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Police Officer

Forest Park Police Department

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Contact Information

Address:

Forest Park Police Department
517 Des Plaines Avenue
Forest Park, IL 60130

Position Information

Application Deadline:

  • 02/19/24
  • @ 4:00 PM (CST)

Salary:

  • $71,017.18 - $105,495.21 (7 years)

    Currently in negotiations 

Sworn:

  • 38

Population:

  • 15,000

Position Details

*** Immediate Openings Available ***

Forest Park Police Department

Forest Park, Illinois

The Board of Police and Fire Commissioners of the Village of Forest Park, Illinois is accepting applications for the position of police officer with the Forest Park Police Department.

All applicants must meet the following minimum requirements established by the Village of Forest Park:

  • U.S. citizenship;
  • 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 (February 19, 2024) 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 credit hours at an accredited college, university or junior college at the time of hire (official transcripts will be required at the background investigation stage) - OR - have one year of active military or naval service (documented by an honorable discharge) - OR - currently a certified police officer in the State of Illinois;
  • 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:
    • psychological evaluation
    • polygraph examination
    • medical physical (including drug and alcohol screening)
  • Must successfully pass the POWER Test administered by the Suburban Law Enforcement Academy (SLEA) on April 16, 2024 prior to enrollment in the Academy. The Academy will begin on April 29, 2024;
  • Pay a $20.00 non-refundable application processing fee;
  • Submit your application online no later than Monday, February 19, 2024 at 4:00 PM (CST);
  • Complete Mandatory On-line Written Examination Testing available between Tuesday, February 27, 2024 at 9:00 AM and Thursday, February 29, 2024 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. 

To apply for this position or obtain additional information, please visit the following website:

http://www.applytoserve.com

The Village of Forest Park is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the continuing policy of the Forest Park Police Department to afford equal employment opportunity to qualified individuals, regardless of their race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, or disability, and to conform to applicable laws and regulations. Equal opportunity encompasses all aspects of employment practices to include, but not limited to, recruitment, hiring, training, compensation, benefits, promotions, transfers, and discipline.



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