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Police Officer

City of Markham

c/o C.O.P.S. and F.I.R.E. Personnel Testing Service


Contact Information


City of Markham
Attn: c/o C.O.P.S. and F.I.R.E. Personnel Testing Service

Markham, IL

Phone Number:

  • 847-310-2677

Position Information

Application Deadline:

  • 06/12/19
  • @ 4:00 PM


  • Starting: $54,226.08; After 5 years: $78,518.97

Sworn Officers:

  • 35

Position Details

The Board of Fire and Police Commissioners for the City of Markham is now accepting applications for the position of:  Police Officer

Certified officers are encouraged to apply and may be credited up to 4 years on the pay step scale based on previous experience

Testing is being conducted for an immediate need to hire multiple officers and to establish an eligibility list for future hiring needs

The City of Markham Police Department is a full service police department.  The dedicated men and women of the Markham Police Department serve twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, all year long.  Currently Markham Police Department consists of the Administration Division, Investigations Division, Tactical Unit, Records Division, and Community Relations Section.

Applications are available at:

The application deadline is Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at 4:00 PM

(Note: this is not a postmark date)

Applications will be available online for purchase until 2:00 PM on 06/12/19

All applications must be returned to the office of:

C.O.P.S. and F.I.R.E. Personnel Testing Service
Attn: Markham PD
200 West Higgins Road, Suite 201
Schaumburg, IL 60195

You must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Citizenship:  Must be a U.S. Citizen or legal resident of the U.S. who produces evidence of intention to become a U.S. Citizen.
  • Driver’s License:  Must have a valid Driver’s License with the ability to obtain an Illinois Driver’s License upon time of hire.
  • Age Requirements:  Applicants must have attained their 21st birthday and be under the age of 35 years old at the last date of filing applications (6/12/19) unless exempt by State Statute 65 IL 5/10-2.1-6 which provides, in part, that the age limitation does not apply to any person previously employed as a full-time police officer in a regularly constituted police department of any municipality.
  • Education:  Must have a High School Diploma or equivalent (GED) 
  • Character:  Must have no felony convictions and be of good moral character.
  • Testing:  Must be able to participate and successfully complete all stages of the testing process.
  • Residency Requirements:  Must reside within 25 miles of the City of Markham boundaries at the time of appointment.
  • P.O.W.E.R. Card: Must possess a valid P.O.W.E.R. (Peace Officer Wellness Evaluation Report) Card from a certified testing agency, MUST have been issued between the dates of 6/12/18 and 6/12/19.

Additional information will be provided in the application packet which can be Downloaded at:

There is a $35.00 non-refundable application fee.  Applications are NOT available at the Markham Police Department or City Hall


Applicants all questions must be directed to our office:  847-310-2677

Applicants must attend the mandatory orientation and test date:

Orientation and Written Examination

Registration starts at 8:30 AM

Saturday, June 29, 2019

Orientation starts at 9:00 A.M.

Written Exam immediately following Orientation


Markham Park District
16053 Richmond Ave
Markham, IL 60445

All applications are subject to the Rules and Regulations of the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners for the City of Markham, which is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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