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Village of Glendale Heights
Support Operations
The Support Operations Division, directed by Deputy Chief Sherry Padyasek, consists of Investigations, Records, Community Outreach, Evidence and Emergency Management. Records maintains all police department reports/records, tickets, data entry, statistical research, arrest photos and handle most non-emergency calls.

Records
The Police Department Records staff maintains all documents, tickets, and photos generated by the department and ensures the integrity of those records for future use. The unit consists of Record Supervisor Julie Taglia and 11 civilian records technicians.

Investigations
The Investigations unit consists of Sergeant George Pappas, 4 Detectives, 2 School Resource Officers, 2 Special Operations Officers, 1 DEA Officer, 1 DuMeg Officer, and a civilian Police Services Specialist.

A School Resource Officer is assigned to the two school districts located within the Village. The SRO is responsible for conducting educational classes in drug, alcohol, and gang awareness with the children through the DARE program as well as having investigative responsibility over all crimes that both occur at the school with the children or off campus that affect the children. Additionally, the SRO acts as a community-based policing problem solver for all problems at the schools such as parking, traffic flow, etc. that would affect them. Currently, Officer Michelle Cahill is the liaison for both District 15 and District 16. We also have a District 87 high school liaison, Officer Mark Guerrero, who rotates between Glenbard East, Glenbard North and Glenbard West.

Community Outreach Program
The Community Outreach Program offers the assistance of the department's Community Outreach Specialist Tanya Macko, who provides an appropriate referral system for those in need and a variety of social services and programs to individuals, families, groups and organizations within the community. The Department attempts to bridge the gap between the identification of the need for social services and the enrollment in outside programs.

Medical Supply Program
The Village's Medical Equipment Pantry has walkers, wheel chairs, canes, quad canes, crutches, commodes, other bathroom equipment and more! All may be borrowed FREE of charge to residents. For further information or if you are interested in making a donation, please call the Senior Center.

Digital Cell Phone Program
The Village of Glendale Heights' cell phone program works with the elderly and disabled in an effort to ensure greater security, dignity and independence by providing recycled cell phones for 911 calls. Those who are interested must call to schedule an appointment at the Senior Center. Do you have a cell phone that you are not using? The Glendale Heights Police Department is collecting cell phones, chargers and batteries for this program. Please drop-off cell phones and their necessary accessories in a plastic bag to the Police Department or the Glendale Heights Center for Senior Citizens.

Evidence Officer
The Evidence Officer, C.J. Camel, is a civilian member of the Department who is responsible for the safeguarding and maintenance of all items of evidence and found property that are collected by the department. Job duties include: the items that are appropriately forwarded to crime laboratories for analysis, evidence that is available for court and may testify to the chain of custody of evidence in major cases. Currently the Department has over 12,000 items of evidence or found property.