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SUMMER 2017

SUMMER 2017

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WEATHER SIRENS

POLICE EVENTS

EVENTS

TEEN CITIZENS’ POLICE ACADEMY

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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

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Evergreen View Park

(87TH AVENUE & 141ST STREET)

JULY 10, 2017

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Discovery Park

(11500 BROOKHILL DRIVE)

JULY 24, 2017

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Cachey Park

(8401 WHEELER DRIVE)

SENIOR LUNCHEON

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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

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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

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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 to

rkus@orlandpark.org

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

®

community

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:

POLICE

Severe

Weather

“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.”

Trustee Dan Calandriello,

Public Safety

Committee Chair