Posted on: December 6, 2017

Officer Timothy Jones Scholarship available to high school seniors

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The Park Forest Police Department is currently raising dollars through participation in a No-Shave November and December to award one Park Forest student The Officer Timothy Jones Scholarship. Applicants must be Park Forest residents, seniors in high scho...

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Posted on: April 25, 2017

P.A.A.C. program registering now

The Park Forest Police Department’s summer youth program, celebrating 20 years this year, is registering now. The Police Athletic Activities Center (P.A.A.C.) is an athletic-based summer youth program for ages 10 to 15, beginning held June 10 ...Read on... Village of Park Forest - Police News
Posted on: January 9, 2017

Police Honors Ceremony set for Jan. 14

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The Park Forest Police Department will hold its annual Honors Ceremony on Saturday, January 14 at 9 a.m. at Freedom Hall.

During this ceremony, the Park Forest Police Department will honor and recognize Police Department personnel members along with area r...

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Posted on: December 9, 2016

Park Forest first responders mull crisis preparedness with tabletop exercise

A host of area first responders took part in a tabletop exercise at Park Forest’s Freedom Hall Wednesday morning to discuss best practices in response to crisis situations.

The three-hour-long meeting led by Deputy Chief Christopher Mann...

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Posted on: December 1, 2016

Suspect arrested in connection with recent home invasions

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In recent weeks, the Park Forest Police Department have alerted the public to four reports of a male suspect forcing entry into the homes of women there alone, battering and tying them up, and leaving with valuables. Similar incidents were reported on Jac...

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Posted on: November 17, 2016

Community Alert

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Police in Park Forest are investigating several home invasions that have occurred in recent weeks. The crimes could potentially be linked, police say.

Park Forest Police Chief Pete Green today alerted residents of two more recent incidents via a pre-r...Read on...

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Posted on: October 28, 2016

Community Alert

On the evening of October 27, 2016 around 6 p.m., a woman was confronted by a man armed with a knife who entered through the unlocked back door of her home in the West Lincolnwood neighborhood. The man tied up and battered the victim and stole items befor...

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Posted on: May 13, 2016

Police Department's summer youth program registering now, starts June 13

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The Park Forest Police Department's summer youth program is registering now.

The Park Forest Police Department’s Police Athletic Activities Center (P.A.A.C.) is an athletic-based summer youth program for ages 10 to 15, being held this year June 13 to ...Read on...

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Posted on: May 14, 2016

Super Hero Fun Run & Walk to benefit Officer Tim Jones, May 28

Break out your super hero costumes and take part in a run/walk event on Saturday, May 28, inspired by and benefiting Park Forest’s own super hero, Officer Tim Jones. The race begins at 8 a.m. at Park Forest’s Village Hall.

The run is a non-timed, fun ...Read on...

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Posted on: May 24, 2016

Statement regarding Rich Court incident

The Park Forest Police Department has released the following statement regarding this morning's incident that took place on Rich Court in Park Forest:

Regarding this morning's incident on Rich Court in Park Forest, the FBI has made the following state...Read on...

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Posted on: April 27, 2016

Drug Take-Back at Park Forest Police Department, April 30

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Drop off your unused medications at the Park Forest Police Department on Saturday, April 30, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for safe disposal. Help prevent medications from being accidental ingested, abuses, and disposed of in unsafe ways.

All medications acc...Read on...

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Posted on: March 19, 2016

Police-involved shooting leaves suspect dead, officer wounded

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On March 19, 2016, at approximately 5:40 a.m., Park Forest Police were on scene at a vacant residence on the 300 block of Neola St. investigating a break-in to the structure and a stolen vehicle found at that location. When it was learned that a person wa...Read on...

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Posted on: February 10, 2016

Community Alert: Police investigating string of robberies along Western Avenue

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The Park Forest Police Department is actively investigating three separate incidents that occurred between January 30 and February 9, 2016 where a lone female resident of a multi-family housing area on the Western Avenue corridor was robbed or attempted t...Read on...

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Posted on: February 9, 2016

Park Forest Police search for bank robbery suspect

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The Park Forest Police Department and the FBI are investigating the robbery of First Midwest Bank located at 2 Main St., Park Forest, on February 8, 2016 at approximately 4 p.m. A black male believed to be in his 20s entered the bank and demanded money a...Read on...

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Posted on: January 19, 2016

Police Dept. Honors Ceremony, Jan. 23

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The Park Forest Police Department will hold its annual Honors Ceremony on Saturday, January 23 at 9 a.m. at Freedom Hall.

During this ceremony, the Park Forest Police Department will honor and recognize Police Department personnel members along with...Read on...

