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 village has a lot to do with the involvement of its citizens. 

This department is embracing new technologies which will allow us to open up a two-way line of communication which will enable citizens to anonymously provide us information which will assist us in the solving of crimes and create a safer community. You can even attach photographs and videos after you submit an initial tip.

When you submit a tip via any of the three options listed below, it is sent to a 3rd party tip service, which acts as a privacy buffer between you and the Forest View Police Department in order to protect your identity and your contact information. If you have a tip for the Forest View Police Department, you can utilize any of the options listed below to help provide vital information on crimes, criminals, or those engaging in illicit or criminal activity which will assist us in keeping the Village of Forest View safe for everyone.

This service is being provided to the public for non-emergency use, tips may not be received by us until the following day. This service is not meant to substitute a call to request police in an emergency. 

In the event of an emergency, you should always dial 911 and request an officer immediately. If your situation is not an emergency, but you still need an officer to respond, then you should contact the police department on the non-emergency line, (708) 788-0318.

Option 1: Text an anonymous tip via text message to the Forest View Police Department

Wireless users can text information to 847411.

In the message box, text the keyword FVPD, enter a space, then type your tip and hit send. It is important that the keyword FVPD be included before the message. You can also attach photographs and videos.

When the text message is sent to the Forest View Police Department, your information and contact information is scrubbed from the message that tip411 sends to us. This service is 100% anonymous.

Option 2: Submit a Web Tip

Submit an anonymous tip via your cell phone or computer:

Option 3: Download the App 

Download the tip411 application from the App Store or Goggle Play and type in FVPD. Click on the appropriate link below. This application provides citizens with the ability to submit tips from their smart phone.



Download on the App Store Logo


Android App on Google Play Logo


How to use Tip411