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Police Officer

Downers Grove, Illinois



Village of Downers Grove







Salary: $61,322 - $91,874

Population: 49,500

Sworn Officers: 74

Application Deadline: 1/9/17





Entry-Level Police Officer Hiring Process


Downers Grove Police Department

Downers Grove, Illinois



The Board of Police Commissioners of the Village of Downers Grove, Illinois is accepting applications for the position of police officer with the Downers Grove Police Department.





$61,322 - $91,874 (7 years)



All applicants must meet the following

minimum requirements established by

the Village of Downers Grove:

  • U.S. citizenship

  • No felony convictions

  • Valid state-issued driver's license

  • Possess 20/20 corrected vision

  • Minimum of 21 years of age and UNDER 35 years of age by the application deadline date (January 9, 2017), unless the candidate is currently employed as a police officer in a regularly constituted police department of any municipality which extends the age to 40 years of age

  • Possess an Associate's Degree -OR- the equivalent of at least 60 credit hours at an accredited college, university or junior college (official transcripts will be required at the background investigation stage)

  • Possess a valid NIPSTA (P.O.W.E.R. Test) card -OR- equivalent criteria as per the State standard (i.e. P.O.W.E.R. Test cards issued through Joliet Junior College or Triton Community College), issued within 12 months of the application deadline date (January 9, 2017)

  • Pay a $45.00 non-refundable application processing fee


Preference Points will be awarded as determined by the Village of Downers Grove for the following:


Military Experience:


2.5 points for 1 year of active  duty U.S. military service members with an Honorable Discharge. DD-214 must be submitted with application to qualify.



Submission of Application:


Applications MUST be submitted online by Monday, January 9, 2017 at 4:00 PM (CST).  Faxed, e-mailed, mailed or dropped off applications will NOT be accepted. Applications submitted after the deadline will NOT be accepted. Only one application per person, per testing cycle will be accepted.



Mandatory Orientation and Written Examination Testing:


Following completion of all application materials and review of minimum qualifications, successful applicants will be invited to attend a mandatory orientation and written examination on:


Saturday, January 28, 2017


Check-in starts at 7:30 AM



To apply for this position or obtain additional information, please visit the following website:



All applicants will be afforded equal opportunity without discrimination because of race, color, religion, gender, marital status, national origin or ancestry, age, physical or mental disability unrelated to ability, order of protection status, military status, sexual orientation, or an unfavorable discharge from military services.











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