Senior Police & Fire Academy Registration

The Country Club Hills Police and Fire departments offer a yearly Senior Academy that is open to all senior residents at no cost. The yearly academy is held every spring, with meetings being once a week for 6 weeks. The academy focuses to inform our residents of the functions and operations of the Police and Fire Departments along with safety awareness. During the academy guest speakers will make appearances to cover topics such as: fire safety, CPR, home safety, police investigations, traffic enforcement and personal safety among other things. Refreshments are offered during the meetings with a certificate and luncheon provided at the completion of the 6 week academy.

2017 Senior Academy Dates:
May 17th, 2017
May 24th, 2017
May 31st, 2017
June 7th, 2017
June 14th, 2017
June 21st, 2017

The Senior Police and Fire Academy will be held on the above dates from 12pm-3:00pm at the Country Club Hills Fire Station #2 (4520 W 175th St). Participants are required to register at one of the following locations: City Hall, the Victory Center or at the Police Station. For any questions please contact Officer Harris at 708-798-3191.

SPECIAL OLYMPICS – COP ON TOP AT DUNKIN DONUTS MAY 19th!

POLICE OFFICERS TO STAKE OUT 274 DUNKIN’ DONUTS ROOFTOPS
FOR SPECIAL OLYMPICS ILLINOIS, FRIDAY, MAY 19

Country Club Hills, IL—May, 2017—For the 15th year in a row, law enforcement officers from throughout the state will stake out Dunkin’ Donuts rooftops to support Special Olympics Illinois on Friday, May 19, beginning at 5 a.m.  Representatives from the Country Club Hills Police Department will be on-site at the CC Hills Dunkin’ Donuts located at 4021 W. 183rd Street.

Officers hope to top last year’s donation total of $672,000 as they head to 274 Dunkin’ Donuts rooftops to raise awareness and donations for the Law Enforcement Torch Run to benefit Special Olympics Illinois.

Special Olympics athletes and their families and representatives from Chicago’s major sports teams are among the special guests who will join police officers and rise to the occasion to show their support.

In honor of the Special Olympics athletes and police officers participating in the rooftop event, Dunkin’ Donuts will donate $15,000 to the Illinois Law Enforcement Torch Run.

In addition, each guest who visits a Cop on a Rooftop location that day and makes a donation to the Torch Run will receive a free donut coupon. Guests donating at least $10 will receive a Law Enforcement Torch Run travel mug (while supplies last) and a coupon for free medium coffee. Other items, such as Torch Run T-shirts and raffle tickets, will be sold for various donation amounts. Additional activities will vary by Dunkin’ Donuts location.

Dunkin’ Donuts also has created a special glazed red and white donut ring depicting Special Olympics Illinois colors. The donut, called “The Champion,” will be available at Dunkin’ Donuts locations in Chicago and suburbs May 19.

This year, for the first time, police officers in Kansas, Ohio, Missouri, Kentucky and Pennsylvania will join officers in Illinois to stake out Dunkin’ Donuts rooftops to support Special Olympics in their own states.

“Special Olympics means we are all on the same team, no matter what,” said Special Olympics athlete Erin Compton, who will join police officers at Dunkin’ Donuts in Downers Grove and Westmont that day. “My favorite part of the Dunkin’ Donuts event is seeing the police officers on the roof. They are awesome.”

Westmont Police Department Deputy Chief Brian Gruen says the event “allows us to raise a great deal of awareness for the athletes of Special Olympics Illinois. It also shows the athletes that people truly care about them!”

For a list of all participating locations, go to www.soill.org.

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About Law Enforcement Torch Run
The Illinois Law Enforcement Torch Run® is the single largest year-round fundraising vehicle benefiting Special Olympics Illinois. The annual intrastate relay and its various fundraising projects have two goals: to raise money and gain public awareness for the athletes who participate in Special Olympics Illinois. The Illinois Law Enforcement Torch Run® has raised more than $43 million over 31 years while increasing awareness of Special Olympics Illinois athletes and their accomplishments.

