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Police Officer - Entry Level or Lateral Hire

Village of Park Forest

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

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Contact Information

Address:

Village of Park Forest
Attn: c/o C.O.P.S. and F.I.R.E. Personnel Testing Service

Park Forest, IL 60466

Phone Number:

  • 847-310-2677

Position Information

Application Deadline:

  • 09/15/21
  • @ 4:00 PM

Salary:

  • Starting Entry Level: $65,737

    Illinois Certified Police Officer:

    • 12 months Full-time experience: $71,055
    • 24 months Full-time experience: $77,083
    • 36 + months Full-time experience: $81,680

     

Sworn Officers:

  • 42

Population:

  • 21,000

Position Details

The Board of Fire and Police Commissioners for the Village of Park Forest is now accepting applications for the position of: Entry Level or Lateral Hire

Certified officers are encouraged to apply and may be credited on the pay step scale based on previous experience.

The Park Forest Police Department serves the people of Park Forest, Illinois, a community of over 21,000 people in the South Suburban Chicago area. Responsible for law enforcement duties in both Cook and Will Counties, Park Forest Police Officers handle approximately 18,000 – 20,000 calls for service every year.  From its inception in 1949 with just 4 officers and a director, the Park Forest Police Department has grown to a state-of-the-art law enforcement agency with 60 employees.

The mission of the Park Forest Police Department is to protect life and property and enhance the quality of life for all citizens while enforcing the laws of the State of Illinois and ordinances of the Village of Park Forest, in accordance with Constitutional rights. 

The men and women of the Police Department, working under the motto “Proud to Serve”, take pride in providing professional police service to the community they have been sworn to protect. The Police Department is committed to serving all citizens equally, in a manner that is both procedurally just and transparent.

Testing is being conducted for an Eligibility List for anticipated future hiring needs.

Applications are available at:

www.jobsource.copsandfiretesting.com

Applications will be available online for purchase until 9/15/21 - 2:00 PM

The deadline for returning completed applications is:

Wednesday, September 15, 2021 by 4:00 PM

(Note: This is not a postmark date)

All applications must be returned to the office of:

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

ATTN: Park Forest PD

200 W. Higgins Road, Suite 201

Schaumburg, IL 60195

*Please Note: Entry or Lateral Candidates

You must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Citizenship:  Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident.
  • Driver’s License:  Must possess a valid Driver’s License at the time of application with the ability to obtain an Illinois Driver’s License upon time of hire.
  • Age Requirement:  Applicants must have attained their 21st birthday by the last date for filing applications (9/15/21).  Applicants must be under the age of 35 years old at the last date of filing applications (9/15/21) and at such time as the final eligibility list is posted, unless exempt by State Statute 65 IL 5/10-2.1-6., which provides in part that the age limitation does not apply to any person previously employed as a Certified (full-time) Law Enforcement Officer for a municipality in the United States.
  • Education:  Must have proof of High School Diploma, GED Certificate or High School Proficiency Statement.
  • Testing:  Must be able to successfully complete all phases of testing.
  • Residency:  At this time the Village of Park Forest does not have a residency requirement.
  • P.O.W.E.R. Card:  Required at the time of application, card must be issued between the dates of 3/15/21 – 9/15/21.

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:

www.jobsource.copsandfiretesting.com

There is a $25.00 non-refundable application fee.  Applications are NOT available at the Park Forest Police Department or Village Hall.

Mandatory Orientation and Written Examination:

Orientation:

Friday, October 1, 2021

Registration starts at 6:15 PM 

Orientation - 7:00 PM

Location:

Freedom Hall

410 Lakewood Blvd.

Park Forest, IL 60466

Written Examination:

Sunday, October 3, 2021

Registration starts at 12:30 PM

Written Examination – 1:00 PM

Location:

Dining on the Green

349 Main Street

Park Forest, IL 60466

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



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