Archive for the Northlake PD Category


Another Controversy for Northlake’s Jeffrey Sherwin and Dennis Koletsos

This is an article in todays Chicago Tribune. it amazes me that Jeff Sherwin and Dennis Koletsos are still in their positions as mayor and police chief after the years of controversy and wasted taxpayer money. after reading this I ask why would an organization want to keep the investigation of this felony in house? why wouldn’t they have immediately called an outside agency to avoid a conflict of interest as well as the look of impropriety? hmmmmmm….. makes you wonder!                Chief Dennis Koletsos                                            Mayor Jeffrey Sherwin After a suburban …Read more […..]

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Earl, True Blue 24/7

After being hired by the Northlake Police Department and graduating from the Chicago Police Academy, the first police officer got to really know, besides my FTO, was Earl. I remember my first impression, and the first impression is very important, was that this guy was very confident and knew his stuff. My FTO, Dan, had told me which officers I could trust and which ones I couldn’t and Earl was the first that I was told I could trust. I took this with a bit of hesitation since several of the old timers, Don M., Louie D. and Tommy O., had each told me, in general, to watch out who I trusted. Boy, what a way to enter a workplace! I …Read more […..]

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Northlake Mayor Jeffrey Sherwin in Hot Water!

I would think an attorney would know better. But, coming from the town of Northlake….And, this man and his cohort, Police Chief Dennis Koletsos, both arrogantly stood in judgement of many police officers(most who supported the police union) for, in some cases,  more trivial matters. The old saying that what comes around goes around stands true in this case. Best wishes to Jeffrey Sherwin and Dennis Koletsos! Great Job CBS Chicago’s Pam Zekman! Northlake Mayor Got Tax Breaks He Didn’t Deserve NORTHLAKE, Ill. (CBS) – There are millions of dollars in homeowners exemptions given to Illinois property owners — tax …Read more […..]

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Questions raised about DuPage sheriff’s Promotions, Demotions

This does not surprise me in the least. I observed this firsthand and it is pathetic. Disciplinary actions appear lighter for deputies who contributed or helped Zaruba’s campaigns In 2006, Deputy Tim Connell did something unthinkable to many of his peers: He ran against his boss. The veteran detective was demoted to road deputy — he claimed it was retaliation — but he stayed in the race and took a required unpaid leave of absence. He lost and returned for his old patrol job only to discover DuPage County Sheriff John Zaruba had other plans. A detective who had solved cases ranging from rape to murder, he was ordered …Read more […..]

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LAPD officers who complained about ticket quotas are awarded $2 million

This reminds me of a previous employer, the Northlake Police Department in Illinois, led by Chief Dennis Koletsos. We were told that these were called standards as in performance standards. Officers were disciplined if they didn’t meet the “standards” which included numbers of tickets. The veteran motorcycle officers alleged in a lawsuit that they were punished with bogus performance reviews, threats of reassignment and other forms of harassment after objecting to demands from commanding officers that they write a certain number of tickets each day. Ticket quotas are illegal under state law. There’s a fine …Read more […..]

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Deputy Chief and Elmhurst Resident Stir Outcry to Prevent Cop-killer from Walking Free

An excellent job by Norm Nissen, Northlake Deputy Police Chief! Northlake Deputy Chief Norman Nissen Jr. points to a photo of his father, Officer Norman Nissen, with Officer John Nagle who was killed during a bank robbery in 1967 Every officer at the Northlake Police Station knows of Det. Sgt. John Nagle and Patrolman Anthony Perri, Northlake officers who gave their lives in the line of duty. The officers are memorialized inside the department. Northlake Deputy Chief Norman Nissen has an especially deep knowledge of the case. A photo of Sgt. Nagle with Nissen’s father, a former Northlake officer who …Read more […..]

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Parole denied for killer of 2 Northlake cops

This is great news! Outrage surfaced over move to free man convicted in shooting deaths of officers during 1967 bank robbery Federal officials denied the parole request Friday for Henry Michael Gargano, whose pending release for the 1967 murders of two Northlake police officers generated outrage from law enforcement and the public. “Mr. Gargano’s prison record, on top of his lack of remorse for the crimes that led to his imprisonment, showed that his release would be incompatible with public safety.” U.S. Parole Commission Chairman Isaac Fulwood Jr. said in a prepared statement. Gargano, 79, pleaded guilty in 1968 …Read more […..]

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