The Village of Park Forest is regarded as a regional leader in policing. Join a modern, community-oriented police department, and bring your experience with you. Park Forest Police officers enjoy opportunities for advancement and specialization. The lateral transfer program allows applicants to accelerate up the pay scale quickly. Take advantage of an excellent benefits package, including Illinois' pension system.
Accelerated salary schedule
Out-of-state certified police officers with full-time experience above will start at the contract probationary salary of $69,740, but upon successful completion of the State of Illinois certification process, their salary will be raised to the step equivalent to their experience:
12 months full-time experience – Step B: $75,382
24 months full-time experience – Step C: $81,777
36 months of full-time experience – Step D: $86,654
48 months of full-time experience – Step E: $93,048
60 months or more of full-time experience – Step F: $98,762
The Village of Park Forest provides the following benefits to its officers:
Illinois’ pension plan
An additional, optional deferred compensation retirement savings plan
Village paid life insurance equal to one year salary
Medical and dental insurance, with either 75% or 80% of the cost paid for by the Village
Tuition assistance is available
Ability to accrue compensatory time in lieu of overtime in most situations at their discretion
Patrol officers work 12-hour shifts, providing ample days off of work
Grow in your career
Officers who excel at patrol work may be qualified for assignments in the Investigations Division, South Suburban Emergency Response Team, the ILEAS Mobile Field Force, South Suburban Major Crimes Task Force, South Suburban Major Accident Reconstruction Team, South Suburban Major Crimes Task Force, K9 team, and a variety of task forces.
Learn more and apply now
Learn more about the Park Forest Police Department's current recruitment process for new and lateral officers and apply online by Oct. 19 by clicking here.