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Entry Level Police Officers

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 Ben Ransom by email or phone 708-714-3543.



Requirements:

  • Applicants must be citizens of the United States.
  • 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 between November 12, 2021 to November 12, 2022.

To Apply:

STEP 1:

Click here to submit your online application.

Please upload the following required documentation:

  • A copy of your Driver’s License
  • Birth Certificate
  • College Transcript(s) 
  • Power Test Card valid between November 12, 2021 to November 12, 2022

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. 

STEP 2:

It is mandatory you attend this Orientation meeting and arrive on time to be eligible to sit for the exam. 

Mandatory Orientation will be held at on Thursday, November 10, 2022 at 7:00 P.M. Check in time commences at 6:00P.M. No one will be admitted to the Orientation after 7:00 P.M.

Location: To Be Announced 

If you are unable to attend, please contact Renee Morris at rmorris@vrf.us.

STEP 3:

Written Examination: The minimum passing grade is 70%.

Saturday, November 12, 2022 at 9:00am

Check in time commences at 8:00am

Location: To Be Announced 

STEP 4:

Oral Interview: Monday, November 14, 2022 starting at 6:00pm.

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

POWER TEST CERTIFICATE

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:

NIPSTA
2300 Patriot Boulevard
Glenview, IL 60026
Phone:  847-998-8090 Ext 106
Fax:  847-998-8091
https://secure.rec1.com/IL/nipsta-il/catalog

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

Janet Graham

Phone:  (815) 280-2674
jgraham@jjc.edu

https://www.jjc.edu/about-jjc/places-interest/power-testing