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Protecting People & Nature: A Conversation with Forest Preserves Police

Date & Time:

Mon, Jan 31 • 12 pm - 1 pm


Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a conservation police officer? And what’s the difference between conservation police and an agency like the Chicago Police Department? Forest Preserves police are sworn officers whose public safety work is focused on the nearly 70,000 acres of forest preserves land spread widely across Cook County. Forest Preserves officers perform a dual role: Both the conventional duties of a police officer and tasks and duties performed by conservation officers. They serve and protect the people visiting the Preserves, and receive specialized training in conservation and ecology.

Join us for a conversation with Forest Preserves of Cook County Police officers as they share what a day in their career is like. You’ll learn why they chose to work for a conservation organization, what it’s like to be a part of the Forest Preserves police department and how to apply for open positions.

View police officer job description.


  • 708-386-4042 X. 19
  • Credell.Walls@cookcountyil.gov



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