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Police Officer

Pontiac, Illinois



City of Pontiac

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

Personnel Testing Service

Phone: 847-310-2677




Salary: $48,063 - $82,611

Population: 12,000

Sworn Officers: 18

Application Deadline: 8/22/18



The Board of Fire and Police Commissioners for the City of Pontiac is now accepting applications for the position of Police Officer.


Testing is being conducted for an immediate new hire and to establish an Eligibility List for anticipated future hiring needs.


The City of Pontiac is the county seat of Livingston County. It is also the home of the Route 66 Hall of Fame Museum. Pontiac is rich in history and offers small town living with something for everyone!


The mission of the Pontiac Police Department is to work in partnership with the community to protect life and property, solve neighborhood problems and to enhance the quality of life in the city.



Applications are available at:


 Applications will be online for purchase until 8/22/18 - 2:00 PM


The deadline for returning completed applications is:


Wednesday, August 22, 2018 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: Pontiac PD

200 W. Higgins Road, Suite 201

Schaumburg, IL 60195



You must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Citizenship:  Must be a U.S. Citizen and/or an alien admitted for permanent residence or lawfully admitted for temporary residence, and who produces evidence of intention to become a citizen of the United States

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

  • Age Requirement:  Applicants must be under the age of 35 years old at the last date of filing application (8/22/18) 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 for a municipality. Applicants must have attained their 21st birthday by the last date for filing applications (8/22/18) or are 20 years of age and have successfully completed two years of law enforcement study at an accredited college or university

  • Education:  Must have proof of High School Diploma, GED Certificate or High School Proficiency Statement AND an associateís degree OR in lieu one of the following: 1. Applicant has served for a minimum 24 months of honorable active duty or 180 days of active duty in combat duty in the United States Armed Forces and has not been discharged dishonorably or under circumstances other than honorable. 2. Applicant has successfully received credit for a minimum of 60 credit hours toward a bachelorís degree from an accredited college or university

  • Residence:  Applicant must reside within 15 miles of the City limits by the end of probationary period

  • Character:  Must have no felony convictions and be of good moral character

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

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



Additional information will be provided in the

application packet which can be downloaded at:


There is a $25.00 non-refundable application fee.


Applications are NOT available at the Pontiac Police Department or City Hall.



Applicants must attend the

mandatory orientation and test date:


Mandatory Orientation, Physical Ability and Written Examination


Saturday, September 8, 2018


Registration starts at 8:30 AM


Orientation - 9:00 AM


Physical Ability and Written Examination immediately following the Orientation




Pontiac Recreation Center

900 N. Elm Street

Pontiac, IL 61764




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











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