphy’s uniform as a symbol of recognition of his outstanding service to the community.