The mission of our Public Safety department is to preserve and protect the nature of Kane County, and to ensure a safe, family environment.

Forest Preserve District police officers are professionals who receive the same rigorous training as other officers throughout Illinois. Officers patrol the forest preserves 365 days a year, and are always available to assist the public and respond to calls for service.

Uniformed officers patrol on foot, bicycle, scooter, all-terrain vehicle (ATV), snowmobile, and in patrol vehicles.

The Public Safety Department is assisted by the Kane County Mounted Rangers, a volunteer organization that enhances public safety by patrolling on horseback. The Mounted Rangers also assist with special events and crowd control, and have direct contact with on-duty Forest Preserve police when working in the preserves.

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In Cases of Emergency

Call 911 immediately and ask for a Forest Preserve District police officer to be dispatched to your location. Please be prepared to provide as much information as possible, such as your location, name of the preserve, nearest cross street or fire number.

As users and neighbors of the Forest Preserve District of Kane County, you play an important role in protecting our natural resources and keeping preserves safe. Please immediately report any accidents, and unusual or criminal situations.

Report non-emergencies

For all non-emergencies, you may report an issue online through File a Concern with the Public Safety Department.

Safety Tips

To enhance your enjoyment when visiting the Kane County forest preserves, we offer you the following safety tips:

Rules of Courtesy

To ensure a pleasant experience for all forest preserve users, please follow the following rules of courtesy:

General Ordinances & Information

For more information on Forest Preserve District of Kane County rules and regulations, view our General Use Ordinance. Abbreviated rules are below:

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