Entry Level Police Officer

River Forest Police Department

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Contact Information

Address:

River Forest Police Department
400 Park Avenue
River Forest, IL 60305

Position Information

Application Deadline:

  • 11/07/22
  • by 4:00 PM

Salary:

  • Starting: $71,836

    • After 1.5 years: $75,429
    • Top Patrol Salary: $106,286
    • Sergeant Salary: $122,231

    ADDITIONAL COMPENSATION OPPORTUNITIES:

    • SPECIALIST PAY- Annually:
      • Corporal - $3,120
      • Field Training Officer - $1,500
      • Vehicle Officer-in-Charge - $1,500 
      • Detective - $1,500 
      • Training Officer - $1,500 
      • School Resource Officer - $1,500
    • EDUCATION INCENTIVE: Officers are eligible for this benefit only after completing their probationary period.
      • Associate’s Degree: Police Science $1,000.00
      • Bachelor’s Degree: Education/Business $1,200.00
      • Bachelor’s Degree: Criminal Justice/Psychology $1,500.00
      • Master’s Degree:  For Police Related Curriculums $1,750.00
    • UNIFORM ALLOWANCE: $800 per year with $425 carryover.
    • SPECIALTY POSITIONS: The River Forest Police department is also able to provide training and opportunities in several areas including:
    Firearms Instructor Evidence Technician
    Armorer Field Training Officer
    Bicycle Officer Rifle Instructor
    Breath Alcohol Operator Hostage Negotiations
    Defensive Tactics Instructor Juvenile Officer
    Child Passenger Safety Technician Lead Homicide Investigator
    Crisis Intervention Team Less Lethal Instructor
    School Resource Officer NARCAN Instructor
    Elderly Services Officer Peer Support
    Narcotics Investigator Rapid Deployment Instructor
    Shield Instructor Truck Enforcement

    Officers are also assigned to task forces throughout the region, including:

    • Northern Illinois Police Alarm System (NIPAS) Mobile Field Force
    • West Suburban Drug and Gang Initiative (WEDGE)
    • West Suburban Major Crimes Task Force (WESTAF) Investigations Team
    • West Suburban Major Crimes Task Force (WESTAF) Forensics Team 
    • West Suburban Major Crimes Task Force (WESTAF) Major Crash Team

    BENEFITS:

    • INSURANCE PROGRAM - Several excellent program options of health and insurance currently exist in the Village of River Forest. A life insurance policy is provided equivalent to the officer's current base salary rate with an option for the employee to purchase up to an additional life insurance at excellent rates.
    • PENSION PLAN FOR POLICE OFFICERS
    • 5/2-5/3 WORK SCHEDULE; 8.5 HOUR Shifts
    • VACATION PROGRAM:
      • After 1 year of service: 12 shifts
      • After 5 years: 15 shifts
      • After 10 years: 20 shifts
      • After 15 years: 25 shifts
    • PERSONAL TIME - 3 personal days off per year with pay
    • HOLIDAYS - 12 automatically paid holidays (If worked, an additional 4 hours premium pay, for 6 of the Holidays)
    • SICK LEAVE - Employees earn 1 day per month and may accumulate up to 240-8 hour days.
    • BEREAVEMENT LEAVE - 5 days leave with pay are available upon the death of anyone in the immediate family.
    • RESIDENCY - The River Forest Police Department has no residency or geographical boundary requirement prior to employment.

Sworn:

  • 29

Population:

  • 11,717

Position Details

Entry Level Police Officers

River Forest Police Department

*********PLEASE SEE THE NEW EDUCATIONAL STANDARDS BELOW*********

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Applicants must be citizens of the United States.
  • Applicants must be at least 21 years of age and under 35 years of age at the time of application and at the time the final eligibility list is posted; unless exempt from such age limitation as provided in the Fire and Police Commissioners Act.
  • NEW EDUCATIONAL STANDARDS: Applicants must provide a college transcript showing proof of a minimum of 30 credit hours from an accredited Community College, College or University.
  • Applicants must submit proof that they have passed the Illinois Peace Officer Wellness Evaluation Report (POWER) Test dated between November 12, 2021 to November 12, 2022.

Important Dates:

Applications Deadline:

All applications must be submitted by 4:00 PM on Monday, November 7, 2022.

Apply online here:

https://www.vrf.us/departments/Careers/Entry-Level-Police-Officers.html

When applying, you will need to upload the following documentation:

  • A copy of your Driver’s License
  • Birth Certificate
  • College Transcript(s)
  • Power Test Card issued between November 12, 2021 to November 12, 2022

MANDATORY Orientation for all applicants:

It is mandatory you attend this Orientation meeting and arrive on time to be eligible to sit for the exam.

Mandatory Orientation will be held on:

Thursday, November 10, 2022 at 7:00 PM

Check in time commences at 6:00 PM. No one will be admitted to the Orientation after 7:00 PM.

Location:

To be announced

If you are unable to attend, please contact Renee Morris:

rmorris@vrf.us

Written Examination:

Saturday, November 12, 2022 at 9:00 AM

Check in time commences at 8:00 AM

No one will be admitted to take exam after 9:00 AM.

Oral Interview:

Monday, November 14, 2022 starting at 6:00 PM

Applicants who successfully pass the written test will be notified of the exact time and location for their oral interview.



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