Police Officer Employment

Application Submission


Applications are no longer being accepted. 


Please check back in December, 2018 for future testing information.


 

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The Schaumburg Police Department is the third largest municipal police department in Cook County.

Mission Statement

Serve, Protect, and Enhance the Quality of Life through Community Partnerships

 

Vision Statement

Be a model law enforcement agency viewed internally and externally as professional, enthusiastic, trustworthy, and at the forefront of the police profession.

 

Recruiting Brochure

 

Consider joining the Schaumburg Police Department

We are an organization that embraces change and innovation.  Career development through various assignment opportunities and training will provide a great foundation for the future.  We value service in answering calls, solving crime, problem solving and providing education.

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APPLICATION PROCESS

Applicants for an entry-level position with the Village of Schaumburg must meet the following criteria for submission of an application:

All  applicants shall also furnish a copy of their  Military Service Record, Discharge Papers, Social Security Card, Birth Certificate, certifications,  College or University Degree and, if requested, a copy of a certified transcript of their course work from an accredited College or University at the time of the application.  

Police Officer applicants shall also furnish a copy of their valid Peace Officer Wellness Evaluation Report (POWER) certification issued no later than 12 months of the date of any conditional offer of employment.

A false statement knowingly made by a person in an application for examination, connivance in any false statement made in any certificate which may accompany such application or complicity in any fraud touching the same, shall be regarded as good cause for exclusion from the examination. 

Job Posting Details and Requirements

RESIDENCE

Applicants for examination must be citizens of the United States. 

 

AGE REQUIREMENTS

Applicants shall be under 35 years of  age, at the time of application and at such time as the final eligibility list is posted, unless exempt from such age limitation as provided in Section 5/10-2.1-6 of the Fire and Police Commissioner’s Act.  Applicants, at such time as they file their application with this board, must be 21 years of age.  Proof of birth date will be required at time of application.

 

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

The following educational requirements apply to Police Officer applicants:

  • Applicants must have obtained a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university at the time of the written exam.  Evidence of such (official transcript) must be provided when requested by the Board.

 

DISQUALIFICATION

The Board may refuse to examine an applicant or, after examination, to certify him/her as ineligible.

  1. Who is found lacking in any of the established preliminary requirements for the service for which he or she applies.
  2. Who is physically unable to perform the duties of the position to which he or she seeks appointment.
  3. Who is addicted to the use of drugs or intoxicating beverages or is found to have taken or used drugs and/or narcotics illegally.
  4. Who has been convicted of a felony or any misdemeanor involving moral turpitude, as specified in of the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners Act.
  5. Who has been dismissed from any public service for just cause.
  6. Who has attempted to practice any deception or fraud in his or her application.  A false statement knowingly made by a person in an application for examination, connivance in any false statement made in any certificate which may accompany such application or complicity in any fraud touching the same, including the interview.
  7. Who may be found disqualified in personal qualifications or health.
  8. Whose character and employment references are unsatisfactory.
  9. Who, if applying for a position as a police officer, does not possess a Peace Officer Wellness Evaluation Report (POWER) certificate issued no later than 12 months of the date of any conditional offer of employment.
  10. Who has applied for a position as a police officer and is or has been classified by his or her Local Selective Service Draft Board as a conscientious objector.
  11. Who, if applying for a position as a police officer, does not possess a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited College or University.
  12. Who in the judgement of the commission has not successfully completed the examinations described in Chapter III of the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners Rules and Regulations.
  13. Any applicant deemed disqualified hereunder, shall be notified by the Board.
 
DEFECTIVE APPLICATIONS

At the discretion of the Board, defective applications can be returned for correction, or the applicant can be disqualified

 

MEETING ALL REQUIREMENTS
Candidates prior to original appointment must satisfy all requirements contained in these rules and any Ordinance of the Village of Schaumburg.  The Board may ask that proof of successful fulfillment of any requirement contained herein or adopted by the Village of Schaumburg or State Statute be provided at any time during the application, testing, or appointment process.  The determination of when proof will be provided and the nature of the proof required rests solely with the Board.  The responsibility of providing proof rests solely with the applicant. 


APPLICATION AND TESTING PROCESS

  • Application Fee - $50 (non-refundable)
  • Click here to begin the applications process
  • Application Deadline – January 20, 2017
  • Written Test – Saturday, February 4, 2017 – Harper College, Palatine. IL – Building E Rooms 106 and 107
  • Peace Officer Wellness Evaluation Report (POWER) Certification  - Applicants shall furnish a copy of their Peace Officer Wellness Evaluation Report (POWER) certification issued no later than 12 months of the date of any conditional offer of employment.  For more information about the POWER test, visit the Illinois Law Enforcement and Training website.


POWER certification can be obtained at the following locations:

 

EXAMINATION PROCESS COMPONENTS

The following examinations may be conducted by the Board.  The components and sequence of testing may vary at the discretion of the Board.  Failure to successfully complete any examination disqualifies the applicant from any further participation.  Each weighted component of the examination process shall be based upon a scale of 1 to 100. The Board, at its discretion, may employ third parties to conduct any of the examinations administered pursuant to these rules.

Examinations

Percent of Total Grade

Minimum Passing

Written test

60%

To be announced by the Board prior to conducting the examination and may vary based upon the examination or third party employed by the Board.

Oral Test (Interview)

40%

To be announced by the Board prior to conducting the examination and may vary based upon the examination or third party employed by the Board.

  

February 4, 2017 Written Exam Results

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