Fairview Heights Police Department

10027 Bunkum Rd., Fairview Heights, IL 62208

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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.

Join The Force.

The Fairview Heights Police Department is now teaming up with the Collinsville and O’Fallon Police Departments to hire new officers.  Our next testing dates will be held on July 31, 2021 at SWIC.  Visit www.joinfhpd.com for more details. 

Join Us!

            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.
  • Have no visible tattoos when wearing a short sleeve duty uniform (short sleeve shirt, long pants).  Applicants with tattoos on their neck, face, head, hands, forearms, and lower portion of the upper arm will not be eligible.

The Process:  Applicants must complete the necessary application, which must be received by 4:00 PM on Friday, July 16th, 2021.  The application can be submitted electronically via our website www.joinfhpd.org, scanned to hopkins@fairviewpd.org , or mailed/delivered to: Amber Hopkins, Fairview Heights Police Department, 10027 Bunkum Road, Fairview Heights, IL, 62208.


All qualifying applicants will then take a physical agility test on Saturday, July 31st, 2021 at 8 AM. Applicants must bring with them a completed copy of the Medical Permission Form.  Applicants who pass the physical agility test will then take a written examination immediately following.  Applicants who have a valid power test card, submitted in advance, will need to arrive at 11:30 AM for the written exam only. Power Test cards must be issued February 1st, 2021 or later. The Collinsville, Fairview Heights, and O’Fallon testing board will notify all candidates of their written examination results and ranking on the eligibility register.  Candidates who are eligible for veteran, educational, or law enforcement certification preference points will have an opportunity to claim them once they are placed on the eligibility register.


An Equal Opportunity Employer




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

To the courageous men and women in blue, and Fairviwe Heights P.D. staff.  Simply said, thank you for all that you do.  At lease 97% of the residents in this community have your back today, tomorrow, and always. 

That will never change! 

Sincerely, The Fraziers

June 2020

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

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.

Melissa B.

July 2020



Fairview Heights Police Dept.

10027 BUNKUM RD.

(618) 489-2100

Office Hours

Monday-Friday: 8am – 4pm

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