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Community Service Officer

River Forest, Illinois



River Forest Police Department

400 Park Avenue

River Forest, IL 60305

Phone: 708-714-3554

Fax: 708-366-3702    



Salary: $46,165 - $60,553 (See Below)

Population: 11,172

Application Deadline: Until Filled (See Below)







The Village of River Forest is accepting applications for the full-time position of Community Service Officer (CS0). The CSO is a uniformed, non-sworn member of the Police Department that reports to the Support Services Sergeant. The CSO interacts heavily with the public and performs police-related duties that do not require the services if a sworn officer such as traffic control, enforcement of local ordinances, investigation of private property traffic accidents, and responding to non-criminal service calls. A copy of the job description is available at


This position requires an individual who communicates effectively, demonstrates a command of Village regulations, attention to detail, integrity, a dedication to providing outstanding customer service, sound independent judgment and the ability to work independently with minimal supervision in a team environment.



The position requires:

  • High School diploma or GED certificate

  • 30 hours of coursework at an accredited College/University in police science, fire science or a public safety related field is preferred

  • Prior law enforcement, fire service and/or animal control experience is also preferred

  • Valid Illinois driver's license and Firearm Owner's Identification (FOID) card


The successful candidate must be able to pass a drug screen and background check.


This position typically works Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 :30 p.m.

Some overtime, after hours and weekend assignments may be required.



The salary range for this non-exempt position is:


$46,165 - $60,553 plus an excellent benefits package


Starting salary is DOQ



Qualified candidates should submit a resume, cover letter,

and three professional references via email to:



Questions regarding this position can also be sent to:


This position is open until filled.


The first review of applications will occur on November 2, 2018.



River Forest, Illinois is an upscale, historic community located 10 miles west of downtown Chicago. River Forest is home to 11,172 residents, a vibrant business community and two universities.




The Village of River Forest is an Equal Opportunity Employer











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