Skip to navigation Skip to content

Law Enforcement

For an emergency, call 911.

To report a suspicious activity or a public safety concern in a DuPage forest preserve, call the Forest Preserve District police at 630-933-7240. 

For non-emergency concerns, email our command staff at


The police office is open Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. and is closed on Saturdays, Sundays and select holidays.

General Info

To arrange for property release, call 630-933-7230.


Forest Preserve District Police

The Forest Preserve District's sworn police officers not only enforce federal, state and county laws but also our General Use Regulation Ordinance. The department ensures the safety of life and property in the forest preserves and adheres to the highest principles of the law enforcement profession. Officers respond to calls for emergencies, safety and service, and patrol the preserves on foot and by bicycle, ATV and squad car.

Police officers attend a state-certified police academy and 12 weeks of specialized training in conservation and Forest Preserve District ordinances. Other training areas include advanced investigation, evidence, firearms, juveniles, response options and instruction. In-service training also keeps staff knowledgeable about legal updates, law-enforcement authority and human rights. Civilian personnel handle administrative duties, accreditation, and evidence, property and records management.

Review the Forest Preserve District police department's 2023 annual report for a comprehensive look at the department's efforts and achievements throughout the year.

Citation Payment Information

To Pay Your Administrative Citation

  • Pay online through Illinois ePay.
  • Mail payment with the envelope provided or use the 24-hour payment drop box located in front of 3S580 Naperville Rd. building.
  • Include your citation number on the envelope and on the check or money order.
  • Pay by check or money order in the exact amount of the fine. Do not mail cash.
  • If you lose the envelope, send payment to: 
    Forest Preserve District of DuPage County
    Law Enforcement Department
    3S580 Naperville Rd
    Wheaton, IL 60189

Fine assessment will be based upon postmarked date:

Offense Type Paid within 14 days Paid between 15-30 days
Parking $40 $60
Handicapped parking $250 $350
Ordinances - general $75 $125
Ordinances - severe $250 $350
  • If the administrative citation is not paid within 30 days of the violation date:
    An Illinois citation and complaint will be sent to your address with an assigned court date. If found guilty, court fees will be assessed in addition to fines.

To Request a Review of Your Administrative Citation

  • Complete this administrative citation review form (PDF) and email it to
  • This form and any supporting paperwork must be received by the Law Enforcement Department no later than 14 calendar days from the date of citation. 
  • After review, a response will be sent back with any additional steps, if needed.
  • If your request is denied, the original fine and payment due date will stand.

Illinois Citation and Complaints

Please visit
Questions? Please call 630-933-7230.