- About Us
- Police History
Late 1800sNiles' first peace officer, Fred Beisswanger, was hired.
1900The first jail was built on Milwaukee Avenue and School Street (now Touhy Avenue).
1920sA three-man police force was busy keeping the peace in the 1920s.
1920s - 1927
A new Village Hall was built that housed both police and fire.
1950sAs the village continued to rapidly grow, the Police Department also increased in size.
1964A new facility was built for the Police Department at the corner of Milwaukee Avenue and Touhy Avenue.
The Niles Police Department added eight new police officers raising the total number of sworn to 62.
2005A new facility was built on the previous site of the old Police Department. This new state-of-the-art facility brought the department much needed space, and made room for future growth.
April 8, 2005Niles Police Officer Steven Zourkas was killed in the line of duty. Officer Zourkas was the only officer to ever lose his life in the line of duty in the history of the Niles Police Department.
PresentlyThe Niles Police Department provides 24 hour-a-day service and protection to village residents with:
- 6 Operational Service Officers
- 12 civilians
- 17 school crossing guards
- 70 community service officers
- 55 sworn officers