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Entry Level Police Officer

Police Information Packet

Required Documentation Checklist

BFPC Rules and Regulations

Collective Bargaining Agreement

Selection Procedures

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



Requirements:

  • Applicants must be a U.S. Citizen or provide proof of intention to become a citizen.
  • Applicants must be at least 21 years of age and under 35 years of age at the time of application and at such time as the first “Final Eligibility Register” 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 Police Officer on the River Forest Police Department, applicants must possess a Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline or an Associate Degree in Law Enforcement or Criminal Justice from an accredited College or University.
  • Applicants must submit proof that they have passed the Illinois Peace Officer Wellness Evaluation Report (POWER) Test dated between August 1, 2019 – August 1, 2020.

To Apply:

STEP 1:

Online ApplicationApplications are due by 4:00pm on Tuesday, July 21, 2020. 

**NO APPLICATION FEE**

Apply on our website by clicking the link above. Please upload the following required documentation:

  • A copy of your Driver’s License
  • Birth Certificate
  • College Transcript(s) or documentation establishing your enrollment in a College or University, if you have not yet graduated
  • Power Test Card issued between August 1, 2019 - August 1, 2020

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:

Mandatory Orientation: IT IS MANDATORY THAT ALL APPLICANTS ATTEND THE ORIENTATION PROGRAM. FAILURE TO ATTEND OR APPEARING LATE WILL DISQUALIFY THE APPLICANT FOR FURTHER PARTICIPATION IN THE EXAMINATION PROCESS.

  • Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at 7:00pm
  • Check in time commences at 6:00pm
  • Dominican University. 7900 West Division Street. River Forest, IL 60305. Lund Auditorium (located in the Fine Arts Building).

STEP 3:

Written Examination: The minimum passing grade is 70%.

  • Saturday, August 1, 2020 at 9:00am
  • Check in time commences at 8:00am
  • Dominican University. 7900 West Division Street. River Forest, IL 60305. Parmer Hall Classrooms.

STEP 4:

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

  • August 3 & 4, 2020, 6:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Dominican University. 7900 West Division Street. River Forest, IL 60305. Parmer Hall Classrooms.

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 vendor below administers 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

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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