The City of Elgin, Illinois seeks highly qualified police officer candidates.
Founded in 1836 and located 35 miles northwest of Chicago, Elgin is proud of its diversity in demographics and culture. From its revitalized downtown area, including the award-winning Riverwalk and the Hemmens Cultural Center, to its many comfortable neighborhoods, four historic districts, 1,600 acre parks system and extensive regional recreational assets, Elgin offers a unique quality of life, whether one is interested in city or suburban living. Elgin's motto, "The City in the Suburbs", embodies a celebration of Elgin's past, enjoyment of the present, and the promise of Elgin's future.
Must meet ONE of the following requirements and provide a copy of a college transcript/diploma:
Written Examination Candidates have two options for completing the written examination. You may take the written examination with the City of Elgin or through the National Testing Network Inc.
The City of Elgin administers our written examination through National Testing Network, Inc. You must fill out an application and schedule a written examination through National Testing Network by going to www.nationaltestingnetwork.com, selecting "Police Officer Jobs" and sign up for the City of Elgin under "Illinois".
What you will do on the www.nationaltestingnetwork.com website:
Available dates for the test are listed under each of the different testing sites. The last day to take a test to qualify for the City of Elgin position is May 30, 2020. The fee for the test is $49.00. Submit your voucher code at the time of payment to reduce the cost to $39.00. The voucher is only good toward scheduling a test with the City of Elgin through National Testing Network. If it is not used at payment time you will be responsible for the entire amount of the test. The City will not retroactively reimburse the $10.00 credit.
You will have the opportunity to take an online practice test at ergopracticetests.com for an additional fee, if you choose.
The City of Elgin Police Department will be conducting the written examination on specific dates. There is no cost for taking the test if you take it at the Elgin Police Department at one of the dates listed below. The examination consists of the same written examination given by National Testing Network, and will include a physical agility portion that will satisfy the Power Test card requirement for those applicants that need the Power Test Certification. The physical agility portion of this test is optional and is not required if you already have a Power Test Certification.
The test will be given at:
Elgin Community College
1700 Spartan Drive
Elgin, IL 60123
Dates for this test:
Saturday, April 4, 2020 at 8:00 a.m.
Thursday, April 30, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 9, 2020 at 8:00 a.m.
Elgin Police Department
151 Douglas Avenue
EPD Training Room
Elgin, IL 60120
Dates for this test:
Saturday, May 30, 2020 at 8:00 a.m.
The written exam takes approximately 2 and a half hours to complete. The physical agility test will be given after the written examination. Candidates do not need to take the physical agility portion of the examination if they already have a valid Power Test Certification. Candidates should wear appropriate clothes and footwear if they are participating in the physical agility portion of the test. Space is limited to 200 applicants per time slot. You will receive an email from us once you submit your application with directions on how to schedule yourself for the written exam within 48-72 hours of submitting your application.
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