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Police Officer

Riverdale, Illinois



Riverdale Police Department








Current Starting Salary: $45,000.00

Population: 13,549

Sworn Officers: 30

Application Deadline: 7/24/17




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



Current Starting Salary:


Competitive with the Region





Full-time employment benefits include:

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance

  • 10 paid holidays

  • Clothing and equipment allowance

  • Tuition reimbursement


All applicants must meet the following

minimum requirements established

by the Village of Riverdale:

  • 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 (July 24, 2017) unless exempt from such age limitation as provided in Section 5/10-2.1-6 of the Fire and Police Commissioner's Act;

  • Residency: All employees shall live within 30 miles of Village Hall -AND- within the State of Illinois;

  • Be a high school graduate or possess a G.E.D. equivalent;

  • Possess a valid NIPSTA (P.O.W.E.R. Test) card ľOR- equivalent criteria as per the State standard (such as Triton Community College or Joliet Junior College), issued within 12 months of the written exam date (August 5, 2017) -AND- must be presented no later than the date of the written exam

  • 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 a psychological evaluation, polygraph examination, and medical physical (including drug and alcohol screening);

  • Attend a mandatory orientation and written exam testing on Saturday, August 5, 2017

  • Pay a $20.00 non-refundable application processing fee.


Preference points will be awarded as determined

by the Village of Riverdale 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.   


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




The Village of Riverdale is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the continuing policy of the Riverdale 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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