The Patrol Division is the backbone of the Forest View Police Department. Uniform Patrol Officers respond to calls for police services as well as conduct initial criminal investigations, informational, and civil reports. Patrol officers are the first to respond to all critical incidents and are responsible for the handling of the situation until assistance arrives. Other responsibilities include traffic enforcement, traffic crash investigations, vacation checks, mutual aid and parking enforcement.

The patrol division have five main goals, they are: deterrence of crime, apprehension of criminals, satisfaction of public demands for services unrelated to crime, development of a sense of security and confidence in the law enforcement agency, and recovery of stolen property.

Crime suppression is the most important function of the patrol division.

911 Police Dispatch
Consolidated Emergency Response Center of Cook County (CERCCC)
5303 W. 25th St.
Cicero, IL 60804 

Hours: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-Emergency: (708) 788-0318 

The Forest View Police Department’s Detective Division manages criminal cases to enhance clearance rates of reported crime and to increase prosecutions, convictions of offenders and assistance to victims.

The Investigators are responsible for follow-up investigations on criminal matters. 

Once the determination is made that an investigation is warranted, the investigator will contact the victim(s), witness(es) or any other pertinent individuals and gather any additional information and/or evidence that may be beneficial to the investigation. The investigator will work the case to its conclusion.

Additional responsibilities of investigators include fugitive apprehension, proactive patrol, any other assignments a Shift Supervisor deems necessary to prevent crime and assist in other Departmental needs. All investigators shall remain in good standing within their respective primary shift assignments.


In person:
Forest View Police Department 
7000 W. 46th St.
Forest View, IL 60402

Via phone:
Consolidated Emergency Response Center of Cook County
Phone: (708) 788-0318

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When called upon, the Honor Guard team serves as a tribute to sworn personnel who have made the ultimate sacrifice. The team also pays tribute to deceased active and retired personnel. Tributes include; serving as pallbearers, rifle bearers, and presenting national, State, and Forest View colors. The team also participates in national conferences, parades, local and national police memorials, and honor guard competitions. Members of the team are physically fit, possess impeccable uniform standards, are in good standing with the Department, have a willingness to perform close quarter drill and ceremony, and appreciate the meaning of Integrity, Service and Pride. For more information, or to schedule the Honor Guard for your event, please contact (708) 788-0318, or

Forest View Honor Guard

The Records Division of the Forest View Police Department is responsible for the management and coordination of police records, which include processing of Freedom of Information Requests for Police Department related materials.

Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA)

All requests under the Freedom of Information Acts (FOIA) must be submitted in writing (Click here for the form) or may be made either in person at the Village of Forest View Village Hall at 7000 W. 46th Street in person, Monday through Friday between 8:00am and 10:00pm except holidays, by mail or via facsimile to 708-788-2136 or via email.  

Request for Police Reports

Copies of police incident reports are available. A “Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)” form must be completed and submitted to the Records Division of the police department or to the Village Hall.

To purchase a copy of your crash report online go to LexisNexis BuyCrash.

Forest View Police Department Records Division
7000 W. 46th St.
Forest View, IL 60402
Hours of Operation – 9:00am- 5:00pm  Monday through Friday
708-788-2136 fax