Job/Volunteer Opportunities

The City of Park Ridge's Police Department is seeking applicants for the part-time position of Police Records Technician.
General Statement of Duties:  Under general supervision, responsible for a wide variety of technical and clerical law enforcement support services related to processing, gathering, recording, maintaining, retrieving, reviewing and distributing law enforcement data and information; ensuring that records and information are accurate, clear and comprehensive for law enforcement personnel and the general public; researching and responding to internal and external requests (FOIA requests, records checks, & traffic crash reports, etc.) in a timely manner; preparing court documents, processing expungements and performing other specialized administrative duties as assigned. Employees in this job class are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of highly sensitive information in compliance with established codes, rules and regulations.
Minimum requirements include: H.S. diploma/GED, 1 to 2 years of related experience, and proficiency in Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, Outlook, and Access).  Ability to obtain LEADS certification within 6 months of employment. Familiarity with law enforcement, the Freedom of Information Act and Laserfiche preferred.  Must have exceptional attention to detail with a strong focus on accuracy, be highly organized and able to work independently. Excellent customer service skills, as well as strong written and oral communication skills are required.
General work hours include Monday thru Friday, 29 hours per week. Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF) eligible. Starting hourly rate is $19.98. Position is open until filled.
Submit Application for Employment and resume to Kim Hodge, HR Generalist, via email at or by U.S. mail to:
City of Park Ridge
Attn: Human Resources
505 Butler Place
Park Ridge IL 60068



The City of Park Ridge's Police Department seeks qualified applicants for the position of Executive Officer.  Under the general supervision of the Police Chief, this non-sworn position will assist in planning, directing and managing the administrative operations of the Police Department.  The Executive Officer supervises the Records Bureau, Property/Evidence, Community Service, Front Desk, Community Strategies and Volunteer functions.  Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, developing and maintaining Department policies, general orders, and other directives; assisting with the procurement of materials, supplies and equipment necessary for the operation of the Department; managing employee training; conducting research and data analysis; writing and managing grant applications; assisting the Police Chief in the budget process; serving as the Public Information Officer through the issuance of news releases and use of social media; serving as liaison with the Human Resources Department coordinating personnel matters; serving as liaison to West Suburban Consolidated Dispatch Center; and coordinating inspections, internal investigations and accreditation.

Successful candidate must have thorough knowledge of police operations, management and supervision.  Excellent written, oral communication and computer skills are necessary.  This position requires frequent interaction with the general public and public officials.  Required work hours are 37.5 hours/week, Monday thru Friday.  Must be able to attend night meetings and be accessible 24/7.

Minimum requirements include: Bachelor's degree and 5-10 years of related experience.  Police command-level administrative experience is preferred.  Master's degree is desirable.  Possession of a valid driver's license is required.  Starting salary range is $112,000 - $118,000, plus benefits.  Position is open until filled.

Submit  cover letter, resume including 5 references and application to Kim Hodge, HR Generalist, via email at or by U.S. Mail:

City of Park Ridge
Attn.: Human Resources
505 Butler Place
Park Ridge, IL 60068



 School Crossing Guard

Part-time position, under general supervision, performs duties associated with assuring the safety of children at designated street crossings. High school diploma or GED (desirable). Starting hourly rate is $14.25. Will train.
Submit Application for Employment and resume to Kim Hodge, HR Generalist, via email to or by U.S. Mail to:
City of Park Ridge
Attn: Human Resources
505 Butler Place
Park Ridge, IL 60068
For more information on job opportunities, please visit the City's website employment page or call our Human Resources Department at 847-318-5202.



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(Expires 8/2/2019)


Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers play a vital role in the Park Ridge Police Department. There are a number of opportunities for residents to assist the Police Department in a volunteer capacity.  Please contact Community Strategies Officer Ben Peterson at (847) 318-5233 or for more information on giving back to the community by volunteering.  Click on the links below to learn more about our Volunteer Programs. 


 The Park Ridge Police Department is seeking civic minded residents to work with us and to help keep our community safe. If you have a few extra hours a month and are interested in becoming involved, there are a number of great opportunities including: Citizens Patrol, CERT (Community Emergency Response Team), Parent Patrol, Police Explorers (High School Students), police academies and more. If you are interested in any of these opportunities or would like additional information, please contact Community Strategies Officer Ben Peterson at (847) 318-5233.



         CERT (Community Emergency Response Team)





              Citizens Police Academy




             Parent Patrol Program





           Park Ridge Citizens Patrol





          Police Explorers




             Police Chaplains




Contact Information

Phone (847) 318-5252
Fax (847) 318-5308

200 S Vine Ave
Park Ridge IL 60068-6000

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