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Police Officer

South Chicago Heights, Illinois


Village of South Chicago Heights

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

Personnel Testing Service

Phone: 847-310-2677




Starting Salary: $41,514

Population: 4,700

Sworn Officers: 9 (FT); 31 (PT)

Application Deadline: 1/11/17





* Please Note:


Expanded date of acceptance for P.O.W.E.R. Card



The Board of Fire and Police Commissioners for the Village of South Chicago Heights is now accepting applications for the position of Police Officer.


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


The Village of South Chicago Heights Police Department's mission is to provide service and protection to the residents, businesses and visitors of South Chicago Heights. As members of the Police Department, they pledge to make the village a safe and pleasant place to live, work and visit.



Applications are available at:


Applications will be online for purchase until 1/11/17 Ė 2:00 PM


The deadline for returning completed applications is:


Wednesday, January 11, 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: South Chicago Heights PD

200 W. Higgins Road, Suite 201

Schaumburg, IL 60195



You must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Citizenship:  Must be a U.S. Citizen.

  • 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 be under the age of 35 years old at the last date of filing application (1/11/17) 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. Applicants must have attained their 21st birthday by the last date for filing applications (1/11/17).

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

  • Residence:  At this time there are no stated requirements for residency declared by the Village of South Chicago Heights.

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


All applicants must possess a valid P.O.W.E.R. Card issued between the dates of 1/28/16 and 1/28/17; 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 South Chicago Heights Police Department or Village Hall.



Applicants must attend the

mandatory orientation and test date: 


Mandatory Orientation and Written Examination:


Saturday, January 28, 2017


Registration starts at 8:30 AM


Orientation Ė 9:00 AM


Written Examination immediately following the Orientation





South Chicago Heights Senior Center

3140 Enterprise Park

South Chicago Heights, IL 60411




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











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