Historical Badge History

An invitation is extended to all of our retirees who are in the area, to please stop in at the Station and say hello. You have never been forgotten and your names have been engraved on a plaque which stands in the main hallway of the police station.Your names and stories (many exaggerated) still echo in our hallways.

Chief Tony Scarpelli

pictures from Ron Baran, the concrete boat

This was built on the east bank of the canal between Howard and Touhy.  Started in late '60's.

If you're not in the picture...

we hope to see you soon!!​   

July 2022 lunch


Click on the link below for Skokie Patch article on How Dangerous Law Enforcement Jobs are in Illinois.

April 2022 Lunch

January 18, 2017

Good afternoon everyone!
     On behalf of the team, coaching staff, and fans, I'd like to thank the FOP Lodge 68 for approving funds for this season's entry fee ($825).  Team sports is a good opportunity to bring us together in a positive setting outside of work.  It's great for physical and mental health!       Our team, (Blue Balls) is using the "game changer" app where our roster, practice, and game schedules are organized.  You can download the app and sign up as a fan (use personal email) by clicking the link below.  Once approved, you'll be able to view the entire roster/schedule and follow our teams progress. Joe wants you to join BLUE BALLS on GameChanger: ​​https://gc.com/teammanager/team/546d1e9f-95d6-4c82-9145-85accd440701​ Download the app on your mobile device to get updates on this team.

     All games are double-headers and will be played on Thursday evenings at Meles Park in Mt. Prospect.  I will attach a link with our league schedule ("Thursday Rec 2"). I'll share the playoff schedule once I get it.  First game is 18 AUG 8:40pm.  Hope to see you there!
Blue Balls Softball Team

April 19, 2017 lunch

August 2022 Lunch, not pictured, Judy Halteman and Julie Ulaneck Newton


The representative for Lauterbach & Amen is now Derek Flessner. He can be reached at

630-821-0165 or at dflessner@lauterbachamen.com

July 19th lunch group

Looking forward to seeing you at Johnny's!!

Mark your calendars and circle the 2022 dates!! 

Keep your calendars open for the third Wednesday of the coming months in 2022!

 Johnny's Tap

1740 Milwaukee Avenue 
Glenview, Illinois 60025 
Phone: (847) 699-9999

                                          12:30 cocktails              1:00 lunch

Our upcoming 2022 dates are:
Sept 21
Oct 19
Nov 16​

February 15, 2017, not pictured Johnny Johnson and Gary Reiter

Click on link to view video on Skokie Police Officer Recruitment Opportunity


May 17th 2017 lunch welcomed our newest retiree Al Marks!

Here is a blast from the past.... from Vince Pszczolkowski. Mid to late 1980's... SPD Torch Run for the Special Olympics. I count at least 6 T. I.U. Members participating. And he's out in front!

Retirees Luncheon's

Click on the link below for great memories and pictures of old Skokie


Standing from left to right Carl Bock, Jack Knish, Johnny Johnson, Hank O'Connell and Fred Bolin. Seated left to right Kathy Cherry, Mike Maher, Deb Danecki, Jerry Axel and Ron Baran

November, 2016

May 2022 Lunch

June 22 Luncheon

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From left to right.
Officer Giovanni DelaVega, Officer Michael Jaworski,
Officer John O'Dea, Officer Yunsoo Shin, Officer Diane Vazquez

Feb 2019 lunch

To our fair weather friends...neither rain or storm or sleet or hail will keep us away;)

Pension Board Members

David Pawlak - Active Member

Sergio Marino - Active Member

Terry Shiel - Retiree Member

Dan Ryan- Village Appointed Trustee

Harold Primack - Village Appointed Trustee

Laura Werner - Clerk for Pension Board

2017 March 15 Lunch

​​​​​Welcome to www.SPDRS.org 

Website of the

Skokie Police Department  Retirees