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Police Officer

Forest Park, Illinois



Forest Park Police Department







Salary: $60,206.77 - $89,436.47

Population: 15,00

Sworn Officers: 39

Application Deadline: 8/10/17





The Board of Police and Fire Commissioners of the Village of Forest Park, Illinois is accepting applications for the position of police officer with the Forest Park Police Department.



All applicants must meet the following minimum requirements established by the Village of Forest Park:

  • U.S. citizenship;

  • No felony convictions (Note: a misdemeanor or serious traffic offense may also disqualify applicants from further consideration);

  • Valid state-issued driver's license;

  • Minimum of 21 years of age AND shall be under the age of 35 by the application deadline date (August 10, 2017) unless exempt from such age limitation as provided in Section 5/10-2.1-6 of the Fire and Police Commissioner's Act;

  • Be a high school graduate or possess a G.E.D. equivalent;

  • Completed a minimum of 60 semester college credit hours at an accredited college, university or junior college by the application deadline date (August 10, 2017). Unofficial college transcripts or copy of diploma required at time of application. Official transcripts will be required for preference points;

  • Possess a valid NIPSTA (P.O.W.E.R. Test) card –OR- equivalent criteria as per the State standard (such as Triton Community College or Joliet Junior College), issued within 12 months of the written exam date (August 19, 2017) -AND- must be presented no later than the date of the written exam;

  • Must successfully complete an oral interview;

  • Must successfully complete a background investigation (applicants will be required to fully disclose all personnel matters, to include agreements and sealed files);

  • Must successfully complete a psychological evaluation, polygraph examination, and medical physical (including drug and alcohol screening);

  • Pay a $45.00 non-refundable application processing fee;

  • Attend a mandatory orientation session on Thursday, August 17th at 6 PM and written exam testing on Saturday, August 19th at 9 AM.


Preference points will be awarded as determined

by the Village of Forest Park for the following:

  • Military: Persons who were engaged in the military or naval service of the United States for at least one year, and were honorably discharged. A copy of Form DD-214 (indicating status of discharge) must be submitted with application to qualify.

  • Education: Possess an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice or related law enforcement field from an accredited community or junior college –OR- a Bachelor’s Degree in any field from an accredited college or university. A copy of the diploma and/or official transcripts must be submitted when requested to qualify.

  • Current Illinois Law Enforcement Officers: Persons awarded a certificate attesting to the successful completion of the Minimum Standards Basic Law Enforcement Training Course as provided in the Illinois Police Training Act. A copy of your certificate must be submitted with the application to qualify.


To apply for this position or obtain additional information, please visit the following website:




The Village of Forest Park is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the continuing policy of the Forest Park Police Department to afford equal employment opportunity to qualified individuals, regardless of their race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, or disability, and to conform to applicable laws and regulations. Equal opportunity encompasses all aspects of employment practices to include, but not limited to, recruitment, hiring, training, compensation, benefits, promotions, transfers, and discipline.











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