Operating 24 hours a day, every day of the year, the Department of Public Safety seeks to provide for the safety and protection of persons and property within our community by providing a highly visible, reassuring, and readily accessible presence of professional and well-trained personnel who are committed to promoting positive community relations while maintaining a safe and secure learning environment.
Welcome to the Lake Forest College Department of Public Safety web page. We hope you will find the information contained herein useful.
Developing and maintaining a safe and secure environment is a joint effort that we trust you will join us in. We are quite fortunate to be located in one of the most beautiful suburbs on Chicago’s North Shore and have developed an excellent partnership with the Lake Forest Police and Fire Departments. We ask every member of our community to learn and demonstrate good personal security habits, exercise effective crime prevention techniques, remain vigilant in your personal safety, and immediately report crimes or suspicious activity.
We invite your comments, questions, concerns, and suggestions regarding our department and public safety here at the Lake Forest College.
Richard L. Cohen, CPP, CHS-III/NERT
Director, Public Safety
- International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA)
- Northern Illinois Campus Chiefs (NICC)
- Lake County Chiefs of Police Association (LCCPA)
- American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS)
- Emergency Management Coordinating Council of Lake County (EMCCLC)
Department of Public Safety
24 hours a day
Richard L. Cohen, CPP, CHS-III
Open Office Hours:
Thursday 11am - 12:30pm
Jose L. Silva, CPI
James Rissell, COM-L
Dispatch Communications Supervisor
Public Safety Officers
Bob Boutin (Auxiliary)
Brendan McGann (Auxiliary)