Office of Law Enforcement
Forest Preserve District Police Department
The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County’s Police Department is responsible for protecting 60 forest preserves and natural resources. The department is also charged with providing a safe environment for forest preserve visitors by reducing potential crime and injury. It accomplishes these goals through enforcement and interpretation.
Twenty-five police officers, three telecommunication specialists, one executive assistant and one part-time staff assistant work to safeguard DuPage forest preserves. Daily duties include patrolling the preserves' natural areas, trails and waters by foot, bicycle or ATV to enforce the agency's "General Use Regulation Ordinance" and state and federal conservation laws.