Police Department – A law enforcement veteran with nearly four decades of experience has been named the newest Oak Park Deputy Police Chief. Frank Limon joins Anthony Ambrose, who rose through the ranks of the Oak Park Police Department to become Deputy Chief in 2005. Limon is a retired veteran of the Chicago Police Department where during his 37-year career he held a number of command positions including Assistant Deputy Superintendent of Operations, Deputy Chief of Patrol, Assistant Deputy Superintendent of Administration and Chief of the Organized Crime Division. After retiring from the Chicago Police Department, Limon served as chief of the River Forest Police Department before being recruited to lead Connecticut’s New Haven Police Department. Limon holds a Master of Arts degree in public administration from the Illinois Institute of Technology and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy. In addition, he has had extensive training in a wide range of law enforcement specialties and is a member of a number of professional law enforcement organizations. More information on the Police Department is posted at www.oak-park.us/police.
Fire Department – Peter Pilafas has been promoted to the rank of Deputy Chief in the Oak Park Fire Department. Pilafas has worked in the field of firefighting for nearly two decades, with the last 15 years spent in Oak Park. In his new position, Pilafas oversees daily operations, including personnel management and budget and policy creation. As the second-in-command at the department, he also will be called upon to direct the department’s command-level response during emergencies. Prior to his promotion, Pilafas oversaw an engine company and coordinated firefighter training, CPR courses and child safety seat inspections. Pilafas holds a master’s degree in public administration from Governor’s State University and a master’s degree in business administration from Benedictine University. His promotion comes amid several key leadership moves at the Fire Department that are expected to bring in four new firefighter/paramedics by the end of January. More information on the Fire Department is posted at www.oak-park.us/fire.