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Change in Garbage Pick Up Day – North of Madison Street

To better service to all customers, Republic Services is changing garbage, recycling and yard waste pick up to Fridays for residents in the area north of Madison St., south of the railroad tracks, west of Harlem Ave., and east of Lathrop Ave. The first new pickup day will be on Friday, March 8, 2024.

If you have any questions, please call Republic Services at 708-345-7050.

To view a map of the service area affected click here.

Lieutenant Miller graduates from Northwestern University’s Center for Public Safety

The Forest Park Police Department is pleased to announce the recent graduation of Lieutenant Daniel Miller II from the School of Police Staff and Command (SPSC) at Northwestern University. Lieutenant Daniel Miller II has successfully completed the ten (10) week Staff and Command program held in Carol Stream, Illinois from September 18 – December 1, 2023. This program, which was implemented by the Center for Public Safety in 1983, has graduated over 21,000 students both nationally and internationally. Lieutenant Daniel Miller II was a student in SPSC Class #561 which accommodated a total of 35 students for the ten-week period.

The School of Police Staff and Command provides upper-level college instruction in a total of twenty-seven core blocks of instruction and additional optional blocks during each session. The major topics of study include: Leadership, Human Resources, Employee Relations, Organizational Behavior, Applied Statistics, Planning and Policy Development, Budgeting and Resource Allocation.

Each student is academically challenged through written examinations, projects, presentations and quizzes in addition to a staff study paper that are all required parts of the curriculum. Upon successful completion, students may be awarded a total of 6 units of undergraduate credit from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.
The Center for Public Safety was established at Northwestern University in 1936 with the specific goal of expanding university-based education and training for the Law Enforcement Community. Since its inception, the Center has broadened its original objective and now provides a variety of courses and programs in the area of Police Training, Management Training, and Executive Development.

The Forest Park Police Department anticipates a variety of benefits from Lieutenant Daniel Miller II’s attendance at this program. Many of the program’s graduates do go on to achieve a variety of leadership positions within their respective agencies.

Press Releases Regarding US Postal Service Carrier Robberies

Forest Park Police Detectives along with US Postal Investigators arrested a robbery suspect who police believe committed armed robbery of a United States Postal Service Letter Carrier in the 1100 block of Beloit.  The arrest involved a brief struggle and attempt to flee. Officers report that during the struggle, the suspect dropped a loaded gun. The gun was recovered by the Forest Park Police Department.

According to Chief Ken Gross, another postal carrier was robbed in the 900 block of Beloit earlier in the week.  This prompted Forest Park Detectives and US Postal Investigators set up surveillance in the immediate area.  The investigation is ongoing. Three additional suspects have been taken into custody, and currently being interviewed by investigators.  In recent months there has been a trend where postal carriers are targeted by persons seeking their mailbox keys.

There is no immediate threat to the community and anyone with information regarding these incidents is encouraged to contact the Forest Park Police Department Criminal Investigations Division at:

(708)366-2425 or email at Detectives@ForestPark.net.

Click here to read the press release issued by the US Postal Inspection Service regarding approved charges.