Entry Level Police Officer

Elmhurst, IL
Elmhurst Police Department

The Board of Police and Fire Commissioners of the City of Elmhurst, Illinois is accepting applications for Full Time Entry-Level Police Officer Applicants with the Elmhurst Police Department.

Salary/Benefit Information: The starting salary is currently $79,697 annually increasing to $110,419 after 6 years, with an increase to $112,627 after 15 years, effective Jan 1, 2022. Effective Jan 1, 2024, 15 year pay will be $119,775.

All applicants must meet the following minimum requirements established by the City of Elmhurst:

  • Must be a citizen of the United States;
  • Must have High School diploma or equivalent high school education;
  • Must be 21 years of age, and under 35 years of age at time of application (October 20, 2022), or as otherwise exempt by statute
  • Must have completed forty-five (45) semester hours of college credit (100 level or above) from a regionally accredited college or university – a copy of official transcripts required by application deadline (October 20, 2022);
  • Must have a valid driver’s license;
  • Must submit a valid Peace Officer Wellness Evaluation Report (POWER) issued by testing date (November 1, 2022). POWER test cards considered valid if issued within six (6) months PRIOR to testing date.

Preference Point Information:

Following successful completion of the written exam, you will have an opportunity to collect a maximum of five (5) preference points. Preference points will be available in the following categories:

  • Military Experience: Veterans with not less than one year of active duty and an honorable discharge from service (or who are now or may hereafter be on inactive or reserve duty) – 5 Points
  • Law Enforcement Certification: Must have successfully completed the Minimum Standard Basic Law Enforcement Training Course as provided within the Illinois Police Training Act and are currently serving as a full-time or part time law enforcement officer within the State of Illinois. – 5 points
  • Educational Preference: Must have obtained one of the following: o An Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice or Law Enforcement from a regionally accredited institution– 1 Point (not cumulative)
    • A Bachelor’s Degree in any field from a regionally accredited institution – 2 points (not cumulative)
    • A Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice or Law Enforcement from a regionally accredited institution – 3 points (not cumulative)
    • A Master’s Degree in any field from a regionally accredited institution – 4 points (not cumulative)