Applicants must meet the
following requirements as of the date of application:
Certification: Certified as a Law Enforcement Officer by
the I.L.E.T.S.B. (certification
as a part-time law enforcement officer does not meet this requirement).
are not certified in Illinois may apply through the entry-level process.
Information about entry-level testing may be obtained by contacting the
secretary of the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners.]
Experience: Prior law
enforcement experience within the last 3 years.
Must be at least 21 years of age.
Education: High school
education or equivalent thereof and an associate’s degree or at least 60
semester credit hours at an accredited college or
demonstrate comparable work experience.
Vision: Correctable to 20/40,
normal peripheral vision and able to distinguish colors
Valid driver's license required
Physical Ability: Must
successfully complete a P.O.W.E.R. test before hire. For P.O.W.E.R. test
requirements and information, contact the Northeastern Illinois Public
Safety Training Academy (NIPSTA) 847.998.8090 or