Chief of Police

Chief Tigera brings with him 37 years of law enforcement experience.

Chief Tigera started his career in law enforcement at the Niles Police Department in June of 1980. He held positions such as Public Service Aide, Communications Dispatcher and Reserve Officer until he left to join the Illinois State Police in 1985.

From 1985-2004 Chief Tigera held various positions in the Illinois State Police including the rank of Trooper, Sergeant, Master Sergeant, Lieutenant, Captain and Major.

From 2004-2008 Chief Tigera was the Deputy Administrator (as a Major) for the Illinois Gaming Board. This unit provided the Illinois Gaming Board with enforcement, investigative presence to uphold the integrity of gaming in the State of Illinois

Chief Tigera held the rank of Region 1 Commander (as a Major) from 2008-2009. Region 1 covers, the Illinois State Police Districts 2 and 15, Investigations Zone 1 and the Protective Services Unit.

Chief Tigera was the First Deputy Director of the Illinois State Police from 2009-2011, Second in Command of the agency.

Chief Tigera was formerly the Chief of Police in Broadview, Illinois from July 2011-April of 2017.

Chief Luis C. Tigera was appointed by the Village Board and Mayor Andrew Przybylo in June 2017 and formally took command of the department on July 1, 2017.

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    7000 West Touhy Avenue
    Niles, IL 60714
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