Police Officer

Harvard Police Department

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Contact Information

Address:

Harvard Police Department
203 West Diggins Street
Harvard, IL 60033

Phone Number:

  • 815-943-4431

Fax Number:

  • 815-943-4556

Position Information

Application Deadline:

  • 10/15/21
  • @ 3:30 PM

Salary:

  • $67,140 - $104,423

    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
    • Up to 5 year salary adjustment for lateral applicants depending on years of service

Sworn Officers:

  • 17

Population:

  • 9,500

Position Details

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

All Applicants Must Meet the Following Minimum Requirements:

  • At least 21 years of age at the time of the written examination
  • U.S. Citizen who speaks, reads, writes and understands English
  • Successfully have completed at least 60 hours of college credit at a fully accredited college or university, prior to the date of the written examination or;
  • Have been honorably discharged from the US Military and have their DD-214 or;
  • Have successfully completed a State certified law enforcement Peace Officer Academy and a probationary employment period with a certified and recognized law enforcement agency.
  • Possess a valid driver's license
  • Lateral applicants must have completed the State certified law enforcement Peace Officer Academy, are currently certified and must be in good standing with their current department
  • A P.O.W.E.R test will be conducted following the mandatory orientation and written exam, or will be waived if the applicant possesses a P.O.W.E.R card showing a successfully completed P.O.W.E.R Test with an accredited and recognized certification P.O.W.E.R testing agency within the last 12 months of the date of the written exam

To Apply for the Position of Police Officer:

Application and instructions can be picked up at:

Harvard Police Department

203 West Diggins Street

Harvard, Illinois 60033

OR

They can be downloaded and printed out from the City of Harvard website:

www.cityofharvard.org/jobs

There is no fee required to pick up or download an application packet. Written or telephone requests for applications will not be honored.

Applications will be available beginning:

Wednesday, September 1, 2021 at 7:00 am

Fully completed application packets must be received and/or returned by Friday, October 15, 2021 at 3:30 p.m.

Application packets can be dropped off at:

Harvard Police Department

203 West Diggins Street

Harvard, Illinois 60033

OR

Mailed to:

Harvard Police Department

P.O. Box 310

Harvard, Illinois 60033

All Applicants Moving Forward In the Process Must Meet the Following:

  • Attend the orientation on Saturday, October 23, 2021 at 8:00 a.m.
  • Successfully pass a written test on Saturday, October 23, 2021 at 9:00 a.m.
  • Successfully completed P.O.W.E.R test on Saturday, October 23, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. (The P.O.W.E.R. test will be waived if the applicant possesses a P.O.W.E.R card showing a successfully completed P.O.W.E.R Test with an accredited and recognized certification P.O.W.E.R testing agency within the last 12 months of the date of the written exam.)
  • Successfully complete an oral interview
  • Successfully complete a background investigation
  • Applicants will be required to fully disclose all personnel matters, to include agreements and sealed files and submit to fingerprinting if required.
  • Successfully complete a psychological evaluation
  • Successfully complete a polygraph evaluation
  • Successfully complete a medical physical to include vision, hearing and a drug and alcohol screening

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

www.cityofharvard.org/jobs



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