Chief Giuseppe "Joe" Capece began his career with the Veterans Park Police Department in 1983 as a part time Police Officer. Two years later he joined the force for the Village of Melrose Park as a Part Time Officer.

In 1988 he was hired on as a full time Police Officer by the State of Illinois Central Management Services Division of Police and while continuing to keep his part time status with the Village of Melrose Park.
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Five years later in 1993 he was hired as a full time Officer for the Village of Melrose Park. He remained at the Village of Melrose Park until April 2001 when he was appointed by the Village of Stone Park to lead the Police Department as a Chief.

In the Spring of 2004 Chief Capece graduated from the 216th session of the FBI National Academy. Created in July 1935, the National Academy participation is by invitation only for a professional course of study for U.S. and international law enforcement leaders that serves to improve the administration of justice in police departments and agencies at home and abroad and to raise law enforcement standards, knowledge, and cooperation worldwide.