Police Recruitment

Police Recruitment

The Park Ridge Police Department serves by honoring our oath to the community through professionalism, respect, pride, and dedication.

Patrol Officers Revised

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All persons possessing certification from the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board may be considered for accelerated entry (referred to as “certified entry candidates”). Certified entry candidates selected must first meet all of the following criteria:

1.Minimum age 21, but less than 35 years old, with exceptions to maximum age in accordance with 65 ILCS 3/10-2.1-6,
2.Associates Degree or 60 semester hours of credit from an accredited institution,
3.Valid Driver’s License,
4.Vision correctable to 20/20 in both eyes,
5.Pass medical exam including drug screening,
6.Currently a full-time, certified police officer in the State of Illinois and completed probationary period(unless waived by the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners) or have been employed as a sworn officerwithin the last 12 months with another agency,
7.Currently in good standing in the police department in which the person serves,
8.Possesses substantially equivalent skills and abilities as a City of Park Ridge Police Officer who has completed the probationary period, as determined by the City, and,
9.Taken and passed such examinations as the Board of Fire and Police Commission deems necessary to determine fitness for duty as a police officer.

Certified entry candidates who have been determined by the Board of Fire and Police Commission to meet the aforementioned requirements will not be required to attend an orientation or take a written examination. For such candidates, the examination process may consist of a background investigation, oral interview, poly-graph, psychological, physical agility examination and medical examination.