Price: $30.00

Job Description:

Job Posted on September 7, 2021

***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 Village of Chicago Ridge is now accepting applications for the position of:

Entry Level Law Enforcement


The primary mission of the Chicago Ridge Police Department is to treat all with respect and dignity.  We strive to provide service and protection to the residents, businesses and visitors of Chicago Ridge.  As members of the Police Department, we pledge to make the village a safe and  pleasant place to live, work, and visit while representing ourselves, and the village, in a positive manner.



Testing is being conducted for anticipated new hires and to establish an eligibility list for future hiring needs.



Starting Salary:  $53,646.06


Job Requirements:



You must meet the following minimum requirements:


  • Citizenship:  Must be a U.S. Citizen at time of appointment.

  • 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 RequirementApplicant must be under the age of 35 years old at the last date of filing application (10/06/21) and at such time as the final eligibility list is posted, unless exempt by State Statute 65 ILCS 5/10-2.1-6., which provides in part that the age limitation does not apply to any person previously employed as a Certified (full-time) Law Enforcement Officer for a municipality in the United States.  Applicants must have attained their 21st birthday by the last date for filing applications (10/06/21).

  • Education:  Must have proof of High School Diploma, GED Certificate or High School Proficiency Statement AND must have at least 60 credit hours from an accredited college or university. Two years of active duty will be accepted in lieu of college credit.

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

  •  Residence:  All appointed police officers, within one year of appointment, shall make his/her place of residence within the boundaries established by police contract.  Employees covered by the terms and conditions of the agreement shall maintain their domicile and bona fide place of residence within the following specific boundaries during all periods of service with the Village of Chicago Ridge.

    1. East: State line

    2. North: Route 290; Route 88

    3. West: Route 88; Route 53

    4. South: Route 30

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

  • Language:  Must be able to speak, write, and understand the English language.

  • Must be proportionate height and weight to perform police duties as prescribed by the Illinois Police Training Board.   Must be able to successfully meet the requirements of the P.O.W.E.R. Test at the academy.




Applications will be available for purchase online until 2:00 PM on, October 6, 2021



The application deadline is Wednesday,

October 6, 2021 – 4:00 PM

(NOTE: This is not a postmark date)


All applications must be returned to the office of:


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

Attn: Chicago Ridge PD

200 W. Higgins Rd. Suite 201

Schaumburg, IL 60195



It is highly recommended that you use a track-able courier for the return of all your material.  We are not responsible for lost or delinquent application packages and you will be disqualified if all of the material is not returned to our office by the assigned deadline.

Please note the United States Postal Service

has been very delayed with their regular mail deliveries.



Application fee is non-refundable


Adobe Reader is required for the application


It can be downloaded for free at:




Applicants must attend mandatory Orientation and Test Date:


Mandatory Orientation and Written Examination


Saturday, October 23, 2021


Registration starts at 7:30 AM


Orientation – 8:00 AM



Written Examination Immediately following Orientation





Chicago Ridge Emergency Management Agency

10655 Oak Ave.

Chicago Ridge, IL



All applications are subject to the Rules and Regulations of the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners for the Village of Chicago Ridge






Test Taking Technique Class available on



Wednesday, October 20, 2021


7:00 PM at the office of


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


200 W. Higgins Rd

Suite 201

Schaumburg, IL 60195


Call today to make a reservation




Cost of the Class is $25.00