Lake Forest Police Department

  • Agency: Lake Forest Police Department
  • Address: 255 W. Deerpath, Lake Forest, 60045 IL
  • Chief: Joseph C Buerger (Chief of Police)

Lake Forest Police Department is located at 255 W. Deerpath, Lake Forest, 60045 IL. The Chief of Police of the department is Joseph C Buerger. The Lake Forest Police Department phone number is 847-234-2601.

Lake Forest Police Department News

On Sunday April 22nd from 6am until 4pm, Illinois Route 41, between Westleigh Road and Illinois Route 60, in Lake Forest, IL will temporarily close to allow Union Pacific Railroad to make track repairs on its rail bridge over Route 41. Drivers may experience delays during the road closure and are advised to follow the posted detour routes using Illinois Route 60 and Illinois Route 22.

This week we were visited by the wonderful staff from our community partner, the Highland Park-Highwood Legal Aid Clinic. This not for profit organization has brought together some of the best legal minds to provide those in need with free legal resources. Our sincere thanks to this fine team of individuals!

Please help our friends at Lake Bluff Police Department if you have any information about this case.

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. With the rise of awareness of this issue, teal ribbons have been seen throughout sport, media, and various communities. Let’s use this momentum to support awareness of this problem. Please take a moment to read about Sexual Assault Awareness month. If you or someone you know may be a victim of sexual assault please contact your local police, Zacharias Sexual Abuse Center of Lake County or your local advocacy center. We are here to help. #SAAM #tealribbon

Update on Missing Juveniles - LOCATED Both juveniles have been located at an address in Lake Forest. They are currently in police custody and will be reunited with their parents. Thank you for your attention in this matter. Rob Copeland Deputy Chief of Police

Lake Forest Police Department Press Release ***Update*** MISSING JUVENILES LOCATED Both juveniles have been located at an address in Lake Forest. They are currently in police custody and will be reunited with their parents. Thank you for your attention in this matter. Rob Copeland Deputy Chief of Police Attempt to Locate Runaway Teens – Case 18-4154 The Lake Forest Police Department is seeking the public’s help finding two juveniles who ran away together. The two teens were last seen on April 10th 2018 around 6:00 pm at a residence in Lake Forest. Our department has information indicating after the teens left the residence they used an UBER to travel to an address in Chicago. Lake Forest Detectives have checked multiple locations in Lake Forest and Chicago in our attempts to locate the two missing juveniles. The missing teens are identified as: Isabeau Schlacher, age 16, of Highland Park. Schlacher is described as a white female, 5’08, 130 lbs. , Brown hair, blue eyes, last seen wearing a white fleece sweatshirt, blue jeans with white trim and white gym shoes. Jack Schneider, age 17, of Lake Forest. Schneider is described as a male white, age 17, 6’00 ft, 160 lbs, brown hair, hazel eyes, last seen wearing tan khakis pants and a green Patagonia jacket. Anyone with information about her whereabouts is asked to call Detective Adam Milczarek at 847-810-3810 or email at