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Posted on: January 8, 2016

Police search for clues in case of woman last seen Jan. 3

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The Park Forest Police Department has concern about the whereabouts of a 31-year-old resident who has not been seen or heard from since late Sunday evening. On January 5, 2016, Brenda Jackson, of the 200 block of Arcadia St. in Park Forest, was reported m...Read on...

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Posted on: January 5, 2016

Join a discussion with Police Chief Pete Green at the Park Forest Public Library, Jan.9

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A new speaker series titled Our Village Circle kicks-off at the Park Forest Public Library this Saturday, January 9 at 1 p.m. This new series features notable names in Park Forest leading conversation over light refreshments. This month’s featured speak...Read on...

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Posted on: December 16, 2015

Community Alert | Residential Break-ins

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In the past five weeks, there have been nine Residential Burglaries reported in the multi-family areas of Park Forest. These incidents occurred throughout the co-operative areas and Central Park Townhomes. Most of these incidents occurred on weekdays, in...Read on...

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Posted on: November 16, 2015

Police taking part in toy drive, donations accepted through Dec. 21

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The Park Forest Police Department is proud to again be taking part in a toy drive to benefit needy children this holiday season through the Toys for Tots charity.

Interested residents should drop off their unwrapped gifts at the Park Forest Police Depa...Read on...

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Posted on: September 23, 2015

Missing Park Forest senior located

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UPDATE: Pauline Patton has been located and is back with her family. (9/24/15)

Police in Park Forest are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing elderly woman. Pauline Patton, 79, walked away from her residence on Antietam Street in...Read on...

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Posted on: September 23, 2015

Police searching for missing senior, asking for public's help

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Police in Park Forest are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing senior woman. Pauline Patton, 79, walked away from her residence on Antietam Street in Park Forest where she resides with her daughter. Patton was last seen on Sept. 22, 2015 a...Read on...

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Posted on: September 14, 2015

Police station to be drop-off site for National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, Sept. 26

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The United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) sponsors National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, Sept. 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Drop-off unwanted, unneeded or expired prescription drugs and/ or other medications at the Park Forest Police Depart...Read on...

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Posted on: September 14, 2015

Police investigating fatal shooting

The Park Forest Police Department is investigating a fatal shooting that occurred in the evening hours of Wednesday, August 19, 2015.

At approximately 9:10 p.m., Park Forest Police were dispatched to the 200 block of Allegheny St. in reference to a sho...Read on...

Village of Park Forest - Police News
Posted on: August 20, 2015

Police investigating report of missing woman

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The Park Forest Police Department is investigating a report of a missing person.

Jerrica Laws, also known as “Ric- Ric”, was last seen walking in the 200 block of Lee Street in Park Forest on Sunday, August 16 at 7 p.m. Laws was reported missing by f...Read on...

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Posted on: June 10, 2015

Two dead, one injured in single-car crash on Algonquin Street

On Wednesday, June 10, 2015, at approximately 12:30 a.m., a Park Forest Police Officer on patrol observed a vehicle driving southbound on Western Avenue at a high rate of speed. Prior to the officer being able to turn around and stop the speeding vehicle...Read on...

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Posted on: June 8, 2015

Close to 20 vehicles burglarized in recent rash of break-ins

The Park Forest Police Department today issued a community alert after close to 20 vehicles -- mostly unlocked -- were burglarized in town. Residents are encouraged to call 911 if they see or hear anything suspicious and are reminded to always lock their...Read on...

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Posted on: May 13, 2015

Police youth program accepting applications, begins June 15

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The Park Forest Police Athletics and Activities Center (P.A.A.C.) program is a summer youth program supervised by Park Forest Police and adult leaders from the community. The program provides area youth ages 10 to 15 with structured activities that build ...Read on...

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Posted on: March 17, 2015

Park Forest Police plan to conduct roadside safety check Sunday night

The Park Forest Police Department will conduct a Roadside Safety Check (RSC) in Will County during the hours of 10 p.m. on Sunday, March 22, until 2 a.m. on Monday, March 23. The RSC will be held along Western Avenue, north of Sycamore Drive.

The Park...Read on...

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Posted on: February 26, 2015

Meet the Park Forest Police Department's new chief and deputy chief

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Pete Green (pictured left), a 25-year veteran of the Park Forest Police Department, was named Park Forest’s new police chief earlier this month. Green succeeds former Police Chief Cliff Butz who retired from the department.

Green holds a masters degr...Read on...

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Posted on: February 6, 2015

Community Alert

The Park Forest Police Department is investigating a suspicious circumstance that occurred this morning, Feb. 6. 2015, at around 7:30 a.m. when a junior high school student walking to school on Wilshire St. near Wilson St. reported that a man in a vehicle...Read on...

