Western Springs, IL Police Officer Job Application


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Western Springs Police Department

Police Officer Job Application

Starting pay for a Police Officer: $67,372.43

Application Deadline: Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 4:00 p.m.

For additional information about Western Springs, IL and the Police Department please click here. 

Minimum Requirements:

  • $35.00 Non-refundable application fee
  • No felony convictions 
  • U.S. Citizenship 
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • High School diploma or equivalent (GED)
  • 21 to 34 years of age on March 19, 2020 or as otherwise exempt from age limitation by State Statute 65 ILCS 5/10-2.1-6
  • Must have a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited College/University or DD-214 showing at least thirty-six (36) months of active service with honorable discharge or have served fro 180 days of active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces in combat duty recognized by the Department of Defense and was honorably discharged as outlined in Illinois State Statute 65 ILCS 5/10-2.1-6
  • Must have a current and valid POWER Test Card dated within 12 months prior to application deadline (cards considered valid only if issued 3/19/2019 – 3/19/2020)
  • Must be physically able to perform the essential duties of the position 
  • Must have at lease 20/100 binocular vision without glasses, correctable to 20/20 with glasses and shall not be color blind 
  • Must be of good moral character
  • Must not have tattoos that would be visible in whole or in part while wearing any uniform apparel of the department 
  • Must attend mandatory orientation session (no exceptions) and pass all phases of the testing process
  • Must participate in an eight (8) hour ride-along with a police officer during the background investigation portion of the hiring process. The ride-along will be scheduled by the agency at that time
  • The Board of Fire and Police Commissioners requires all employees to enter into an expense reimbursement agreement upon hire

Required documentation due March 19, 2020 by 4:00 p.m. (not accepted via email or fax; documentation must be hand delivered or mailed):

  • Confirmed online application – available after purchase
  • Reimbursement Agreement (4 pages) – available after purchase
  • Consent and Release Agreement (2 pages) – available after purchase
  • Copy of high school diploma or equivalent
  • Copy of valid driver’s license
  • Copy of birth record as proof of citizenship or legal authorization to work in U.S.: can include: county/state-issued birth certificate, U.S. passport, naturalization papers
  • Copy of Official college transcripts – unofficial transcripts not accepted
  • Copy of DD-214 (long form), if applicable 
  • Copy of valid POWER test card. Must be dated 3/19/2019 – 3/19/2020

Mandatory Written Examination:

Saturday, April 18, 2020 – Lyons Township High School – 4900 Willow Springs Rd. – Western Springs, IL 60558

Please bring photo ID to sign-in no later than 8:45 a.m.

Application Process Information:

When you have completed the online application you will receive a confirmation number. You will also need to print and sign the required release form(s) and gather required documents listed above for submission to IOS Recruitment by 4:00 p.m. (CST) on March 19, 2020.  You must meet all minimum requirements in order to test.  No refunds will be issued for any reason. 


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