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OFFICE (708) 352-4623
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OFFICE (708) 352-4623
Police Department

Mission Statement

The mission of the Hodgkins Police Department is to honorably protect life and property, and to serve all members of our community with professionalism and dedication.

  • Honor: A good name or reputation. To be honorable is to be characterized by integrity and guided by a keen sense of duty.
  • Professionalism: the conduct or qualities that characterize, define or mark a profession.
  • Dedication: Self-sacrificing devotion and loyalty.


Joseph D. Klotz
Chief of Police

Welcome to the Hodgkins Police Department website. Our Department prides itself in serving the Village of Hodgkins. It is our and goal to create a safe environment for our residents and visitors. The Hodgkins Police Department strives to provide professional services to the Village while continuing to be vigilant toward crime. We are dedicated to a pro-active, cooperative approach to delivering these services to our Community.

The Administrative Division is responsible for policy review, enforcing policy and procedure within the department, internal investigations, personnel management, as well as managing the day-to-day operations.

In addition to these areas, the Administrative Lieutenant is in charge of all things technological, statistical, and related to facilities management. This means making sure all the department computers, radios, and other police equipment are functioning properly; keeping accurate department statistics regarding things like calls for service, arrests, and citations so the department can better understand what is happening in our community, and appropriately respond to trends in crime.

As supervisor of the Elder Care Division, the Administrative Lieutenant is also responsible for coordinating law enforcement services provided to the senior citizen community in Hodgkins. This includes managing the life alert and Knox box distribution programs. The Administrative Lieutenant also serves as the liaison to Aging Well, attends Aging Well meetings, and develops informational and educational programs geared toward senior citizens.

The Administrative Division is currently commanded by ADM LT Mike Cimino,

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Patrol Operations

If you have any concerns or questions contact PTL LT Ryan Carrasquillo at the Hodgkins Police Department

The Patrol Division performs traffic safety programs such as “Click it or ticket” seatbelt enforcement areas, D.U.I. saturation patrols and checkpoints with state grants for these programs provided by the Illinois Department of Transportation.
The Patrol Division has been designed to reach out, connect, and work with our community. We have developed a style of community policing that could best be described as a partnership, that is unique to the Village of Hodgkins. At the foundation of this partnership is a strategy that relies on a supportive and involved community and a commitment between the police department and the community we serve.
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To Contact Our Investigations Lieutenant or Detectives:

Call 708-352-4623

Investigations Officers

INV LT Jeff Keilman

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HODGPD Investigations
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HODGPD Investigations

The Investigation Division of the Hodgkins Police Department is responsible for the investigation of criminal activity in the Village of Hodgkins. This includes the following up on all crimes which are reported to the Department as well as the proactive work needed to combat criminal activity which may not be reported such as drug, gang and vice (prostitution, gambling etc.).

Our detectives work closely with other law enforcement agencies and is a primary conduit of information exchange with local, county, state and federal agencies as well as local task forces like M.C.A.T., Major Case Assistance Team.

In addition, the Investigation Division works closely with both the Patrol and Youth Divisions not only to accomplish its tasks but also to help the other divisions accomplish theirs. Another function of the Investigation Division is that of crime prevention. Detectives give presentations to citizen groups, local businesses and schools on a variety of topics like Community Watch Program, Anti-Gang, Anti-Drug, Financial Crimes, Senior Citizen Safety and many others.

Juvenile Division

HODGPD Youth Division

Thanks for visiting the Hodgkins Police Department website. INV LT Jeff Keilman is the Supervisor of the Juvenile Division. You can reach INV LT Keilman:

We are proud to take a proactive approach to today’s youth by working very closely with Hodgkins Elementary School. Throughout the school year we offer several youth-oriented programs held at the school such as DARE, Anti-Gang Day, and the annual Safety Day.

The department holds ALICE School Safety Training. This is a joint training conducted by law enforcement with personnel at schools, local businesses, and houses of worship in preparatory anticipation of active shooters and other violent critical incidents. This teaches proactive safety and response tactics to citizens, to give them options when faced with an aggressive intruder or active shooter in order to increase their chances of survival.

In addition to our enforcement efforts the department offers Gang Awareness presentations, which assist the public in identifying gang members and their activities. These presentations are offered upon request to parent groups, schools, community organizations and local businesses.

Each year, the Juvenile Division also participates in the Shop With A Cop holiday program, and assists with the Coffee For Champions fundraiser for the Special Olympics. For questions about this fundraiser, you may contact PTL LT Ryan Carrasquillo at

It is the Juvenile Division’s goal to maintain a professional and dedicated division that can pro-actively serve our youth and community.

“Tell me and I will forget, teach me and I will remember, involve me and I will learn”

– Benjamin Franklin

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Juvenile Division Officers

INV LT Jeff Keilman
OFC Matt Hosteny
OFC Claralicia Torres
OFC Desmond Handson
OFC Ruben Rodriguez
OFC Allan Mills
OFC Rocco Giannelli

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D.A.R.E. envisions a world in which students everywhere are empowered to respect others and choose to lead lives free from violence, substance use, and other dangerous behaviors.

These role models speak to the students about the dangers of drugs in high school as well as the positive activities they can become involved in at school.

For more information about the DARE program please feel free to contact the Hodgkins Police Department at
708-352-4623 or

Welcome to the Hodgkins Police D.A.R.E. page. D.A.R.E. stands for Drug Abuse Resistance Education. The program is designed to teach students about the dangers and misuse of drugs, alcohol, and tobacco. The students also learn different techniques to say no to drugs and ways to be in charge. Also during the year they learn the DARE decision-making model, which helps them make good choices.

During the year the students learn about positive alternatives and activities. Some of the activities the students participate in are raking leaves for seniors, decorating a tree in honor of the Village of Hodgkins at Brookfield Zoo’s Holiday Magic. They also go on several field trips during the year such as Fright Night at Great America, Chicago Blackhawk’s game, and a Chicago White Sox baseball game.

The students in the past have had several fundraisers to support various good causes including Village of Hodgkins food pantry, St. Cletus food pantry, Hephzibah Home for abused children, Kawasaki Disease Research Fund, and Children’s Memorial Hospital just to name a few. At the end of the year the students get to meet former DARE students who are now in high school who come to class to act as Role Models.

These role models speak to the students about the dangers of drugs in high school as well as the positive activities they can become involved in at school.