Price: $25.00

Job Description:

Job Posted on June 21, 2022

***Attention***  In light of all of the ever changing guidelines regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) we are implementing safe standards and minimizing person to person contact to help support slowing down the rampant spread of the virus. We are asking our applicants to PLEASE DO NOT turn in applications in person unless it is absolutely necessary. During business hours please place application packets in the basket outside of our door. After hours (until 7:00 pm) application packets can be slid under our office door at Suite 201. Our preference is for you to utilize the United States Postal Service, UPS, FED EX or other couriers.   





The Board of Fire and Police Commissioners for the City of Belvidere is now accepting applications for the position of Entry Level Police Officer

Testing is being conducted for an anticipated immediate need to hire and to establish a new eligibility list for future hiring needs.


Certified Officers are encouraged to apply with the possibility of a Lateral Transfer with an opportunity for an adjusted starting salary.


The Belvidere Police Department currently has 44 sworn officers and serves a community of 26,000 citizens within the City of Belvidere.  They are a progressive agency with highly motivated officers that work with the community to provide a safe living, learning and working environment to all citizens and visitors.



Starting Salary:  $55,946.00


Job Requirements:



You must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Citizenship:  Must be a citizen of the United States

  • Driver’s License:  Must have a valid Driver’s License with the ability to obtain an Illinois Driver’s License upon time of hire.

  • Age Requirement:  21 years of age or older at the time of application (7/20/22); age 20 if they have successfully completed two years of law enforcement study at an accredited college or university; under age 35 on last date of application (7/20/22) unless they have been certified and employed as a Full-Time Law Enforcement Officer for a municipality in the United States or are otherwise exempt by State Statutes 65 IL 5/10-2.1-6. 

  • Education:  Must have proof of a high school diploma, or GED Certificate or high school proficiency statement.

  • Character:  Must have no felony convictions and be of good moral character as described in State Statute 65 IL 5/10-2.1-6.

  • Residence:  Officers must reside within a 25-mile radius of the Public Safety Building (615 N. Main Street) within one year following the successful completion of their one-year probationary period.

  • Testing:  Must be able to successfully complete all phases of testing (written, physical agility, oral interview, medical, polygraph and psychological)

  • Attention:  Applicants who possess a valid P.O.W.E.R. Card from a certified testing agency, issued between the dates of 4/21/22 and 7/20/22 will be exempt from taking the Physical Ability Test on the day of testing.  ALL other applicants must take the Physical Ability Test on the day of testing.  

The application deadline is:

Wednesday, July 20, 2022 at 4:00 PM

(this is not a postmark date)



Applications will be available online for

purchase until 7/20/22 at 2:00 PM


All applications must be returned to the office of:


C.O.P.S. and F.I.R.E. Personnel Testing Service  


Attn:  Belvidere PD

200 W. Higgins Road, Suite 201

Schaumburg, IL 60195



It is highly recommended that use a track-able courier for the return of all of your material.  We are not responsible for lost or delinquent application packages.  Please Note:  The USPS has been very delayed with their deliveries.







Application fee is non-refundable

Adobe Reader is required for the application

It can be downloaded for free at:


Applicants must attend mandatory test date:

Orientation, Physical Ability Test, and Written Exam

Saturday, August 6, 2022

Registration starts at 7:30 AM

Orientation 8:00 AM

Physical and Written Exam Immediately Following


(P.O.W.E.R. Cards will be accepted in lieu of  Physical Ability Test if card is issued between 4/21/22 and 7/20/22 and turned in by deadline)


Belvidere High School

1500 East Avenue

Belvidere, IL 61008

Test Taking Technique Class is available on Wednesday, August 3, 2022

7:00 PM at the Office of C.O.P.S. and F.I.R.E. Personnel Testing Service

200 W. Higgins Road

Suite 201

Schaumburg, IL 60195



Call today to make your reservation


Cost of the Class is $25.00


The Belvidere Fire and Police Commission is an Equal Opportunity Employer and complies with all Federal, State and Local Laws regarding employment