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Police Officer

Harvard, Illinois



Harvard Police Department







Salary: $58,007.82 - $89,050.98

Population: 9,500

Sworn Officers: 17 (FT); 1 (PT)

Application Deadline: 7/14/17







The Board of Fire and Police Commissioners of the City of Harvard, Illinois is accepting applications to the position of police officer with the Harvard Police Department.



Competitive benefits package includes:

  • Paid Days Off (PDO’s combines holidays and vacation)

  • Health, dental and term life insurance plans

  • Paid sick leave accrual and buy back plans

  • Shift preference and PDO’s bid annually

  • $900.00 annual clothing allowance

  • Court pay, 3 hour overtime minimum

  • Compensatory accruals up to 85 hours

  • Defined-benefit pension and 457 plans


All Applicants Must Meet the Following

Minimum Requirements:

  • At least 21 years of age and no more than 35 years of age (unless exempt by Illinois statute) at the time of the written examination

  • U.S. Citizen who speaks, reads, writes and understands English

  • Successfully completed at least 60 hours of college credit at a fully accredited college or university, prior to the date of the written examination

  • Possess a valid driver’s license

  • Submit a valid Illinois P.O.W.E.R Test certification valid from NIPSTA (only NIPSTA POWER cards will be accepted) within six months of the date of application posting (must be obtained on or after January 14, 2017 through NIPSTA)

  • No Felony convictions or misdemeanor convictions for crimes of moral turpitude

  • Pay a $40.00 non-refundable application fee

  • Submit application online before the deadline date of Friday, July 14, 2017 @ 4:00 PM CST (incomplete applications will not be accepted and will disqualify the applicant)

  • Attend a mandatory orientation and written examination on Saturday, August 5, 2017


Documents to be Submitted with the Application:

  • Valid driver's license

  • Social Security Card

  • Birth certificate

  • Valid Illinois POWER certificate/card (issued through NIPSTA) dated no earlier than 1/14/17

  • High school diploma or GED certificate 

  • Copy of OFFICIAL college or university transcripts showing at least 60 earned credits

  • $40.00 non-refundable application fee

  • For any applicant with military experience, a copy of your Military Service Record DD-214 form 


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




The City of Harvard is an Equal Opportunity Employer.











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