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Ranger Police Officer

Lake County, Illinois



Lake County Forest Preserve District

1899 West Winchester Road

Libertyville, IL 60048

Phone: 847-968-3276





Starting Salary: $28.62/hour


Application Deadline: 9/14/18






The Ranger Police Officer enforces the Illinois Compiled Statutes and District Rules and Regulations on District lands. Responsible for the protection of the public and natural resources.  Provides public relations field support, surveillance, emergency assistance, and assistance to local law enforcement agencies.  The Lake County Forest Preserve District’s Public Safety Department has a Community Oriented Policing philosophy and is responsible for maintaining the peace and initiating activities that build positive relationships with the public. The selected candidate will conduct high visibility patrols on foot, bike, or vehicle to prevent crime or disturbance of the peace, control traffic, maintain order, conduct surveillance, investigations, make arrests and provide emergency assistance. 




Qualified candidates must meet the following requirements:

  • At least 21 years old

  • A citizen of the United States

  • An Associate degree or 60 college credit hours or military police service or completion of basic police training approved by the state and local law enforcement officer training board

  • A valid driver’s license

  • Vision correctable to 20/20

  • Conservation policing background is preferred

  • Must be able to complete basic police training approved by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board


Interest in Forest Preserve employment can only be expressed by submitting a Forest Preserve Employment Application.



Applications are accepted online at:


Applications are accepted only for posted positions. A completed application must be submitted by September 14, 2018 at 5:00 pm.

Selected candidates must be available on October 20, 2018 to complete a written test.  Candidates will be required to produce a valid POWER test card prior to participating in the written test. POWER test cards will be considered valid if issued within twelve (12) months PRIOR to testing date (October 20, 2017 – October 19, 2018).  Selected candidates will be notified regarding details of the testing day via email after the application deadline.





As principal guardian of Lake County’s open space and natural areas since 1958, we manage more than 30,800 acres of land and offer innovative educational, recreational and cultural opportunities for all people. Visitors of all ages can enjoy over 205 miles of trail for a variety of outdoor recreation uses, ponds and lakes for fishing, public golf courses, historical and cultural venues, public access to the Fox River and Lake Michigan and award-winning nature and history education programs and events.











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