Orland Park Police Department Begins Officer Application Process February 1

Orland Park Police Department Begins Officer Application Process February 1
Posted on 02/01/2016

The Orland Park Police Department begins its application process for full-time police officers on Monday, February 1, 2016.

General information is now available at the Orland Park Police Station, 15100 South Ravinia Avenue and online at www.orlandpark.org under the employment tab.

The application will be made available on February 1, 2016 under the employment tab. Applicants must complete the official Orland Park Police Department application. The general Village of Orland Park Employment Application will not be accepted.

Applications are to be returned to the Orland Park Police Department or postmarked by 5 p.m. Friday, February 26, 2016. Failure to comply will result in the candidate's removal from any further consideration.

The police department accepts applications every two years and receives approximately 350 applications. To apply, individuals must be United States citizens, at least 21 years of age and under 35 years of age (except as permitted by statute) and in good physical and mental condition.

Applicants are required to have two years (60 semester hours) of college credits or one and one-half years (45 semester hours) of college credits with one year of continuous active duty in the United States Armed Forces.

In addition to the application, all individuals must attend a mandatory orientation session on Saturday, April 2, 2016. Applicants whose last names begin A-M report at 8:15 a.m. and applicants whose last names begin N-Z report at 8:30 a.m. The orientation session will be held at the Orland Park Civic Center, 14750 South Ravinia Avenue in Orland Park. Spouses or significant others are invited to attend to better understand the obligations and necessary commitment expected of prospective officers.

Applicants will later be required to take and pass examinations including the physical ability exam monitored by the Northern Illinois Public Safety Training Academy (NIPSTA), a written examination, an oral examination, medical and optical examinations, psychological examination and background investigation (including the Police Department Employment Drug Policy).

Applicants should note that only those who have been issued a NIPSTA card between the dates of November 1, 2015 and April 30, 2016 will be eligible to take the written exam.

Those who have followed all application requirements and have satisfactorily passed the written examination will be placed on the police officer initial eligibility list in the order of their written scores in addition to any additional points that they are eligible to claim.

Complete details and requirements can be found in the application forms.

Questions may be directed to the village's Board of Fire and Police Commissioners at 708/403-6299 or via email at opfpc@orlandpark.org.