Park Forest Announces Police New Hire Recruitment 2019

The Park Forest Police Department is now hiring.
The Park Forest Police Department is now hiring. (Photo: PFPD)

Park Forest, IL-(ENEWSPF)- The Village of Park Forest Thursday announced new hire recruitment for the Police Department. This is the beginning of a hiring process where applicants will be evaluated and pooled for future hiring.

Applications are evaluated by the Village’s volunteer Police and Fire Commission, which also conducts interviews. Park Forest has strict policies in place that date back decades separating elected officials from the hiring process. Applicants can expect to be evaluated by their merits, on what they know, not who they know.

The mandatory orientation meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 15, 2019, at Freedom Hall, located at 410 Lakewood Boulevard in Park Forest. Check-in begins at 6:00 p.m. Doors close at 7:00 p.m. with no admittance afterward.

A word to potential applicants: It doesn’t pay to show up late to any of the events in the hiring process.

The Park Forest Police Department serves the people of Park Forest, Illinois, a community of approximately 22,000 people in the 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. The Park Forest Police Department is an award-winning, state-of-the-art law enforcement agency with 60 members. Divided into divisions of Patrol, Investigations, and Administration, some officers also specialize in assignments such as K9 handler, special operations, accident investigation, and a variety of specialized teams and task forces.

The Park Forest Police Department offers a highly competitive starting salary of $62,265 for new officers and up to $77,366 for experienced officers depending on years of service.

Be part of a special, diverse team of law enforcement professionals proud to serve the community. 

See Yourself In Service at the Park Forest Police Department.  Apply by October 10.

Summary of Recruitment Dates:

  • Application deadline –  Thursday, October 10, 2019
  • Mandatory Orientation – Tuesday, October 15, 2019
  • Written Test – Saturday, October 19, 2019
  • Interviews – anticipated the week of November 18, 2019

Click to download the recruitment packet now

More current information is available here: http://villageofparkforest.com/policecareers

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The writer is a former Village Trustee in Park Forest and has attended, witnessed, mandatory orientation sessions in the past. Those who show up late are not admitted.