Applicants for the position of entry level Police Officer must meet the following
minimum requirements and qualifications at the time of application:
United States citizen.
Must be at least 21 years old and maximum age of 34 years (except as otherwise
provided by state law).
Graduation from high school or equivalent thereof.
Valid driver’s license.
Peace Officer Wellness Evaluation Report (POWER) Identification card with a
date of issue between January 1, 2017 and January 24, 2018. Applicants must
complete POWER Test prior to submitting the application [testing
cost is the responsibility of the
applicant]. Agencies throughout the State of Illinois offer the POWER
test including the following local agencies:
Other Qualifications (must meet a minimum of one of the following):
Completion of 60 hours of college credit at time of application
[transcript proof required]; OR
Previous experience as a full time sworn, certified law enforcement officer
[state certificate/license proof required];
Two (2) years active
duty United States military experience [proof of service required].
Each phase of the
process is pass/fail and required to proceed to the next.
Mandatory Orientation session [9:00 a.m., Sunday,
February 11, 2018]
Written examination (multiple choice) [Sunday,
February 11, 2018 immediately after orientation]
Written examination (essay) [Sunday, February 11, 2018]
Oral Interview with Civil Service Commission –
applicants will be contacted with specific date/time information [anticipated
Preliminary background check
Post-offer examinations including but not limited
to: polygraph examination; psychological evaluation; character and background
investigation; medical examination; vision screening; and drug screening.