The mission of the Park Forest Police Department, in cooperation with the community, is to protect life and property and enhance the quality of life for all citizens. The Park Forest Police Department believes that its mission’s direction is set by the community. Professional policing mandates that as society changes and grows, police operations must change also.
The Department has forty-one sworn officers and nine civilian full-time employees. Part time and seasonal employees are utilized to perform crossing guard duties and PAAC youth programs.
The Police Department is divided into two divisions: Administrative Services and Field Operations. Both divisions are supervised by one of the Deputy Chiefs who both report directly to the Chief of Police.
The men and women of the Park Forest Police Department are indeed “Proud to Serve” the Village.
The Administrative Division consists of the Deputy Chief of Administrative Services,
the Administrative Commander, the Records Supervisor and the entire Records/Front
Desk staff. A Community Policing/Crime Free Housing Police Officer, one
Administrative Assistant/Crime Free Housing Analyst, a part-time Police Facility
Maintenance Worker, and two part-time Community Service Officers are also part of the
The Field Operations Division’s day to day activity is under the direction of a Deputy
Chief. It is staffed with five Commanders, six Corporals and 25 Police Officers and
encompasses both the Patrol Division and the Investigations Division.