Chief John A. Krull
20040 Governors Highway
Emergency Number: 9-1-1
Welcome to the village of Olympia Fields.
Our department is constantly striving to find different methods of communicating with the community. It is our belief that the World Wide Web is an appropriate way of participating in an exchange of information and ideas.
The mission of the Olympia Fields Police Department is to seek ways to promote, preserve and deliver a feeling of security, safety and quality services to all members of the community. Our mission represents the commitment of this administration to the concepts of quality performance management. We believe that our involvement in the internet serves to enhance our ability to meet the goals and objectives of this mission.
Our contact with members of the community presents a unique opportunity to strengthen police community relations. In keeping with this philosophy, I welcome comments and suggestions from Olympia Fields residents and other visitors to our website who utilize this technology.
John A. Krull
Chief of Police
The formation of the Olympia Fields Police Department came on May 29, 1929, when Village President Joseph Zwisler submitted to the Board of Trustees the name of John Umland to serve as the Village's first Chief of Police. The trustees unanimously approved the nomination.
The basis for today's Police Department can be traced back to the appointment of Gerald Stevenson as Chief of Police in 1962. Since that time, Richard Gilbert, Fred Unger, Roger Clark, Frank Marsala, Mark Fazzini, Jeff Chudwin and Randy Kickert have been appointed to head the department, with Fred Unger having held the longest term as Chief from March, 1971 until retirement on October 9, 1990. Currently, Chief John A. Krull serves as Chief of Police with the retirement of Randy Kickert.
The Police Department consists of 18 full-time officers, three part-time officers, one full-time community service officer and two clerical staff employees.
Police Department operations include an Enhanced 911 Telephone System working in conjunction with SouthCom, a joint dispatch center located in the neighboring community of Matteson. All police services are coordinated through the Police Department facilities located at 20040 Governors Highway, adjacent to the Village Hall. The Olympia Fields Police Department operates under Village ordinances, a formal Mission Statement, and a set of Rules and Regulations as established by the Department.
Our Mission ...
The mission for every member of the Olympia Fields Police Dept. is to seek and find ways to promote, preserve and deliver a feeling of security, safety and quality services to all members of the community.
This mission represents the commitment of this administration to the concepts of quality performance management. In other words, members are expected to work consistently in a quality manner in the daily performance of those duties, job responsibilities and work tasks associated with this mission.
The community has the distinction of having one of the lowest crime rates in the Chicago metropolitan area. The Police Department subscribes to community policing strategies and often works closely with other Federal, state and local law enforcement agencies.
The Department is divided into the following areas: