OFFICE OF THE CHIEF
The Office of the Chief consists of the Chief of Police, senior management team, and support staff. The role of this Office is to provide leadership, direction and vision to the Department in the fulfillment of its overall Mission. Chief Anthony F. Scarpelli has led the Department since 2011.
The Department is comprised of two primary functions, Field Operations and Administrative Services, each of which is headed by a Deputy Chief of Police. These two positions are responsible for much of the day-to-day and short-term operations of the Department, while the Assistant to the Chief focuses on long-term issues and tasks such as planning and research, budget and grant administration, and accreditation.
The Department participates in the Illinois Law Enforcement Accreditation Program (ILEAP), a voluntary process through which agencies may evaluate mission-critical policies and procedures against professionally-established criteria. Compliance with those criteria is then evaluated and verified by an independent and authoritative body, i.e., the Illinois Law Enforcement Accreditation Council.
The Skokie Police Department was first awarded accreditation through ILEAP in 2012, becoming only the sixth law enforcement agency in Illinois to have earned this prestigious status. The Department was successfully reaccredited in December, 2015.