Current Projects

Women’s Self-Defense Training
The Lake Forest Police Department women’s self-defense course covers the importance of critical thinking, defense strategies, assertiveness, powerful communication skills, and easy to remember physical techniques. The instruction is based on the belief that women can act competently, decisively, and take action for their own protection. This program is taught by Lake Forest Police Officers and demonstrates selected defensive tactics which are tailored to the physical ability of the individual. Hands on tactics and techniques are taught in both a classroom and a defensive tactics room.  Contact us to sign up.

Citizen’s Police Academy  The Lake Forest Police Department offers local residents and business owners a chance to get up close and personal with police work through the Citizen’s Police Academy. The purpose of the Academy is to enhance communication between the Department and the community it serves by exposing students to the challenges faced by officers every day. Students learn about many of the aspects of police work including patrol, investigations, the arrest process, and the criminal justice system. During the 10-week class, students will ride along with a patrol officer, fire departmental weapons, and meet officers specializing in various areas of police work.  Contact us to sign up.


SafetyNet Program
The internet is an amazing place where kids like to spend time socializing and exploring, but unfortunately they often encounter too much too soon.  SafetyNet: Smart Cyber Choices is a program that empowers youth to use technology in a positive, ethical, and safe manner as they move into adulthood.  Lake Forest Police Department School Resource Officers will be trained to present internet safety courses to students, educators, and parents about how to manage their online lives.  This course will allow participants to help recognize and respond to potential online threats.  Click here for more information on SafetyNet.  To request a presentation for your school or group please contact Detective Conrad Christensen at or 847-810-3818.