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Police Officer

South Barrington Police Department


Contact Information


South Barrington Police Department
30 South Barrington Road
South Barrington, IL 60010

Phone Number:

  • 847-381-7511

Fax Number:

  • 847-381-0929

Position Information

Application Deadline:

  • 09/18/19


  • Starting: $65,406

Sworn Officers:

  • 19


  • 4,822

Position Details

The Village of South Barrington is an exceptional community. For this reason, the South Barrington Police Department is seeking exceptional candidates who desire an active, challenging and unique career where you will make a difference in the Village of South Barrington as a Full-Time Police Officer. Qualified candidates will partner with, protect and serve the residents and visitors of the Village of South Barrington.

We in the Village of South Barrington have much to be proud of – much that attracts new residents and visitors throughout the year! The Village of South Barrington is home to The Arboretum of South Barrington Lifestyle Shopping Center, the 24-screen AMC-South Barrington Theater and Willow Creek Community Church, one of the largest congregations in the United States. South Barrington is also home to Goebbert's Farm and Garden Center. Each year Goebbert's fall festival brings thousands of visitors to our community for what many consider an annual family tradition.

We have much to keep us busy serving and protecting our community. Our standards are high - we are looking for those with a high attention to detail - those who are dutiful, conscientious and can handle a position where no two days are alike with ease. In turn, we offer the opportunity to join a professional organization performing critical work in a way that earns the trust and respect of the South Barrington community every day.

Full Time Police Officer Candidate Requirements:

  • At least 21 years old and under 35 years old or as otherwise permitted by law
  • United States citizen
  • Valid driver's license
  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university
  • Successful completion of the Police Officer Wellness Evaluation Report (POWER) test at one of the following testing facilities within six months of the date of the orientation and written examination:
    • Northeastern Illinois Public Safety Training Academy (NIPSTA) in Glenview
    • Joliet Junior College in Joliet
    • Triton College in River Grove

Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Interested and qualified persons should submit an application and accompanying materials as detailed below to receive consideration.

The first step in the process for applying for a position with the Village of South Barrington Police Department is completing a Culture Index survey which will take less than seven minutes to complete. In addition to reviewing the applicant's qualifications and experience, we are utilizing the Culture Index instrument to help better identify overall fit and how individuals prefer to be managed, motivated and communicated with. Simply copy and paste the following link into your browser and press ENTER: After completing the Culture Index survey, please forward a complete application packet as instructed to receive prompt consideration.

The application packet consists of a copy of the position posting and an application form. To expedite the process, e-mail is the preferred form of communication. Please provide a current e-mail address for this purpose. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Application packets are available at:


South Barrington Police Department

30 South Barrington Road

South Barrington, Illinois 60010

Monday through Friday

8 AM to 4 PM

The South Barrington Police Department serves the community 24 hours a day 365 days a year but our reception window is open weekdays from 8 AM to 4 PM.

The application packet consists of a copy of this position posting, an application form and an Authorization to Release Information form.

Please apply with the following documents to receive consideration:

  1. Legibly completed and signed application form
  2. A certified copy of your birth certificate or certificate of naturalization
  3. A copy of your high school diploma or GED certificate
  4. A copy of your college or university degree
  5. A sealed and certified transcript of your course work for an accredited college or university
  6. A copy of your valid driver's license
  7. A copy of your U.S. Military DD-214 form, if applicable
  8. A copy of your certificate of completion of Illinois Basic Law Enforcement Academy training or comparable training from another state, if applicable
  9. A copy of the document confirming you passed the POWER test on or after April 5, 2019 at one of the three testing facilities listed above.

A mandatory orientation and written examination will be held:

8:30 AM

Saturday, October 5, 2019

Return application materials to the South Barrington Police Commission at:

Completed applications and required documentation must be received by 4:00 PM on Wednesday, September 18, 2019. Late and/or incomplete applications will not be considered.

Equal Opportunity Employer

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