Letters of Commendation and Good News Notes
Good News Notes
October 8, 2021
A complimentary telephone call came in from a citizen thanking Officer Dickinson, Officer Dang, and Officer Gracia for being "kind, respectful, and wonderful" during an emergency medical call. The citizen stated she has "never seen such caring officers, and the kindness of the officers made her cry."
September 9, 2021
A complimentary email came in from Village of Skokie Corporation Counsel Michael Lorge and the President of Temple Beth Israel Neal Gussis thanking Detective Mendez, Detective Krecisz, Officer Kijowski, Officer Eric, and Officer Panico for being "attentive and helpful" while providing a police detail coverage.
September 8, 2021
A complimentary telephone call came in from a citizen thanking Officer Chang for his "professionalism, calmness, and reassuring attitude" while investigating a traffic crash.
September 3, 2021
A complimentary telephone call came in from a citizen thanking Officer Lazarescu for his professionalism while handling an emergency medical call. The citizen stated he was "grateful" that Officer Lazarescu performed CPR on a family member upon his arrival to the scene. Furthermore, the citizen stated his "confidence in the Skokie Police Department is 100%."
August 11, 2021
A citizen submitted an officer commendation on the Police to Citizen (P2C) website thanking Officer Wilken for assisting them with a flat tire. The citizen stated Officer Wilken "went above and beyond" to make sure the flat tire was secure and that they could drive their vehicle to a tire repair store. The citizen thanked Officer Wilken for his "kindness" and for lending a hand when they needed it.
August 2, 2021
A complimentary telephone call came in from a citizen thanking Officer Vodicka for his "kind" actions. The citizen stated his child was playing ball with his friends, and the ball got stuck on the roof of Walker School. Officer Vodicka was on patrol in the area and was alerted about the situation. Officer Vodicka went to a store and purchased a new ball for the children. The citizen was "thankful" for Officer Vodicka's actions and stated that Officer Vodicka is "an example of how police officers across the country have positive interactions with community members every day and make a difference in the communities they serve."
July 2, 2021
Click here to read a complimentary letter from Chief Simo of the Morton Grove Police Department thanking Skokie Police Department personnel for their assistance in a significant traffic crash at Oakton Street and Gross Point Road. Chief Simo expressed that the incident was "illustrative of the strong working relationship between both agencies."