Public Safety Commission


  • Third Wednesday of every month
  • 7:30 p.m.
  • Skokie Police Department
    7300 Niles Center Road
    Skokie, IL 60077


  • Paul Pitalis, Chairman
  • Mark Penning, Vice Chairman
  • Carol Arkin
  • Alicia Case
  • Marcie Claus
  • Kevin Frampton
  • David Freireich
  • Carolyn Halliburton
  • Scott Holtz
  • Frank Ippolito
  • Marlena Jayatilake
  • Chuck Kohn
  • Paul Kruszynski
  • Mitchell S. Kushner
  • Julian Levy
  • Edward McCarthy
  • Earl F. Nicholas
  • Linda Perlin
  • Joel Reyes
  • Howard Rosenburg
  • Bryant Smith

Trustee Liaisons

  • Edie Sue Sutker
  • Ilonka Ulrich

Staff Liaisons

  • Erik Cook
  • Samantha Maximillian
  • Max Slankard
  • Ann Tennes

Fire Department Representatives

  • Interim Fire Chief Jeffrey Hoeflich
  • Deputy Chief Kathleen Furgala

Police Department Representatives

  • Chief Anthony Scarpelli
  • Deputy Chief Brian Baker
The Public Safety Commission is made up of 20 members who each serve for two years.


The Public Safety Commission is responsible for making recommendations to the Village Board regarding the improvement of general conditions of public safety in the community. The Commission promotes a safer environment by carrying on educational activities in safety matters, and improving general safety of vehicular and pedestrian traffic in the community. The Commission organizes an annual Community Bicycle Safety Fair in conjunction with the Skokie Backlot Bash every August.

Public Safety Awareness Campaign

Read the Many Cultures, One Community - Keeping Skokie Safe (PDF) public safety recommendation to the Village Board.