Public Safety Commission


The Public Safety Commission is responsible for making recommendations to the Village Board regarding the improvement of general conditions of public safety in the community. The Commission promotes a safer environment by carrying on educational activities in safety matters, and improving general safety of vehicular and pedestrian traffic in the community. The Commission organizes an annual Community Bicycle Safety Fair in conjunction with the Skokie Backlot Bash every August.


Third Wednesday of every month at 7 p.m. (except July and August)
Meetings are held at Skokie Police Department located at 7300 Niles Center Road
View the Village meetings calendar

Minutes and Agenda

Agendas are available prior to the meetings and are posted on the Village website. Minutes are available following approval.
View Agendas and Minutes

See details of the Skokie Police Department use of force policy community review initiative.


Paul Pitalis, Chairman
Melissa Villegas, Vice Chairman
Marcie Claus
Cornell Collins
Scott Ford
Paul Kruszynski
Mitchell S. Kushner
Kimani Levy
Ibrahim Mansuri
Fred Moore
Mark Penning
Linda Perlin
Leslie Post-Weissinger
Dennis Rizo
Doug Rocklin
Howard Rosenburg
Jeff Schvimer
Bryant Smith

Nicholas Vickers
Melissa Villegas

Alison Pure Slovin, Trustee
Edie Sue Sutker, Trustee
Samantha Maximillian, Senior Engineer
Max Slankard, Director of Public Works
Russ Rietveld, Director of Engineering

Fire Department Representatives
Fire Chief Jeffrey Hoeflich
Deputy Chief Nicholas Eschner
Deputy Chief Stephen Jagman

Police Department Representatives
Chief Brian Baker

The Public Safety Commission is made up of 20 members who each serve for two years.

Public Safety Commission Vacancies: 1

Interested in serving on one of the Village's advisory boards or commissions?
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More Information

Public Safety Awareness Campaign

Read the April 2015 Many Cultures, One Community - Keeping Skokie Safe public safety recommendation to the Village Board. 
Read the 2018 Many Cultures, One Community - Keeping Skokie Safe program summary.