On Wednesday April 11th 2018, twelve staff members from District 115 and 67 participated in medical training as part of the National “Stop the Bleed” campaign. The “Stop the Bleed” campaign was started in 2015 by the Obama administration along with the Department of Homeland Security as a national outreach and advocacy program which focuses on educating teachers, school staff and the general public on how to stop severe bleeding at incidents involving persons suffering from severe bleeding. The program focuses on two areas. • Training at a basic level for teachers, administrators and the general public on how to stop bleeding in the event of a serious incident. (think the Las Vegas shooting, Boston Marathon Bombing, the Aurora Movie shooting or any recent school shooting) • Getting “Bleeding Control Kits” into schools and public areas to start because then the kids, parents and teachers see them and they become more prevalent in the public eye. Similar to how AED’s are now prevalent in most common areas of buildings, schools, etc. The one hour training course was sponsored by Lake Forest Northwestern Hospital, the Lake Forest Fire Department and the Lake Forest Police Foundation. This partnership was developed as a way to provide training and resources to District 115 and 67 school staff because studies have shown that until trained professionals can arrive at the site of an emergency, it's ordinary citizens who are often in a position to help save lives by providing basic treatment to 'stop the bleed'. "One of the leading causes of death during a mass casualty, or any type of severe trauma, is bleeding out," Dr. Christopher Davis, a local trauma surgeon, explained to the class. "The goal of this program is to encourage citizens to take that initial action, to do something to stop the bleeding until EMS arrives on scene." The program has spread to all 50 states, with more than 125,000 teachers, counselors and school administrators learning these new skills. Lake Forest Northwestern Hospital provided all participants in the class with their own individual trauma kits, the Lake Forest Police Foundation provided Lake Forest High School with individual trauma kits to be placed in strategic locations around the school as well as one mass casualty kit for placement in the main office for quick access and staff from Lake Forest Northwestern Hospital and the Lake Forest Fire Department provided the educational training. Lake Forest Fire Department Battalion Chief Matt Penar told the group “The hope is for the concept to spread throughout all Lake Forest schools and eventually to other communities in Lake County as a way to educate more school staff, teachers and the general public on how to help someone in the event they are involved in an incident where someone is suffering from a traumatic bleeding incident.”

April is Distracted Driving month. Please don't shake your head and ignore this post. According to the NHTSB, "Distracted driving killed 3,450 people in 2016—an increase of 17 percent since 2014. The number of fatalities may well be higher due to difficulties identifying distraction-related crashes. Young drivers and female drivers seem more prone to using their phones when driving. But make no mistake: it isn’t just young people. Drivers in other age groups don’t lag far behind younger drivers when it comes to driving distracted."

In honor of Telecommunications Week the Lake Forest Police Department would like to thank all Telecommunication Operators across the country for the critical job they perform, with a special thank you those who serve in Glenview Public Safety Dispatch. Their 24/7 assistance is a core reason for our success in serving the community. THANK YOU!!

Please reach out to our partners at the Lake Bluff Police Department if you have any knowledge of this incident.

No Fooling, we are grateful to serve all of the wonderful “peeps” in our community. We thank you for your continuous support.

🚔🚧Pardon our dust! You are looking at the new temporary setup of the LFPD records department. We are currently remodeling our lobby to better service our community. In the months to come, we appreciate your patience and will keep you updated on our progress. 🚧🚔

Please be aware of this upcoming traffic flow change and adjust your travel plans according.

A sincere thanks to the The Lake Forest Leader for getting the positive word out on our recently held Women's Self Defense course. Areas covered during the class are personal safety, threat awareness concepts, with participants being taught realistic self-defense techniques by Lake Forest Police defensive tactics instructors. The course is co-hosted annually in cooperation with the Lake Forest Police Foundation. For information on when our next class will be taught please contact Officer Maj at

Please be aware of this traffic flow change.

Yesterday we held another great Donut Cup with Croya and students from Deer Path Middle School. Floor hockey, pizza, conversation and donuts! Life is good.

The beginning of March is Severe Weather Preparedness Week. Please read these helpful infographics from our friends over at National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Congratulations to Officer Paul DiaZovi on winning 1st Place in the City of Lake Forest, Illinois employee chili cook-off!

Congratulation to Chief Eric Guenther from Mundelein Police Department who was named the state's 2018 Chief of the Year! Chief Guenther has been a driving force behind the Lake County Opioid Initiative and the "A Way Out" program.

With the recent weather and approaching spring rains here is a reminder to not drive into flood waters or disregard barricades! Please take time to look at the attached PSA from our friends at NOAA, it could save your life. #NOAA #TurnAroundDontDrown

After several months without a single theft we have had two cars stolen out of driveways in the last few nights. Both cars were unlocked with the keys in them. Please lock up every single day.

Please read this excellent and timely post from our partners at the Sheriff’s Office.

Here is our Q4 2017 Traffic Crash Analysis Report. This is the link to our webpage post as well.

We are proud to be part of Lake County's "A Way Out " Program and very thankful to the Lake Forest Police Foundation for helping us to donate and keep the program running for 2018!