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Chief Michael Murray

(708) 499-7723 mmurray@oaklawn-il.gov 

Chief Murray started his career with the Department in 1987 and worked his way through the ranks in the Patrol & Detective Divisions until he was appointed to his current position in April of 2013.  He is a lifelong resident of the Village of Oak Lawn.  He is a Graduate of St. Catherine Of Alexandria Grammar School & Marist High School. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Illinois Benedictine College and is a 2005 graduate of Northwestern University School of Police Staff & Command. 

 

 

 

Division Chief Roger Pawlowski

Administrative Services Division

 

(708) 499-7727 or RPawlowski@oaklawn-il.gov

Roger Pawlowski has been a sworn member of the Oak Lawn Police Department since 1987. He was appointed to the position of Division Chief of Administrative Services in 2003. In this capacity he is responsible for all civilian employees, vehicle and equipment purchasing and maintenance, the Traffic Unit, Honor Guard, Accident Reconstruction Unit and shares responsibility for the Canine Unit. Roger is the Parking Compliance Officer responsible for the administration and adjudication of the parking citations program.

Roger Pawlowski graduated, summa cum laude, from St. Xavier University with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science. Roger is a graduate of the 123rd class of the Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command.

 

Division Chief Randy Palmer

Investigations Division

 

(708) 499-7796 or wpalmer@oaklawn-il.gov

Randy Palmer has been a member of The Oak Lawn Police Department for more than 22 years and has served as a patrol officer, detective and supervisor in both the Patrol and Detective Divisions. He served as a member of the South Suburban Major Crimes Task Force as both an investigator and Assistant Commander. He was appointed to the position of Division Chief in 2014.

Randy Palmer earned a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Governors State University. He is a graduate of the 234th session of the FBI National Academy.

 

Division Chief Mel Clark

Patrol Division

 

 (708) 499-7095 or mclark@oaklawn-il.gov

 

Mel Clark has been a sworn member of the Oak Lawn Police Department since 1992 and has worked in the Patrol and Detective Divisions.   He was appointed to the position of Division Chief of Patrol in April of 2015.

He  earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Safety Management from Calumet College of St. Joseph.   He is a graduate of the 240th class of the Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command as well as the 259th Session of the FBI National Academy.