With the 4th of July less than a month away, we want to make your celebration with us as smooth as possible. Please find parking information that will be in effect during the Oak Lawn Park District and Village of Oak Lawn’s Fireworks display at Richards High School, 10601 Central Ave., along with the Oak Lawn Park District’s Party in the Park event at Memorial Park, 102nd & Major, on Wednesday, July 4th: 

Richard High School’s entire South Lot on 107th Street will be closed for resurfacing.

107th Street will be closed to traffic. 

Parking during these events will be available at the following locations:

* Oak Lawn Park District Racquet, Fitness & Gymnastics Center, 10444 S. Central Ave. *

* Wolfe Wildlife Refuge, 109th St. & Kostner Ave. (police patrols on the paths guiding patrons to the Fireworks display) *

* Memorial Park, 102nd & Major *

* Oak Lawn Park District’s Stony Creek Golf Course, Restaurant & Banquets, 5850 W. 103rd St. *

Tactical Response

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It has been well established that the presence of a highly trained, highly skilled, police tactical unit has been shown to substantially reduce the risk of injury and loss of life to citizens, police officers, and suspects when called upon to assist in the resolution of critical incidents. It is also known that when a well-managed team response is used to address a critical incident the usual result is a successful resolution. The Oak Lawn Police Department has supported a Tactical Response Team since the mid 1980’s. Oak Lawn now supports the South Suburban Emergency Response Team. Based on the SWAT Team model SSERT is called upon to resolve situations that are highly volatile because of the extensive training they have received and the amount of time they have spent practicing the specialized tactics. These situations include, but are not limited to high-risk search or arrest warrants, armed and barricaded suspects, and hostage situations.