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Police Officer

Bellwood, Illinois



Village of Bellwood

c/o C.O.P.S. and F.I.R.E.

Personnel Testing Service

Phone: 847-310-2677



Starting Salary: $49,053

Population: 20,500

Sworn Officers: 40

Application Deadline: 8/29/18




The Board of Fire and Police Commissioners for the Village of Bellwood is now accepting applications for the position of Entry Level Police Officer.


Testing is being conducted for immediate new hires and to establish an Eligibility List for additional hiring needs.


Applications will be limited to the first 200 purchased.


Applications will no longer be available once 200 applications have been purchased.


The Bellwood Police Departmentís mission is to promote, preserve and deliver a sense of security, safety and quality services to all members of the community and those who pass within their borders. The Police Department is divided into four divisions: Operations/Patrol, Investigative, Service and Community Policing.


The Village of Bellwood offers both residents and visitors an excellent infrastructure, a low crime rate, easy access via highways, streets and public transportation to one of the nationís most thriving metropolitan areas. Among its many other attributes, this close-knit community has a long tradition of collaborating and networking to develop and execute special events, programs and initiatives that make Bellwood a great place to be just outside of Chicago.



Applications are available at:


Applications will be online for purchase until 8/29/18 - 2:00 PM


The deadline for returning completed applications is:


Wednesday, August 29, 2018 by 4:00 PM



All applications must be returned to the office of:


C.O.P.S. and F.I.R.E. Personnel Testing Service

ATTN: Bellwood PD

200 W. Higgins Road, Suite 201

Schaumburg, IL 60195



You must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Citizenship:  Must be a U.S. Citizen

  • Driverís License:  Must possess a valid Driverís License at the time of application with the ability to obtain an Illinois Driver's License upon time of hire

  • Age Requirement:  Applicants must have attained their 21st birthday by the last date for filing applications (8/29/18). Must be under the age of 35 years on 8/29/2018 and when final eligibility register is posted unless exempt by State Statute 65 IL 5/10 Ė 2. 1-6 which provides, in part, that the age limitation does not apply to any person previously employed as a certified full-time Police Officer for a municipality

  • Education: Must have proof of High School Diploma, GED Certificate or High School Proficiency Statement

  • Residence:  At this time there is no stated requirements for residency declared by the Village of Bellwood

All individuals meeting eligibility requirements are encouraged to continue with the application process.



Additional information will be provided in the packet

which can be downloaded at:


There is a $30.00 non-refundable application fee.


Applications are NOT available at the Bellwood Police Department or Village Hall.



Applicants must attend the mandatory orientation

and test date:


Mandatory Orientation and Written Examination:


Saturday, September 15, 2018


Registration Starts at 8:00 AM


Orientation Ė 8:30 AM


Written Examination immediately following the Orientation




Bellwood Village Hall

3200 Washington Boulevard

Bellwood, IL




All applications are subject to the Rules and Regulations of the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners of the Village of Bellwood, which is an Equal Opportunity Employer.











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