Welcome to the Forest Lake Police Department
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.
Residents of Washington County have been receiving phone calls from "Police Protection - 727-754-7969". These scams involve someone asking for donations to the Police Protective Fund and are seeking credit card numbers and money. The Washington County Sheriff's Office and other local law enforcement agencies do not cold call residents seeking donations. Please do not give out your bank account, credit card numbers, or transfer funds over the phone to anyone you suspect may be involved in a scam.
In at least one instance, a resident received a letter with the same premise. If this or anything similar happens to you, please contact your local police department or Sheriff's Office to report this crime. Recording the phone number and/or keeping documentation from the call or paperwork is helpful in a law enforcement investigation.