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2022 POLICE LATERAL CONSIDERATIONS application process for lateral transfers is closed

We are seeking diverse, committed professionals to provide the highest quality of service to our community. The Police Department is an active agency that has served the Lake Forest community for over 120 years. 

The Lake Forest Police Department handles a wide variety of patrol and investigative functions while also participating in multiple mutual-aid law enforcement groups such as NIPAS, LCMCTF, MCAT, and IMAT. The City of Lake Forest and the Lake Forest community value professional service, education, and training as well as a strong commitment to the community.

  • Lateral hiring salary: $92,935
  • Top salary: $109,877 at successful completion of 18-month probation 
  • Vacation, Sick Leave, paid holidays, personal days, and comp time
  • Medical, dental, vision, life insurance
  • Tuition program
  • Pension program, voluntary 457 and Roth IRA options  
2022 Lateral Transfer Considerations



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Welcome to the Lake Forest Police DepartmentThe 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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Non-Emergency: 847.234.2601
Facsimile: 847.615.4382
Karl M. Walldorf
Chief of Police
255 W. Deerpath
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045

Hours: 365/24/7
Police Lobby Hours:
Monday - Saturday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Closed Sunday and Holidays


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