All applicants must meet the following minimum requirements established by the Village of Forest Park:
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 (October 10, 2022) 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 (October 10, 2022). 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 application deadline date (October 10, 2022) -AND- must be submitted with the application;
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 $20.00 non-refundable application processing fee;
Submit your application online no later than Friday, October 10, 2022 at 4:00 PM (CST);
Complete Mandatory On-line Written Examination Testing available between Tuesday, October 25, 2022 at 9:00 AM and Thursday, October 27, 2022 at 4:00 PM.
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 application to qualify.
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