About Special Olympics Illinois
Special Olympics Illinois is a not-for-profit organization offering year-round training and competition in 19 sports for more than 22,500 athletes with intellectual disabilities and more than 20,000 Young Athletes ages 2-7 with and without intellectual disabilities. Special Olympics transforms the lives of people with intellectual disabilities, allowing them to realize their full potential in sports and in life. Special Olympics programs enhance physical fitness, motor skills, self-confidence, social skills and encourage family and community support. To learn more about Special Olympics Illinois, volunteering or providing financial support to help make Special Olympics programs possible, contact your local Special Olympics agency, call 800-394-0562 or visit our website at www.soill.org.

About Dunkin’ Donuts
Founded in 1950, Dunkin’ Donuts is America’s favorite all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods. Dunkin’ Donuts is a market leader in the hot regular/decaf/flavored coffee, iced coffee, donut, bagel and muffin categories. Dunkin’ Donuts has earned the No. 1 ranking for customer loyalty in the coffee category by Brand Keys for 11 years running. The company has more than 12,200 restaurants in 45 countries worldwide. Based in Canton, Mass., Dunkin’ Donuts is part of the Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: DNKN) family of companies. For more information, visit www.DunkinDonuts.com.

Contacts:

Carrie Reckert
Dunkin’ Donuts
847.303.9001
reckertcomm@yahoo.com

Alexandra McMillin
Special Olympics Illinois
312.502.7954
amcmillin@soill.org

Country Club Hills Police Department
Attn: Sgt. Brown
3700 W. 175th Pl
Country Club Hills, IL 60478

For further information or to donate online, see our website: Country Club Hills Special Olympics Website

Cop On Top & Torch Run 2017 Benefitting Special Olympics Illinois

The Country Club Hills Police Department takes part in helping Special Olympics raise money each year through the Law Enforcement Torch Run and Cop On Top events. Stop by and join us for Cop On Top at the Country Club Hills Dunkin’ Donuts (4021 W. 183rd Street) on Friday, May 19th from 5am-2pm.

During The Cop on Top event Illinois police officers stake out Dunkin’ Donuts rooftops around the state to benefit Special Olympics Illinois. One day a year hundreds of police officers cover more than 170 Dunkin’ Donuts rooftops to heighten awareness and raise money for the Law Enforcement Torch Run to benefit Special Olympics Illinois.

On Tuesday, June 6th 2017, the Country Club Hills Police Department will again be participating in the Annual Illinois Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Illinois. Special Olympics Illinois is a non-for-profit organization offering year-round training and competition in 19 sports for nearly 22,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities and nearly 21,000 Young Athletes (ages 2-7) with and without intellectual disabilities. Special Olympics transforms the lives of people with intellectual disabilities, allowing them to realize their full potential in sports and in life. Special Olympics programs enhance physical fitness, motor skills, self-confidence, social skills, and encourage family and community support.

The Country Club Hills Police Department hopes that you consider supporting our efforts to help transform the lives of Special Olympic athletes from across Illinois. We ask for your support to sponsor our runners who will be running to raise awareness and money for this worthwhile cause. 100% of your tax-deductible contribution goes directly to Special Olympics Illinois, which is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization (Tax EIN: 36-2922811).

The cost of sponsorship is $100.00 per runner; Special Olympics Illinois will send a thank you/tax letter to each donor of $100 or more. If you are unable to sponsor a runner, a donation in any amount will be greatly appreciated. Donations may be made payable to Special Olympics Illinois and mailed to:
Country Club Hills Police Department
Attn: Sgt. Brown
3700 W. 175th Pl
Country Club Hills, IL 60478

For further information or to donate online, see our website:  Country Club Hills Special Olympics Website

Thank you for your support which is deeply appreciated by the Police Officers, the City Council, Citizens of Country Club Hills, and most of all the “Illinois Special Olympians.”

