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Police Officer

Palos Heights, IL


Palos Heights Police Department

7607 W. College Drive

Palos Heights, IL 60463

Phone: 708-448-5060

Fax: 708-361-9371




Starting Salary: $65,738.40

Population: 12,500

Sworn Officers: 28

Application Pick-up Deadline: 7/5/18




The City of Palos Heights Police and Fire Commission will be testing for the position of full time Police Officer on July 14, 2018.



Applications and general information will be available:


June 18th through July 5th


8:30 am and 5:00 pm


Palos Heights City Hall




By visiting:



The Palos Heights Police Department consists of 28 full time sworn officers. The Palos Heights Police Department is a progressive police department. All patrol units are equipped with mobile data terminals and the latest technology in emergency equipment. Palos Heights Police Officers provide general law enforcement services, protect life and property, and provide other ancillary services for the community.


  • Applicants must be United States citizens, at least 20 years of age and under 35 years of age at the time of written exam.

  • Applicant must be at least 21 years of age and under 36 years of age at time of appointment, pursuant to the Illinois Municipal Code.

  • You must possess an Associateís Degree in law enforcement or criminal justice from an accredited college or a Bachelorís Degree from an accredited college or university at the time the application is submitted.

  • Applicants that pass the written examination will be placed on an initial eligibility list; a final eligibility list will be posted after preference points have been claimed. Preference points have to be requested in writing after the written test. The final eligibility list will be posted 10 days after the posting of the initial eligibility list.

  • Further tests including an oral interview, physical agility, psychological evaluation, polygraph examination, background investigation, and medical and vision examinations, as set by the Police and Fire Commission will be required prior to employment.


  • Starting salary $65,738.40

  • Paid vacations

  • Holidays

  • Sick leave

  • Uniforms furnished

  • Health and life insurance

  • Pension

Examination Process:


Each applicant will be required to attend an orientation session and pass a written examination. Applicants are required to have a minimum score of at least 70% in any one section.



The orientation and written examination will take place:

July 14, 2018


9:30 am

Palos Heights Recreation Center
6601 W. 127th Street

Palos Heights, IL

Application Procedure:


Completed applications, along with a $25.00 non-refundable fee must be returned to:


Palos Heights City Hall

7607 W. College Drive

Palos Heights, IL 60463






Minorities and Females are encouraged to apply.


The City of Palos Heights is an Equal Opportunity Employer.











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