In August 1997, Jake Kozinski became a Police Officer for the Village of South Chicago Heights. Jake participated in the South Suburban S.A.F.E. initiative, a multi-jurisdictional Task Force and is constantly training to improve his policing skills. Officer Kozinski was elevated to the position of Detective and became certified as a Lead Homicide Investigator.
In May 2008, Jake was promoted to the rank of Sergeant, and became the supervisor of all investigations and served as a watch commander. Sergeant Kozinski became a supervisor for the multi-jurisdiction Iliana Gang Task Force.
In October 2019, Jesse Kozinski was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant. As the department’s Lieutenant, his responsibility expanded to administrative responsibilities, investigation coordination, as well as supervising the patrol officers and sergeants.
Jake’s legacy includes honors for outstanding police work from; The Illinois State Chiefs of Police Associations, Cook County Sheriff, Chicago Police Department, and The Village of South Chicago Heights.