On January 12, 2016 Oak Lawn Police K-9 Officers Steve McNeela and Finbar Haran along with the canine partners Lucifer & Edo, respectively, were presented recognition awards for their ongoing assistance to DEA. Over the years, the Officers and their partners were essential to the discovery of multiple kilograms of Cocaine, Heroin, and Marijuana leading to the prosecution of traffickers in the Chicagoland area. Presenting the awards is DEA Group Supervisor Colin Dickey.
The January 12, 2016 Oak Lawn Village Board of Trustees Meeting was the back drop of the official swearing in of two Oak Lawn Police Officers. Officers Matthew McDevitt and Kurt Diestelmeier are seen being sworn in by Village Clerk Jane Quinlan. Both officers have previous experience in the field, McDevitt formerly worked for Hazel Crest PD and Officer Diestelmeier is returning to the OLPD after leaving to work in Iowa. Congratulations to both Officers.