16 miles west of downtown Chicago is where you’ll find the village of Skokie, Illinois. Home to just under 65,000 people and over 2,300 businesses in its 10-mile radius, the village has been a fast-growing, extremely livable suburb, particularly for those who want to escape the hectic pace of city life while still remaining close to Chicago. In fact, it’s one of the village’s taglines—“Skokie: A Suburb That Feels Like a City”.

That fast growth hasn’t come without a few growing pains—especially in the case of Skokie’s Police Department. Although the department always earned high marks for service, doing so started to become increasingly difficult for a simple reason—the department was running out of space to do its mission effectively.

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