Police Beat 8110

Let me formally welcome you to Police Beat 8110. My name is Andrew Olech, Beat Sergeant of 8110. I have served the Palatine community as a sworn Officer since 2008, currently assigned as an Afternoon Shift Supervisor, working 1:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.  During my career, I have worked in patrol, as an Investigator, Crime Scene Technician, Arson Investigator, and am currently serving as Field Supervisor for the Forensics Division of the Major Case Assistance Team for violent crimes.  I am thrilled to lead the seven permanent officers in the 8110 area of our village.  Officers in 8110 promote the Neighborhood Based Policing philosophy of the department and are visible and accessible via foot patrols, bike patrols, and specialty roles.  These officers partner with our detectives, K-9 team, and Special Operations Unit to provide quality policing for a safer community.


The 8110 beat is primarily located in the downtown area of the village of Palatine. It is roughly bordered by Palatine Road to the South and Route 14 to the North and East. It stretches West to the village limits and covers portions of council districts 1, 2, and 6.


In addition to regular patrol responsibilities and traffic enforcement, beat officers have focused much of their efforts on pedestrian safety around the train station. Now that parking and accessibility have improved with the new station, Palatine is becoming a much busier destination to take the Metra Train to and from the City of Chicago. With the increase in riders we feel the need to educate the public on train safety and often physically monitor the pedestrian foot traffic near the tracks. This also allows officers to greet residents and visitors and let them know we are always available if needed.

Further Information

It takes an entire community to keep our Village peaceful and safe and I encourage those involved in any aspect of beat 8110 to join me in attending neighborhood meetings with Councilman Brad Helms. If you have questions or need to contact me you may do so by emailing me or calling me at 847-359-9000.