708-366-2323 | contact@forestpark.net

Police

Departments

Address
517 Desplaines Ave
Forest Park, IL 60130
(P) 708-366-2425
Website

Chief of Police
Ken Gross
708-615-6299 (Direct)
kgross@forestpark.net


West Suburban Consolidated Dispatch Center

Super Bowl Weekend Enforcement Reminder

Super Bowl weekend is here, and the Forest Park Police Department is reminding football fans and partygoers that designated drivers are the best defense against the dangers of impaired driving. If your Super Bowl celebration involves alcohol or cannabis, plan for a ride home with a sober driver. If you’re hosting the party, take care of the designated drivers. Fans don’t let fans drive drunk.

Click here for more information on the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” Campaign. The Illinois “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign is administered and funded by the Illinois Department of Transportation with federal highway safety funds managed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Police Officer Testing Applications  

The Forest Park Police Department is accepting applications for testing for the position of police officer. Applications will be accepted through February 22, 2023 at 4pm. For more information, click the link below.

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Medication Disposal Information

The Forest Park Police Department takes part in the Cook County MEDS Disposal Initiative.  If you have expired, unused or unwanted prescription or over-the-counter medications, you can bring them to the Forest Park Police Department located at 517 Desplaines Ave, Forest Park, IL.  Police department staff will dispose of the medication in a secure receptacle that is emptied regularly by staff from the Cook County Sheriff’s Police.  More information can be found at: https://cookcountymeds.org/.

Snow Route Information

Colder temperatures also bring the chance of snow. In the event of 2 inches of snow or more, the Village’s snow routes automatically go into effect. Snow routes signs are typically located on the side of the street with the streetlights. There is no parking in the snow routes. If you must park on the street, you must park opposite the snow route. Main streets will be plowed first, followed by side streets. Alleys and sidewalks will be plowed once the streets have been completed. Only streets will be salted. Snow routes will be in effect for up to 48 hours following this snow event.

Cars parked in the snow routes during snow events are subject to being ticketed and towed. Please help us get the word out by telling your guests and neighbors about the snow routes so everyone can be prepared for the upcoming Winter Snow Season. We appreciate your help!

Overnight Parking Passes

Please call 708-366-7272 or click here to obtain a parking pass.  Passes are accepted between the hours of 8 PM & 2 AM. Only five passes can be issued per month. You will need the license plate number, make of vehicle and where the vehicle is parked.

Snow routes are in effect whenever there is two or more inches of snow on the ground. No vehicles can be left in a snow route when it is applicable. Additionally, roll off dumpsters cannot park in a snow route between December and March at any time. Please call the Parking Division if you have any questions.

The Forest Park Police Department has 38 sworn officers. This includes one Chief, one Deputy Chief, three Lieutenants, seven Sergeants, and 29 full time Police officers.

Specialties within the organization include:
· Criminal Investigations Division
· Traffic Unit
· K-9
· Juvenile Officers
· Accident Reconstruction Unit
· Evidence Technicians
· Breathalyzer Operators
· Tactical Entry Team
· Bicycle Patrols
· Motorcycle Patrols
· Communications Division
· Parking & Records Division
· Information Management Division