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With the State of Illinois moving into Phase 4 on Friday, June 26, 2020, the Village reopening will move to the second stage of our reopening plan effective June 29, 2020.

The second stage will include:

  • All employees and visitors will be required to wear masks when entering any Village owned building and observe social distancing whenever possible.
  • Public meetings and social events are limited to the lesser of 50 guests or 50% of overall room capacity.
  • Masks are required and social distancing is observed whenever possible.  This includes Board of Trustee meetings and all other public meetings.
  • All Departments of Village Hall will be open, including the second floor and basement.

 

 

 

Tactical Response

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It has been well established that the presence of a highly trained, highly skilled, police tactical unit has been shown to substantially reduce the risk of injury and loss of life to citizens, police officers, and suspects when called upon to assist in the resolution of critical incidents. It is also known that when a well-managed team response is used to address a critical incident the usual result is a successful resolution. The Oak Lawn Police Department has supported a Tactical Response Team since the mid 1980’s. Oak Lawn now supports the South Suburban Emergency Response Team. Based on the SWAT Team model SSERT is called upon to resolve situations that are highly volatile because of the extensive training they have received and the amount of time they have spent practicing the specialized tactics. These situations include, but are not limited to high-risk search or arrest warrants, armed and barricaded suspects, and hostage situations.