Torch Run Merchandise Available for Purchase at the Country Club Hills Police Department or
Cop on Top Kickoff Event – Friday, May 19th, 2017 @ Dunkin’ Donuts – 4021 W. 183rd St
Shirt $15  Hat $15  Coffee Mug $10  Raffle Ticket $10 Lapel Pin $5 Wrist Band $5
“Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt” – Special Olympics Oath
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Toys For Tots Donations Needed

The Country Club Hills Police Department is proud to continue its yearly Toys For Tots toy collection.   The Police Department needs your support to fill the Department’s Toys For Tots donation box which is located in the Lobby of the Police Department (3700 175th Place).  This collection is to assist the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys For Tots Program in providing less fortunate children age 12 and under with new, unwrapped toys. Please find it in your heart to brighten up a child’s Christmas. We have just 3 days to fill our Toys For Tots donation box. The collected toys will be transported Wednesday afternoon 12/21/2016 to the USMC Reserve Center for distribution.  Thank you for your continuous years of generous support!

U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program

MISSION:
The mission of the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the community in which the campaign is conducted.

GOAL:
The primary goal of Toys for Tots is to deliver, through a new toy at Christmas, a message of hope to less fortunate youngsters that will assist them in becoming responsible, productive, patriotic citizens.

OBJECTIVES:
The objectives of Toys for Tots are to help less fortunate children throughout the United States experience the joy of Christmas; to play an active role in the development of one of our nation’s most valuable resources – our children; to unite all members of local communities in a common cause for three months each year during the annual toy collection and distribution campaign; and to contribute to better communities in the future.

ACTIVITIES:

The principal Toys for Tots activity which takes place each year is the collection and distribution of toys in the communities in which a Marine Corps Reserve Unit is located.  In communities without a Reserve Unit, the campaign can be conducted by a Marine Corps League Detachment or group of men and women, generally veteran Marines, authorized by Marine Toys for Tots Foundation to conduct a local Toys for Tots campaign.  Local Toys for Tots Campaign Coordinators conduct an array of activities throughout the year, which include golf tournaments, foot races, bicycle races and other voluntary events designed to increase interest in Toys for Tots, and concurrently generate toys and monetary donationsTrainLogoT

Cop On Top & Torch Run 2016 Benefitting Special Olympics Illinois

2016-Cop-on-Rooftop-webpostThe Country Club Hills Police Department takes part in helping Special Olympics raise money each year through the Law Enforcement Torch Run and Cop On Top events. Stop by and join us for Cop On Top at the Country Club Hills Dunkin’ Donuts (4021 W. 183rd Street) on Friday, May 20th from 5am-2pm.

During The Cop on Top event Illinois police officers stake out Dunkin’ Donuts rooftops around the state to benefit Special Olympics Illinois. One day a year hundreds of police officers covered more than 170 Dunkin’ Donuts rooftops to heighten awareness and raise money for the Law Enforcement Torch Run to benefit Special Olympics Illinois.

On Tuesday, June 9th 2016, the Country Club Hills Police Department will again be participating in the Annual Illinois Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Illinois. Special Olympics Illinois is a non-for-profit organization offering year-round training and competition in 19 sports for nearly 22,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities and nearly 21,000 Young Athletes (ages 2-7) with and without intellectual disabilities. Special Olympics transforms the lives of people with intellectual disabilities, allowing them to realize their full potential in sports and in life. Special Olympics programs enhance physical fitness, motor skills, self-confidence, social skills, and encourage family and community support.

The Country Club Hills Police Department hopes that you consider supporting our efforts to help transform the lives of Special Olympic athletes from across Illinois. Last year, the police department raised $4,900; with this year’s goal being $5,500. We ask for your support to sponsor our runners who will be running to raise awareness and money for this worthwhile cause. 100% of your tax-deductible contribution goes directly to Special Olympics Illinois, which is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization (Tax EIN: 36-2922811).

