Minimum Starting: $35.12/hour (a salary adjustment is made for prior police experience)
* 2020-2024 union contract figures
The Board of Fire and Police Commissioners for the City of St. Charles is now accepting applications for the position of Entry Level Police Officer.
Testing is being conducted for multiple new hires and for anticipated hiring in the near future.
Located roughly 40 miles from Chicago, St. Charles is a place where rich history meets exciting opportunity. Featuring charming neighborhoods, historic buildings, and shaded parks on the banks of the scenic Fox River. The City of St. Charles offers a mixture of cultural events, great restaurants, wonderful schools, convenient shopping, and fun nightlife options.
St. Charles has been named #1 by Family Circle magazine’s annual survey of “Best Towns and Cities for Families.”
A career in law enforcement is one of the most challenging and rewarding experiences you can have. The St. Charles Police Department continues to strive to recruit the most highly skilled, competent, dedicated, community-oriented officers possible. Our Officers pride themselves on performing their duties to the highest level of excellence. If you are willing to accept the challenge to become a St. Charles Police Officer and seek an opportunity to serve others, you may be the candidate we are looking for.
To Protect and Serve our community with respect and a commitment to excellence.
Applications will be online for purchase until 11/30/22 – 2:00 PM
The deadline for returning completed applications is:
Wednesday, November 30, 2021 by 4:00 PM
C.O.P.S. and F.I.R.E. Personnel Testing Service
ATTN: St. Charles PD
200 W. Higgins Road, Suite 201
Schaumburg, IL 60195
All individuals meeting eligibility requirements are encouraged to continue with the application process.
There is a $20.00 fee for the application. Application is non-refundable.
Applications are NOT available at the St. Charles Police Department or City Hall.
Applications are considered complete when the on-line application has been completed successfully AND the required documents and forms have been received (deadline is 4:00 PM on Wednesday, November 30, 2022).
Applicants must be present for and pass the following initial phases:
The scores of the written test and the oral examination are computed, and an Initial Eligibility Register is developed. Following the application of preference points, a Final Eligibility Register will be completed by March 2023.
When there is an opening within the Department, a background investigation will be conducted, to include a polygraph. Upon successful completion of the background investigation, a conditional offer of employment is made. This offer is contingent on passing the following examinations:
In addition, if it is necessary for the applicant to attend a police academy, he/she will be required to pass the POWER test. The Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board have established the Peace Officer Wellness Evaluation Report for entering any of the Illinois certified police academies. The POWER test is provided to all candidates prior to entering the academy to determine if each individual meets pre-determined standards. Candidates who are already certified police officers are not required to take the POWER test.
Applications will be valid for two years from the due date of acceptance by the City of St. Charles. Applicants are able to reapply during the next testing cycle.
Mandatory Orientation and Written Examination:
Saturday, December 17, 2022
Registration starts at 1:00 PM
Orientation – 1:30 PM
Written Examination immediately following the Orientation
St. Charles North High School – Cafeteria (Enter in Door #3)
255 Red Gate Road
St. Charles, IL 60175
All applications are subject to the Rules and Regulations of the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners of the City of St. Charles, which is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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