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Police Officer

Village of Melrose Park

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

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Contact Information

Address:

Village of Melrose Park
Attn: c/o C.O.P.S. and F.I.R.E. Personnel Testing Service

Melrose Park, IL 60160

Phone:

  • 847-310-2677

Position Information

Application Deadline:

  • 11/23/22
  • @ 4:00 PM

Salary:

  • Starting: $48,960

    Following completion of Field Training Program: $65,222

    After 5 years of service: $104,922

    Additional increases at 15 and 20 years

    Benefits:

    • Paid Vacation, Sick Time, and Personal Days starting in the first year
    • Medical and Dental Insurance
    • Pension and optional 457(b) plan
    • $800 annual uniform allowance

Sworn:

  • 65

Population:

  • 25,500

Position Details

The Board of Fire and Police Commissioners for the Village of Melrose Park is now accepting applications for the position of Police Officer.

Testing is being conducted for immediate new hires and to establish an eligibility list for anticipated future hiring needs.

Melrose Park Police Department strives to keep pace with emerging programs and methods that will help them maintain a high quality of life in Melrose Park.  They believe in working in partnership with the community to create a community where residents and visitors can work, play and relax in a safe environment.  Crime is a concern in any community, and in Melrose Park they create a public/private partnership to keep crime reduced.

Applications are available at:

www.jobsource.copsandfiretesting.com

The application deadline is:

Wednesday, November 23, 2022 at 4:00 PM

Applications will be available online for purchase until 2:00 PM on 11/23/22

All applications must be returned to the office of:

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

Attn: Melrose Park PD

200 W. Higgins Road, Suite 201

Schaumburg, IL 60195

You must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Citizenship:  Must be a U.S. Citizen. Must provide a copy of proof of U.S. citizenship.  Eligible documents for verifying eligibility – U.S. Birth Certificate, Naturalization Papers or Passport.
  • Driver’s License:  Must possess a valid Driver’s License.
  • Age Requirements:  Applicant must have attained their 21st birthday at the last date for filing applications (11/23/22).  Applicants must be less than 35 years of age at the time of application (11/23/22) and when the final eligibility list is posted, unless they have been certified and employed as a Full-Time Law Enforcement Officer for a municipality in the United States or are otherwise exempt by State Statute 65 ILCS 5/10-2.1.
  • Education:  Must have proof of High School Diploma, GED Certificate or High School Proficiency Statement
  • Character:  Must have no felony convictions and be of good moral character as described in State Statute 65 IL 5/10-2.1-6.
  • Vision:  Eyesight must be corrected to at least 20/20, and must have the ability to distinguish color and be void of night blindness
  • Residence:  Applicants must reside within the boundaries of Melrose Park within six (6) months; upon completion of their year-long probation period.
  • P.O.W.E.R. Card:  NOT NEEDED to apply or take the written examination, but must possess at time of conditional offer of employment.
  • Testing:  Must be able to successfully complete all phases of testing (written, oral, medical, polygraph and psychological).

All individuals meeting eligibility requirements are encouraged to continue with the application process.

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

www.jobsource.copsandfiretesting.com

There is a $40.00 non-refundable application fee.  Applications are NOT available at the Melrose Park Police Department or Village Hall.

Applicants must attend the mandatory test date:

Orientation and Written Exam:

Saturday, December 10, 2022

Registration Starts at 8:30 AM

Orientation – 9:00 AM

Written Exam immediately following Orientation

Location:

Melrose Park Community Senior Center

900 North 25th Avenue

Melrose Park, IL 60160

Melrose Park Fire and Police Commission is an Equal Opportunity Employer and complies with all Federal, State and Local Laws regarding employment.



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