Hodgkins Police Department
6015 Lenzi Avenue, Hodgkins, IL 60525
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Hodgkins COVID-19 Police Procedures

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From the desk of Chief Millsap (download as a PDF)

The Hodgkins Police Department is dedicated to protecting and serving the residents of the village and the citizens within our community. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Hodgkins Police Department will be temporarily modifying how we respond to calls for service in order to safeguard the health of citizens and officers alike. Effective immediately, some community caretaking functions will be temporarily discontinued, and Low Priority (non-life-threatening, not in progress calls) will be handled by telephone.

The Hodgkins Police Department will only be responding to High Priority and/or Emergency calls including, but not necessarily limited to:
• Violent crimes/crimes against persons (i.e. domestic situations where the offender is still on the scene).
• In-progress calls where the offender is still on the scene.
• Traffic crashes involving injury
• Traffic crashes on the public roadway where vehicles are not drivable, or where they are blocking the roadway.
• Serious property crimes where evidence may exist, and the scene needs to be processed by an evidence technician (i.e. burglaries).

Low Priority calls that will be handled by telephone include, but are not necessarily limited to:
• Minor traffic crashes (i.e. crashes with no injury, or crashes where the vehicles are drivable).
• Delayed incidents (i.e. incidents that are not in progress, and no offender is on scene).
• Ordinance violations
• Information for police/civil matter calls (i.e. calls where the caller wishes to request a police report to document a non-emergency incident).

If you are unsure about whether or not the service you wish to request falls into this category, call (708) 352-4476, and the shift supervisor will determine if a response is warranted. If a call does require a response to your residence, and you are able to do so, please meet the officer outside.

Please do not come into the station:
• If your report can be taken over the telephone.
• If you have a fever, or have had a fever within the last 24 hours.
• If you have traveled outside ofthe United States within the last 14 days.
• If you are experiencing flu-like symptoms, a cough, sore throat, or shortness of breath.

The Hodgkins Police Department is committed to ensuring the continuity of services in line with our mission. We can only do this, however, if our officers and staff remain healthy. With the help of the community, we all can ensure that Hodgkins remains a safe and healthy place to work and live. ###

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Village of Hodgkins COVID-19 Announcement March 12, 2020

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           This is a community alert from Hodgkins Village President Noel Cummings and the Hodgkins Police Department. In recent days, there have been new developments in the course of the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, epidemic. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), this virus can potentially cause serious respiratory illness when contracted, especially among older adults and people with chronic underlying illness or compromised immune systems, and is considered a “public health emergency of international concern.” A number of simple precautions provided by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), can greatly reduce risk to individuals and households if followed. According to the CDC, as of today, for the majority of people, the immediate risk of being exposed to the virus that causes COVID-19 is still thought to be low. This is, of course, an ever-evolving situation, so it’s important to stay informed about changes on a daily basis. More information may also be obtained on the CDC’s website, CDC.gov.

Here are some basic tips from the CDC for protecting yourself and family members:

  • Wash your hands frequently
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth
  • Stay home when you are sick, unless your condition worsens, or if you are an older adult or have a compromised immune system. In such case, seek medical attention.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces. Be prepared if your child’s school or childcare facility is temporarily dismissed.

In case of an outbreak in our community, protect yourself and others by doing the following:

  • Stay home and speak to your healthcare provider if you develop fever, cough, or shortness of breath
  • Keep away from others who are sick
  • Limit close contact with others as much as possible, by about 6 feet.

If you develop warning signs for COVID-19 get medical attention immediately. Warning signs include:

  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion or inability to get up
  • Bluish lips or face

This list is not all-inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptom that is severe or concerning.

People who are mildly ill with COVID-19 may be instructed by their doctor to isolate at home during their illness.
In such a case, do not go to work, school, or public areas, and avoid public
transportation. For additional guidance, talk to your healthcare provider.

Additional information on coronavirus, including symptoms and transmission of the virus, is available at the following links:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Illinois Department of Public Health

Cook County Department of Public Health

You may also contact the Illinois Department of Public Health by calling (800) 889-3931 or e-mailing dph.sick@illinois.gov with specific questions about COVID-19.

If we all work together and focus on good health practices, we can get through this as a community. Remember that the Village of Hodgkins and the Hodgkins Police Department are here for your needs, 24/7. As always, if you should find yourself in a health emergency, call 911 or 708-352-4476. Thank you for your attention to this matter.


COVID-19 Update

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Fraternal Order of Police Scholarship Fund

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Apply now for one of five scholarships
to be awarded in 2020!

The Hodgkins Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #151 will be offering 4 scholarships in the amount of $500.00 for a student wishing to further their education upon completion of High School. There will be one additional scholarship in the amount of $500.00 that will be available to any applicant who is a past D.A.R.E. student of Hodgkins Elementary School. The scholarships will be awarded to a student or students who successfully complete the application and review process. Our goal is to successfully help a student with the financial support needed to complete their college education.


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