Entry-Level Police Officer

Blue Island Police Department

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Contact Information

Address:

Blue Island Police Department
13031 S. Greenwood Avenue
Blue Island, IL 60406

Position Information

Application Deadline:

  • 03/08/24
  • @ 5:00 PM

Salary:

  • Starting: $64,411.96

    Benefits:

    • Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance
    • 457(b) retirement plan
    • Eleven paid holidays
    • 120 hours of Compensatory Time Bank
    • 12-hour Patrol schedule 

Sworn:

  • 43

Population:

  • 24,000

Position Details

Qualifications: 

  • Applicants must be a citizen of the United States, or a Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipient.
  • Applicants must meet all other eligibility requirements as provided in the Illinois Compiled Statutes and the Rules and Regulations of the Blue Island Civil Service Commission.
  • Applicants must have attained their 21st birthday but not attained their 35th birthday by the date of appointment (unless otherwise, as provided in Section 10-1-7 of the Illinois Municipal Code 65 ICLS 5/10-1-7).
  • Applicants must possess a valid driver's license.
  • Applicants must possess a High School Diploma or equivalent GED.
  • Applicants must possess a valid P.O.W.E.R. card issued no more than twelve (12) months prior to March 16, 2024, from a duly licensed testing center.

Application Process:

Applications are available online at:

www.blueisland.org/government/city-departments/police-department

Complete the application and attach the required documents/copies of documents:

The application must include:

  • Copies of driver's license, birth certificate, valid P.O.W.E.R. card, and high school diploma or equivalent
  • Copy of Certificate of Completion of Minimum Standards Basic Law Enforcement Training (if applicable).
  • Copies of DD-214 (if applicable)
  • SEALED original official college transcripts (if applicable). 

The application and application documents must be submitted in-person before the deadline, Friday, March 8, 2024, 5:00 PM at:

Blue Island Police Department

13031 S. Greenwood Avenue

Applications submitted after the deadline will not be accepted. Incomplete applications will result in disqualification.

A non-refundable $50.00 administrative processing fee will be due at application turn in (exact cash only).

Testing Procedures:

The orientation and written examination will take place:

Saturday, March 16, 2024

City of Blue Island's East Annex Building

David E. Schultz Training Center

2434 Vermont Street

Blue Island, Illinois 60406

Check in:

12:00 PM

A valid driver's license and a valid P.O.W.E.R. cards are required at check in.

Orientation:

12:30 PM

Written examination:

1:00 PM

Preference Points:

  • Bachelor degree/120 hours - 5 points
  • Associate degree/60 hours – 3 points 

The oral interviews for qualifying applicants will be conducted during the week of March 18, 2024 (times are to be determined) and will be held at:

David E. Schultz Training Center

2434 Vermont Street

Blue Island, Illinois 60406



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