Minimum Requirements and Qualifications
Applicants for the position of entry level Police Officer must meet the following minimum requirements and qualifications at the time of application:
- United States citizen.
- Must be at least 21 years old and maximum age of 34 years (except as otherwise provided by state law).
- Graduation from high school or equivalent thereof.
- Valid driver’s license.
- Illinois Peace Officer Wellness Evaluation Report (POWER) Identification card with a date of issue between June 1, 2014 and July 7, 2015. Applicants must complete POWER Test prior to submitting the application [testing cost is the responsibility of the applicant]. Agencies throughout the State of Illinois offer the POWER test including the following local agencies:
Joliet Junior College: http://www.jjc.edu/fitness-center/Pages/power-testing.aspx
Triton College: http://www.triton.edu/power/
- Other Qualifications (must meet a minimum of one of the following):
- Completion of 60 hours of college credit at time of application [transcript proof required]; OR
- Previous experience as a full time sworn, certified law enforcement officer [state certificate / license proof required]; OR
- Two (2) years active duty United States military experience [proof of service required].
Each phase of the process is pass / fail and required to proceed to the next.
- Mandatory Orientation session [9:00 a.m., Sunday, August 2, 2015]
- Written examination (multiple choice) [Sunday, August 2, 2015 immediately after orientation]
- Written examination (essay) [Sunday, August 2, 2015]
- Oral Interview with Civil Service Commission – applicants will be contacted with specific date / time information [scheduled to begin after Labor Day, September 7, 2015]
- Preliminary background check
- Post-offer examinations including but not limited to: polygraph examination; psychological evaluation; character and background investigation; medical examination; vision screening; and drug screening.