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Police Officer

Gurnee, Illinois



Gurnee Police Department

100 N. O'Plaine Road

Gurnee, IL 60031

Phone: 847-599-7500

Fax: 847-623-9475




Starting Salary: $31.29/hour


Application Deadline: 1/24/18





The Village of Gurnee Police Department

is Seeking Applicants for Entry Level

Police Officer Eligibility List Testing



Minimum Requirements and Qualifications


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.

  • Illinois 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:

    Joliet Junior College:


    Triton College:

  • 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]; OR

    • Two (2) years active duty United States military experience [proof of service required].


Selection Process


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 March 2018]

  • 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.


Application Packets available online at:



Return completed Application Packet and

required materials in person or by mail to:


Gurnee Police Station

100 N. O’Plaine Road

Gurnee, IL 60031


Mailed applications must be postmarked by application deadline.


Faxed/emailed applications not accepted.


Incomplete applications will be rejected.



Application Deadline:


Wednesday, January 24, 2018




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