Chief of Police
The Niles Police Department has a new Chief of Police. Chief Luis C. Tigera was appointed by the Village Board and Mayor Andrew Przybylo in June and formally took command of the department on July 1st.
Chief Tigera brings with him 37 years of law enforcement experience. Chief Tigera was formerly the Chief of Police in Broadview, Illinois from July 2011-April of 2017. Prior to that Chief Tigera was the First Deputy Director of the Illinois State Police from 2009-2011, Second in Command of the agency.
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.
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
From 1985-2004 Chief Tigera held various positions in the Illinois State Police including the rank of Trooper, Sergeant, Master Sergeant and Lieutenant.
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.
Chief Tigera looks forward to the opportunity to work in Niles, to build new community programs, to improve programs currently already in place and increase the high regard that the public has for the Niles Police Department.