Chief of Police

Chief Tigera brings with him over 40 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 and 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 Tigera holds a Master's in Police Administration from Lewis University and graduated as a member of the 182nd session of the FBI National Academy. 

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.