The Crystal Lake
Police Department is currently accepting applications for the position of Police
Officer. Testing is being conducted to fill full-time Police Officer
positions and to establish an Eligibility List for future available positions.
60 credit hours of
completed coursework from a regionally accredited college or
Two (2) years of
full-time active and continuous military service in the United States Armed
Forces with an honorable discharge; OR
Service within the
past 12 months PRIOR to application deadline (9/5/2016) as a full-time
certified police officer at another jurisdiction for a minimum of one
Valid Driver’s License
Applicant must be 21
years of age at time of application deadline, and UNDER 35 years of age at
time of application deadline, except as otherwise determined by State Statute.
Must possess a current
and valid NIPSTA POWER Test card issued within 12 months PRIOR to the written
exam date (cards considered valid only if issued 9/24/2015 – 9/24/2016 –
candidates taking the POWER test after 9/5/2016 are required to bring a
photocopy of the valid POWER Test card on test day).
regarding the POWER test can be obtained by visiting one of the following:
Meet Visual Acuity
Standard of correctable to 20/20 and shall not be color blind.
Residency within 40
nautical miles of the Municipal Complex upon completion of probationary
submission of an online application and all required documentation (see
attached checklist) by the deadline of Monday, September 5, 2016 at 11:59 p.m.
All portions of the
testing process are mandatory. Failure to attend and complete any portion of the
process will result in elimination from employment consideration.
24, 2016 – 8:00 a.m.
Crystal Lake Prairie
Ridge High School
6000 Dvorak Road
Crystal Lake, IL 60012
You are required to arrive at the testing location no later than 8:00 a.m.
with photo identification (valid Driver’s License or State ID) to sign-in. NO
The Crystal Lake
Police Department accepts for employment and promotes its employees without
regard to perceived or actual race, color, religion, sex, national origin,
sexual orientation, age, marital status, military status, order of protection
status, physical or mental handicap unrelated to ability to perform the
essential job functions or any other status or class protected by federal,
state, or local law.
The Crystal Lake
Police Department bases its hiring practices and promotions on merit,
experience, education and other qualifications applied to all applicants and in
accordance with the principles of equal employment opportunity and as required
by any other applicable federal, state, or local law. The Crystal Lake Police
Department complies with the American with Disabilities Act (ADA). Persons
needing accommodations in the recruitment process should notify the City of
Crystal Lake Human Resources Department in advance.
contained in or connected with this application will be considered personal and
confidential to the extent possible or permitted by law and used only in
conjunction with your possible employment by the Crystal Lake Police Department.
Please furnish us with complete information as outlined in this application.
concerning the employment process should be directed to:
Each phase of the process is pass/fail and required to proceed to the next.
Candidates who successfully pass the written exam will be invited to participate
in an on-site interview to be held during October. An eligibility list of
applicants will be established in numerical order based on a minimum passing
score on the written examination and oral interview, which we anticipate posting
by November 15, 2016. The Eligibility List is valid for a period of two years
from the date of certification or until the list is expunged. Further
participation in our process will take place as vacancies occur. Applicants will
be invited, in rank order, to participate in and successfully advance through
the following steps:
Basic interview with
representatives of the Police and Human Resources Department
with representatives of the Police and Human Resources Department
examinations including but not limited to psychological evaluation, medical
examination, vision screening and drug screening.
All appointments are
subject to a probationary period.
THE CITY OF CRYSTAL
LAKE IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
*Please note: There
are 5 documents below which contain links
that must be
completed and attached to your online application
Attach to Online Application
Mail check or money order to:
City of Crystal Lake
Attn: Human Resources - PD
100 W. Woodstock Street
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Copy of Birth Certificate or
Naturalization Papers if born outside of the United States