Chief George Dulzo
George Dulzo was hired in 1970 and quickly rose to the rank of Sergeant in 1972. In 1988 he was promoted to Lieutenant and became the Chief of Police in 1990. Chief Dulzo has served the City of Hickory Hills in many capacities through out his 30 year career. These assignments including Watch Commander, Court Sergeant, Firearm Instructor, Investigation Supervisor, and Ordinance Officer. He retired in June of 2001 and is currently teaching in Wisconsin.
Lieutenant Larry Barre
Larry Barre was hired in 1969 and worked as a patrol officer until 1978. At that time he was promoted to Sergeant and served in this capacity before being promoted to Lieutenant in 1995. Larry served the City of Hickory Hills proudly for 32 years and worked in many different capacities which included auxiliary police officer supervisor, crossing guard supervisor, as well as a short assignment in the Motorcycle Division.
Lieutenant John Delia
John Delia was hired in 1971 and served in many different aspects of the police department through-out his 26 year career. He began in the patrol division and moved through the ranks from juvenile officer, detective, sergeant, administrative staff sergeant, and finally patrol lieutenant. In addition, Lieutenant Delia has received numerous commendations and letters of recognition from both the residents, business owners, and community organizations.
Sergeant Hank Boedecker
Hank Boedecker was hired by the City of Hickory Hills in 1967. He quickly rose to the rank of Sergeant where he served as a patrol division watch commander. He has received over 30 commendations and letters of recognition for exceptional service. Sgt. Boedecker retired from the department in 1996 after serving with distinction for 31 years.
Officer Russell Lindemann
Russell Lindemann was hired by the City of Hickory Hills in 1978. He has served in the capacity of patrol officer, breathalyzer operator, truck inspection officer, and traffic officer. During his career he has received over 12 commendations and numerous letters of recognition for exceptional service. Officer Lindemann retired from the department in 2004 after serving with distinction for 26 years.
Lieutenant Charles Forsyth
Chuck Forsyth was hired by the City of Hickory Hills in 1978. He has served in numerous capacities within the department including, youth officer, detective, sergeant, and lieutenant. Lt. Forsyth was instrumental in the implementation of our current field training program. In his career, Chuck has received over 50 commendations and letters of recognition for exceptional service. He retired from the department in 2004 after serving with distinction and honor for 26 years.
Sergeant Maryann Doherty
MaryAnn Doherty was hired by the City of Hickory Hills in 1976 as a radio communications officer. In 1978 she was promoted to the position of patrol officer. She has served the community as a D.A.R.E. officer, Community Resource Officer and Patrol Sergeant for the past 27 years. She has received numerous community service awards and is looking forward to a career in teaching.
Officer Gerald Mulack
Jerry Mulack was hired by the City of Hickory Hills in 1975 as a patrol officer. He has served in the capacity of Corporal and Range Master. Officer Mulack received over two dozen commendations and letters of recognition for his service to the community. He retired from the department in 2006 after serving with distinction for 31 years. He is currently assigned as a United Nations Police Officer in Kosovo.
Deputy Chief Robert Troy
Robert Troy was hired by the City of Hickory Hills in 1978. He has held numerous positions throughout his career including, youth officer, detective, sergeant, lieutenant, and Administrative Assistant to the Chief of Police. In 2001, Bob was appointed to the position of Deputy Chief of Police and remained in that position until his retirement in 2007. Bob also had extensive involvement in the construction process of the new police facility which was completed in 2003 and oversaw the daily operations of the new state of the art 9-1-1 Center. Deputy Chief Troy’s contributions to the overall development of the Hickory Hills Police Department were certainly noteworthy and his impact on our agency will remain for years to come.
Lieutenant Michael Tardi
Lieutenant Michael Tardi began his career with the Hickory Hills Police Department in 1980 and retired after 28 years of service. Mike held numerous positions throughout his career including; Field Training Officer, Coordinator of the Cadet Program, Narcotics Investigator assigned to the North East Metropolitan Enforcement Group, Corporal, Sergeant, and Lieutenant in charge of the Investigation Division. Some of the numerous awards Mike received include an Award of Honor from the International Narcotics Enforcement Officers Association, the James J. Wade Most Outstanding Officer Award from the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police, and the Suburban Police Officer of the Year from the Illinois Crime Commission.
William 'Bill' Kelly
For over thirty years William, “Bill”, Kelly volunteered his professional services to the Hickory Hills Police Department as the City Commissioned Police Photographer. Bill not only donated his time setting up and developing department arrest photographs, commonly referred to as mug shots, he also responded at all hours of the day and night to photograph serious car accidents and crime scenes within our community. These photographs served as a permanent recording of these incidents and had important evidentiary value to our agency. Unfortunately, Bill passed away in spring of 2009. His contributions to the growth and professional development of the Hickory Hills Police Department are noteworthy. He will be missed by all department members who had an opportunity to know and work with him.
