The Mount Prospect Police Department is actively seeking highly motivated and
committed women and men to serve as police officers to a diverse community of
54,000 residents by living the Department's motto: With COURAGE We Protect; With
COMPASSION We Serve. With a rich history, the Mount Prospect Police look forward
to an exciting and progressive future. YOU can be a part of that future.
PRELIMINARY APPLICATION DEADLINE:
Friday, September 11, 2015 at NOON
Monday, September 21, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, September 27, 2015 at 8:00 a.m.
October 28-30, 2015
Applicants must meet the following age requirements:
Be a United States citizen at the time of filing of the Formal Application
(Oral Interview Phase).
Be at least 21 years of age, but not more than 35 years of age by the
Preliminary Application deadline on September 11, 2015. The following
U.S. military veterans can exceed the maximum age limit by the number of
years of active military service (limit to 10 years of active military
service) with an honorable discharge;
Auxiliary police officers as defined in 65 ILCS 5/3.1-30-20 with at least
five years of service and under the age of 40;
Age limitations do not apply to:
Applicants previously employed as a police officer in any properly
constituted municipal police department in the United States; or
Applicants previously employed as a sworn police officer with the Illinois
State Police; or
Applicants who have served as a deputy under Section 3-6008 of the Counties
AND otherwise meet the necessary training requirements of a police officer
established by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board.
Police officer applicants must possess a high school diploma or its
equivalent (GED) AND a minimum of 60 hours of college credit or its equivalent
Equivalent of 30 hours of college semester hours for each 12 full months of
non-disability service as a full time police officer with another police
department in the United States;
Equivalent of 30 college semester hours for each full 12 consecutive months of
active military duty for the United States, honorably discharged, and not
convicted by court martial or other legal process for disobedience to orders
or crimes in the military which are the substantive equivalent of the crimes
set forth in Chapter 2, Section 1(D) of the Rules and Regulations of the Mount
Prospect Board of Fire and Police Commissioners;
Equivalent of 10 college semester hours for each 12 full months of employment
as a Mount Prospect Community Service Officer;
Equivalent of 30 college semester hours by demonstrating fluency (ability to
read, speak, and understand) any language prevalent in the Mount Prospect
Police service area, other than English, as determined by the most recent U.S.
Census Bureau statistics. The BOFPC will be the sole judge of whether a
language is prevalent in the Mount Prospect Police service area and whether
fluency has been clearly demonstrated. The BOFPC may retain a testing agency
to advise as to specific language prevalency and for standards and evaluation
Applicants must possess a valid driver's license at the time of submission of
the Preliminary Application. Upon hire, an applicant with a driver's license
from another state must possess a valid Illinois Driver's License within 6
months of hire.