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Police Officer

Aurora, Illinois



City of Aurora

44 E. Downer Place

Aurora, IL 60506

Phone: 630-256-3430




Starting Salary: $64,126.40

Population: 200,000

Sworn Officers: 300

Application Deadline: 6/8/18




The City of Aurora, IL is accepting applications for the position of Police Officer to establish a Civil Service eligibility list.


Job Requirements:

  • Candidates must be at least 20 years of age and under 35 years of age at the time of written exam but must be at least 21 years of age and under 36 years of age at time of appointment, pursuant to the Illinois Municipal Code as amended (65 ILCS 5/10-1-1 et seq.).

  • Must be a U.S. citizen at the time of appointment.

  • Must possess a valid Class “D” Illinois driver’s license or a valid out-of-state driver’s license of similar classification.

  • The applicant must have achieved a high school diploma with a grade point average of 2.5 out of 4.0 (or an equivalent on a scale with a maximum grade point average other than 4.0), or a G.E.D. with a minimum composite score of no less than 2480 points, or at least sixteen (16) hours of college credit with a grade point average of 2.5 out of 4.0 (or an equivalent on a scale with a maximum grade point average other than 4.0) regardless of high school grade point average or G.E.D. composite score.

  • Must be able to meet vision standard at time of appointment.  Must be correctable to 20/20 with both eyes open including field of vision/depth perception/color vision within normal ranges.

  • Must be of excellent moral character and personal integrity.

  • A subsequent polygraph and psychological examination will be required, in addition to a thorough background investigation, drug screen and pre-employment physical.

Beginning Salary:



after 6 months $30.83/hour


after 1 year $36.75/hour


plus a full benefit package

How to Apply:

  1. Successfully pass the video-based job simulation multiple-choice exam.  Visit: to register and select testing location.

  2. Submit application online at and upload required documents (see document checklist).

Important Dates:

April 23 – June 8, 2018 by 12 a.m. CST


To be considered for the 2018 Police Officer Eligibility List the video-based job simulation multiple-choice exam, the online application along with documents from the checklist must be completed by June 8, 2018.


June 22


Those who meet the minimum cutoff score on the video-based, job simulation exam will be notified no later than June 22, 2018.

September 1


Certified eligibility list posted at 2018 Police Officer Eligibility List.


Document Checklist:

  • Birth Certificate

  • Valid driver’s license

  • Valid Police Officer Physical Ability Test certification

  • High School Diploma or G.E.D.

  • Official college transcript, high school transcript, or G.E.D composite score

  • Completed Preference Points Request form, with qualifying documents (if applicable)

Contact Information:


City of Aurora

Human Resources Department

44 E. Downer Place
Aurora, IL 60507

To learn more about the City of Aurora, IL visit:

Please Note:

There is a non-refundable base fee of $49 for testing and an additional cost for each department where you indicate you want to apply.  Payments are made electronically using a credit card.  If you are interested in testing for this opportunity but, are unable to pay the fee, please complete the hardship waiver form and return it with the required documentation, as soon as possible.











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