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Police Officer

Park Forest, Illinois



Village of Park Forest

350 Victory Drive

Park Forest, IL 60466

Phone: 708-283-5603 

Fax: 708-503-8560    



Starting Salary: $58,103 - $72,194

Population: 23,000

Sworn Officers: 42

Application Deadline: 8/5/16




The Village of Park Forest, Board of Fire and Police Commissioners, is currently conducting a Lateral and Entry Level Police Officer Recruitment to establish a two year eligibility list.


Lateral Hires:


Salaries quoted applicable to 2016-2017 pay schedule in police union contract. Illinois certified police officer with 36 months full-time experience - Grade D $72,194.

Out of state certified police officer with 36 months full-time experience Starting base equals Probationary salary of $58,103.  Upon successful completion of the State of Illinois certification process, their salary will be raised to the level equivalent to that of a Grade D of the police contract in effect at the time of Illinois certification.

Entry Level Hires:


Probationary Salary:





Human Resources

Village of Park Forest

350 Victory Drive

Park Forest, IL 60466


Monday - Friday

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

An optional written test study guide is available for a non-refundable cost of $10.

Summary of Recruitment Dates:

Recruitment Start:


Friday, July 8, 2016

Application Deadline:


Friday, August 5, 2016

Mandatory Orientation:


Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Written Test:


Saturday, September 10, 2016



Anticipated September/October


Minimum Requirements at time of hire:

  • Be a high school graduate or equivalent

  • Be a U.S. citizen

  • Be age 21 to 34 at the time of the application deadline unless otherwise provided by State Statute 65 ILCS 5/10-2.1-6

  • Be able to successfully pass written test,  oral interview, background investigation, psychological examination, and medical examination

  • Present a valid P.O.W.E.R. Test Certification Card at time of Written Exam. Applicant must submit proof of successful completion of the Illinois Peace Officer Wellness Evaluation Report (P.O.W.E.R.) at the Northeastern Illinois Public Safety Training Academy (NIPSTA), Joliet Junior College, or Triton College.  Applicants must present a valid Power Test Certification Card on the date of the written exam. The cost of completing this test will be the responsibility of the applicant.

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