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Police Officer

Naperville, Illinois



City of Naperville

c/o Selection Works

Phone: 630-812-0400





Starting Salary: $61,806

Population: 145,000

Sworn Officers: 170+

Application Deadline: 7/13/12




Agency Profile


The City of Naperville, Illinois is a dynamic community of approximately 145,000 residents, located 28 miles west of Chicago. Naperville has gained national recognition for its family-friendly environment, excellent schools and library system, low crime rate and vibrant downtown area. The municipal government employs approximately 1,000 dedicated individuals in a wide range of job categories.


The Naperville Police Department is a nationally accredited agency, whose mission is to provide professional, high quality and effective police service in partnership with the community. Recognizing the diverse needs of the community, the department provides and encourages a policy of professional and individual excellence which is enhanced by continuing education and training.  The police department employs a staff of over 250 whose mission is to provide professional, high quality and effective police service in partnership with the community.


The police department expects to hire approximately 10 police officers in the next two years.



The annual starting salary for a Naperville police officer is currently:


$61,806.15 with an excellent benefits package



Eligibility Requirements


The Naperville Board of Fire and Police Commissioners is charged with the appointment of all Police Officers.


To be considered for employment, candidates

must meet the following requirements:

  • Be a United States citizen;

  • Hold a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline at time of application;

  • Possess a valid driver’s license, which will be used for identification at all phases of testing;

  • Have a valid social security number;

  • Be 21 years of age, but not older than 34 years of age by the date of orientation;

  • Attend orientation and all phases of testing;

  • Possess good moral character;

  • Pass a polygraph test;

  • Pass a thorough background investigation;

  • Pass a medical examination including a psychological assessment and a functional physical evaluation;

  • Meet the vision requirement of uncorrected 20/100 correctable to 20/20 and not be color blind;

  • Meet all requirements of the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners and the State of Illinois.




Selection Works is managing the application process on behalf of the Naperville Police Department. Applicants will be required to purchase the application for a nonrefundable fee of $32. Please review this document carefully prior to purchasing the application.



Should you have any questions, contact Selection Works at:




(630) 812-0400



You must submit an application as follows:


Applications will be available from April 16, 2012 to July 13, 2012.


All applications and required documents must be submitted to Selection Works prior to 4:00 p.m. on July 13, 2012 OR YOU WILL BE CONSIDERED INELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE in the testing process.  You are wholly responsible for ensuring the completeness and accuracy of your application. 


You will purchase your application from Selection Works by clicking “add to cart” for the Naperville Police Officer Job Application above, and then by following the check-out screen prompts. The application package will contain instructions for completing the application and supplying all necessary documents. The application will be delivered via the website as a PDF document. We strongly recommend that you save this document to your computer or data storage device. You will be able to complete the application using ADOBE READER® by typing in the necessary information.



Testing Process


The initial testing process will consist of two primary components: a traditional police officer written examination and a physical ability test.  The police officer exam will assess job-related cognitive abilities, personality characteristics and behavioral traits. The physical ability test will assess job-related physical abilities.  You do not need to have any police officer experience, training or knowledge to successfully complete these tests. An orientation will be provided immediately prior to the administration of the tests to provide further information regarding the testing process.



The candidate orientation and written exam will be conducted on Friday, August 10, 2012 at:


Calvary Church

9S200 Illinois Route 59

Naperville, Illinois 60564


You are required to arrive at the testing location no later than 9:30 a.m. to sign-in.  The mandatory orientation will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., and the written exam will take place between 12:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.  The examinations will be scored on-site by Selection Works and a list of candidates eligible to participate in the physical ability test will be determined.


Candidates who pass the written examination will be invited to the Physical Ability Test on Saturday, August 11, 2012The PAT will be held from 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. adjacent to the police department located at 1350 Aurora Ave., Naperville, Illinois 60540.  Should you pass the written examination, you will be assigned an arrival time for the PAT.  You should arrive at the PAT approximately 15 minutes prior to your scheduled time slot to sign-in.  Should inclement weather affect the administration of the PAT, a rain-date will be announced.


Those who pass the written examination and PAT may be invited to interview with the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners.





There is a Preparation Guide available to assist you in preparing for the LST™. The preparation guide can be purchased from this website at a discounted price. Use Coupon Code NPD12PG to receive a $3 discount. Limit one use per customer.




The City of Naperville is an Equal Opportunity Employer.











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