Entry Level Police Officer

Village of Harwood Heights

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


Contact Information


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

Harwood Heights, IL 60706

Phone Number:

  • 847-310-2677

Position Information

Application Deadline:

  • 07/24/19
  • @ 4:00 PM


  • Starting: $56,553.55

Sworn Officers:

  • 29

City Population:

  • 8,900

Position Details

The Board of Fire and Police Commissioners for the Village of Harwood Heights is now accepting applications for the position of: Entry Level Police Officer

Testing is being conducted for the multiple anticipated hiring needs and to establish a new Eligibility Register for future hiring needs.

The Village of Harwood Heights Police Department is a full-service agency.  The Department is a member agency of the Major Crimes Assistance Team (MCAT), Illinois Law Enforcement Alarm System (ILEAS) and Northern Illinois Police Alarm System (NIPSA) which consists of mutual aid access, emergency service team officers, and mobile field force officers.  The Police Department is heavily involved in training so officers can reach their full potential within the agency.  They have committed much of their staff to these partnerships because they are professional organizations that can assist them greatly in major incidents and investigations.

The Harwood Heights Police Department is composed of men and women who believe that serving and protecting is their most important goal. They strive for personal and professional excellence, dedication to duty, and service to the public.

Applications are available at:


Applications will be online for purchase until 7/24/19 – 2:00 PM

The deadline for returning completed applications is:

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 by 4:00 PM

All applications must be returned to the office of:

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

ATTN: Harwood Heights PD

200 W. Higgins Road, Suite 201

Schaumburg, IL 60195

You must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Citizenship:  Must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Driver’s License:  Must possess a valid Driver’s License at the time of application with the ability to obtain an Illinois Driver’s License upon time of hire.
  • Age Requirement:  Applicants must have attained their 21st birthday by the last date for filing applications (7/24/19).  Applicants must be under the age of 35 years on 7/24/2019 and at such time as the Final Eligibility Register is posted. 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 certified full-time police officer for a municipality in the United States.
  • Education:  Must have proof of a high school diploma, or GED Certificate or high school proficiency statement AND at least 60 credit hours from an accredited college or university.  College credit requirement is waived if applicant has served for at least 24 months of honorable active duty in the United States Armed Forces and has been honorably discharged.
  • Residence:  At this time the Village of Harwood Heights does not have an established residency requirement.
  • Vision: Must have at least 20/70 vision correctable to 20/20..
  • P.O.W.E.R. Card:  All candidates must possess a valid P.O.W.E.R. Card issued between the dates of 7/24/18 and 7/24/19 (MUST provide a copy of card in their returned support packet material and bring card on the day of test.)   POWER Test Certifications available at:  NIPSTA – Glenview, IL www.nipsta.org / Joliet Jr. College - www.jjc.edu/fitness-center / Triton College – River Grove www.triton.edu/power

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

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


There is a $35.00 non-refundable application fee.  Applications are NOT available at the New Harwood Heights Police Department or Village Hall.

Applicants must attend the mandatory orientation and test date:

Mandatory Orientation and Written Examination

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Registration starts at 8:00 AM

Orientation – 8:30AM

Written Examination immediately following the Orientation


Harwood Heights Village Hall

7300 W. Wilson Avenue

Harwood Heights, IL 60706

All applications are subject to the Rules and Regulations of the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners of the Village of Harwood Heights, which is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

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