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Posted on: May 24, 2023

Park Forest PD raises more than $3K for Special Olympics Illinois

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The Park Forest Police Department announced that it raised more than $3,000 for Special Olympics Illinois on Friday during the Cop on a Rooftop campaign.

Chief Paul Winfrey said this year's donations were by far the department's "bes...

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Village of Park Forest - Top Story News
Posted on: May 15, 2023

PFPD calls on residents to participate in the 2023 Cop on a Rooftop campaign

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The Park Forest Police Department is once again participating in the 2023 Dunkin' Cop on a Rooftop campaign. The statewide event to raise money for Special Olympics of Illinois takes place this year on Friday, May 19, from 5 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Last year, the ...

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Village of Park Forest - Top Story News
Posted on: May 2, 2023

Park Forest Police Department takes proactive approach to combat speeding

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Many residents have complained that some drivers are speeding on area roadways putting themselves and others in danger. Park Forest police are aware of speeders, and Chief Paul Winfrey said his department would remain proactive and issue citations to thos...

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Village of Park Forest - Top Story News
Posted on: April 19, 2023

Park Forest Police Department reminds drivers to ‘Drop it and Drive’

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Did you know nationwide 3,522 people lost their lives because of distracted driving? The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said in 2021, more than three thousand people died because of a growing epidemic of people texting, driving, an...

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Village of Park Forest - Top Story News
Posted on: February 28, 2023

PFPD presents the Officer of the Year and Civilian Employee of the Year Awards

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The Park Forest Police Department has a new officer of the year and civilian employee of the year. Park Forest Police Chief Paul Winfrey presented the awards for 2022 to Sergeant Paul Morache and Administrative Assistant Christy Coyle during the Village B...

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Village of Park Forest - Top Story News
Posted on: February 22, 2023

Village of Park Forest employees gear up for the 2023 Law Enforcement Torch Run Polar Plunge

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Village of Park Forest employees are participating in the 2023 Law Enforcement Torch Run Polar Plunge in Manteno on March 4 to raise money for Special Olympics Illinois.

Park Forest Police Chief Paul Winfrey will lead team Park Forest 204 into frigid Lake ...

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Village of Park Forest - Top Story News
Posted on: September 9, 2022

Kia and Hyundai thefts

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Car thieves continue to target Kia and Hyundai vehicles across Chicagoland, including right here in Park Forest. Just recently, Park Forest police investigated two thefts involving those car makers.

With car thefts on the rise throughout the country, Park ...

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Village of Park Forest - Top Story News
Posted on: August 2, 2022

Unity Day canceled

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Due to inclement weather, the Park Forest Police Department's Unity Day celebration has been cancelled. There is no reschedule date for the event. Since its debut in 2016, Unity Day has grown to a community staple in Park Forest however ...

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Village of Park Forest - Top Story News
Posted on: April 7, 2021

Park Forest Police to hold two community events this month

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The Park Forest Police Department will host two special events this month in recognition of Youth Violence Prevention Week and Autism Awareness Month.This Saturday, April 10, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Park Forest’s Village Hall, Park Forest Police, in col...

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Village of Park Forest - Police News
Posted on: October 25, 2019

70 Years of the Park Forest Police Department program, Nov. 10

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On Sunday, Nov. 10, the Park Forest Historical Society will host retired Chief Cliff Butz and current Park Forest Chief of Police Christopher Mannino to discuss 70 Years of the Park Forest Police Department.  Park Forest's Public Safety Departmen...

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Village of Park Forest - Police News
Posted on: July 24, 2019

Take a stand against crime on August 6 for National Night Out

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The Park Forest Police Department invites you to join them, along with 16,000 other communities across the country, in celebrating National Night Out Against Crime on August 6.Organize a gathering on your block, invite your neighbors to take part, and joi...

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Village of Park Forest - Police News
Posted on: February 3, 2022

Police issue reminder regarding street parking after 2" of snowfall

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The Park Forest Police Department is reminding residents that tickets may be issued for parking on village streets after two inches of snowfall. In a post made to their Facebook page, police officials said: 

Friends, we don't wan...
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Village of Park Forest - Top Story News
Posted on: February 14, 2022

Park Forest police chief announces plans to retire in March

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Park Forest Police Chief Christopher Mannino is closing the chapter on his law enforcement career.

Mannino will retire next month following 25 years of service with the Park Forest Police Department.

“I’ve spent my entire adult life serv...

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