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Police Officer Application Process
Police Officer Application for Testing
Application Period:   February 1, 2016 through February 26, 2016, 5:00PM
This process will allow qualified candidates to be placed on an eligibility list for hire during the two year period beginning July 11, 2016. We do not know how many officers will be hired or when in that two year period vacancies may occur, but only candidates from the eligibility list will be considered for hiring.

Download the 2016 Police Officer Application

Completed applications must be returned no later February 26, 2016 to:

In-person                                                    OR          Mailed
No later than 5:00PM on February 26, 2016
            MUST be postmarked by February 26, 2016
Orland Park Police Department                                          Orland Park Police Department   
Attn:  Board of Fire & Police Commission                           Attn:  Board of Fire & Police Commission    
15100 South Ravinia                                                         15100 South Ravinia
Orland Park, IL  60462                                                      Orland Park, IL  60462

If you have questions, contact the Board of Fire & Police Commissioners at (708) 403-6299 or email: 

Orientation Session
MANDATORY attendance required.
Saturday, April 2, 2016
Orland Park Civic Center, 14750 S. Ravinia Avenue, Orland Park, Illinois
Reporting for applicants whose last name begins A-L begins at 8:15 a.m.
Reporting for applicants whose last name begins M-Z begins at 8:30 a.m.
All applicants should report for the orientation. There will be no further notification.

Written Examination
ONLY those who attend orientation are eligible for this examination.
Saturday, April 30, 2016
Orland Park Civic Center, 14750 S. Ravinia Avenue, Orland Park, Illinois.
Testing for applicants whose last name begins A-L begins at 9:00 a.m.
Testing for applicants whose last name begins M-Z begins at 11:30 a.m.
Applicants should arrive 30 minutes prior to their test time.

Physical Ability Test
This requirement shall be satisfied only by submitting a Northern Illinois Public Safety Training Academy (NIPSTA) Power Test Identification Card showing satisfactory completion dated no earlier than November 1, 2015 and no later than April 30, 2016. For additional information, see www.nipsta.org or contact NIPSTA at 847-998-8090.

Oral Examination
ONLY those who pass written examination and submit a NIPSTA Power Test Identification Card will be eligible for this examination. Date, time, and location to be announced.

Those who are placed on the eligibility list and pass the oral examination will be required to successfully pass physical and optical examinations, a background examination (including the Police Department Employment Drug Policy) and a psychological examination prior to certification.

NOTE: This application is not considered complete until all required documents are submitted. Only completed applications will be processed by the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners. It is the applicant's responsibility to see that all documents are received by the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners. Applications incomplete by the day of the written examination will not be considered by the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners. No exceptions.

Starting salary will be announced.  The compensation plan includes step increases based on meeting minimum standards and place in salary range.  The current employee benefits program includes the choice of an HMO, Consumer Driven Health Plan (HSHP/HSA), and two traditional PPO plans administered through BlueCross and BlueShield of Illinois.  The village also provides a wellness program, dental, vision, life insurance and a flexible spending account program at no monthly cost to employees.  We also provide for paid vacation, personal, sick days and holidays. 

Basic Patrol Officer Requirements and Other Information
  1. Citizenship: Must be a citizen of the United States at the time of filing application.
  2. Age: Not less than 21 years of age and under 35 years of age (except as permitted by statute) as of date of orientation session.
  3. Education: Must have two (2) years of college credits (minimum sixty (60) semester hours) or one and one-half (1 1/2) years of college credits (minimum forty-five (45) semester hours) and one year of continuous active duty in the Armed Forces of the United States of America.
  4. General Physical Condition: Must be able to demonstrate physical agility and muscular coordination and pass a rigid physical and an optical examination.
  5. Documents to be Returned or Received with Application: When returning your application the following is required: Copy of Birth Certificate, Copy of Service Discharge (if applicable), DD Form #24 (if applicable), Official college transcript to be sent directly by the college to the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners, 15100 S. Ravinia Avenue, Orland Park, Illinois 60462; All transcripts to bear official seal; NO COPIES PERMITTED; Proof of previous police experience (if applicable), the signed agreement authorization and release forms, copy of valid Driver's License, a copy of the NIPSTA Power Test Identification Card dated no earlier than November 1, 2015 must be submitted by no later than the date of the written exam. These documents become the property of the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners of Orland Park, Illinois.
  6. Miscellaneous: Positively no deviation or exception on any requirement. The testing procedure will probably take between six and eight weeks. If hired, expect to spend six to ten weeks away from home while attending the Police Training Academy. Although the hiring procedure is long and difficult, it will be a rewarding position for those who qualify.
  7. Preference Points: Preference points are added to the test score in accordance with Illinois law.        
  8. Note: Any change of address or telephone number must be reported in writing to the Orland Park Board of Fire and Police Commissioners, 15100 S. Ravinia Avenue, Orland Park, Illinois 60462, within 24 hours of such change.