Welcome to Police Beat 314. I am Officer Steve Bush, the primary contact and Beat Coordinator of 314. I have been serving the citizens of Skokie since 1997! I am currently assigned as a dayshift Patrol Officer working from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. I am also a Field Training Officer and member of the Bicycle Unit.
Beat 314 is in the southwest corner of Skokie, bordering Chicago and Niles. The Skokie Police Department, Skokie Fire Department Headquarters, and Village Hall are all in 314! Beat 314 is also home to the Village Crossing Shopping Center, Skokie Park District Administrative Building (coming soon), Fairview South School and many businesses. There are many homes here too, including Ionia Avenue, way down south!
The western border of Beat 314 is Central Avenue or Lehigh Avenue, the southern border is the Village limits or Pratt Avenue (plus the Ionia pennisula), the eastern border is Skokie Boulevard and the northern borders are Oakton and Mulford Streets. School is in session, Go Niles West Wolves and Fairview South Falcons! Oakton Community College – Skokie is within this beat and I work closely with their Police Department to keep students safe. Beat 314 is very busy; please drive safely and buckle up!
The Officers in Beat 314 strive to adhere to the mission of the Skokie Police Department and the community policing philosophy. If you are in need of immediate police assistance or need to report any criminal or suspicious activity, please call 911. If you have any questions or concerns involving Beat 314, you can email me at steve,firstname.lastname@example.org or call 847/982-5302, x5005. Remember: Click-it-or-Ticket and Drop-it-and-drive!