Village of Park Forest - Police News
Posted on: September 17, 2014

Community Alert

On September 16 at approximately 5 p.m., a teen-aged female juvenile reported that as she was walking on Gentry St. from Indiana St., a male walking past her in the opposite direction had his genitals exposed while touching himself. There was no conversat...Read on...

Village of Park Forest - Police News
Posted on: September 3, 2014

Park Forest Police take part in ALS Challenge

Park Forest Police Department Deputy Chief Pete Green challenged fellow police chiefs and commanders of the Department to participate in the ALS Icebucket Challenge. All agreed but had no idea what they were in for.

Deputy Chief Green has now ch...Read on...

Village of Park Forest - Police News
Posted on: August 15, 2014

Tip leads to arrest of man for involuntary sexual servitude

A Park Forest Police Department and FBI joint investigation has led to two counts of Involuntary Sexual Servitude of a Minor being filed against a 30-year-old Park Forest man.

On Monday August 11, 2014, Park Forest Police acted on a lead regarding a mi...Read on...

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Posted on: August 4, 2014

Park Forest Police make arrest in groping incidents

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The Park Forest Police Department has made an arrest in a series of groping cases that begin in March in Park Forest and two other neighboring communities.

A press conference was held Monday regarding the arrest.

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Posted on: July 3, 2014

Fire and Police Departments remind residents about fireworks in Park Forest

The Village of Park Forest is encouraging all residents to enjoy a happy and safe July 4th holiday by refraining from using fireworks.

Park Forest Fire Chief Bruce Ziegle says to leave the fireworks to the professionals.

“Most fireworks are illeg...Read on...

Village of Park Forest - Police News
Posted on: June 30, 2014

Community Alert

On Sunday, June 22, 2014 at approximately 10:49 p.m., the Park Forest Police Department responded to a woman who had been accosted by a male subject in the 300 block of Gettysburg Street. The woman, who had been walking her dog in the neighborhood, was ap...Read on...

Village of Park Forest - Police News
Posted on: May 8, 2014

Park Forest Police to conduct checkpoints May 9 - 26

The Park Forest Police Department, in partnership with the Illinois Department of Transportation, will participate in a statewide effort to increase seatbelt usage and reduce the number of injury crashes over the Memorial Day holiday.

From May 9 to May...Read on...

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Posted on: April 25, 2014

Police departments issue joint community alert

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Three area police departments are issuing a joint Community Alert after a series of attacks on women in recent months. In the latest attack this morning, a woman was sexually assaulted in the area of Old Plank Trail and Homan Street in Matteson near the M...Read on...

Village of Park Forest - Police News
Posted on: April 18, 2014

Prescription Drug Take-back Day, April 26

On Saturday, April 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Park Forest Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will sponsor a Prescription Drug Take-back Day at Park Forest Police Department, 200 Lakewood Blvd, Park Forest, IL.

The ev...Read on...

Village of Park Forest - Police News
Posted on: April 11, 2014

Reward now offered for information leading to arrest, charges of man in groping cases

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The Park Forest Police Department continues to investigate a series of incidents in which young girls were approached by a male subject at times holding a knife. The offender robbed one of the victims in one incident while in the others groped the victims...Read on...

Village of Park Forest - Police News
Posted on: April 3, 2014

Police continue search for man following fourth recent incident targeting teen girls walking alone

On Wednesday, April 2, 2014, at approximately 8:40 a.m., Park Forest Police were dispatched to Forest Trail Middle School after receiving a call that a 13-year-old female student was approached while walking to school in the 300 block of Windsor Street by...Read on...

Village of Park Forest - Police News
Posted on: April 2, 2014

Man wanted in March attacks may be responsible for Monday incident

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Community Alert update from the Park Forest Police Department

A man wanted in connection with the groping of two women in separate incidents last month may be responsible for a similar attack that occurred Monday.

Around 5:40 p.m. on Monday, Mar...Read on...

Village of Park Forest - Police News
Posted on: March 31, 2014

Man arrested in one of three incidents that targeted women

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On Monday, March 20, the Park Forest Police responded to the report of a man wearing only boots and a skull cap, but otherwise naked, who battered a woman in a sexual manner while she was walking near Shabbona Park. Police issued a community alert, puttin...Read on...

Village of Park Forest - Police News
Posted on: March 24, 2014

Community Alert Update

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As the Park Forest Police Department Investigations Division continues to investigate three incidents last week where women walking alone were battered by a stranger, one of whom was also robbed at knifepoint, the Police Department continues to ask the pu...Read on...

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