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**Rescheduled due to poor weather in June** 
The 2019 Bike Rodeo will glide into downtown Lake Forest on Saturday, July 20th from 10 am to 1 pm. 

This FREE EVENT takes place each year at the Deerpath-Oakwood  and City Hall parking lots.  The entire family will enjoy a day of fun, food, games, giveaways and prizes. Kids, bring your bike and helmet to try your skills at the many safety stations. Be sure to catch BMX Team as they demonstrates their award winning skills.

You can pre-register now! Just see below.


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Great news! We will have Express Check-In for those who pre-register here. Please submit your form by Saturday, July 13, 2019.

  1. Click here to download the registration form.
  2. The fillable PDF form can be completed and printed, or printed and filled out by hand. You may drop off the completed form to the Records Clerk at City Hall, 220 E. Deerpath or mail the completed form to the Lake Forest Police Department, 255 W. Deerpath, Lake Forest IL 60045, or fax to 847-615-4382, or email to

You can also print the form and bring it with you on the day of the Bike Rodeo, There will be volunteers available to speed you through the regular check-in process.


Halloween Safety


Trick or Treat is a fun activity for children, their families, and the Lake Forest Police Department. Our officers enjoy handing out treats to the kids and trying to guess their costumes. 

Officers visit with the children at school to discuss how to have a fun and safe Halloween. Click here or on the Trick or Treat pumpkin to see Officer Monahan's safety tips.14925566_10210622358375587_1868017810904859712_n


The City of Lake Forest has a safe community thanks to the partnership between the citizens and the police department. Together we are able to be more proactive and head off potential problems before they get out of control.

One example of our teamwork is shown in the Curfew Ordinance. Not only is Curfew a wonderful tool that parents and the police department have to help children who have not fully developed their own sense of judgment, but it is also a way to set limits to help youths understand and respect the law. Curfew also encourages parents to know where their children are. As the old public service announcement stated on TV, "It's 11:00 and there's a Curfew - do you know where your children are?" (see more)

220 E. Deerpath, Lake Forest, IL 60045
(847) 234-2600
Non-Emergency Police:  (847) 234-2601

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