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Police Officer

Oak Park, Illinois



Oak Park Police Department

c/o IOS Recruitment

Phone: 800-343-HIRE





Starting Salary: $67,491

Population: 52,000

Sworn Officers: 116

Application Deadline: 10/26/18



Thank you for your interest in the Oak Park Police Department. Please be sure to carefully review all application instructions and testing information.



Police Officer Application Instructions:

  1. Carefully review the minimum requirements on the following page. All requirements must be met by the specified deadline date(s). Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements will not be allowed to continue in the testing process.

  1. Visit to complete the online application for the position of Police Officer. THE DEADLINE FOR THE ONLINE APPLICATION IS OCTOBER 26, 2018 AT 2:00 PM. When you have finished the application, you will receive a CONFIRMATION NUMBER. Save this number for your records.

  1. Applicants may mail/ship or hand deliver application, release form and required documents:

**Applications via email will NOT be accepted

  • MAIL/HAND-DELIVERY – Gather all required documents, sign and print release form(s) and place all documents into an envelope. Mail/ship envelope via traceable carrier (FedEx, UPS, etc.) or hand-deliver to:

IOS Recruitment

ATTN: Oak Park PD

1520 Kensington Rd

Suite 110

Oak Brook, IL 60523

Business Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. M – Th, 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Friday, closed weekends and holidays

  1. Online application and required documents must be received by IOS Recruitment no later than 2:00 p.m. on Friday, October 26, 2018. Documents delivered after the application deadline will not be accepted.


Please contact IOS Recruitment with questions regarding

the application, required documents or testing

BEFORE the application date:







Orientation and Testing Information:


Candidates must attend the mandatory orientation

and written examination:


Saturday, December 1, 2018


Please arrive no later than 8:30 a.m. with a photo ID (driver's license, state ID, military ID) to sign-in. Testing location will be provided at a later time.


You will be notified via email on Monday, November 26, 2018 of your eligibility to attend the written exam. Your eligibility will be determined by your ability to successfully submit required documentation and meet each minimum requirement set forth.


The initial testing process will consist of a traditional police officer examination, which will assess job-related cognitive abilities, personality characteristics and behavioral traits. You do not need to have any law enforcement experience, training or knowledge to successfully complete these tests. An orientation will be provided immediately prior to the administration of the tests to provide further information regarding the testing process.





FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2018 AT 2:00 PM



Police Officer Minimum Requirements:

  • $40.00 non-refundable application fee

  • At least 21 years of age and have not passed their 35th birthday by closing date for application

  • U.S. Citizen who speaks and understands English

  • Possess at least 60 hours of college credit at a fully accredited college or university, and also possess a minimum grade average of "C" by application deadline

  • Possess a valid driver’s license

  • Successful completion of the POWER Test within one year prior to the date of written exam (cards must be dated 12/1/17-12/1/18)


Competitive benefits package includes:

  • Two weeks paid vacation

  • Health, dental and vision insurance plans

  • Paid sick leave accrual

  • $50,000 Village-paid term life insurance

  • 13 paid holidays

  • Educational pay

  • Defined-benefit pension plan


All Applicants Moving Forward in the Process

Must Meet the Following:

  • Successfully pass a written test (12/1/18)

  • Successfully complete an oral interview

  • Successfully complete a background investigation

  • Applicants will be required to fully disclose all personnel matters, to include agreements and sealed files and submit to fingerprinting if required.

  • Successfully complete a psychological evaluation

  • Successfully complete a medical physical, including drug and alcohol screening











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