Starting Entry Level: $65,737
Illinois Certified Police Officer:
The Board of Fire and Police Commissioners for the Village of Park Forest is now accepting applications for the position of: Entry Level or Lateral Hire
Certified officers are encouraged to apply and may be credited on the pay step scale based on previous experience.
The Park Forest Police Department serves the people of Park Forest, Illinois, a community of over 21,000 people in the South Suburban Chicago area. Responsible for law enforcement duties in both Cook and Will Counties, Park Forest Police Officers handle approximately 18,000 – 20,000 calls for service every year. From its inception in 1949 with just 4 officers and a director, the Park Forest Police Department has grown to a state-of-the-art law enforcement agency with 60 employees.
The mission of the Park Forest Police Department is to protect life and property and enhance the quality of life for all citizens while enforcing the laws of the State of Illinois and ordinances of the Village of Park Forest, in accordance with Constitutional rights.
The men and women of the Police Department, working under the motto “Proud to Serve”, take pride in providing professional police service to the community they have been sworn to protect. The Police Department is committed to serving all citizens equally, in a manner that is both procedurally just and transparent.
Testing is being conducted for an Eligibility List for anticipated future hiring needs.
Applications will be available online for purchase until 9/15/21 - 2:00 PM
The deadline for returning completed applications is:
Wednesday, September 15, 2021 by 4:00 PM
(Note: This is not a postmark date)
C.O.P.S. and F.I.R.E. Personnel Testing Service
ATTN: Park Forest PD
200 W. Higgins Road, Suite 201
Schaumburg, IL 60195
All individuals meeting eligibility requirements are encouraged to continue with the application process.
There is a $25.00 non-refundable application fee. Applications are NOT available at the Park Forest Police Department or Village Hall.
Friday, October 1, 2021
Registration starts at 6:15 PM
Orientation - 7:00 PM
410 Lakewood Blvd.
Park Forest, IL 60466
Sunday, October 3, 2021
Registration starts at 12:30 PM
Written Examination – 1:00 PM
Dining on the Green
349 Main Street
Park Forest, IL 60466
All applications are subject to the Rules and Regulations of the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners of the Village of Park Forest, which is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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