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Police Facility Detention

There are almost 19,000 state and local police agencies in the United States. The useful life of a police facility can range from 20 to over 50 years. The Forest Park Police lock up adheres to the rules set forth by the Illinois Department of Corrections. The Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) was established in 1970. During its creation, the agency combined administration of all state prisons, juvenile centers and adult and juvenile parole services under one direction.

The current Forest Park Police Department opened in October 1975. The police department currently has five adult cells and one juvenile holding room. There’s a separate detention area to secure offenders during intake processing. Adults charged with a criminal offense not able to post the required bond are held overnight until taken to bond hearings.

Bond hearings
Monday through Friday 9:30 a.m.
Maybrook Cook County Court House
Lower level- Room #113
1500 Maybrook Drive
Maywood, IL 60153
(708) 865-6000
http://cookcountycourt.us/about/directory/courthouses.html

Cook County Department of Corrections only accepts the following items to accompany prisoners transported for bond hearings. This list includes:
• Money
• One government issued identification with a photograph
• Plain wedding band (wedding rings with stones will not be transferred)
• Keys
• Prescription eyeglasses (limit two pair)
• Legal documents (soft cover books only)
• Bible and/or Quran (soft cover books only)
• Shoelaces
• Prescription medication only with an official label indicating the prisoner’s name

The police department will hold all other items for thirty (30) days. All property not claimed within thirty (30) days will be destroyed. Owners wishing to claim their property must present an official government issued identification with a photograph. Persons wishing to pick up another person’s property must present an official government issued identification with a photograph and a letter signed by the property owner. This letter must be notarized.