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Entry Level Police Officer

Police Information Packet

Required Documentation Checklist

BFPC Rules and Regulations

Collective Bargaining Agreement

Selection Procedures

Frequently Asked Questions

If you should have any questions, please contact Renee Morris by email or phone 708-714-3561.

For questions regarding the observer ride-along program, please contact Officer Megan Drake Ransom by email or phone 708-714-3543.


  • Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of the application as permitted by 65 ILCS 5/10-2.1-6. 
  • Applicants must be at least 21 years of age and under 35 years of age at the time of application and at the time the final eligibility list is posted; unless exempt from such age limitation as provided in the Fire and Police Commissioners Act. 
  • As one of the conditions for hire as a River Forest Police Officer is that all applicants must possess a minimum of 30 credit hours from an accredited College or University.
  • Applicants must submit proof that they have passed the Illinois Peace Officer Wellness Evaluation Report (POWER) Test valid within one year of the exam date.

To Apply:


Submit an online application here.

Please upload the following required documentation:

  • A copy of your Driver’s License
  • Birth Certificate
  • College Transcript(s) 
  • Power Test Card valid within one year of the exam date.

If you are unable to obtain a copy of the above documentation at the time of submitting your application, you will be required to bring the documentation with you on the day of testing. 


Mandatory Orientation:

A mandatory orientation will be held in person on Wednesday, August 21, 2024 at 7:00pm. 

Check-In commences at 6:00PM.

Location: Village Hall, 400 Park Avenue, River Forest, IL 60305 - 1st Floor Community Room

If you're unable to attend in person, please contact for alternate arrangements. 



Written Examination: The minimum passing grade is 70%.

Saturday, August 24, 2024 at 9:00am

Check in time commences at 8:00am

No one will be admitted to take the exam after 9:00am.

Location: Village Hall, 400 Park Avenue, River Forest, IL 60305 – 1st Floor Community Room


Applicants who successfully pass the written test will be notified of the exact time and location for their oral interview.


If you need to obtain a POWER Test Card, we accept certifications from any vendor as long as they are certified to administer the test. The vendors below administer Power Test Certification classes.  Please contact them directly for more information:

2300 Patriot Boulevard
Glenview, IL 60026
Phone:  847-998-8090 Ext 106
Fax:  847-998-8091

Joliet Junior College
1215 Houbolt Road
Joliet, IL 60431
For any questions regarding our testing services contact:

Janet Graham

Phone:  (815) 280-2674