Price: $5.00

Job Description:

Job Posted on August 26, 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.  



Testing is being conducted for anticipated need to hire, and to establish an Eligibility List for future hiring needs.


The Board of Fire and Police Commissioners for the Village of Crete is now accepting applications for the position of: Police Officer


The Crete Police Department is a full-service law enforcement agency that endeavors to address specific concerns as well as respond to criminal activity and emergencies. They strive to provide a high quality of police service for their citizens and businesses.


 Salary:  $52,563.00


Job Requirements:



You must meet the minimum requirements:


  • Citizenship:  Must be a U.S. Citizen or legally authorized to work in the U.S.

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

  • Age Requirements:  Applicants must have attained their 21st birthday; or 20 if you have successfully completed two years of law enforcement study at an accredited college or university.  Applicants must be under the age of 35 years old at the last date for filing applications (10/21/20) unless they have been a certified and employed as a Full-Time Law Enforcement Officer for a municipality in the United States or are otherwise exempt by State Statute 65 IL 5/10-2.1.

  • Education:  Must have a High School Diploma or equivalent (GED) AND an Associate Degree or 66 semester credit hours or equivalent from an Accredited College or University.

  • Character:  Must have no felony convictions and be of good moral character.

  • Testing:  Must be able to participate and successfully complete all stages of the testing process.

  • Residency:  Must reside within 25 miles of the Village of Crete at the end of probationary period.

  • P.O.W.E.R. Card:  Must possess a valid P.O.W.E.R. Card, issued between the dates of 10/21/19 and time of testing on 10/21/20 (NIPSTA, Triton or Joliet Junior College


  • Patrol Officer Salary: $52,563

  • Paid vacation, holidays, and sick time

  • Great Health and Dental Plans

  • Life Insurance

  • Pension Plan

  • Extra pay for OIC (Officer in Charge) and FTO (Field Training Officer)

  • (12) Hour shift; 3 on 2 off 2 on, 3 off rotation.

  • Extra pay opportunities including working at Crete-Monee School District Events, community events, and overtime opportunities with STEP (Sustained Traffic Enforcement Program) traffic grant details.

  • The Crete Police Department values keeping its officers involved in other opportunities. This includes matching officers with their skills and interests to maximize the police department’s effectiveness within the community and keeping officers engaged during their careers.  Some of these opportunities include:  Will County Gang/Drug Suppression Unit Officer(s), Will County Major Crime Task Force, Officer(s), School Resource Officer(s), Evidence Technician Officer(s), Liquor and Tobacco Enforcement Officer(s), Truck Enforcement Officers(s), Community

  • Policing Officer(s), Special Olympics Liaison Officer(s), and additional involvement as opportunities present themselves

The application deadline is Wednesday, October 21, 2020 – 4:00 PM


(this is not a postmark date)


Applications will be available online for purchase until 2:00 PM on 10/21/20



All applications must be returned to the office of:


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

Attn: Crete PD

200 W. Higgins Road, Suite 201

Schaumburg, IL 60195

It is highly recommended that you 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:




Orientation and Written Examination


Registration starts at 1:00 PM

Saturday, November 7, 2020

Orientation starts at 1:30 PM

Written Exam immediately following Orientation



 Crete EMA Facility

280 W. Exchange Street

Crete, IL 60417






Test Taking Technique Class available on:


Wednesday, November 4, 2020 ~ 7:00 PM 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