Police Officer - Entry

City of Lake Forest

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Contact Information

Address:

City of Lake Forest
800 N. Field Drive
Lake Forest, IL 60045

Phone:

  • 847-810-3530

Position Information

Application Deadline:

  • 04/21/24

Salary:

  • Starting: $76,488

    Top Step: $114,272

    Benefits:

    • Longevity pay
    • Excellent medical, dental, and vision for officer and family
    • On-site gym
    • Life insurance
    • Tuition Reimbursement Program
    • Ongoing support for training
    • Other voluntary benefits

Sworn:

  • 30

Population:

  • 19,800

Position Details

Before applying for our 2024 eligibility list, you must review the online new hire orientation packet (Download PDF reader)

*No application fee*

Current certified police officers are encouraged to apply!

To Apply, please visit our website:

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/lakeforestil/jobs/4418232/entry-police-officer?pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

Application & Written Test Submission Deadline:

April 21, 2024, 11:59 PM

Written Exam:

Completed through National Testing Network

Must be completed by Sunday, April 21, 2024 at 11:59 PM

Department Preliminary Oral Interviews:

These will be conducted via a one-way interview through Spark Hire. Once an applicant passes the NTN written exam & applies through Governmentjobs.com, they will be sent an email to complete their Spark Hire interview.

Applicants will have 7 days to complete the video interview after the invitation has been sent. NO extensions will be provided.

Physical Ability Power Card:

Successfully pass the physical ability POWER test through a certified testing agency (list below) within 12 months prior (anything before May 2023 will not be accepted) to the May BFPC interviews; must be valid within 1 year preceding the candidate's BFPC interview.

Board of Fire and Police Commissioners Oral Interviews:

May 2024; dates and times to be determined.

Those passing the Board interview will be placed on a ranked Preliminary Eligibility List, at which point candidates may then apply for applicable preference points. Preference points must be claimed in writing, within ten calendar days after posting of the Preliminary eligibility list.

Learn more about our Police Department by visiting:

Our website

Examples of Duties:

Role of a Lake Forest Police Officer:

  • Patrol, respond to calls for police service, and self-initiated traffic and/or criminal investigations
  • Demonstrate empathy for and assist individuals who are in crisis, living with mental health issues, facing drug addiction, or other life-altering problems
  • Preliminary & follow-up criminal and traffic investigations, interviews, arrest and process offenders and testify in court
  • Takes an active role in community policing events and initiatives that build strong and trusting relationships within the community
  • Understand and respect racial and cultural differences and treat people with respect and professionalism
  • Develop effective communication, human relation, and tactical skills
  • Learn more about the Lake Forest Police Department on our Recruitment Page

Qualifications:

  • Age Requirements: At least 21 and not more than 34 years old by the written test deadline: April 21, 2024, unless otherwise exempt by Illinois statute (65 ILCS 5/10-2.1-6)
  • Additional Requirements:
    • US citizen or qualified as a "protected individual" pursuant to 8 U.S.C. §1324b(a)(3)(B)
    • Must possess a valid driver's license
    • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Physical Ability Power Card: Successfully pass the physical ability POWER test through a certified testing agency within 12 months prior to the May BFPC interviews, must be valid within 1 year preceding the candidate's BFPC interview

Local-certified POWER test sites:

  • NIPSTA (Northeastern Illinois Public Safety Training Academy) Glenview, IL. Website: NIPSTA or contact (847) 998-8090 x 106
  • Triton College, River Grove, IL. Website: TC POWER test or contact Continuing Education at (708) 456-0300 x 3500
  • Joliet Junior College, Joliet IL. Website: JJC POWER test or contact Janet Graham at (815) 280-2674 

The City of Lake Forest is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, religion, disability, age, ethnicity, national origin, sex, gender, LGBTQ identification, family status, or military status. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.



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