On Saturday, August 15 the LFPD Citizen’s Police Academy held an alumni picnic at Northcroft Park. Over 50 CPA Alumni and guests attended to share food and stories and mingle with the 15 police officers at the event.
The CPA course meets for 3 hours on Wednesday evenings for 10 weeks and covers all aspects of law enforcement. The Citizen’s Police Academy is a program designed to promote and enhance citizen understanding and awareness of the role of the Lake Forest Police Department within our community. The objective of the course is not to prepare graduates to become police officers, but instead, to instill in citizens a greater general knowledge of the many functions of LFPD.
Contact Sergeant Brett Marquette at MarquetB@cityoflakeforest.com with any questions. Click here for the CPA Application.
The Citizen’s Police Academy is a program designed to promote and enhance citizen understanding and awareness of the role of the Lake Forest Police Department within our community. The objective of the course is not to prepare graduates to become police officers, but instead, to instill in citizens a greater general knowledge of the many functions of LFPD.
The Lake Forest Police Foundation sponsored the Lake Forest Police Department’s Bike Rodeo this year which featured skill stations, educational booths, games, face painting, bounce houses, and food!
IOTK’s provide officers with the equipment necessary to self-treat a gun shot or puncture would if immediate care is not available due to scene safety or lack of availability of EMS. It is designed for officers to be able to provide life saving care in the event of a major trauma injury to themselves or someone else. This cutting edge equipment was previously not a part of officer issued equipment because both the tools and the training were outside the budget of the Lake Forest Police Department. The IOTK’s and the training given to the LFPD officers will provide the community with an extra level of protection in case they have to respond to a major trauma. The LFPD officers were provided the kits and training, sponsored by the Lake Forest Police Foundation, in February of 2015.
The Ultraviolet Light Source unit helps Investigators identify the presence of evidence at a crime scene that is invisible under ordinary conditions. The use of the Alternate Light Source (ALS) provides a highly practical and efficient means of locating fingerprints, trace evidence like hairs and fibers, blood, body fluids, and impressions on human skin. The ALS gives Evidence Technicians and Investigators a more advanced technological tool to use in the field to recover evidence of crimes and identify the offenders. In January of 2015, the Lake Forest Police Foundation purchased this invaluable piece of equipment for the Lake Forest Police Department.
On December 16, 2014, the Marine Air Control Group-48 based at Great Lakes came to the Lake Forest Police Department and collected 7 boxes of new toys for the Toys-for-Tots program. Police Department personnel would like to express its sincere gratitude to The Lake Forest Police Association for its donation of $500.00, the Lake Forest Police Foundation for its contribution of $1000.00, and especially to the countless members of the public who went out of their way and dropped off donations during the weeks leading up to the holidays.
Pictured are: LFPD Chief Jim Held, LFPF Board President Terry Rozdolsky, Community Service Officer Will Wright, School Resource Officer Brett Marquette, 2 Marines from MACG-48, and Toys-for-Tots Program Coordinator Records Clerk Nada Sydow. Click here for more information on Toys for Tots.
Over 20 years have passed since the first evening a group of friends gathered in a small apartment in downtown Lake Forest. Over the years, 10 local families have come together to provide the communities of Lake Forest and Lake Bluff the opportunity to positively affect the lives of those impacted by domestic violence. This year, the Lake Forest Police Foundation was honored to sponsor the event held at the Gorton Community Center. A Safe Place provides safe housing and supportive counseling options to survivors of domestic violence at no charge. Additional services include abuser intervention groups, and education programs for professionals, students and the community-at-large. Click here for more information on A Safe Place.
The Lake Forest Police Foundation purchased 22 Zoll AED (Automated External Defibrillator) Plus Machines. The units replaced 11-year-old AEDs and were purchased with money that was raised from private donors. The new AEDs have been put in service in our officers’ squad cars, the Public Safety Building, and one was placed in Lake Forest’s City Hall. A defibrillator is a lightweight, portable device that delivers an electric shock through the chest to the heart. When trained personnel use an AED and administer CPR within the first few minutes of a cardiac episode, it dramatically increases the chance that a patient will survive.
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The Donut Bowl is a touch football game between the Lake Forest Police Department and the high school students from CROYA (Committee Representing Our Young Adults). On November 6, 2014 the Lake Forest Police Foundation was a proud sponsor of the game. It was immediately followed by pizza and an open-forum question-and-answer session with Lake Forest police officers, CROYA staff, and the CROYA Students. Click here for more information on CROYA.