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Now Accepting Police Officer Applications

Post Date:01/29/2020 3:00 PM

The Elk Grove Village Police Department is accepting applications for the position of Police Officer.  All applications must be submitted through by Thursday, March 5, 2020 at 4:00 PM (CST).

All applicants must meet the following minimum requirements established by the Elk Grove Village Police Department: 

  • United States citizen or eligible alien, and must speak English;
  • At least 21 and under the age of 35 by the date of the written examination (March 21, 2020) unless exempt by state statute; 
  • Possess high school diploma or GED equivalent; 
  • Completed 60 semester college credit hours from an accredited college or university as of 6/30/2020 -OR- must have served 24 months of active duty or 180 days of combat duty as designated by the Department of Defense in the United States Armed Forces, and have not been discharged under circumstances other than honorable.
  • No felony convictions and must be of good moral character; (Note: A misdemeanor or felony conviction does not constitute automatic bar from employment. The nature of the offense, the date of the offense, the surrounding circumstance, and the relevance of the offense to the position applied for, may however, be considered in assessing qualifications for employment. Applicants may be requested to provide additional information regarding criminal convictions to assist the Village in evaluating qualifications for employment in the position sought). The applicant understands that the Village is not requesting, nor should the applicant disclose expunged juvenile records of adjudication or arrest;
  • Possess a valid state-issued driver's license;
  • Possess 20/40 corrected vision;
  • Successfully pass a written examination, background investigation, oral interview with the Board of Fire and Police Commission, polygraph, medical evaluation (to include drug and alcohol screening), and psychological evaluation;  
  • Must possess a valid POWER Test card, issued within 12 months of the written exam date (March 21, 2020);
    • Only POWER Test cards issued by NIPSTA, Triton College, or Joliet Junior College will be accepted.*
    • Applicants must present the POWER Test card NO LATER than the written exam date (March 21, 2020).
  • Pay a $45.00 non-refundable application processing fee.

*Visit the following websites for additional information on obtaining a POWER Test card:

  Preference Points:

A maximum of (6) preference points will be awarded as determined by the Village of Elk Grove Village for any one the following: 

  • Military (maximum 2 pts): Armed Forces veterans Honorably discharged will earn one-half point for each six months of active service up to a maximum of two points.  Individuals with General or Other Than Honorable discharge are not eligible for veteran preference points; 
  • Education (maximum 2 pts): Persons who have successfully obtained an Associate's Degree in the field of law enforcement or criminal justice may claim 1 point.  Persons who have successfully obtained a Bachelor's Degree in the field of law enforcement or criminal justice may claim 2 points.  Degrees that are not police related are not eligible for preference points;
  • Training (maximum 2 pts): Persons who have been awarded a State of Illinois Peace Officer Certification may claim 2 points.  Persons who have been awarded an Out of State Peace Officer Certification may claim 1 point.

Claim forms and submittal instructions will be distributed to individuals that successfully pass the written examination.

Submission of Application:

Applications must be submitted online through by Thursday, March 5, 2020 at 4:00 PM (CST). Faxed, e-mailed, mailed or dropped off applications will NOT be accepted.  Only one application per person, per testing cycle will be accepted. Please be advised that technical support is only available during normal business hours: Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Mandatory Orientation and Written Examination Testing   Following completion of all application materials and review of minimum qualifications, successful applicants will be invited to attend written exam testing. Clear your calendar and make sure you are available on the following date: Saturday, March 21, 2020.  All candidates will receive an email approximately one week prior regarding their status in the process. NOTE: Please be sure to check your email spam folder. Many email account providers automatically send our emails there in error (i.e. Google, Yahoo, etc.).  

  Important Disclaimer for Potential Applicants:

All applicants must submit the following documents as part of their application. Failure to do so will result in disqualification from future steps in the hiring process.

  • Copy of state-issued Driver's License; 
  • Copy of Birth Certificate;
  • Copy of High School Diploma or GED Equivalency;
  • Copy of POWER test card issued within 12 months of the written exam date (March 21, 2020);
  • Copy of official or unofficial college transcripts (if applicable);
  • Copy of military form DD-214 (if applicable).

The Elk Grove Village Police Department provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.  In addition to federal law requirements, the Village of Elk Grove Village complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.  This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

The Village of Elk Grove Village prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status.

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