Cop on the Roof for Special Olympics

Cop on the Roof for Special Olympics

Members of the Hickory Hills Police Department recently participated on “Cop on the Roof” at the local Dunkin Donuts to help raise money for Special Olympics. The Department raised $2,700 for this cause. This event provided an opportunity for Department members to interact with the community while supporting the Special Olympics Athletes.

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 …

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 …