Applicants must meet the following minimum qualifications and requirements at the time of application:
State of Illinois certification by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board (Part-time certification as a law enforcement officer does not meet this requirement.)
United States citizen.
Individuals must be at least 21 years old.
Education - High school education or equivalent thereof
Experience – at least 2 years experience as a full time sworn, certified law enforcement officer within the last 3 years [candidates with less than 2 years experience may be considered if the candidate has completed 60 hours of college credit or has 2 years active duty military experience in addition to full time sworn certified law enforcement officer experience.]
Valid Driver’s License.
Process includes: pre-screening interview by police department command staff; character and background investigation and credit check; interview with Civil Service Commission; and post-offer examinations including but not limited to: psychological evaluation; medical examination; vision screening; and drug screening. Each phase of the process is pass / fail and required to proceed to the next.