Monday, September 8, 2014

South Holland (IL) Hiring Police Officers





$25 non-refundable application fee;

U.S. Citizen;

21 years of age and no more than 35 years of age at time of application, unless exempt by statute;

High School diploma or GED;

Must have at least 30 credit hours of College from an accredited university (Copy of official college transcripts due at application deadline.);

20/70 binocular vision correctable to 20/20 and not be color blind;

Submit proof that they have passed the Illinois POWER test within the past year as of October 4, 2014 (POWER test cards considered valid if issued 9/5/13 – 10/4/14). POWER tests are accepted from the following agencies:

Joliet Junior College – Joliet, IL - (815) 280-2674 or email;

NIPSTA – Glenview, IL –;

Triton College – River Grove, IL - or (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3326;

 Must be able to comply with contractually agreed upon residency requirement: All employees must reside within a three-mile radius of South Holland’s Village Hall by the end of one (1) year of employment. Any employee who has so resided within such three-mile radius for four (4) years or more will thereafter be allowed to reside in any city/town that has any portion of its borders located within a ten-mile radius of the South Holland’s Village Hall. Any employee who has so resided with the three-mile and/or ten-mile radius for eight (8) years or more will be allowed to reside in any city/town that has any portion of its borders located within a twenty-mile radius of South Holland’s Village Hall except that for the City of Chicago the actual ten-mile and twenty-mile radius line will be used;

 Be of high moral standards and personal integrity and habits based upon contemporary Village standards, as determined by the Police Department;

 Be free of any felony convictions, or misdemeanor criminal convictions as specified in CH.24, Section 10-1-7 of the Illinois Revised Statues;

 Be able to pass written examinations, power test, oral interviews (2), background investigation, psychological & polygraph examinations and a medical examination;

 Complete and submit online application and all required documents by 2:00 p.m. on Friday, September 5, 2014.


Online applications and downloadable release forms are available online only at

Online applications and ALL required documents are due to Public Safety Recruitment at 1127 S. Mannheim Road, Suite 203, Westchester, IL,
no later than 2:00 P.M. on September 5, 2014.


Attend Mandatory Orientation on Friday, October 3, 2014 at Thornwood High School, 17101 S Park Ave, South Holland, IL 60473. Orientation begins at 7:00 p.m. Arrive by 6:15 p.m. with your valid Driver’s License or State ID to sign in.

Candidates who do not attend the mandatory orientation will be eliminated from the testing process.


Attend Written Exam on Saturday, October 4, 2014 at Thornwood High School, 17101 S Park Ave, South Holland, IL 60473. Arrive by 8:15 a.m. with your valid Driver’s License/State ID AND photocopy of your valid POWER test card to sign in.

Doors close at 9:00 a.m. sharp. Candidates arriving late will not be permitted into testing. No exceptions.

If you have questions, please call 800.343.HIRE or email

If you do not attend or do not complete any portion of the testing process, you will not be eligible for employment

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