Price: $25.00

Job Description:

Job Posted on May 23, 2023


***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. 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 Police Commissioners for the Village of Cary is now accepting applications for the position of Police Officer


Testing is being conducted to establish an eligibility register to replace an expired register and for a current vacant opening for full-time Police Officers.

The Village of Cary is located in picturesque McHenry County and is approximately 45 miles from downtown Chicago.  With its small town character and professional, state of the art services, the Village of Cary offers an abundant opportunity to residents and businesses.  Easy access to the City of Chicago by way of the Metra train that passes through the heart of the downtown of Cary makes the village an ideal residential and business location.


 Salary: $65,943.28 ~ $102,577.28


Job Requirements:


You must meet the following minimum requirements:


  • Citizenship:  Must be a U.S. Citizen

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

  • Age Requirement:  Must be at least 21 years at the time of application (6/21/23). Must be under the age of 35 years old at the last date of filing applications (6/21/23) AND at such time as Final Eligibility Register is posted, unless they have been certified and employed as a full-time police officer for a municipality in the United States, or are otherwise exempt by State Statute 65 IL 5/10-2.1-6.

  • Education:  Must have proof of High School Diploma, GED Certificate or High School Proficiency Statement.

  • Vision:  Must have at least 20/20 corrected vision at the time of offer of employment and may not be afflicted with color blindness.

  • Hearing:  A hearing test shall be consistent with a level necessary to perform the duties of the position sought.

  • Residence:  At this time there are no stated requirements for residency declared by the Village of Cary.

  • Testing:  Must be able to successfully complete all phases of testing.

  • P.O.W.E.R. Card: All applicants MUST possess a valid P.O.W.E.R. Card from a certified testing agency, issued between 6/21/22 and 6/21/23 OR be certified by the State of Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board as a FULL-TIME law enforcement officer AND must be currently employed as a full-time law enforcement officer for at least two years.  (certification as a corrections officer does not meet this requirement)


The application deadline is:


Wednesday, June 21, 2023 at 4:00 PM

Applications will be available until

 June 21, 2023 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:  Cary PD

200 W. Higgins Road, Suite 201

Schaumburg, IL 60195


It is highly recommended that you hand deliver or use a track-able courier for the return of all of your material.  We are not responsible for lost or delinquent applications.



Application fee is non-refundable:


Adobe Reader is required for the application

It can be downloaded for free at:





All applicants must attend the Mandatory Orientation and Test Date 

Mandatory Orientation and Written Examination


Saturday, July 8, 2023

Registration starts at 8:30 AM

Orientation – 9:00 AM


Written examination immediately

following the Orientation





Cary Municipal Center

755 Georgetown Drive

Cary, IL 60013





All applications are subject to the Rules and Regulations of the Board  of Police Commissioners of the Village of Cary, which is an Equal Opportunity Employer





Test Taking Technique Class Available 

Schaumburg office of:

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

Optional Program Available to Applicants

Call today to make your reservation




Cost of the Class is $25.00