Village looking for deputy police chief

2013-06-03T22:00:00Z 2013-06-03T23:49:30Z Village looking for deputy police chiefBob Moulesong Times Correspondent
June 03, 2013 10:00 pm  • 

SOUTH HOLLAND | The village announced it is looking for a deputy police chief and a career firefighter-paramedic to work in village departments.

The position of deputy police chief has been open since Greg Baker was promoted to chief in January.

Currently, the South Holland police department consists of a full-time chief, two deputy chiefs, four lieutenants, four sergeants and 47 officers.

The village fire department is in need of another full-time career firefighter-paramedic. An employment application packet may be obtained at the Village of South Holland Municipal Building or downloaded from the website at All applications must be submitted by 4 p.m. June 7.

The board also approved a new village chaplain. The Rev. Troy O’Quin, of River Oaks Community Church, replaces the Rev. Heino Blaauw.

Mary Ann Thornton, director of public relations and marketing, announced several summer activities in the village.

Movies in the Park will take place June 15, July 20, and Aug. 31 at Veterans Memorial Park. All movies start at dusk. In addition, a neighborhood block party will be held on June 22 at Van Oostenbrugge Park, 157th St. and Orchard.

The South Holland Municipal Band will play on the following dates:

June 13 — Holland Home, 7 p.m.

July 4 — Independence Day, 8 p.m. at Veterans Park.

July 25 — Veterans Park, 7 p.m.

Aug. 8 — Holland Home, 7 p.m.

Aug. 22 — Veterans Park, 7 p.m.

Sept. 2 — Paarlberg Fest, Paarlberg Farm, 3 p.m.

Residents are invited to have coffee with Village President Don De Graff on Tuesday, June 11, at 7:30 a.m. The event will be held at the South Holland Community Center 501 East 170th Street.

“Communication is the very essence of our strength as a village government,” Thornton said. “These meetings are held quarterly to provide an informal opportunity for residents to meet with village officials to share comments and concerns.”

The board also announced that South Holland was named a Tree City U.S.A. for 12th time by the Arbor Day Foundation.

The village will host a farmers market this summer at the corner of 162nd St. and South Park Ave. The farmers market will be held from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. every Friday from June 28 - Sept. 27. Participating farmers this season will include Blankenship Farms from Michigan and Zeldenrust Farm Market based in Chicago Heights.

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