Entry Police Officer

Lake Forest, IL
Lake Forest Police Department

Salary: $76,488.00 – $114,272.00 Annually.

Closing Date: 4/21/2024.

Essential Functions:

  • Patrol, respond to calls for police service, and self-initiated traffic and/or criminal investigations.
  • Demonstrate empathy for and assist individuals who are in crisis, living with mental health issues, facing drug addiction, or other life-altering problems.
  • Preliminary & follow-up criminal and traffic investigations, interviews, arrest and process offenders and testify in court.
  • Takes an active role in community policing events and initiatives that build strong and trusting relationships within the community.
  • Understand and respect racial and cultural differences and treat people with respect and professionalism.
  • Develop effective communication, human relation, and tactical skills.


  • At least 21 and not more than 34 years old by the written test deadline: April 21, 2024, unless otherwise exempt by Illinois statute (65 ILCS 5/10-2.1-6).
  • US citizen or qualified as a “protected individual” pursuant to 8 U.S.C. §1324b(a)(3)(B); Must possess a valid driver’s license; high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Successfully pass the physical ability POWER test through a certified testing agency within 12 months prior to the May BFPC interviews