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Oak Forest Police
15440 Central Ave, Oak Forest, IL 60452

Sixty-four men and women serve the citizens of Oak Forest as part of the Oak Forest Police Department. Forty-oneMore officers, 12 dispatchers and one animal-control officer help protect and serve residents.

The department is led by Police Chief Greg Anderson and Deputy Police Chief David DeMarco.

The department includes several investigative and support services bureaus. Officer work details include patrol, canine, investigative, dispatch (911) services, tactical, crime-free housing, records, field training, evidence and property, professional standards and animal control. 

Officers also help enforce Oak Forest's Crime-Free Rental Housing Program ordinance. First adopted in 2006, the program helps reduce crime in Oak Forest by increasing property owners' awareness and education of crime prevention, building security and tenant responsibility. The ordinance requires rental properties to be licensed, and owners or landlords must be licensed according to the prorgam's requirements.

City of Oak Forest
15440 Central Ave, Oak Forest, IL 60452

The city's administrative building houses 120 employees in eight departments. The location functions as City Hall,More the Oak Forest Police Department and Chamber of Commerce headquarters.

Mayor Hank Kuspa serves as head of the administration, with Village Administrator John Marquart. Other administrators include Treasurer Dwayne Fox and City Clerk Scott Burkhardt.

Oak Forest is a home rule community, led by a mayor and seven aldermen. The mayor is elected at-large to a four-year term. Aldermen are elected in each of the city's wards to four-year staggered terms. Current Mayor Hank Kuspa was elected in 2009.

The city of Oak Forest was founded in 1892 and currently has a population of 28,000. It became a village in 1947, and transitioned into city status in 1971. Major landmarks include Oak Forest Hospital, George Dunne Golf Course, Cicero Avenue and the gazebo adjacent to the administration building. The city holds several events throughout the year, including Irish Fest over the July 4 weekend, Oak Forest Fleadh over St. Patrick's Day, and Christmas festivities with a tree lighting and parade.