The Orland Hills Village President, or mayor, presides over village board actions and meetings. The mayor also has…More authority to appoint various village staff positions, including village administrator, chief and deputy chief of police, building commissioner, public works director and assistant director, as well as recreation director.
Kyle R. Hastings has served as mayor since 1993. The mayor is elected every four years.
Chief Timothy McCarthy helms the Orland Park Police Department, which is comprised of 97 full-time and eight…More part-time sworn officers. Orland Park Police enforces in the area between 131st Street to US Interstate 80, and from Will Cook Road to Oak Park Avenue, excluding Orland Hills and the northwest part of Tinley Park.
The department is broken into several units within investigations, technical, communications, administration and patrol divisions. Those include Internet crimes, bike patrol, K-9, the Major Crime Team and eight beats focused on different regions of the village.
Chief McCarthy chairs the South Suburban Major Crimes Task Force, a collective effort between 36 Illinois police departments and the Cook County Sheriff's Office to pool resources while investigating homicides, drug-related crimes and other serious cases. Orland Police also participates in the South Suburban Emergency Response Team, a multi-jurisdiction unit made up of 34 Illinois police departments for cases involving hostages, disasters and terrorism.
The Orland Hills Village Municipal Complex is the central hub for most of the village's government department…More offices. The 15,000-square-foot structure that was built in 1995 also serves as the regular meeting place for village boards, commissions and committees.
Within the complex are offices for the village administrator, clerk, building commission, police department and recreation department, as well as the village-hall meeting room. The angular building with bright skylighting is located just off of 94th Avenue on the southwestern corner of the Orland Towne Center shopping area.