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Police Officer -

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Harwood Heights, Illinois



Harwood Heights Police Department

7300 W. Wilson Avenue

Harwood Heights, IL 60706

Phone: 708-867-4353  




Starting Salary: $62,931 - $83,537


Application Deadline: 8/27/18






The Village of Harwood Heights is seeking Experienced Police Officers to join our department.



Starting Pay:


$62,931 - $83,537

  • Benefits, retirement savings options, and pension plan

  • Health, dental, vision, and life insurance plans

  • Current assigned shift schedules 12 hour days



  • Must have completed the State of Illinois certified police officer training board requirements and be currently serving or have served in the last 6 months previous to application as a sworn police officer for an Illinois city/municipality or State Police. Applicants must be in good standing with the agency they currently serve

  • Be a United States Citizen

  • Applicants shall be between 21- 35 years of age at time of application

  • Education - Bachelor or Associate’s Degree in any field of study (OR 60 credit hours at an accredited college or university)

  • Valid Driver's License

  • Must agree to comply with all requirements of the position and have the ability to pass all examination and training requirements, including but not limited to: background investigation, psychological and medical examination, etc

  • Ability to furnish upon request, a copy of the following, to the extent applicable: a resume; professional licenses; training certificates; naval or military service board and discharge papers (DD-214/Copy 4); documents confirming work experience; birth certificate; college transcripts; last two employee evaluations; two police reports demonstrating best work and any other employment related material as requested or required

  • Applicants must furnish copy of power test card taken in the last 6 months


Selection Process:


Each phase of the process is pass/fail and required to proceed to the next.

  • Pre-screening application review by Police Department Command Staff and Police Commission

  • Selected applicants will interview with the Board of Police Commissioners and Police Command Staff

  • Character and background investigation and credit check

  • Polygraph examination

  • Post-offer examinations including, but not limited to: psychological evaluation, medical examination, vision screening, and drug use screening

  • All appointments are subject to a probationary period


Starting August 1, 2018,

applications are available to be picked up at:


Harwood Heights Police Department

7300 W. Wilson Avenue

Harwood Heights, IL 60706



Application, resume, and copies of certificates must be returned to the Police Department by August 27, 2018.











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