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Police Officer

Aurora, Illinois



City of Aurora

44 E. Downer Place

Aurora, IL 60506

Phone: 630-256-3430




Starting Salary: $23.13/hour

Population: 200,456

Sworn Officers: 289

Testing Deadline: 6/15/16




The City of Aurora, IL is accepting applications for the position of Police Officer to establish a Civil Service eligibility list.

Applicants must complete the following before

moving forward in the selection process:

  1. View the PowerPoint using the link below.

Police Recruitment 2016

(PDF format)

Get Adobe Reader

  1. Pass the video-based, job simulation multiple-choice exam


To register and select testing location visit:


Beginning Salary:




after 6 months $30.83/hour


after 1 year $36.75/hour


plus a full benefit package


Contact Information:


City of Aurora

Human Resources Department

44 E. Downer Place

Aurora, IL 60504
(630) 256-3430


Department Overview:

Mission Statement

We will enhance the quality of life in Aurora through innovation, partnerships and dedicated service to our community.

Our Visions and Values

Public service is our most important priority. We must actively contribute to the welfare of Aurora by improving the quality of life and by addressing the reality and perception of crime.

Respect must be given to all individuals. We are committed to treating everyone with respect and dignity.

Integrity guides our actions and relationships with the community. We are worthy of the publicís and each otherís trust.

Dedication to the police profession improves our standard of excellence. The Aurora Police Department must be at the forefront of organization and employee excellence through training, technology, innovation and leadership.

Empowerment of our employees and the community is central to what we do. Employees must have the freedom to identify problems and develop solutions. We value the delegation of authority and responsibility and embrace accountability. We must embody a shared purpose with our community in an atmosphere of partnership.

Area Information:


Located 35 miles west of Chicago, Aurora is the second largest city in Illinois with a population of 200,456. Situated along the Fox River and the Ronald Reagan Memorial Tollway (Interstate 88), the city extends 46 square miles encompassing Kane, DuPage, Kendall and Will counties. Aurora also is home to six public school districts and seven townships.

To learn more about the City of Aurora, IL visit:

Job Requirements:

  • Age:  Candidates must be at least 20 and under 35 years of age at the time of written exam but must be at least 21 years of age and under 36 years of age at time of appointment, pursuant to the Illinois Municipal Code as amended (65 ILCS 5/10-1-1 et seq.).

  • US Citizen:  Must be an U.S. citizen at the time of appointment.

  • High School Grad/GED:  The applicant must have achieved a high school diploma with a grade point average of 2.5 out of 4.0 (or an equivalent on a scale with a maximum grade point average other than 4.0), or a G.E.D. with a minimum composite score of no less than 2480 points, or at least sixteen (16) hours of college credit with a grade point average of 2.5 out of 4.0 (or an equivalent on a scale with a maximum grade point average other than 4.0) regardless of high school grade point average or G.E.D. composite score.

  • Valid ILLINOIS State Driver's License:  Possession of a valid Class ďDĒ Illinois driverís license or a valid out-of-state driverís license of similar classification.

  • Ability to Read/Speak English:  Yes

  • Vision:  Must be able to meet vision standard at time of appointment. Must be correctable to 20/20 with both eyes open with field of vision/depth perception/color vision within normal ranges.

Additional Requirements:

  • Excellent moral character and personal integrity.

  • A subsequent polygraph and psychological examination will be required, in addition to a thorough *background investigation, drug screen and pre-employment physical.

  • Valid Police Officer Physical Ability Test certification at the time of application.

Additional Information:


April 4 - June 15, 2016 by 12 a.m. CST

Testing period closes at midnight CST


Those who meet the minimum cutoff score on the video-based, job simulation exam will be notified to fill out an application and request preference points during the specified time frame.

June 20 Ė July 15, 2016 by 5 p.m. CST


Complete the application, Request for Preference Points Form and return all required documentation (**see below). Human Resources must receive your documentation by July 15, 2016, 5 p.m. CST (NOT POSTMARKED).

Mail or bring in-person to:


City of Aurora

Human Resources Department

Attention: Police Testing

44 E. Downer Place

Aurora, IL 60507


Please Note:

*The police officer background investigation process can take up to six weeks.

**You must provide a copy of your birth certificate, a copy of your high school diploma/G.E.D. along with proof of your G.P.A./G.E.D. composite score or official college transcript showing completed course hours and G.P.A., a copy of your valid driverís license and a copy of your valid Police Officer Physical Ability Test certification.

There is a non-refundable base fee of $49 for testing and an additional cost for each department where you indicate you want to apply. Payments are made electronically using a credit card. If you are interested in testing for this opportunity but, are unable to pay the fee, please complete the hardship waiver form and return it with the required documentation, as soon as possible.











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