The Forest Preserve District of Cook County Police Department is looking for a few good Women and Men.
A special request from FPDCC Chief of Police asking Chicago Hiking to get involved in the Trail Watch Volunteer Program.
Become additional eyes and ears of the FPDCC Law Enforcement Department. Be a visible presence to help make our Forest Preserves welcoming and inviting to all visitors, as you are out enjoying the Forest Preserves.
Position Title: Trail Watch Volunteer
Purpose/Description: Volunteers who provide extra eyes and ears in the Forest Preserves and are a visible presence on the trails, leading to a safer and more enjoyable experience for all visitors.
Staff Liaison: Cindy Spina-Fox and Area Commanders:
Requirements and Responsibilities:
o Minimum age- 18 years
o Use the trails on a regular basis (around 2 visits per month)
o Report any unusual or suspicious activity to the FPDCC Law Enforcement
o Attend annual orientation/training session in late winter-early spring
o Attend quarterly meetings
o Cell phone is highly recommended
o Basic understanding of FPDCC rules and policies
o Provide non-enforcement and non-confrontational services to the public
o Background check required
o Trail Watch Volunteer status must be renewed annually
General volunteer gear (Provided free of charge)
o Volunteer t-shirt
o Volunteer ID badge with lanyard
Clothing (optional)- One of the following
o Hooded sweatshirt
o Forest Preserves and Trail Maps
o Trail safety and etiquette
o Bike maintenance, repair and safety
o Poaching awareness
o CPR/First Aid
o Habitat restoration 101
Little Red School House is located in the Palos Park Forest Preserve District. West side of Willow Springs Rd. (104th Ave/.Flavin Rd), 1/2 mile south of 95th St., West of 45/La Grange Rd in Willow Springs.