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Police Officer

Village of Matteson

Human Resources


Contact Information


Village of Matteson
Attn: Human Resources
4900 Village Commons
Matteson, IL 60443

Position Information

Application Deadline:

  • 10/07/19
  • @ 4:30 PM


  • The competitive salary range for police officer progresses up to $87,249, however the current contract is under negotiation by Union for salary increase.


    • Comprehensive health and dental insurance
    • 1x base salary life insurance coverage
    • Short-term disability package, in addition to a Section 125 plan for unreimbursed medical expenses 
    • Deferred compensation plan
    • Credit Union
    • ERS (Employee Resource Systems Assistance Program)

Sworn Officers:

  • 41


  • 19,000+

Position Details

Completed applications and supporting documents should be submitted to or dropped off at:

Village of Matteson

Attn: Human Resources

4900 Village Commons

Matteson, IL 60443

You can also submit your application and supporting documents via e-mail to:

(documents must be saved to a file and attached before sending)

The Matteson Police Department serves the community with a staff of 41 sworn officers and 16 civilian employees.

The Police Administration oversees operations conducted by a Patrol Division, Investigations Division, Records Division and a Crime Prevention/Community Policing Bureau. Members of the Investigations Division also participate with the South Suburban Major Crimes Task Force, an organization of Investigators from various agencies throughout the Chicago suburbs who, along with the Cook County Sheriff's Police and the Illinois State Police, combine resources to investigate crimes of violence. We handle everything from Financial Crimes, Drug Investigations, Burglaries, etc.

Employment Requirements:

  • Citizenship: Candidate must be a citizen of the United States.
  • Age: May be 20 years of age at the time of the test; however, must be 21 at the time of appointment.
  • Height & Weight: Must be comparable for overall size and body structure.
  • Physical Conditions: Demonstrate a physical agility and muscular coordination, pass a rigid physical exam and test for drug use.
  • Character: Must be of good moral character and temperate habits. Psychological testing and polygraph examination required for final applicants.
  • Education: High School diploma or G.E.D. at the time of Testing.
  • Residency: Employees have 24 months to obtain radius residency. 
  • Power Test Card:  Candidates applying for the position of Entry Level or Lateral Transfer Police Officer must provide proof of a current Peace Officer Wellness Evaluation Report (POWER) Test Card at the time of application to certify that they have successfully passed a physical aptitude test administered by a vendor as accepted by the Village of Matteson Fire and Police Commission.


The Village of Matteson allows applicants to apply and take the written test for the position of Police Officer on an on-going basis, however the closing date for this posting is Monday October 7, 2019.  We are accepting applications for both Entry Level Officers and Lateral Transfers.

  1. To complete the Village of Matteson Police Officer application, go to the Village of Matteson site at:
  2. For testing information, go to National Testing Network at:
    • Click on “Find Jobs” at the top of the page and select “Law Enforcement Jobs”
    • Scroll down to “Illinois” The Village of Matteson Police Department
    • Select “Entry Police Officer” or “Lateral Police Officer” to be taken to the Job Information page.
    • Once on the Job Information page:
      • There is a link to Village of Matteson Application which must be completed and submitted by October 7, 2019
      • There is a link to the details of the Hiring Process
  3. Candidates must provide proof of a current valid Peace Officer Wellness Evaluation Report (POWER) Test Card (“POWER Card”) at the time of application. Submitted POWER Test Cards must be dated within six (6) months of the time of application.
For information on POWER tests, you may contact NIPSTA (, Joliet Community College ( or Triton College (
Note: Out of state candidates must have an equivalent POWER Test Card from your state.

Selection Process:

Phase 1

Video/Written Examination:

The video/written examination may be taken at any of the National Testing Network locations. To view the full list of testing locations visit: NTN Testing Locations. Applicants are responsible for the cost of the written test and application through the National Testing Network. Applicants who are unable to afford the cost of the written test may apply for a waiver by completing the National Testing Network Fee Waiver Request Form. Applicants must pass this test prior to the application close date if they want to be considered for the current selection process.

The written test consists of four components: written language ability, multiple-choice writing, multiple-choice reading, and video scenarios. These four components are scored in the following three categories: video, writing and reading. Applicants must score a minimum of 65.00% on video and 70.00% on writing and reading.

Peace Officer Wellness Evaluation Report (POWER) Test:

Candidates applying for the position of Entry Level or Lateral Transfer Police Officer must provide proof of a current “Power Test Card” at the time of application to certify that they have successfully passed a physical aptitude test administered by a vendor as accepted by the Village of Matteson Fire and Police Commission.

Preliminary Background Investigation:

A preliminary background investigation will be completed prior to the oral interview. Candidates can be eliminated based on adverse information.

Phase 2

Oral Interview:

Applicants remaining in the process will be scheduled for an oral interview and must pass to continue in the process.

In-Depth Background Investigation:

The position of Police Officer requires a great deal of public trust and carries a tremendous amount of responsibility. Candidates must be of good moral character and will be subject to a thorough background investigation, including, but not limited to, police records check, credit check, inquiries of neighbors, relatives, work history, and other references. Candidates may be eliminated from the process at any time based on information obtained from the background investigation. This includes, but is not limited to, information discovered about the candidate that would reflect negatively upon the Matteson Police Department if the candidate was hired. A conviction record may be considered on a case-by-case basis and will not necessarily disqualify a candidate. However, Illinois State law precludes appointment as a Police Officer with any felony conviction or any disqualifying conviction as set forth in 65 ILCS 5/10-1-7(c).

Selection from Eligibility Register:

Applicants who are placed on the Final Police Eligibility Register will be reviewed by the Fire and Police Commission.

Physical, Drug Screen, Psychological Evaluation and Polygraph Exam:

Applicants selected off of the Final Police Eligibility Register must pass a physical examination, drug screening, and psychological evaluation and polygraph exam. Final appointment is contingent upon passing all these components.

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