Flossmoor Police Department

Kamleiter selected for Flossmoor police chief appointment

Acting Flossmoor Police Chief Tod Kamleiter has been selected to move up the ranks to serve as the village's next permanent police chief. Kamleiter was Flossmoor’s deputy police chief for six years until May, when he was appointed acting police chief following former chief Mike Pulec’s retirement. 
 

National Night Out is a party with a purpose

Homewood and Flossmoor police departments will host community gatherings from 5 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 6, in conjunction with National Night Out, an annual nationwide observance intended to strengthen police-community relations.

 

Flossmoor continues search for new police chief

Flossmoor is seeking applications for a new police chief by Aug. 5.
 
The village is looking statewide for candidates and has hired the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) to assist with the search process.
 
The police chief in Flossmoor is appointed by the mayor with the advice and consent of the village board, and he or she reports directly to the village manager. 
 

Third 'Coffee with a Cop' slated for July 19

Flossmoor police officers will meet the public at the annual "Coffee with a Cop" event on July 19.
 
"Coffee with a Cop" is scheduled from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Starbucks, 3760 Vollmer Road.
 

Flossmoor chief: Officers ‘did everything right’ in Sunday standoff

Sunday’s six-and-half-hour police standoff in Flossmoor ended with the peaceful arrest of a man who, at gunpoint, allegedly threatened to kill two officers. The suspect was taken into custody after members of the regional SWAT team entered his house, located in the 2500 block of Caddy Street, and discovered him in a room, Acting Police Chief Tod Kamleiter said.
 

Law enforcement in standoff with Flossmoor resident on Sunday

[Update 4:57 p.m.] A suspect was taken into custody about 3:15 p.m. Sunday after a nearly seven hour standoff with Flossmoor police and emergency response officers.

Flossmoor Police Chief Pulec retires from law enforcement

Police Chief Michael Pulec has retired from the Flossmoor Police Department after a 33-year career in law enforcement. Deputy Chief Tod Kamleiter will serve as acting police chief while the village seeks a replacement. On May 17, his final day as chief, Pulec was honored at a village hall reception.

 

Flossmoor police call H-F active shooter drill a success

With the assistance of Homewood officers, the Flossmoor Police Department hosted an active shooter drill at the H-F High School campus. School staff members, along with a few student volunteers, role-played during the March 22 drill while officers led a mock evacuation, followed by an hour-long debriefing to answer any questions from participants. 

 

Police activity near Heather Hill School leads to brief lockdown

Charges are pending against a man after he attempted to elude a Flossmoor police officer in the vicinity of Heather Hill School on Friday morning.
 
The incident triggered a Code Yellow lockdown at the school for less than a half hour, Flossmoor police said in an email community alert.
 

Tuesday seminar focuses on easy steps to keep neighborhoods safe

Crime prevention may sound complicated, and it’s a topic that many of us would rather not think about.

But we can all follow simple steps to prevent becoming crime victims and the beginning of a new year is a perfect time to start taking them.

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