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Chief’s Welcome
Welcome to the Forest Lake Police Department website. I hope you find it easy to use and educational.  Our department has a strong partnership with the citizens in our community. I have found that the more information we can provide to the citizens, the more they help us keep Forest Lake a safe and good place to live.  Please take time to explore our website and if you find anything that we could improve on, please let us know.


Richard R. Peterson
Director of Public Safety

The Police Department provides law enforcement and public safety services for residents, including traffic control, crime investigation, documentation, and prevention.

Mission Statement
Our organization is dedicated to providing a safe and inviting environment through community partnerships and crime prevention.  We will strive to deliver superior services and instill the highest quality of life within our community.
  1. Crime Prevention
  2. Crime Statistics

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