TEEN CITIZENS’ POLICE ACADEMY
JUNE 6TH AND 7TH
Do you know any teens who are interested in learning about
law enforcement? During this two-day, interactive academy,
participants will learn how to process crime scenes, conduct
traffic stops and much more.
COOK-OUT WITH COPS
Come out to three of our Village’s parks for Cook-Out With Cops.
Visit with members of the Orland Park Police Department while
enjoying free hot dogs, drinks, prizes, games and much more.
Residents can ask questions and learn about the village’s many
public safety programs. Please join us on the following dates:
JUNE 19, 2017
Evergreen View Park
(87TH AVENUE & 141ST STREET)
JULY 10, 2017
(11500 BROOKHILL DRIVE)
JULY 24, 2017
(8401 WHEELER DRIVE)
TUESDAY, AUGUST 1
Seniors are invited to join Orland Park’s Village officials and
members of the police department for a free
luncheon at the Civic Center. Participants can interact
with Village officials and discuss senior safety issues
with the police department.
NATIONAL NIGHT OUT
TUESDAY, AUGUST 1
Located at the Orland Park Civic Center parking lot, “National
Night Out” is an evening of activities for all ages, along with
opportunities to learn more about public and personal safety.
Residents across the country are encouraged to turn on their porch
lights as a statement against crime, before joining festivities held
in their towns.
ANNUAL BIKE RIDE FOR SPECIAL OLYMPICS ILLINOIS
SUNDAY, AUGUST 27
Check-in/registration begins at 6:30 a.m. with the ride beginning
at 7:30 a.m., departing from and returning to Gatto’s - Orland
Park at 8801 West 143rd Street.
The 14.4-mile course will travel through Orland Park and will then
connect with the Tinley Creek Forest Preserve Trails. A water stop
is held midway through the ride, which is not a race.
$25 per person. Open to riders ages 12 and older.
Questions may be directed email@example.com
by leaving a
voice mail at 708/364-4925.
Upon the issuance of a TORNADO WARNING or during a severe
weather incident, the Emergency Warning Siren System should be
activated by the Orland Park Police Department in the event of one
of the following:
A. A CONFIRMED sighting of a tornado, or funnel cloud aloft by a
trained weather spotter within five (5) miles of the village.
1. This five-mile perimeter should be extended geographically around
the perimeter of the village from the farthest northern, southern,
eastern and western boarders at a minimum.
2. Towns within this five-mile perimeter include Oak Lawn,
Hickory Hills, Chicago Ridge, Worth, Palos Hills, Palos Park,
Palos Heights, Alsip, Midlothian, Oak Forest, Markham,
Crestwood, Country Club Hills, Matteson, Tinley Park,
Frankfort, Mokena, New Lenox, Lockport, Lemont &
portions of unincorporated Cook & Will Counties.
B. A CONFIRMED sighting by a trained weather spotter of severe
winds causing structural damage within five (5) miles of the village.
C. A CONFIRMATION of severe winds in excess of 70 miles
per hour within the village
D. The receipt of a tornado warning, issued by the National
Weather Service, indicating that Orland Park is in the
direct path of the oncoming tornado.
The Orland Park Police Department works in close collaboration with
other police departments and deploys trained weather spotters to locations
far outside the village during NWS severe weather warnings to provide
additional real time information.
Severe weather season is upon us.
In 2015, the Village of Orland Park
was certified as a National Weather
Service (NWS) StormReady
and currently has 14 outdoor weather
warning sirens placed throughout the
village. “It is important that residents
and visitors heed the warnings of
weather sirens while outdoors and take
cautionary measures to be safe and get
indoors during inclement weather,” said
Trustee Dan Calandriello, Public Safety
Committee chair. As a reminder, outdoor
weather sirens are to alert people who
are outside for impending severe weather
and not for those already indoors.
Those individuals, who may not hear
the audible warning while inside should
monitor radio, television and/or weather
apps for the most up to date information
on the path of any severe weather. The
Orland Park Police Department does not
sound an “all-clear” by activating the
outdoor weather warning sirens after the
passing of a severe storm. This policy is
in effect because a situation may arise
where a storm has cleared and another
one, following on the heels of the first,
meets the criteria for re-activation. The
established criteria for outdoor weather
warning sirens activation are as follows:
“It is important that
residents and visitors
heed the warnings
of weather sirens
while outdoors and
measures to be safe
and get indoors during
Trustee Dan Calandriello,