Fairview Heights Police Department

10027 Bunkum Rd., Fairview Heights, IL 62208

Call: (618) 489-2100

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In case of emergency, dial 9-1-1
Non-Emergency Phone: (618) 489-2100
Administration: (618) 489-2150
Detectives/Juvenile/DARE: (618) 489-2130
Records Department: (618) 489-2170
Fax: (618) 489-2179

We believe that there is a place for you on our team and in our community.

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The Fairview Heights Police Department is one of the few departments in the area that provides direct testing and hiring. You don’t have to go through an organization to be part of our department. You just need to click below and introduce yourself. We understand testing can be intimidating, which is why we now do our own individualized testing and hiring.  Our next testing cycle will take place in Spring 2020.



Minimum Qualifications for Lateral Entry Candidates

Applicants must meet the following qualifications at the time of application:

  • A completed application must be submitted to the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners.
  • Police Officer applicants must provide documentation that they have fulfilled the requirements of the Illinois Police Training Act. State Troopers, Deputy Sheriffs and Out of State Applicants must provide documentation that they have fulfilled the requirements of their training boards and be certified as a full time law enforcement officer and be eligible to be certified in the State of Illinois. 
  • Be at least 21 years of age at the time of appointment (maximum age is determined in compliance with current Illinois State Statutes, Section 5/10-2.1-6 of the Fire and Police Commissioner’s Act) and;
  •  Currently employed as a full-time (non-probationary/may be waived by the Board) certified law enforcement officer –OR- a certified officer who has been laid off for financial or budgetary reasons from an agency within the past 12 months preceding an announcement of a testing date and;


Possess a minimum of an Associate’s Degree in Law Enforcement or a related field (the Board may consider an applicant who has a minimum of sixty-four (64) semester hours or its equivalent in undergraduate college work towards the attainment of any bachelor’s degree).  Additionally, military service may be considered in lieu of educational requirements.  In lieu of an associates/bachelor’s degree (1) the candidate must have served for 24/36 months of honorable active duty in the United States Armed Forces OR (2) has served for 180 days of active duty in the United States Armed Forces in combat duty as recognized by the Department of Defense (must not have been discharged dishonorably or under circumstances other than honorable).

Featured Programs

The Fairview Heights Police Department offers many programs throughout the year for citizens of all ages.

Crime Tips

Want to help solve a crime? Use the form (anonymously, if you choose) and let us know what information you have. You can help prevent and solve crime in our community. You can also submit a tip through the St. Louis Regional Crimestoppers by clicking here.

Stop The Bleed

Stop the Bleed was added to our free classes for citizens in 2018. The initiative was created by the American College of Surgeons to teach bleeding control. The theory is to teach non-medical personnel how to properly pack wounds and use tourniquets in case of an active shooter or other mass casualty event. We currently have two instructors, Officer Jon Friederich and Officer Alicia Compton, who provide the proper techniques to save lives during this two hour course. The classes are held at various times throughout the year and all participants are given a free tourniquet to take home.

R.A.D. (Women’s Self Defense)

R.A.D., short for Rape Aggression Defense System is a free class offered to all women over the age of 14. The four-week training focuses on education and awareness and empowers women to say NO, defend themselves, and prepare for “real world” encounters. This internationally recognized program has a lifetime return and practice policy. Three instructors, Officer Alicia Compton, Officer Tony Flinn and Executive Assistant Amber Hopkins have taught over 90 women how to defend themselves in the short time this program has been offered. Classes are held several times a year.


“We are writing to thank you for your amazing service to our family in our time of need.  Back in March, when we came home and discovered that our home had been broken into, it was a terrible feeling. But then your quick response time, and incredible professionalism with which you investigated this crime, leading to the recovery of many of our most precious items, brought us much comfort and relief.  Truly amazing police work!  We are so lucky to live in FH with one of the very best police departments around.  We can’t thank you enough for all you did for our family.  Thank You! Sincerely, “

Leahy Family

June 2019

“Very professional; I’ve felt safe here for over 30 years!”

Carol J.

November 2018

“A few weeks ago you opened my car door in the parking lot at Savers, and I retrieved my keys.  I thank you for this service.  I also thank you for choosing to become a police officer.  May the Lord bless and keep you in the your career.  Never forget that the majority stand fully behind you,  You will always be in my prayers.”

Bev H.

October 2019

“By far the best group of men & women that I was lucky to get to know.”

Heather K.

April 2019

“This afternoon I had to run a few errands at St. Claire Square Mall with my 5 year old daughter and 2 year old son. I was in between my daughter and son as we stepped onto the escalator. My son had one foot on the moving part of the escalator and the other part on the floor, when he decided, as most 2 year olds will do, that he didn’t want to go anymore. He let go of my hand and fell. I panicked and had to let go of my daughter’s hand and try to get up to my son with the escalator still moving. Out of nowhere one of your police officers scooped my scared little guy off the floor and rode the escalator all the way down with him. He let him hold his “walkie talkie” and kept him calm. Given all of the sadness in the country right now, I wanted to let you know that all of you are appreciated and because of you my son is telling everyone that a police man saved him today. Thank you for your help today and for all that you do. I didn’t catch the officer’s name, but thank you for making my little guy’s day and for keeping this Momma from having a panic attack. Prayers for safety and comfort during this awful time.

Stepheney A.

July 2018



Fairview Heights Police Dept.

10027 BUNKUM RD.

(618) 489-2100

Office Hours

Monday-Friday: 8am – 4pm

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