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Police Officer

Harvard, Illinois



Harvard Police Department







Salary: $52,487.60 - $85,725.90

Population: 9,500

Sworn Officers: 17

Application Deadline: 3/4/15




Competitive benefits package includes:

  • Paid Days Off (PDO’s combines holidays and vacation)

  • Health, dental and term life insurance plans

  • Paid sick leave accrual and buy back plans

  • Shift preference and PDO’s bid annually

  • $800.00 annual clothing allowance

  • Court pay, 3 hour overtime minimum

  • Compensatory accruals up to 60 hours

  • Defined-benefit pension and 457 plans


All Applicants Must Meet the Following

Minimum Requirements:

  • At least 21 years of age and no more than 35 years of age (unless exempt by Illinois statute) at the time of the written examination

  • U.S. Citizen who speaks, reads, writes and understands English

  • Successfully have completed at least 60 hours of college credit at a fully accredited college or university, prior to the date of the written examination

  • Possess a valid driver’s license

  • Be able to type at least 40 wpm

  • Submit a valid Illinois P.O.W.E.R Test certification valid within six months of the date of application posting (must be obtained on or after August 1, 2014)

  • No Felony convictions or misdemeanor convictions for crimes of moral turpitude

  • Pay a $40.00 non-refundable application fee

  • Submit application online before the deadline date of Wednesday, March 4, 2015 @ 4:00 PM CST (incomplete applications will not be accepted and will disqualify the applicant)

  • Attend a mandatory orientation and written examination on Saturday, March 14, 2015


Documents to be Submitted with the Application:

  • Valid driver's license

  • Social Security Card

  • Birth certificate

  • Valid Illinois POWER certificate/card dated no earlier than August 1, 2014

  • High school diploma or GED certificate 

  • Copy of OFFICIAL college or university transcripts showing at least 60 earned credits

  • $40.00 non-refundable application fee

  • For any applicant with military experience, a copy of your Military Service Record DD214 form 


To apply for this position or obtain additional hiring information, please visit the following website:




The City of Harvard is an Equal Opportunity Employer.











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