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Police Officer

Winthrop Harbor, Illinois



Winthrop Harbor Police Department

830 Sheridan Road

Winthrop Harbor, IL 60096

Phone: 847-872-2131 ext. 277

Fax: 847-872-0190





$40,996.80 - $62,712.00


Population: 7,000

Sworn Officers: 25


Application Deadline: 9/30/16







The Winthrop Harbor Board of Police Commissioners provides an Application Packet to persons interested in the position of commissioned Police Officer for the Winthrop Harbor Police Department.



Starting Salary:




After Academy and FTO:




After 1-Year Probation:




Top Rate, after Step 5:





Following are important dates pertinent

to the application process:


September 1, 2016 through September 30, 2016:


Application Packets are available 24/7 at:


Winthrop Harbor Police Department

830 Sheridan Road

Winthrop Harbor, IL



September 30, 2016:


Application submission deadline (All applications must be submitted in person or by mail, to be received at the Police Department no later than midnight on September 30, 2016.)



October 15, 2016:


Written Examination (see details below)


As stated above, the Board of Police Commissioners will accept applications through midnight on September 30, 2016.  There can be no exceptions to the deadline time and date. There is no fee required by the Police Department or Commission to obtain or submit an application. Applications must be submitted together with all required items, as listed on the application form.  Applications which are properly submitted on time and qualified by the Commission will qualify the applicant to participate in the written examination which will be conducted on October 15, 2016. The written examination is mandatory and there is no make-up date.


The results of the written examination will be used to establish a preliminary list of applicants. Due to a current hiring freeze issued by the Winthrop Harbor Board of Trustees, further applicant testing will not be conducted until such time as the hiring freeze is removed. At that time applicants on the preliminary list will be invited to return for an oral interview. Successful applicants will then be placed on an Eligibility List which is active for two years. Any opening for a Patrol Officer that occurs during this two-year period will be filled from the Eligibility List, subject to successful completion of the background investigation, including polygraph and psychological examinations.




  1. 21 to 35 years of age at the time of appointment (over 35 if previously employed as a full-time commissioned Police Officer of a regularly constituted police department; ref. 65 ILCS 5/10-2.1-26)

  2. High school diploma or equivalent

  3. Valid driverís license

  4. Citizen of the United States of America

  5. Corrected vision no worse than 20/20 one eye - 20/30 second eye

  6. Good character and background (Applicants will undergo a comprehensive background investigation, including polygraph, psychological exam and oral interviews.)

  7. Submission of the application packet and all required documentation, in person or by USPS mail, to be received at the Winthrop Harbor Police Department no later than midnight, September 30, 2016. Application packets may not be submitted by FAX or E-mail


Please do not phone the Police Department for information about the application process until you have obtained the application packet. The application packet contains detailed information and instructions. Packets are available at no charge at the Police Department, 24/7 from September 1st through 30th, 2016. Deadline for submission is midnight on 9/30/16.











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