The cost of sponsorship is $100.00 per runner; Special Olympics Illinois will send a thank you/tax letter to each donor of $100 or more. If you are unable to sponsor a runner, a donation in any amount will be greatly appreciated. Donations may be made payable to Special Olympics Illinois and mailed to:
Country Club Hills Police Department
Attn: Sgt. Brown
3700 W. 175th Pl
Country Club Hills, IL 60478

Thank you for your support which is deeply appreciated by the Police Officers, the City Council, Citizens of Country Club Hills, and most of all the “Illinois Special Olympians.”

Torch Run Merchandise & Raffle Tickets
Available for Purchase at:
Country Club Hills Police Department
3700 W. 175th Pl, Country Club Hills, IL 60478
&
Cop on Top Kickoff Event – on Friday May 20th, 2016
Dunkin’ Donuts – 4021 W. 183rd St, Country Club Hills, IL 60478

CLICK HERE FOR TORCH RUN 2016 MERCHANDISE INFORMATION

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Senior Police & Fire Academy Registration

The Country Club Hills Police and Fire departments offer a yearly Senior Academy that is open to all senior residents at no cost. The yearly academy is held every spring, with meetings being once a week for 6 weeks. The academy focuses to inform our residents of the functions and operations of the Police and Fire Departments along with safety awareness. During the academy guest speakers will make appearances to cover topics such as: fire safety, CPR, home safety, police investigations, traffic enforcement and personal safety among other things. Refreshments are offered during the meetings with a certificate and luncheon provided at the completion of the 6 week academy.

2016 Senior Academy Dates: May 25th
June 1st
June 8th
June 15th
June 22nd
June 29th

The Senior Police and Fire Academy will be held on the above dates from 12pm-2:30pm at the Country Club Hills Fire Station #2 (4520 W 175th St). Participants are required to register at one of the following locations: City Hall, the Victory Center or at the Police Station. For any questions please contact Officer Harris at 708-798-3191.

Operation “Refill Red”, Toys for Tots a success!

Country Club Hills Police Department closes out the 2015 USMCR “Toys 4 Tots” Campaign

Country Club Hills, IL: Named Operation “Refill Red”; Thursday 17 December 2015, volunteers from the Country Club Hills Police Department met and prepared this year’s contribution to the Marine Corps Reserves “Toys for Tots” Foundation. This year has by far exceeded all of our expectations and it could have not been completed without the help of our residents, local, and neighboring businesses.

This is the fourth year this program has been in existence, with this year having volunteers from Country Club Hills, Lansing and Flossmoor PD’s all joining the Oak Forest Police Department for such a great cause. These agencies also received donations from their respective communities which helped us reach our combined total of over 4200 toys! Shortly after 11:00 A.M. all four departments departed the City of Oak Forest in a convoy and delivered the toys to 2D Battalion 24th Marines on Foster Ave. in Chicago.

We want to thank each and every one of you who has participated in this program by either dropping off toys at the various locations throughout the area or placing drop boxes within their businesses.

At an average of 2 toys per child, these donations would touch nearly 1800 children who otherwise may not receive any toys at all for Christmas. We are truly grateful for the generosity of our community.

If you have any questions or would like more information about the Marines “Toys for Tots” Foundation, future events, or how you can participate in next year’s campaign, please contact Sgt. Avila or Sgt. Wilson at (708)798-3191. We hope that everyone enjoyed a wonderful holiday season and would like to say thank you all!

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Toys for Tots Collection!

The Country Club Hills Police Department is currently taking donations for the Toys for Tots Foundation!  You can drop off your toy donations in the designated bins inside of our Police and Fire Stations by December 15th.  It is requested that all donations be in its original packaging, and no stuffed toys please.  Thank you for helping those in need this holiday season!

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