It was a busy Fourth of July celebration period for officers of the Forest Lake Police Department. Call totals were up over the 2013 celebration but the number of serious calls was limited, Capt. Greg Weiss said this week. Over the celebration period from noon on Wednesday, July 2 through midnight on Sunday, July 6, [...]
Members of the Forest Lake Police Department knew soon after the 2009 hiring of Ashley LaValle that they had a rising star on their hands. Community members have come to the same realization in recent years. Now, the secret is out to all of Minnesota.
The numbers don’t lie: End-of-year data shows that the Forest Lake Police Department’s increased emphasis on community outreach is paying off in reduced criminal activity. From 2012 to last year, reports of theft and property damage dropped 33 percent and 22 percent, respectively, according to incident data compiled by the department.