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Police Officer Application Process
Police Officer Application for Testing
Application Period:   February 12, 2018 through March 16, 2018, 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, 2018. 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 2018 Police Officer Application

Completed applications must be returned no later March 16, 2018 to:

In-person                                                    OR          Mailed
No later than 5:00PM on March 16, 2018
                 MUST be postmarked by March 16, 2018
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.
Spouses or significant others are invited to attend so that they may better understand the obligations and necessary commitment expected of our prospective officers.

Saturday, April 7, 2018
Orland Park Civic Center, 14750 S. Ravinia Avenue, Orland Park, Illinois
Applicants whose last name begins A-L shall report at 8:15 a.m.
Applicants whose last name begins M-Z shall report 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 and submit a NIPSTA card are eligible to participate in the written examination.

Saturday, April 28, 2018
Orland Park Civic Center, 14750 S. Ravinia Avenue, Orland Park, Illinois.
Testing for applicants whose last name begins A-L shall sign in at 8:30 a.m.
Testing for applicants whose last name begins M-Z shall sign in at 11:00 a.m.
The testing will begin immediately thereafter.

Physical Ability Exam
This testing requirement will be satisfied by participating and satisfactorily passing physical ability testing as monitored by the Northern Illinois Public Safety Training Academy (NIPSTA).

ONLY those candidates who have satisfactorily passed all testing requirements and have been issued a NIPSTA card will be eligible to take the written exam.  Those who have been issued a NIPSTA card between the dates of October 28, 2017 and April 28, 2018 will be eligible to take the written exam.

A copy of the NIPSTA card must be presented with the original application or at the time of the written examination.  Failure to provide this card at the time of the written exam will disqualify the candidate from further consideration.  

For additional information, see www.nipsta.org or contact NIPSTA at 847-998-8090.


Oral Examination
ONLY those who have complied with all testing mandates and have satisfactorily passed the written examination will be eligible for the oral examination before the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners.

NOTE: 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 preference points that they are eligible to claim. 

Candidates will then be selected in numerical order for purposes of an oral examination as vacancies may occur.  Any candidate who passes the oral exam may be conditionally appointed at which time the candidate must then satisfactorily pass a physical exam, optical exam, psychological exam, and a full background examination prior to admission into a certified police academy.