Fairview Heights Police Department
10027 Bunkum Rd., Fairview Heights, IL 62208
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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 now teaming up with the Collinsville and O’Fallon Police Departments to hire new officers. Our next testing date will be January 14th, 2023. Visit www.joinfhpd.com for more details.
Do you want to make a difference? The Collinsville, Fairview Heights, and O’Fallon Police Departments have teamed up to bring you one test and one process to be hired as a police officer.
The Requirements: In order to be considered for employment, candidates must possess and adhere to the following:
- Be between the ages of 21 and 35. Exceptions: 1) Candidates who are over 35 years of age, and have any amount of fulltime law enforcement experience with a municipality in any state, are eligible, 2) Candidates who have Illinois Sheriff Deputy and/or Illinois State Police patrol experience are eligible up to the age of 40, and 3) Candidates who are 20 years of age and have successfully completed 2 years of law enforcement studies at an accredited college or university, are eligible; 4) a military veteran shall be allowed to exceed age 35 by the number of service years in active military duty, up to 10 years.
- Possess an Associate’s Degree or above in law enforcement or a related field, -OR- the Board may consider an applicant who (1) has successfully received credit for a minimum of sixty-four (60) semester hours towards a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university; (2) has served for 24-months of honorable active duty in the United States Armed Forces and has not been discharged dishonorably; (3) has served for 180 days of active duty in the United States Armed Forces in combat duty recognized by the Department of Defense and has not been discharged dishonorably; Be a U.S. citizen or an alien admitted for permanent residency or authorized to work in the U.S.
- Possess a valid Illinois license or have the capability to obtain one at the time of the appointment.
- Pass written examinations, agility tests, oral interviews, background investigation(s), physical examination, vision test, polygraph test, and an extensive psychological examination. All of the medical examinations will be conducted by department physicians.
- Possess the capability of being accepted into and successfully completing a state mandated police basic training academy.
- Meet residency requirements, which is 45 miles from the PD including Missouri.
- Applicants with tattoos on their neck, face, head, or hands, will not be eligible. (Wedding ring tattoos are acceptable)
An Equal Opportunity Employer
THE FHPD ALWAYS ACCEPTS LATERAL ENTRY APPLICATIONS, RESIDENCY HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO 45 MILES, WHICH INCLUDES MISSOURI. PROBATIONARY PERIOD FOR LATERAL ENTRY HAS BEEN CUT TO 12 MONTHS!
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;
- Be able to meet residency requirements of moving within 45 miles, including Missouri in the first year of employment 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).
The Fairview Heights Police Department offers many programs throughout the year for citizens of all ages.
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.
There are so many of us out here who love, appreciate, and honor you. Thank you for your dedicated service and everything you do to keep us all safe each day! (My special thanks and prayers for your families also. From the bottom of my heart, thank you.
Sincerely, G. Kelly
I wish to see Officer S. Alvarez and Sgt. J. Mason commended highly for what they did for us today. We are from out of town and our special-needs son decided to leave us when we were at the antique mall, we are not from here and knew that finding him quickly would be imperative as he would just keep wandering. #1 we must say the quickness of the response to our call was unprecedented and we were incredibly impressed. #2 additionally shocked, dismayed and relieved at how quickly they found him and that Sgt Mason knew sign language, which helped immensely keeping our son at bay until we arrived. 21 years with the FBI & I’m going to tell you that your department is a shining example of law enforcement. THANK YOU all, God Bless you and keep you safe.
“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.”
Charles and I would like to thank you for all the love and kindness you all have shown us through the years. Charles died on March 17, and now the Lord has him in his loving arms. When I called for an ambulance when necessary, he would always watch the door. When he saw the wonderful police person come in the house, he knew everything was going to be okay. Our love and good wishes go out to all of you and may God bestow his riches blessing on the men and women of the police department.
I just needed you all to know how much you are appreciated by your community. I don’t live here but I do work here and you are all an amazing team!!! You always check in on the businesses around town and any time that I have had to call you for anything you are quick to respond even when I inform dispatch that it is non emergent. So from the bottom on my heart and I am sure the hearts of many I want to say thank you for everything you do to keep the peace! Much love and RESPECT to each and every single one of you! me.“
Fairview Heights Police Dept.
10027 BUNKUM RD.
FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS, IL 62208
Monday-Friday: 8am – 4pm