Police Department Employment Opportunities

The La Grange Park Police Department is accepting completed employment applications for the position of Police Officer through November 16, 2018. There is no cost to apply for this position. 

Hiring requirements include the following:

  • United States citizenship
  • A high school diploma or equivalent
  • A minimum of 60 hours of course credit from an accredited college or university
  • A valid driver’s license  
  • At least 21 years of age by the application closing date and under 35 years of age as of the posting of the initial eligibility list unless otherwise provided by 65 ILCS 5/10-2.1-6
  • No felony conviction(s) per preliminary Criminal History Check
  • Binocular vision correctable to 20/20

Application packets may be picked up in person at the La Grange Park Police Department front desk at 447 N. Catherine Avenue, La Grange Park, Illinois, 60526, weekdays between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.  Completed packets must include the following items:

**  A completed Application for Employment form

**  A signed Authorization to Release Information and Waiver form

**  Transcript(s) documenting required college/university course work (copies are acceptable)

PLEASE NOTE:  Packets must be returned by 4:00 p.m. on November 16, 2018, to be considered.

Applicants must also complete preliminary testing for Municipal Registry Certification prior to submitting their completed application packets by the November 16th deadline.   The Registry will confirm applicant certification with the La Grange Park Police Department.  To scheduling testing, applicants should contact:

Municipal Police and Fire Registry

Conrad and Associates

930 York Road, Suite 18

Hinsdale, Illinois  60521

(630) 920-0571

Those who meet employment criteria will continue in this process with an orientation and written test to be administered on Wednesday, December 5, 2018, at 6p.m. in the lower level of the La Grange Park Village Hall, 447 N. Catherine Avenue.  A photo I.D. will be required to check in prior to testing, which should take approximately 2 hours to complete.

Once written exams are completed, candidates with the highest scores on the eligibility list will be scheduled for oral interviews with our three-member Board of Police Commissioners.  Oral interviews will consist of a series of scenario-based questions.

Upon completion of oral interviews, a final eligibility list will be established and retained for two years.  Recruit Officers will be selected from this list and are subject to polygraph, psychological, and medical exams (including vision testing, spinal examination, and drug screening) prior to enrollment in Police Academy Training.

Questions or requests for additional information should be directed to Shelley Johnson, Secretary to the Chief of Police, at (708) 352-7711, ext. 203.