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Police Officer

North Chicago, Illinois



City of North Chicago

c/o C.O.P.S. and F.I.R.E.

Personnel Testing Service

Phone: 847-310-2677




Starting Salary: $56,684 - $82,989

Population: 32,574

Sworn Officers: 63

Application Deadline: 3/15/17






The Board of Fire and Police Commissioners for the City of North Chicago is now accepting applications for the position of: Entry Level Police Officer


The North Chicago Police Department works in partnership with the community to promote open communication, education, cooperation, enforcement, and fair and equal treatment to improve the safety and security of the community.


Testing is being conducted for 6 immediate new hires and to establish an eligibility list for anticipated future hiring needs.



Applications are available at:


Applications will be online for purchase until 3/15/17 – 2:00 PM


The deadline for returning completed applications is:


Wednesday, March 15, 2017 by 4:00 PM

(NOTE: This is not a postmark date)



All applications must be returned to the office of:


C.O.P.S. and F.I.R.E. Personnel Testing Service

ATTN: North Chicago PD

200 W. Higgins Road, Suite 201

Schaumburg, IL 60195



You must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Citizenship:  Must be a U.S. Citizen or legal resident of the U.S.

  • Driver’s License:  Must possess a valid Driver’s License at the time of application with the ability to obtain an Illinois Driver’s License upon time of hire.

  • Age Requirement:  Applicants must have attained their 21st birthday by the last date for filing applications. Applicants must be under the age of 35 years old at the last date of filing applications (3/15/17) and at such time as the final eligibility list is posted, unless exempt by State Statute 65 IL 5/10-2.1-6., which provides in part that the age limitation does not apply to any person previously employed as a Certified (full-time) Law Enforcement Officer.

  • Education:  Must have proof of High School Diploma, GED Certificate or High School Proficiency Statement.

  • Testing:  Must be able to successfully complete all phases of testing.


NOTE: P.O.W.E.R. Card is not required at the time of application, however, candidates must possess a valid P.O.W.E.R. Card issued within a year prior to the date of hire.


P.O.W.E.R. Card can be obtained at one of these sites: NIPSTA, Triton, Joliet Jr. College 815-280-2674.


All individuals meeting eligibility requirements are encouraged to continue with the application process.



Additional information will be provided in the

packet which can be downloaded at:


There is a $30.00 non-refundable application fee.  Applications are NOT available at the North Chicago Police Department or City Hall.



Mandatory Orientation and Written Examination:


Saturday, March 25, 2017


Registration starts at 12:00 PM


Orientation – 12:30 PM


Written Examination immediately following the Orientation





Rosalind Franklin School of Medicine

3333 Green Bay Road

North Chicago, IL 60064




All applications are subject to the Rules and Regulations of the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners of the City of North Chicago, which is an Equal Opportunity Employer.











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