Price: $25.00

Job Description:

Job Posted on June 30, 2020


***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. 

In making this change we ask that you have your application postmarked by Tuesday, July 28, 2020 and we MUST receive your completed application in our office by Monday, August 3, 2020.




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 that expires in October, 2020 and for an anticipated opening for full-time Police Officers in the near future due to retirement.

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: $ 60,944.00 ~ $94,802.00


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 (7/29/20). Must be under the age of 35 years old at the last date of filing applications (7/29/20) 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:  Candidates MUST possess a valid P.O.W.E.R. Card issued between the dates of 7/29/19 and 7/29/20.  No physical ability testing will be administered on the day of testing.

  •  (Cards can be obtained at NIPSTA, Triton College or Joliet Junior College 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, July 29, 2020 at 4:00 PM

Applications will be available until

 July 29, 2020 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, August 15, 2020

Registration starts at 8:30 AM

Orientation – 9:00 AM


Written examination immediately

following the Orientation





Cary – Grove High School 

2208 Three Oaks Road

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 on:

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

at the 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