Starting: $77,880 (Step 1)
Starting Salary for Lateral Officer May 1, 2024:
Starting Salary for Lateral Officer May 1, 2025:
ADDITIONAL COMPENSATION OPPORTUNITIES:
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|
|Honor Guard||Drone Pilot|
Officers are also assigned to task forces throughout the region, including:
We currently have an immediate opening with the potential of future hiring opportunities.
EQUIPMENT & TECHNOLOGY:
The River Forest Police Department has invested heavily in technology. The Village has a vast network of cameras to provide enhanced community safety. The camera system acts as a force multiplier for police. Officers can operate and view the system on workstations in the Department and remotely from the in-car computers. The system will continue to expand in the future.
Advanced License Plate Reader systems are strategically deployed in fixed locations throughout the Village. The systems are also deployed on police cars to augment officers’ abilities to locate and investigate stolen vehicles, wanted offenders, habitual traffic offenders, and more.
The Department also has an on-site firearms training range. Officers have access to the range for state qualifications and firearm proficiency training. Officers work with certified range instructors on advanced exercises and techniques throughout the year. The range is receiving significant upgrades to the computerized target systems in August 2023.
The Village of River Forest was incorporated in 1880. According to the 2020 census, the population of the community is 11,717 with 4,040 housing units. The median family income in 2020 was $129,263. The Village consists mainly of residential single-family homes, with some multi-family housing. There are commercial areas, primarily bordering North Avenue, Madison Street, and Harlem Avenue. The Lake Street corridor is home to a large outdoor shopping district. The Village is home to two private universities and a private high school. The Village has a Metra stop and is in walking distance of both the CTA Green and Blue Lines. In addition, the Village is less than one-mile away from the I-290 (Eisenhower Expressway) at both the Harlem and Des Plaines Avenue entrances/exits. The Village borders the communities of Oak Park, Forest Park, Elmwood Park, Maywood, Melrose Park, and the city of Chicago.
All applications must be submitted by 4:00 PM on Thursday, September 28, 2023.
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, October 5, 2023 at 7:00 PM
Check in time commences at 6:00 PM.
No one will be admitted to the Orientation after 7:00 PM.
400 Park Avenue
River Forest, IL 60305
1st Floor Community Room
If you are unable to attend, please contact Renee Morris:
Saturday, October 7, 2023 at 9:00 AM
Check in time commences at 8:00 AM
No one will be admitted to take exam after 9:00 AM.
Monday, October 9, 2023 starting at 6:00 PM
Details will be provided to applicants that successfully pass the written exam with a minimum score of 70%.
Applicants must successfully pass:
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