517 Desplaines Ave
Forest Park, IL 60130
(P) 708-366-2425
Chief of Police
Tom Aftanas
708-615-6299 (Direct)

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 

The Forest Park Police Department’s Communications Division’s goal is to provide an efficient and reliable “Customer Service Orientated” environment. The responsibilities of the Communication Officers include dispatching of all Police, Fire and EMS personnel. In 1975 Forest Park was one of the first communities in the nation to institute 9-1-1. And today our dispatch center supports an enhanced 9-1-1 system. Forest Park was one of the first communities to have an advanced form of dispatching technology called Computer Aided Dispatch or CAD. Today our department continues to stay on the cutting edge of law enforcement technology with GPS mapping, CAD, enhanced 9-1-1, and much more.

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