Price: $35.00

Job Description:

Job Posted on June 4, 2024

***Attention***  In light of all of the ever-changing guidelines regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) we are implementing safe standards and minimizing person-to-person contact. We are asking our applicants to PLEASE DO NOT turn in applications in person unless it is absolutely necessary. During business hours please place application packets in the black mailbox outside of our door, suite 160. (until 7:00 pm) Our preference is for you to utilize the United States Postal Service, UPS, FED EX or other couriers.


The Board of Fire and Police Commissioners for the City of Oak Forest is now accepting applications for the position of:

 Entry Level Police Officer

Testing is being conducted for an Eligibility List and for future hiring of additional officers.



The Oak Forest Police Department takes pride in keeping their community safe by providing professional and effective services.  They also realize by partnering with their community, they not only enhance police services, but also provide for that interaction, transparency, and understanding that is critical to all law enforcement agencies.  This is highlighted in their mission statement.


Mission Statement

The Oak Forest Police Department is committed to providing outstanding law enforcement services.  We will enhance the quality of life for our residents by partnering with the community to reduce crime and solve problems.  Our mandate is to conduct ourselves with professionalism and excellence to maintain public confidence.



 Salary Range:  $54,073.00 – $108,662.00



Oak Forest Police Department

Police Officer Wages & Benefits





  • Starting salary: $56,811

  • After one year: $76,505

  • Top-out salary: $108,662 after six years per the current union contract which runs through 2025


  • Currently: 12-hour shifts


  • Time and half (1-1/2) their normal hourly rates of pay for all hours worked beyond their normal shifts

  • Minimum of 2 hours paid for court time


  • Compensatory time may be accumulated in lieu of overtime at the rate of time and one-half.

  • Maximum bank and carry-over of eighty (80)

hours of overtime


  • 10 paid holidays; 2 floating holidays


  • All full-time officers are entitled to annual longevity pay from $500-$4,000, depending on completed years of service.


  • All full-time officers who have completed their probationary period are eligible for educational incentive pay

  • Incentive Payment Levels range from $180- $2,000, depending on credit hours completed

  • Officers who receive longevity pay may not also receive educational incentive pay


  • Officers are eligible for paid vacation time after the completion of his/her probationary period with the city. Employees shall be entitled to vacation benefits up to 3 weeks after the completion of 5 years

  • After 5 years, employees receive 1additional day for each 2 years of employment completed. For example, on the 7th anniversary date, an employee receives 1 additional day; on the anniversary date, an employee receives one additional day, etc.


  • Earned at the rate of one day per month to a maximum of 12 days a year

  • Unused sick days will be transferred into the Future Benefit Bank based on both number of hours and dollar value


  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield PPO and HMO options

  • 80% of premium paid by the city

  • PPO and HMO dental option


  • The city shall provide life insurance coverage in the amount of $75,000 for each employee

  • Additional coverage available at employees’ expense


  • City maintains a 457 deferred compensation plan. Employees are eligible to receive a 50% city match of deferred compensation contributions, subject to a maximum annual city contribution of $500


  • The city provides an HRA account to full time employees with $1,000 per fiscal year for the employee and or family to use for qualified out-of-pocket medical expenses

  • Employees have the option to elect an employee-funded FSA account


  • Mandatory contribution of $37.50 per pay to a retirement healthcare funding plan


  • If an officer dies in the line of duty, the city shall pay for the cost of the funeral, up to $20,000

  • State, federal l, and private sector benefits with specific criteria met

Job Requirements:




You must meet the minimum requirements:


  • Citizenship:  Must be a U.S. Citizen

  • Driver’s License:  Must possess a valid Driver’s License at the time of application.

  • Age Requirement:  Applicants must have attained their 21st Birthday at last date for filing applications 7/31/24.  Applicants must be under the age of 35 on 7/31/24 and at such time as the Final Eligibility List is posted, unless they been certified and employed as a Full-Time Police Officer in a regularly constituted police department for a municipality in the United States or otherwise exempt by State Statute 65 IL 5/10-2.1-6.

    Education:  Must provide proof of High School Diploma, GED Certificate or High School Proficiency Statement.

  • Character:  Must have no felony convictions and be of good moral character as described in State Statute 65 IL 5/10-2.1-6.

  • Residence:  At this time there are no stated requirements for residency declared by the City of Oak Forest.

  • Testing:  Must be able to successfully complete all phases of testing which may include polygraph and psychological examinations.

    • P.O.W.E.R. Card:  Candidates must possess a valid current P.O.W.E.R. Card issued between the dates of 07/31/23 and 07/31/2024

  • FOID Card:  Candidates MUST possess a valid Firearms Owners Identification (FOID) card by time of hire


Applications will be available online until 

Wednesday, July 31, 2024 ~ 2:00 PM



The application deadline is Wednesday, July 31, 2024 


All applications must be returned to the office of:


C.O.P.S. and F.I.R.E. Personnel Testing Service

Attn: Oak Forest PD

1251 N. Plum Grove Rd. Suite 160

Schaumburg, IL 60173




It is highly recommended that you use a trackable courier for the return of all of your material.  We are not responsible for lost or delinquent applications.




Application fee is non-refundable



Adobe Reader is required for the application



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Applicants must attend the mandatory orientation and test date



 Mandatory Orientation and Written Examination

Saturday, August 17, 2024

Registration Starts at 8:30 AM

Orientation – 9:00 AM


Written Exam to follow the Orientation




Oak Forest High School


15201 South Central Avenue

Oak Forest, IL 60452




All applications are subject to the Rules and Regulations of the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners of the City of Oak Forest, which is an

Equal Opportunity Employer