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Police Officer

Barrington, Illinois



Barrington Police Department








Salary: $61,980 - $88,963

Population: 10,000

Sworn Officers: 23

Application Deadline: 6/15/15




Police Officer

Barrington Police Department



The Village of Barrington is a retail, commercial, and residential community located approximately 35 miles northwest of Chicago.  The Barrington Police Department serves a population of approximately 10,000 residents, living in a 5.1 square-mile area.


The Barrington Police Department employs 23 sworn police officers who serve in various capacities which include: administrative staff, detective division, patrol division and school liaison officers.  The department offers a comprehensive compensation and benefit package, which includes a starting salary of $61,980 and reaching the top salary of $88,963 after six years.  (This range is effective until April 30, 2016.)



Minimum Hiring Requirements:

  • US Citizen

  • Minimum age of 21 at the last date for filing an application

  • Maximum of 34 years of age at time of application (unless exempt according to 65 ILCS 5/10-2.1)

  • High school graduate or equivalent

  • At least 60 hours of college credits with a “C” average or better (no exemptions for military service).

  • Valid driver’s license (requires a valid Illinois driver’s license at date of hire)

  • Peace Officer Wellness Evaluation Report (POWER) certification no older than one year at the date of application. POWER Test certification must accompany application. POWER Test offered through NIPSTA, Joliet Junior College and Triton College.

  • A $45 application fee must accompany each application


Documents to be Submitted with Application:

  • One of the following:

    • Birth certificate issued by the State Department, Form FS-545

    • Birth certificate issued abroad by the State Department, Form DS-1350

    • Birth certificate issued by a state, county, or municipal authority, bearing a seal

    • Native American tribal documents

    • U.S. citizen identification card, INS Form 1-197

    • Identification card for use of a resident citizen in the U.S., INS Form 1-179

  • High school diploma/transcripts or GED certificate

  • Copy of official college transcripts showing at least 60 hours of college credits with a “C” average or better (no exemptions for military service).

  • Valid driver’s license

  • Peace Officer Wellness Evaluation Report (POWER) certification no older than June 1, 2014. 

  • Military Service Form DD214 for any application with military service.

  • A $45 application fee


Dates to Remember:

  • Application Submission:  All applications must be completed online on by 4:00 PM on Monday, June 15th, 2015.  

  • Written Test:  All applicants with complete applications who meet all minimum hiring requirements will be invited to attend a written examination on Saturday, June 27th @ 8:00am  at Barrington High School (616 W. Main Street, Barrington, IL).


Questions may be addressed by:


Calling Human Resources at:









Important Disclaimer for Potential Applicants


As part of this application form, you will be required to submit various documents, records and/or additional forms. Be sure to allow sufficient time to gather this documentation and fully complete the application before the deadline. In other words, do not wait until one day before the deadline to collect and submit additional required documentation. In order for your application to be accepted, all materials must be submitted and received prior to the deadline.




The Village of Barrington is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/V/D











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