Police Officer - Entry Level & Lateral

Harvard Police Department

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Contact Information

Address:

Harvard Police Department
203 West Diggins Street
Harvard, IL 60033

Phone:

  • 815-943-4431

Position Information

Application Deadline:

  • 04/19/24
  • @ 3:30 PM

Salary:

  • $73,548.00 - $111,582.00

    Benefits:

    • 12-hour work schedule commonly referred to as the 2-2-3 or Panama schedule
    • Paid Days Off (PDO's combines holidays and vacation)
    • Health, dental, vision, and term life insurance plans
    • Paid sick leave accrual and buy back plans
    • Shift preference and PDO's bid annually
    • $900.00 annual clothing allowance
    • Court pay, 3 hour overtime minimum
    • Compensatory accruals up to 85 hours
    • Defined-benefit pension and 457 plans
    • Up to 5-year salary adjustment for lateral applicants depending on years of service

Sworn:

  • 17

Population:

  • 9,500

Position Details

The Board of Police Commissioners of the City of Harvard, Illinois invites applications for the position of Police Officer with the Harvard Police Department.

Situated in a vibrant and growing community, the City of Harvard offers an exceptional opportunity for individuals seeking a dynamic and rewarding career in law enforcement. We are seeking candidates who are committed to making a positive impact and are ready for the challenges of serving as a Police Officer. Our standards are rigorous. We seek individuals with a keen attention to detail, a strong sense of duty, and the ability to thrive in a role where every day presents unique challenges.

In return, we offer the chance to join a professional organization dedicated to serving the community with integrity and earning the trust and respect of the City of Harvard. Together, we embody our city's motto: 'Winning with Teamwork.'" 

Lateral Applicants Must Meet the Following Minimum Requirements:

  • At least 21 years of age at the time of the written examination.
  • U.S. Citizen who speaks, reads, writes and understands English.
  • Must have successfully completed a State certified law enforcement academy, are currently certified and must be in good standing with their current department.
  • Possess a valid driver's license. 

Please note: Lateral Applicants will not be required to complete, or show certification, of the POWER Test as part of the testing process, however they shall be subject to all other outlined portions of testing and hiring and will need the ability to perform the essential functions of the position as outlined above. 

New Recruit Applicants Must Meet the Following Minimum Requirements:

  • At least 21 years of age at the time of the written examination.
  • Speaks, reads, writes and understands English.
  • Successfully have completed at least 60 hours of college credit at a fully accredited college or university, prior to the date of the written examination or;
  • Have been honorably discharged from the US Military and have their DD-214 or;
  • Have previously and successfully completed a State certified law enforcement Peace Officer Academy and a probationary employment period with a certified and recognized law enforcement agency.
  • Possess a valid driver's license
  • A P.O.W.E.R test will be conducted following the mandatory orientation and written exam, or; will be waived if the applicant possesses a P.O.W.E.R card showing a successfully completed P.O.W.E.R Test with an accredited and recognized certification P.O.W.E.R testing agency within the last 12 months of the date of the written exam

To Apply for the Position of Police Officer:

Application and instructions can be picked up at:

Harvard Police Department

203 West Diggins Street

Harvard, Illinois 60033

OR 

They can be downloaded and printed out from the City of Harvard website:

www.cityofharvard.org/jobs

There is no fee required to pick up or download an application packet. Written or telephone requests for applications will not be honored.

Applications will be available beginning:

Wednesday, March 6, 2024

Fully completed application packets must be received and/or returned by Friday, April 19, 2024 at 3:30 PM.

Application packets can be dropped off at:

Harvard Police Department

203 West Diggins Street

Harvard, Illinois 60033

OR

Mailed to:

Harvard Police Department

P.O. Box 310

Harvard, Illinois 60033

OR

Emailed to:

fiegel@cityofharvard.org

**You will receive a confirmation email when received.



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