K-9 Unit


The Park Forest Police Department K-9 Unit currently consists of two K-9 teams assigned to the patrol division. Certified by the American Working Dog Association, the Park Forest Police K-9 Units specialize in narcotics detection and persons searches, and are routinely used for a variety of assignments such as:

  • Crowd control
  • Missing person searches
  • Participating in community demonstrations
  • School locker searches
  • Suspect tracking
  • Vehicle searches

Choosing K-9 Officers

The role of K-9 officer is a coveted position within the Park Forest Police Department, and K-9 officers are generally chosen from the ranks of the patrol division based on dedication to duty, aggressive patrolling, and an aptitude for handling the increased time demands and responsibility of being a Park Forest Police K-9 officer.