Those interested in a career with Highland Park DPS are encouraged to complete the Department’s online Employee Interest Form. Lt. Zach Sitton will follow-up with you prior to upcoming testing dates.
Public Safety Officer
Operating as the Highland Park Department of Public Safety (HPDPS), our public safety personnel are cross-trained as a police-firefighter-paramedic all in one position. The responsibilities require HPDPS officers to work "24 hours on," and "48 hours off." This schedule is similar to fire departments across the United States where the 24-hour shifts are designated as "A-Shift," "B-Shift" and "C-Shift." Officers are assigned to one of the shifts, and each 24-hour shift is broken up into three 8 hour periods. For example, an officer may operate in the police capacity from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., and the remaining 16 hours assigned to the ambulance. Those who wish to be notified of future application periods are encouraged to complete an Employee Interest Form.
Through 11:59 p.m. on March 6, 2020, HPDPS is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Communications Specialist. Highland Park DPS Communications Specialists (Dispatchers) are trained to assist and support the police, fire and EMS emergency and non-emergency functions in Highland Park. Communications Specialists with HPDPS perform a wide range of telephone, radio and computer functions, all designed to prioritize incoming calls for police, fire, and EMS assistance. The HPDPS Communications Center is spacious, state of the art, and furnished with three consoles. You may find additional information on our employment applications page.