Price: $40.00

Job Description:

Job Posted on February 21, 2019


The Board of Police Commissioners for the City of Harvard is now accepting applications for the position of:

Police Officer



 Testing is being conducted for an immediate need to hire and to establish a new Eligibility List for future anticipated openings


 The Mission Statement of the Harvard Police Department is to create a professional cooperative environment with the community to improve the quality of life for those we serve and protect by embracing the City of Harvard motto: “Winning with Teamwork”


The Harvard Police Department is a full-service police department operating 24 hours every day.  The department currently has 17 sworn officers who serve the community of approximately 10,000 residents.  To maintain the high quality of life and low crime rate in the City, the Police Department incorporates a comprehensive, pro-active approach to delivering police services.  The Department serves the citizens of the community in a number of ways.


Starting Salary: $ 63,902.50

Job Requirements:



You must meet the minimum requirements:


  • Citizenship: Must be a U.S. Citizen who speaks, reads, writes, and understands English.


  • 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: Applicants must be under the age of 35 years old at the last date for filing applications (3/27/19) and at such time as the Final Eligibility List is posted, unless exempt by State Statute 65 IL 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) police officer in a regularly constituted police department of any municipality, regardless of whether the municipality is located in Illinois or any other state. Applicant must have attained their 21st birthday by the last date for filing applications (3/27/19).


  • Education: Must have proof of High School Diploma, GED Certificate or High School Proficiency Statement and MUST have successfully completed 60 hours of college credit hours at a fully accredited college or university, certified copy of transcript is required by the final deadline date for filing applications (3/27/19).


  • POWER Card: Must possess a valid P.O.W.E.R. Card issued no earlier than 10-13-18 from NIPSTA (Only NIPSTA P.O.W.E.R. Cards will be accepted between the dates of 10/13/18 – 4/13/19)


  • Residence: Applicant must reside within 30 air miles of the City of Harvard after completion of the 18-month probationary period.


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


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





The application deadline is Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 4:00 PM

(NOTE: This is not a postmark date)


Applications will be available for purchase until 2:00 PM – 3/27/19






All applications must be returned to the office of:


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

ATTN: Harvard 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:









Applicants must attend the mandatory orientation and test date:



 Orientation and Written Examination


Saturday, April 13, 2019


Registration starts at 7:30 AM


Orientation – 8:00 AM


 Written Examination immediately following the Orientation


*Note: Applicants that have successfully met the minimum passing score for the written examination portion will be required (at a later date) to take a typing test.

Must be able to type a minimum of 40 words per minute.




City of Harvard Police Department

201 W. Front Street

Harvard, IL 60033






Competitive Benefits Package Includes

  • Paid Days Off (PDO’s combines holiday and vacation)

  • Health, Dental and Term Life Insurance Plans

  • Paid Sick Leave Accrual and Buy Back Plans

  • Shift Preference and PDO’s Bid Annually

  • $900.00 Annual Clothing Allowance

  • Court Pay, 3- Hour Overtime Minimum

  • Compensatory Accruals up to 85 Hours

  • Defined-Benefit Pension and 457 Plans





All applications are subject to the Rules and Regulations of the Board of Police Commissioners of the City of Harvard, IL which is an Equal Opportunity Employer.




Test Taking Technique Class Available on:


Wednesday, April 10, 2019


at the Schaumburg office of:


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


Optional Program Available to Applicants



Cost of the Class is $25.00


Call today to make your reservation