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Police Officer

Oak Forest, Illinois



City of Oak Forest

c/o C.O.P.S. and F.I.R.E.

Personnel Testing Service

Phone: 847-310-2677



Starting Salary: $48,987.00

Top Salary: $96,041.00

Population: 28,000

Sworn Officers: 42

Application Deadline: 1/16/19



The Board of Fire and Police Commissioners for the City of Oak Forest is now accepting applications for the position of Police Officer.


Testing is being conducted for anticipated hiring needs and to establish an Eligibility List for future available positions.


The Oak Forest Police Department takes pride in keeping their community safe by providing professional and effective police services. They also realize by partnering and working with their community, they not only enhance police services, but also provide for that interaction, transparency, and understanding that is critical to all law enforcement agencies. This is highlighted in their mission statement.



Mission Statement


The Oak Forest Police Department is committed to providing outstanding law enforcement services. We will enhance the quality of life for our residents by partnering with the community to reduce crime and solve problems. Our mandate is to conduct ourselves with professionalism and excellence to maintain public confidence.



Applications are available at:


Applications will be online for purchase until 1/16/19 - 2:00 PM


The deadline for returning completed applications is

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 by 4:00 PM



All applications must be returned to the office of:


C.O.P.S. and F.I.R.E. Personnel Testing Service

Attn: Oak Forest PD

200 W. Higgins Road, Suite 201

Schaumburg, IL 60195



You must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Citizenship:  Must Be a U.S. Citizen

  • Driverís License:  Must possess a valid Driverís License at the time of application with the ability to obtain an Illinois Driver's License upon time of hire

  • Age Requirement:  Must be at least 21 years at the time of application (1/16/19). Must be under 35 years old at the time of application (1/16/19) AND at such time as the final eligibility register is posted, unless they have been certified as a full-time law enforcement officer in the United States, or are otherwise exempt by State Statute 65 IL 5/10-2.1-6

  • Education:  Must have proof of High School Diploma, GED Certificate or High School Proficiency Statement

  • Character:  Must have no felony convictions and be of good moral character as described in State Statute 65 IL 5/10-2.1-6

  • Residence: At this time there are no stated requirements for residency declared by the City of Oak Forest

  • Testing:  Must be able to successfully complete all phases of testing

  • P.O.W.E.R. Card: Candidates must possess a valid P.O.W.E.R. Card issued between the dates of 1/16/18 and 1/16/19. No physical ability testing will be administered on the day of testing. (Cards can be obtained at NIPSTA, Triton College, or Joliet Junior College 815-280-2674)

All individuals meeting eligibility requirements are encouraged to continue with the application process.



Additional information will be provided in the

packet which can be downloaded at:



There is a $35.00 non-refundable application fee.  Applications are NOT available at the Oak Forest Police Department or City Hall.



Applicants must attend the

mandatory orientation and test date:


Mandatory Orientation and Written Examination:


Saturday, February 2, 2019


Registration starts at 8:30 AM


Orientation - 9:00 AM


Written Exam to follow the Orientation




Oak Forest High School

15201 S. Central Avenue

Oak Forest, IL 60452




All applications are subject to the Rules and Regulations of the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners of the City of Oak Forest, which is an Equal Opportunity Employer.











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