Police Employment

Application Process


Testing occurs every 2 years or as a list is exhausted. Our last published list was in July 2016. Applicant must be of good moral character, of temperate habits, sound health and physically able to perform the duties of the position for which they apply. The burden of establishing these qualifications rests upon the applicant. The applicant furnishes, along with an application:
  • A copy of Military Service Record
  • Discharge Papers
  • Social Security card
  • Birth Certificate
  • High School Diploma/G.E.D. Certificate
  • College/University Degree
  • If requested, a copy of a certified transcript of course work from an accredited College/University
Police Officer

Helpful Tips


  • Get a Law Enforcement internship through a college or university
  • Get part time employment with a Police Department, perhaps as a community service officer, communications dispatcher or records clerk.

Qualified Candidates


Board of Police and Fire Commissioners of the Village of Riverside, Illinois

The following persons have been deemed qualified and eligible for appointment on the basis of ascertained merit, in the following order of relative excellence, as determined by examination and as adjusted by having received those credits required by law to be given to candidates pursuant to 65 ILCS 5/10-2.1-8 and 65 ILCS 5/10-2.1-9 (a):
Candidates that are qualified for appointment.
Candidate Score
Christopher Kudla 105
Matthew Sargent 102
Timothy Anderson 100
Thomas Hoster 97
Andrew Kidd 95
Ethan Nowakowski 85
Nora Sobotka 80
Joseph Sanders 75
By order of the Police and Fire Commission of the Village of Riverside, Illinois
Matthew Connelly, Secretary
Board of Police and Fire Commissioners