Park Forest Police Department

  • Agency: Park Forest Police Department
  • Address: 200 Lakewood Blvd, Park Forest, 60466 IL
  • Chief:
Phone: 708-748-4701
Fax: 708-748-7044

Park Forest Police Department is located at 200 Lakewood Blvd, Park Forest, 60466 IL. The Park Forest Police Department phone number is 708-748-4701.

Park Forest Police Department News

‪One week into #TimStrong November-December... no shaving for the men... to raise funds for our Officer Tim Jones Scholarship. Detective Bregin is sporting the beginnings of a full beard. ‬

The Hindu holiday of #Diwali celebrates the triumph of light over darkness and good over evil. At a time of year when the days are darkest, we could all use a celebration of lights... To our friends and followers who celebrate the festival of lights, we wish you a Happy Diwali!

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A parent called to report that she found a BB gun in her child's bedroom. A BB gun she didn't buy for him. She was also concerned about him hanging out with older kids. That's called good parenting. The BB gun was destroyed on her request and some good advice was given.

You may walk into the voting booth a Republican or Democrat or an Independent. But walk out an American this #ElectionDay⁠ ⁠ 🇺🇸

Do you know what's worth investing in? Democracy. We have no known threats, but it's strange times lately. And since public safety is our mission, we'll have extra personnel on the street on #ElectionDay to ensure our polling places in Cook and Will Counties are safe. We'll do our part, please do yours. Vote.

This morning Chief Mannino was able to speak at the 1st Annual Superintendents, Principals, & Chiefs Meeting sponsored by the Cook County Southland Juvenile Justice Council on the innovate steps the Park Forest Police Department has implemented in partnership with the Urban Youth Trauma Center to impact juvenile justice in Park Forest. From having a trauma-informed police force, to our screening of all juveniles in custody for Adverse Childhood Experiences, to our use of local ordinances to keep youth out of the criminal justice system and instead diverted to a Youth Violence Prevention Engagement, we are proud to be among the leading police departments in our area working hard to change outcomes for young people in our community.

The past few years we have held a “No-Shave/ Any Nail Polish November and December”. As the ways to participate grow, we are simply calling it “Timstrong November & December”, as the proceeds go mainly towards our Officer Tim Jones Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to a graduating high school senior who is pursuing a major in Criminal Justice and is our way of supporting future members of Law Enforcement. Participating male employees may grow facial hair other than mustaches, and boy do some of them get creative 🧔🏼! Participating female employees can rock any nail polish or headband color they’d like 💅🏾 and if prior years are any indication glitter will be abound! Participating Records Clerks make out in the deal as they will also be able to wear jeans throughout November and December! So, if you’re out and about and see male officers looking a little scruffier than usual or make a point to complement our female officer’s nail polish, remember it’s for a great cause! If you’d like to make a donation to the scholarship fund, we've created a PayPal account. Please follow the link https://paypal.me/timstrong204 (Don’t worry you’re not paying a real person) If you don’t have a PayPal account they will walk you through the process. Thanks for your support!

If this is your dog, you’re not seeing her picture because you won the first annual “Park Forest P.D. Built a Surprise Animal Clinic In Your Backyard and Your Dog is Back There” drawing. Call us or stop in the station to find out how to get her back home. By ordinance, all dogs must have a Village animal license affixed to a collar. It’s also a good idea to attach a tag with the owner’s name and phone number. This way, Fido may be able to be brought home rather than going to doggo jail.

Don’t forget! Daylight savings time ends at 2:00am on Sunday 😭 Set your clocks back an hour before bed tonight and change the batteries on your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors while you’re at it! #fallback #winteriscoming #GOT #enjoy2amtwice

The Park Forest Police Department would like to thank Protecting K9 Heroes and the West Family of Chicago Heights for donating a Naloxone overdose reversal kit and medical kit for K9 Tucker. Naloxone is used to reverse the effects of an opioid overdose, which can inadvertently occur during searches. The West Family has also agreed to sponsor a multi-threat ballistic vest when K9 Tucker reaches the required age. K9 Tucker and his partner, Officer Charles Karl, are currently completing an intensive ten week canine academy. In the shown picture, K9 Tucker practices tracking, which can be used to locate missing persons, criminal suspects, or the West Family, so he can give them a big slobbery thank you. If you’d like to help support our new and developing K9 Program, please click the link below and vote for us to receive the 2018 Aftermath K9 Grant, there is only three days left to vote! https://www.aftermath.com/k9-grant/

Found toolbox on Ash Street, looking for its owner! - Appears to be around 2 years old - Very friendly - Doesn't seem to respond to the name on the tag If it's yours, please come to PFPD to claim it so we don't have to feed it.

Once each year, the Commanders and upper level civilian supervisors of the Park Forest Police Department assemble with the Chiefs to partake in a Command Staff Leadership Workshop. This annual leadership and enrichment event is intended to provide a focused development opportunity to the leadership team, outside of their regular training regimen. Topics this year focused on Organizational Behavior, Procedural Justice, Juvenile Justice, as well as a variety of administrative topics. It’s another step the Park Forest Police Department takes to ensure professional policing.

Officer Ryan Purdy found a new partner, and our vote for best costume, while patrolling Downtown Park Forest during Safe Halloween. If you see us out and about, be sure to say hello, our pockets may be stuffed with candy.

A resident sent this to us and we can’t say Thank You enough to our community for always supporting their first responders! Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween! 🦇👻🎃☠️ Before everyone gears up for Trick or Treating, please take a minute to read our safety tips to help make your holiday a safe and enjoyable one. If you’re in the area be sure to bring your ghouls and goblins into the station for some treats! Be careful and call us if you need us!

