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Police Officer

Barrington, Illinois



Barrington Police Department

400 N. Northwest Highway

Barrington, IL 60010

Phone: 847-304-3412





Salary: $64,959 - $93,239

Population: 10,000

Sworn Officers: 23

Application Deadline: 6/12/17




Police Officer

Barrington Police Department



The Village of Barrington is a retail, commercial, and residential community located approximately 35 miles northwest of Chicago. The Barrington Police Department serves a population of approximately 10,000 residents, living in a 5.1 square-mile area.


The Barrington Police Department employs 23 sworn police officers who serve in various capacities which include: administrative staff, detective division, patrol division and school liaison officers. The department offers a comprehensive compensation and benefits package, which includes a starting salary of $64,959 and reaching the top salary of $93,239 after six years.  (This range is effective until April 30, 2019.)




  • US Citizen

  • Minimum age of 20 at the last date for filing an application. Must be age 21 at date of hire.

  • Maximum of 34 years of age at time of application (except as otherwise provided by Illinois law)

  • High school graduate or equivalent

  • At least 60 hours of college credits with a “C” average or better

  • Valid driver’s license (requires a valid Illinois driver’s license at date of hire)

  • Must pass the police officer wellness (POWER) test administered by the Barrington Police Department.

  • A $35 application fee will be collected at time of application.



  • Applications will be available beginning May 9, 2017 at

  • Application Deadline is 4:00 p.m. on Monday, June 12, 2017.

  • POWER test will be conducted at 6:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 8, 2017 at Barrington High School.

  • Written Examination will be conducted at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 8, 2017 at Barrington High School.


Phases of the selection process include a physical test (POWER), written examination and an oral interview. Applicants must pass the POWER test administered by the Barrington Police Department to be eligible to sit for the written examination. The Fire & Police Commission will interview candidates within the top 25 places after the written test.


When positions are available, conditional offers of employment will be extended based on the successful completion of all of the following: polygraph examination, psychological screening, physical examination, and an extensive background investigation.



Questions may be addressed by

calling Human Resources at:






The Village of Barrington is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/V/D











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