Police Administration

This Division is the management level group responsible for budgeting, planning, inspections, internal affairs, and the administration and coordination of all police services. In addition, this Division also directs the Emergency Services Division.

Members:
The Division of Police Administration is made up of the:

  • Chief of Police
  • Deputy Chief of Police
  • Administrative and Technical Services Division Commander
  • Patrol Division Commander
  • Investigation Division Commander
  • Supervisor of Training, Development, and Review
Chief of Police

Joseph Mitchell has been a member of the Orland Park Police Department for more than 25 years. He has served in all divisions of the department, with assignments as patrol officer, narcotics officer, investigator, field supervisor and a lieutenant in patrol, investigations and in administration. Mitchell was the first accreditation manager for the department.

Appointed as Chief in September of 2020, Joseph Mitchell holds a Bachelor of Arts in Aviation from Lewis University and a Master of Science in Public Service from DePaul University. He is a graduate of the Northwestern School Police Staff and Command, the Federal Bureau of Investigations National Academy and has two children. 
Division Commander - Administrative / Technical Services Division

Picture of SutherlandSteve Sutherland has been a member of the Orland Park Police Department for over 24 years. He has served in the patrol and investigations divisions of the department, with assignments as a patrol officer, traffic officer, evidence technician, tactical officer, investigator, patrol sergeant, and patrol lieutenant. Commander Sutherland also served on the Illinois Crimes Against Children Task Force and the department's Special Response Team. Commander Sutherland holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Law Enforcement Administration from Western Illinois University and a Master of Science degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Lewis University. He is also a graduate of Northwestern University's School of Police Staff and Command. Commander Sutherland is married and has two children.

Responsibilities:
  • Supervising all units within the Division of Administrative and Technical Services
  • Building and grounds maintenance
  • Fleet maintenance and purchasing
  • Equipment purchasing and maintenance
  • Inventory control
  • Uniform purchasing
Division Commander - Patrol Division

Orland Park Division Commander - Brian WestBrian West started at the Orland Park Police Department in 1989 as a Community Service Officer. Commander West was hired in 1994 as a full time patrol officer. Commander West has served as a Field Training Officer, Less Lethal Coordinator, Bicycle Officer, Sergeant, and Lieutenant.

Commander West holds a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice Degree from Governors State University. Commander West is also a graduate of the Northwestern University School of Staff and Command. He is married and has three children.