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Welcome to the Lake Forest Police Department

The Lake Forest Police Department offers a wide variety of programs that are designed to assist and educate both residential and commercial citizens of Lake Forest. 
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'The City of Lake Forest will be testing to create a police officer eligibility list. 

Mandatory orientation will be held Saturday, April 18 at 9:00 am OR Wednesday, April 22, 7:00 pm at the Deer Path Middle School Multipurpose Gym, 67 West Deerpath, Lake Forest. Applications will be available online only after attending orientation and are due by April 30, 2015. 

The written exam will be held May 9, 9:00 am at Deer Path Middle School Cafeteria, 67 West Deerpath, Lake Forest. Applicants must be at least 21 and not more than 34 years old by July 1, 2015, have a high school diploma or equivalent, corrected vision to 20/25 and be U.S. citizens. 

By June 6, 2015, all applicants passing the written exam must have a valid POWER card.  POWER cards will be considered valid within 1 year of issue. Candidate is responsible to make sure their POWER card is current. Any candidate not possessing a valid POWER card will be disqualified. Scheduled test dates in Glenview are April 18, May 2, and June 6 and can be registered for at

Police Officers serve an 18-month probationary period and the current salary range is $63,572 - $89,308. For details on the requirements, selection process, and other important information, please see the City of Lake Forest employment information at'

Police Department

Non-Emergency: 847-234-2601
Facsimile: 847-615-4382

James E. Held
Chief of Police  
255 W. Deerpath
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045

Hours: 365/24/7

Police Lobby Hours:
Monday-Friday 8AM - 10PM
Weekends, Holidays 8AM - 6PM

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220 E. Deerpath, Lake Forest, IL 60045
(847) 234-2600

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