Officer Mark Jurak
Officer Mark Jurak began his career with the Department in September of 1979. He retired in the fall of 2009 after completing thirty years of service to the City of Hickory Hills. During his tenure with the Department, Mark served in the capacity as a Field Training Officer, Juvenile Specialist, Officer in Charge, and Detective. He began working for the City as an Auxiliary Police Officer prior to being hired as a Patrol Officer in 1979. During his thirty years of service on the Department, Mark received numerous letters of commendation and appreciation for his efforts.
Deputy Chief Michael Murphy
Mike Murphy began his career with the Hickory Hills Police Department on March 1, 1979. During his tenure with the Department, he served in the capacity as a Juvenile Officer, Corporal, Sergeant, Lieutenant, and Deputy Chief. Mike was instrumental in the initial implementation of the city wide 9-1-1 system and in his capacity as Deputy Chief he was also responsible for supervising the Records Division, the 9-1-1 Center, building maintenance, monthly scheduling and staffing, training of all personnel, and preparation of the Annual Report. Mike performed these added duties with expertise and the utmost professionalism. During his career, Deputy Chief Murphy received numerous letters of commendation and recognition. His influence upon the direction of the Hickory Hills Police Department will be greatly missed.
Officer Steven Wagner
Officer Steve Wagner retired after completing thirty years of service to the City of Hickory Hills Police Department. During his career, Steve served in the capacity as Specialized Traffic Enforcement Officer, Defensive Tactics Instructor, Tactical Officer, Member of the High Risk Entry Team, Detective, Officer in Charge, and Motorcycle Officer / Instructor. Steve took extreme pride in each of these assignments, however, being an avid motorcycle enthusiast, his most satisfaction and enjoyment came from being a member of the Department Motorcycle Unit and also a Northwestern Traffic Institute Certified Motorcycle Instructor. Officer Wagner retired with honors in April of 2012.
Lieutenant Danny Skoczylas
Danny Skoczylas was hired by the Hickory Hills Police Department in October of 1989. During his career, Danny served for a time in the capacity as a Federal Task Force Officer with the United States Customs Agency where he was involved in a major undercover operation which yielded over one million dollars in seized currency for the Department. This seizure was used to help finance the construction of the current police facility. He retired from the department in 2014 after serving the department with distinction for over 24 years.
Lieutenant Thomas Dietz
Lt. Thomas Dietz retired in June of 2014 after completing 31 years of service to the Hickory Hills Police Department. During his career, Tom served the Department as a Defensive Tactics Instructor, Field Training Officer, Master Firearms Instructor, Armorer, Corporal, Sergeant, and Lieutenant. Tom’s efforts were instrumental in the development and maintenance of the Department Firearms Training Program which epitomize the high standards he adhered to throughout his career.
Officer Dan McCauley
Officer Dan McCauley served the City of Hickory Hills for twenty one years. During that time, Dan was proud to serve as a motorcycle officer assigned to the Motorcycle Division and was the Department liaison to military veteran events. Dan also was assigned to the Immigration Custom Enforcement Federal Task Force contributing to the seizure of funds related to illegal drug proceeds which benefit the Department. Officer McCauley retired in February of 2015.
Officer Gary Kollner
Gary Kollner began his career in August of 1990 after spending several years as a police officer in the town of Cicero Illinois. During his career, he served as a Juvenile Specialist, Field Training Officer, and DARE Officer. Gary taught DARE for fifteen years to students in our community. He had extensive training in the area of Patrol Functions and was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in January of 2007. He retired in August of 2016.
Officer Terry Murphy
Officer Terry Murphy served the Hickory Hills Police Department for twenty eight years. During his career, Terry served as a Traffic Officer, Bicycle Officer, and Patrol Specialist. Throughout his career Officer Murphy consistently remained one of the highest producing Officers in all areas of productivity. Officer Murphy retired from the Department in February of 2017.
Lieutenant Michael Rattigan
Lieutenant Michael Rattigan officially retired from the Department in May of 2017. During his tenure with the Department, Mike not only served as a Patrol Sergeant and Lieutenant, he also served as Supervisor of the Investigation Division and Patrol Commander. Mike began his career with the Department on June 25, 1988, after serving his country as a member of the United States Marine Corps.
Chief Alan Vodicka
Alan Vodicka was hired in 1976 and attended basic training at the Police Training Institute at the University of Illinois. During his early years, Alan was assigned as a Field Training Officer, a Juvenile Officer and an Investigator. He was promoted to Sergeant in 1988 and then to Lieutenant in 1995. As a Lieutenant, he served time as both a Patrol Watch Commander and as an Administrative Lieutenant. In 1999, Alan was promoted to the rank of Deputy Chief, where his skills as a police manager shined through. The City of Hickory Hills selected him to be the Chief of Police in 2001 and he successfully served in that position until his retirement in 2018.