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Police Officer

Crystal Lake, Illinois



City of Crystal Lake

100 W. Woodstock Street

Crystal Lake, IL 60014

Phone: 815-356-3653

Fax: 815-356-3690





Salary: $63,044 - $97,115

Population: 40,743

Sworn Officers: 67

Application Deadline: 7/20/18 @ 4 PM




The Crystal Lake Police Department is currently accepting applications for the position of Police Officer. Testing is being conducted to fill full-time Police Officer positions and to establish an Eligibility List for future available positions.



Applications are available at:


until July 20, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. CST



You must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • $25.00 non-refundable application fee (Payable to City of Crystal Lake by 8/1/2018)

  • U.S. Citizenship

  • No Felony Convictions

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent

  • ONE of the following:

    • 60 credit hours of completed coursework from a regionally accredited college or university; OR

    • Two (2) years of full-time active and continuous military service in the United States Armed Forces with an honorable discharge; OR

    • Service within the past 12 months PRIOR to application deadline (7/20/18) as a full-time certified police officer at another jurisdiction for a minimum of one (1) year.

  • Valid Driver’s License

  • Applicant must be 21 years of age at time of application deadline, and UNDER 35 years of age at time of application deadline, except as otherwise determined by State Statute.

  • Must possess a current and valid NIPSTA POWER Test card issued within 12 months PRIOR to the written exam date (cards considered valid only if issued 8/4/17 – 8/3/18 – candidates taking the POWER test after 7/20/18 are required to bring a photocopy of the valid POWER Test card on test day).

  • Meet Visual Acuity Standard of correctable to 20/20 and shall not be color blind.

  • Residency within 40 nautical miles of the Municipal Complex upon completion of probationary period.

  • Completion and submission of an online application and all required documentation (see attached checklist) by the deadline of Friday, Jjuly 20, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. CST.

All portions of the testing process are mandatory. Failure to attend and complete any portion of the process will result in elimination from employment consideration.


Written Examination Information:


Saturday, August 4, 2018 – 8:00 a.m.


Crystal Lake Prairie Ridge High School

6000 Dvorak Road

Crystal Lake, IL 60012


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