Happy Halloween Park Forest! In prep for the big day we’d like to remind you of a few things.... Trick or Treating hours are from 3pm to 8pm but if you are looking for some additional fun make sure you check out Downtown Park Forest! A candy walk will take place from 3pm to 4:30pm through the downtown business area (while supplies last). A scavenger hunt starts at 3pm also but you must sign up at Village Hall prior to it beginning. A youth costume contest begins at 4:15pm with signups at Village Hall taking place prior. An escape room will be on scene from 3:30pm to 7:30pm if you think you've got it in you to get out alive! And last but certainly not least it is the final day for the haunted house from 6pm-9pm. You can buy tickets at the door or at Village Hall in advance. Stay safe, have fun, and be respectful of others celebrating. You'll be Trick or Treating at the station if your idea of fun includes, eggs, shaving cream, or other methods of mayhem.

Do you work at one of the many fine establishments in Park Forest? If you happen to be working the closing shift at your business and feel uncomfortable in any way walking to your vehicles alone please feel free to call us! We are more than happy to stand by while you close up and walk to your cars. While we do business checks throughout the day, you know the areas around the business best and if you feel like something is off please don’t hesitate to call 9-1-1 and ask for an escort. We’d much rather respond to help you to your car than to have something happen to you on your walk.

Park Forest’s very founding included strong ties to the Jewish community, with us once boasting two synagogues within our small Village. Yesterday’s terrible, hateful attack at a synagogue in Pittsburgh hurts more than Pittsburgh, and more than the Jewish community. It was an attack on America and what makes us great- our diversity. We offer our condolences to the people of Pittsburgh, our support to our Jewish friends everywhere, and our thanks to the brave Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Officers who risked death and suffered grave injury in capturing the offender.

Did you make it to Fall Fest at Somonauk Park today? If you did, you saw the Park Forest Police Department well represented, including our very own Records Supervisor, Amanda Casey, winning the Chili Cook-Off! Have a great weekend. Don’t drink and drive if your plans include adult beverages, we don’t want to meet by accident. You know where we are if you need us!

Detective Bregin works to get into a safe following the execution of a search warrant on the 22000 block of Merrill Avenue in Sauk Village on October 23, 2018. As a result of the investigation which began in Park Forest, Park Forest Police detectives recovered over 500 grams of heroin, over 300 grams of crack cocaine, over 100 grams of cannabis, two illegally possessed firearms, and approximately $1,200 in cash. Following investigation, Detonya Garrett, age 39 of Sauk Village, was charged with Manufacture/Delivery and Possession of more than 400 grams of Heroin in regards to a separate Park Forest case stemming from the 400 block of Victory Drive. As a result of the search warrant executed in Sauk Village, he was charged with Manufacture/Delivery and Possession of Heroin, Manufacture/Delivery and Possession of cocaine, Manufacture/Delivery and Possession of cannabis, and two counts of Unlawful Use of a Weapon by a Felon. Please remember that our legal systems affords a presumption of innocence until proven guilty. Detectives estimate the value of the recovered heroin to be between $90,000 and $120,000. We're proud of our Investigations Division's work to keep this poison, as well as 2 illegally possessed deadly weapons and other illicit drugs, from harming the public. As America grapples with the devastating effects of the opioid crisis, law enforcement is working hard to impact this issue, from education campaigns about the terrible effects of opioid use, promoting treatment options for those arrested with personal-use amount of drugs, carrying Narcan or similar medicines for those who have overdosed, and continuing to investigate and arrest those responsible for distributing these drugs throughout our communities. If you or someone you love finds themselves struggling with opioid addiction, we would encourage you to call the Illinois Helpline for Opioids and Other Drugs at 1-833-2FINDHELP.

*in our best pirate voice* So, ye arrrr doing holiday shopping online, aye? Porch pirates, as the media has dubbed them, routinely steal packages from the doorsteps of unsuspecting victims, and tend to become more active during the holiday season. Unless you plan on donating gifts to random thieves, we suggest following a few safety tips... 1. Be there when the package arrives. If you’re at work during the day, have the package delivered there. If that’s not possible, let a neighbor know when you’re expecting something or leave a note on the front door to have it placed near the back door. 2. Pick your package up instead of having it delivered. Amazon has several local “Amazon Locker” locations and UPS can meet recipients at various “access points” around town, or have it delivered to a family or friend who you know is home during the day. 3. Install front door security cameras and motion activated lights. Although it may not prevent the theft, it will help us identify the suspect and hopefully make an arrest. If a porch pirate manages to steal your package, please contact us to report the incident. As a side note, the thief may or may not look like the depicted individual; hooks, wooden pegs, eye patches, and the accompanying parrot may not exist.

It’s throwback Thursday! We don’t only dunk donuts, sometimes we dunk ourselves. In the shown video, Chief Christopher Mannino participates in the dunk tank at the First Annual Unity Day. One thing we never forget as a Police Department, is that we’re here for you. We take an oath to serve and protect because we believe in the mission and want to make a positive impact. Part of that involves connecting with citizens beyond the casual wave or brief hello. Events like the one above allow us to do that, and we appreciate the support. Have you had a positive interaction with one of our officers and believe the incident should be recognized? Share your throwback stories in the comments below!

A sign you may have taken your joke too far....

Looking for something to do this weekend? Look no further! Fall Fest is taking place Saturday, October 27th from 1-4 pm at Somonauk Park. (250 Somonauk St. Park Forest, IL) Come join in this FREE event. Fun for the entire family! Hayrides Pumpkin Painting Scavenger Hunt S'mores Stories Around a Bonfire Trunk n' Treat 3rd Annual Chili Cook-Off (1-2 pm) Sample chili and help choose the winner of the Best Chili in Park Forest! Of course the Police Department will be participating in the chili cook off so come enjoy the day and help us win bragging rights!