Forest View Police BadgeWelcome to the Forest View Police Department

Forest View police services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 
For emergencies services call 911 from your cell phone or land line.

For non-emergency number: (708) 788-0318

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The Forest View Police Department is comprised of approximately 14 full-time police officers and 4 part-time police officers.  The department also has 1 full-time records clerk and 2 part-time clerks.

The sworn officers of FVPD consist of 1 Police Chief, 2 Sergeants, and 15 police officers.  One Sergeant supervises the patrol division and one Sergeant supervises the administrative section.  The department has officers assigned to various task forces that operate in Cook County.

Chief of Police

The Chief’s office is always open during regular business hours if you have a question, complaint, comment or just want to stop in. You can schedule an appointment by calling the non-emergency phone number during the hours of 8:00am to 10:30pm.

Employment Opportunities

The Forest View Police Department continually accepts applications for police officers.  All individuals that are certified police officers within the State of Illinois may apply by submitting an application. The police department is looking to fill part-time and full-time positions.


CodeREDis a free emergency notification service provided to all residents and business owners in the Village.  CodeCodeRED notifies you of emergency information through phone calls, text messages and emails.  The system will be used to keep you informed of local events that may immediately impact your safety. The Village of Forest View encourages you to take action and register your phone numbers and email accounts for this service and verify your home or business location during the enrollment process so we may target notifications that directly impact your home or business.  Enroll today by clicking here

Report a Crime Tip

The Forest View Police Department is pleased to announce the implementation of a cell phone and web based application which will allow citizens to report tips to us. Our ability to solve crimes and create a safer town has a lot to do with the involvement of its citizens. For additional information please go to the Report a Crime Tip page. You can also sign up to receive alerts from tip411 here.

How to Use Tip411

Vacation Watch

If a homeowner goes on vacation, you can download a vacation watch form and return to the police department.  The form will ask the dates you will be gone, is there a keyholder, any lights on or on timers and if anyone will have a key to the residence.  Click here to submit a Vacation Watch Form

This is a free service, should you return home earlier or later than expected, simply call the non-emergency phone number Monday – Friday and advise the clerk of such.

Online Payment of Fines and Citations

Pay your fines for citations and adjudication hearings online.
Click here to be taken to E-Pay website

Important Links and Information

Illinois Sex Offender Registry

FOIA request form

Online FOIA request form

Report a crime tip online and anonymously

Forest View Police Department Annual Reports