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Police Officer

Evanston, Illinois



City of Evanston








Salary: $59,822 - $87,093

Population: 75,000

Sworn Officers: 165

Application Deadline: 8/17/15 @ 4 PM




All applicants must meet the following Police Officer

Minimum Requirements established by the City of Evanston:

  • Must possess a high school diploma or GED and sixty (60) college credit hours.

  • Must possess a valid driverís license and a safe driving record.

  • Must be between 21 and 35 years of age by September 12, 2015.

  • Must not possess any felony or misdemeanor convictions in accordance with 50 ILCS 705/6.1.

  • Must possess or be willing to obtain a valid Illinois Firearm Owner Identification card.


Recruitment Process Requirements:

  • Must pass the mandatory POWER test on August 30, 2015.

  • Must pass the written examination scheduled for September 13, 2015.

  • Must successfully pass a structured oral interview and written assessment.

  • Must pass background investigation.

  • Must successfully pass a Psychological Evaluation and Polygraph Examination.

  • Must be certified by the City of Evanstonís Public Safety/Civil Service Commission.

  • Must be able to successfully complete an Illinois State certified police academy, have the ability to carry an Evanston Police Department approved firearm, pass the Illinois State certified firearms examination, and to successfully complete the Evanston Police Department Field Training Program.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Candidates with one year of active duty in the military and an honorable discharge will receive 5 preference points on a passing score of the Written Exam.

  • Certification as a full-time sworn law enforcement officer from the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board or reciprocal state training board.

  • Current employment as a full-time sworn law enforcement officer.


The City of Evanston ensures equal opportunity and fair access to City employment, recreational and educational programs, and services and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship status, ancestry, age, order of protection status, marital status, familial status, disability, arrest record, military status, sexual orientation, and unfavorable military discharge.


Applicants must submit all documents online by 4:00pm CST on Monday, August 17th, 2015.



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