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South Barrington Police Department

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Contact Information

Address:

South Barrington Police Department
30 S. Barrington Road
South Barrington, IL 60010

Phone:

  • 847-620-7561

Position Information

Application Deadline:

  • 05/03/24
  • @ 5:00 PM

Salary:

  • $75,632 - $113,460

    Benefits Information:

    • Police Pension
    • Health, dental, vision, and life insurance
    • Flexible spending account
    • Deferred compensation plan
    • Employee assistance program available
    • Paid vacation, paid holidays, and personal days, paid sick time
    • Officers work 12-hour shifts with seven work days and seven days off every two weeks, every other Friday, Saturday, and Sunday off; Shifts rotate between days and nights every three months
    • All uniforms, body armor, and equipment provided (except sidearm) 

Sworn:

  • 22

Population:

  • 5,077

Position Details

The South Barrington Police Department is hiring for the position of Police Officer.

Candidates are required to complete the following by May 3, 2024, no later than 5:00 PM to be considered for the role: 

Department Overview:

The South Barrington Police Commission is looking for exceptional candidates interested in joining the ranks of the South Barrington Police Department as full-time police officer. Our standards and expectations are high. We offer the opportunity to join a professional police department performing its work with honor, integrity, and respect in a community that appreciates its police officers.

Job Requirements:

  • Age: At least 21 years old, and under 35 years old, or as permitted by law
  • Citizenship Required: Yes, United States Citizen
  • High School Grad/GED: Yes
  • Valid ILLINOIS Driver's License: Yes
  • Ability to Read/Speak English: Yes
  • College: Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university OR an Honorable Discharge from the United States Military
  • Successful completion of the Police Officer Wellness Evaluation Report (POWER) test on or after May 3, 2023, at one of the following testing facilities:
    • Northeastern Illinois Public Safety Training Academy (NIPSTA) in Glenview
    • Joliet Junior College in Joliet
    • Triton College in River Grove, Illinois

Hiring Process:

(The Police Commission reserves the right to terminate any applicant at any point in the hiring process)

  • Schedule and complete the Public Safety Self-Assessment and Frontline National Exam through National Testing Network before the application deadline (https://nationaltestingnetwork.com/publicsafetyjobs/ntn-test-law.cfm)
  • Complete an application with the Village of South Barrington Police Officer Application online www.southbarrington.org
  • Interview with the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners
  • Background Investigation
  • Polygraph Exam
  • Psychological Exam
  • Physical Exam

Required Paperwork:

The Police Commission reserves the right to terminate any applicant at any point in the hiring process. 

Interested and qualified persons should apply and accompanying materials as detailed below to receive consideration.

Application packets are available at:

www.southbarrington.org

OR

South Barrington Police Department

30 South Barrington Road

South Barrington, Illinois 60010

Monday through Friday

8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

The application packet consists of a Village of South Barrington Employment Application form and an Authorization to Release Information form. 

Please apply with the following documents to receive consideration:

  • Signed employment form and authorization to release information
  • A copy of your Birth Certificate or Certificate of Naturalization
  • A copy of your High School Diploma or GED Certificate
  • A copy of your College or University Degree (A sealed and certified transcript of your course work will be required for the background investigation)
  • A copy of your Driver's License
  • A copy of your U.S. Military DD-214 form, if applicable
  • If applicable, a copy of your certificate of completion of Illinois Basic Law Enforcement Academy Training or comparable training from another state
  • A copy of the document confirming you passed the POWER test on or after May 3, 2023

Candidates must complete the necessary Public Safety Self-Assessment as well as the Frontline National exam through NTN.

Return application materials to the South Barrington Police Commission via email at:

policeapplicant@southbarrington.org

Applications and required documentation must be received by 5:00 PM on Friday, May 3, 2024. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.

POWER Test:

The Illinois Law Enforcement Training Standards Board established the Peace Officer Wellness Evaluation Report (POWER) Test as a physical assessment tool for entry to Illinois police academies. The test was created in recognition of the importance of physical fitness in the performance of essential law enforcement duties.

The test requires police officer candidates to engage in the following activities:

  • Sit and Reach Test
  • One Repetition Maximum Bench Press
  • One Minute Sit-Up Test
  • 1.5 Mile Run 

The test is graded on a pass/fail basis. Applicants must complete all four exercises to pass the test.

More information on the POWER test can be found at: https://www.ptb.illinois.gov/media/1755/new-power-test-chart-2023.pdf

The POWER Test is offered on a limited schedule at the following testing facilities. Schedule your POWER test immediately, if you have not already taken it.

  • Northeastern Illinois Public Safety Training Academy (NIPSTA), 2300 Patriot Boulevard, Glenview, IL 60026, 847-998-8090, Cost: $50, www.nipsta.org
  • Joliet Junior College Building G - Fitness Center, 1215 Houbolt Road, Joliet, IL 60431, 815-280-2674, Cost: $50, www.jjc.edu
  • Triton College, 2000 Fifth Avenue, River Grove, IL 60171 708-456-0300, Cost: $50


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