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Police Officer

City of Elgin

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Contact Information

Address:

City of Elgin
150 Dexter Court
Elgin, IL 60120

Phone Number:

  • 847-931-6049

Fax Number:

  • 847-931-5906

Position Information

Application Deadline:

  • 04/26/19

Salary:

  • $71,759 - $98,645

Sworn Officers:

  • 184

Population:

  • 110,000

Position Details

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.

Candidates must meet and submit the following required documentation by the application deadline of April 26, 2019:

  • Copy of birth certificate / Naturalization papers if born outside of US
  • Candidates must be 21 years of age or older by April 26, 2019
  • Candidates may not be older than 35 by April 26, 2019, unless you have previous employment as a full-time Police Officer in another municipality. Veterans shall be allowed to exceed the maximum age requirement by the number of years served on active military duty, but by no more than 10 years of active duty.
  • Candidates must be citizens of the United States or an alien admitted for permanent residence or lawfully admitted for temporary residence and can produce evidence of intention to become a citizen of the United States
  • Copy of a valid driver's license
  • Copy of Military Separation papers (DD 214), if applicable. Five additional points will be given on the eligibility list to those candidates who have 1 or more years of active duty military experience with an honorable discharge.
  • Copy of valid Power Test Card issued between March 1, 2018 and April 26, 2019 or pass the physical agility test during the written test given by the City of Elgin Police Department at one of the dates listed below.

Candidates must meet and submit the following required documentation by June 1, 2019 for this requirement:

Must meet ONE of the following requirements and provide a copy of a college transcript/diploma:

  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited college
  • 60 credit hours of college credit and have (3) years of full-time Police Officer experience
  • 60 credit hours of college credit and have (3) years of active duty in the United States military
  • 60 credit hours of college credit and be a current City of Elgin full-time employee with at least (3) years of full-time employment with the City of Elgin
  • 60 credit hours of college credit and have participated in the Elgin Police Department Explorer Program with at least four (4) years of participation and with not less than 400 hours of volunteer time in the program.


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