Fox River Grove

Police Officer (Full-Time)

The Village of Fox River Grove is now accepting applications for entry level police officer candidates to establish a hiring list for future hiring needs. Open positions are expected in 2023.

The Village of Fox River Grove is primarily a residential community with a commercial component located approximately 30 miles northwest of Chicago. The Fox River Grove Police Department serves a population of 4,702 residents living in McHenry and Lake County.

The Village of Fox River Grove Police Department has nine (9) full-time and four (4) part-time officers. The position comes with a comprehensive benefits package that includes insurance (health, dental, and life), pension, paid leave (vacation, comp, personal, sick), and access to deferred compensation. The salary range starts at $62,297 and reaches $88,360 after nine years of employment. 

Minimum qualification requirements include:
  • Be at least 21 years of age at the time of application.
  • No felony convictions
  • Possess a valid driver’s license 
  • U.S. citizenship
  • Possess a valid Illinois FOID card at time of appointment
  • High school diploma, GED certificate or high school proficiency statement. 
  • Possession of a valid POWER Test ID card issued after 1/1/2023. To obtain a POWER Test ID Card visit
Hiring Process Schedule:
  • Complete and submit all application materials (must meet all minimum qualification requirements)
  • Attend and take a written examination at the Fox River Grove Village Hall – Upper level (305 Illinois Street, Fox River Grove, IL 60021) on Saturday July 15, 2023 at 9:00 AM. Testing is mandatory and a passing score of 70% or greater is required.
  • Complete an oral interview at a date and time yet to be determined.
Any conditional offers of employment are subject to the following professional examinations in order to be considered for appointment: background investigation, polygraph examination, psychological examination, and medical examination.

Application packages are now available for downloading on the Village’s website at under the How Do I tab by selecting Apply for a Job. Applications can also be picked-up in person at the Fox River Grove Village Hall, 305 Illinois Street, Fox River Grove, IL 60021.

Interested candidates should email completed applications to Becky Korpan, Deputy Village Clerk,   While email is preferred, application materials may also be delivered to the Village Hall at 305 Illinois Street, Fox River Grove, IL 60021.  Application deadline is June 30, 2023.

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