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Police Officer

River Forest, Illinois



Village of River Forest

400 Park Avenue

River Forest, IL 60305

Phone: 708-366-8500 

Fax: 708-366-3702    




Starting Salary: $63,494

Population: 11,172

Sworn Officers: 28

Application Deadline: 3/28/17



The Village of River Forest will hold a Written Examination on Saturday, April 8, 2017 to establish an Eligibility Register for the position of Entry Level Police Officer.



A mandatory Orientation Session will be held

for all applicants at:


Concordia University

7400 W. Augusta Street

River Forest, Illinois


7:00 PM




  • Applicants must be at least 21 years of age and under 35 years of age at the time of application and the date of posting of the Final Eligibility Register unless exempt from such age limitation as provided in the Fire and Police Commissioners Act. Proof of birth date will be required at the time of application.

  • Applicants must be citizens of the United States.

  • Applicants must possess a Bachelor Degree in any discipline or an Associate Degree in Criminal Justice or Law Enforcement from an accredited College of University. An Applicant may participate in the Orientation and Written Examination if he or she does not possess the requisite degree but must demonstrate enrollment in a degree program at an accredited College or University at the time of application and demonstrate reasonable progress to achieving the requisite degree prior to May 2019.

  • Applicants must submit proof that they have passed the Illinois Police Officer Wellness Evaluation Report (POWER) Test since May 1, 2016.


Important Dates:


Applications Due:


March 28, 2017 by 4:30 p.m.


Applications with all required materials

in an 8.5" x 11" white envelope must be returned to:


Village of River Forest Village Hall

400 Park Avenue

River Forest, Illinois


Mandatory Orientation Session:


April 6, 2017


6:30 p.m. Check In


7:00 p.m. Mandatory Orientation


Concordia University

Koehneke Community Center

Oak Park River Forest Room

7400 W. Augusta Street

River Forest, IL 60305


Written Examination:


April 8, 2017


8:15 a.m. Check In


9:00 a.m. Written Examination


Concordia University

Christopher Center, Room 200

7400 W. Augusta Street

River Forest, IL 60305


Oral Interview:


May 2 & 3, 2017

6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.


Village of River Forest Village Hall

Community Room

400 Park Avenue

River Forest, IL 60305











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