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Office of The Chief

Mission Statement

The City of Forest Park Department of Police Services, will deliver effective and responsive law enforcement service to all citizens in a fair and equitable manner. As an integral part of the community, we are committed to communicate with those we serve and join with them in establishing priorities to enhance the quality of life for the entire community.


chief The Forest Park Police Department is a full service police organization comprised of 89 certified police officers and 25 civilian staff. Each employee is dedicated to making a positive difference in our community. At the forefront of our efforts is our philosophy of community policing and customer service. We believe that policing is a partnership between the police and the community and that no matter what you are trying to accomplish, you can do it better with shared ideas. We encourage open communication with our citizens and actively seek their assistance in working toward our top priority of making the City of Forest Park a safer place for everyone.

I encourage you to explore our website and learn more about our current programs and department goals. It is my desire that through this site you will be better informed about upcoming police/community events, community crime trends, and the many services and opportunities our agency provides.

Chief L. Dwayne Hobbs