The Forest Park Blue Line terminus.
Wednesday, October 5, 2016 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews
Commuters who frequent the Chicago Transit Authority’s Forest Park Blue Line terminus, 711 S. Desplaines Ave., should expect to see more off-duty Forest Park police officers patrolling the facility soon.
At a council meeting last month, Forest Park’s board voted unanimously to enter into an intergovernmental agreement with the CTA, which would allow full-time Forest Park police officers who are working off-duty to patrol CTA properties in that village, according to a recent Forest Park Review report.
The review noted that Forest Park Police Chief Tom Aftanas said “contract details are still being worked out and a start date for the program has yet to be determined.”
According to Aftanas, “one off-duty officer will work in uniform from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. daily, including weekends and holidays, patrolling CTA property in the village, including buses, trains and property.” VFP