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Bedford Park Police Department

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Contact Information

Address:

Bedford Park Police Department
6701 S. Archer Road
Bedford Park, IL 60501

Phone Number:

  • 708-458-3388

Fax Number:

  • 708-563-4525

Position Information

Application Deadline:

  • 05/25/21
  • @ 3:00 PM

Salary:

  • Starting: $67,963

    (Top pay per CBA is $113,589 in 2024)

Sworn Officers:

  • 36

Population:

  • 580

Position Details

The Bedford Park Police Department is accepting applications for entry-level police candidates.

Bedford Park Police Officers:

  • Perform preventative vehicular and foot patrols
  • Investigate criminal activity
  • Enforce traffic and parking regulations
  • Conduct a variety of crime prevention activities to protect life and property
  • Prevent disorder
  • Enforce laws and ordinances 

Bedford Park sworn police officers serve in various capacities including:

  • Administrative staff
  • Detective division
  • Patrol division 

Applicants must meet the following criteria for submission of an application:

  • Must be Citizen of the United States
  • Must be at least 21 years of age and must not have reached their 40th birthday by the application filing deadline.
  • Must have completed a minimum of 60 credit hours of college work from an accredited college or university.
  • Must be able to demonstrate physical agility and muscular coordination to perform the duties of the job of police officer.
  • Applicant must provide a valid POWER Test ID card - POWER test cards considered valid if issued within six months of the date of test (June 12, 2021). POWER test cards may be obtained from one of the following agencies:
    • NIPSTA - Glenview, IL - (847) 998-8090
    • Joliet Junior College - (815) 280-2674
    • Triton College - (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3500
  • Vision - Minimum acuity of 20/40, each eye uncorrected and corrected to 20/20. Have normal color vision, depth perception and have no night vision deficiency.
  • Must have good moral character and not have been convicted of any felony. Persons with a record of misdemeanor convictions may be disqualified from taking examinations as set forth in 65 ILCS 5/ Article 10-1-7(c). Certain misdemeanor convictions may disqualify candidates for a position on the Police Department. This can be viewed at www.ilga.gov .
  • Must be able to speak, read and write the English language fluently, and have the ability to communicate effectively through oral and written skills.
  • Must possess a valid driver's license (this will be required as identification at all stages of the testing process).
  • Must have the ability to obtain a valid FOID card and be able to safely and accurately discharge a firearm.
  • Mandatory attendance is required at orientation and all phases of the testing process.
  • Must pass written examination.
  • Pass a polygraph examination.
  • Pass a thorough background investigation.
  • Must pass a medical examination, psychological assessment, and drug screening upon conditional hiring. 

APPLICATION AND TESTING PROCESS:

Applications may be downloaded at:

https://www.bedfordparkpd.com

OR

Picked up at:

Bedford Park Police Department

6701 S. Archer Road

Bedford Park, IL

Application Deadline:

May 25, 2021 at 3:00 PM

Application and all required documents must be returned via mail or in-person to the Bedford Park Police Department by this date (This is not a postmark date)

Mandatory Orientation and Written Test:

Check-in on June 12th, 2021 at 7:30 AM

Bedford Park Police Department

6701 S. Archer Road

Bedford Park, IL

Check-in is followed by mandatory orientation at 8:30 AM with the written test at 9:00 AM. Doors Close at 8:30 AM with no late admittance. A driver's license is required for check-in.

Oral Interview:

June 17th and 18th, 2021

Bedford Park Police Department

6701 S. Archer Road

Bedford Park, IL

The Village of Bedford Park is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/V/D.



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