Price: $35.00

Job Description:

Job Posted on June 25, 2019


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

Entry Level Police Officer


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



The Village of Harwood Heights Police Department is a full-service agency.  The Department is a member agency of the Major Crimes Assistance Team (MCAT), Illinois Law Enforcement Alarm System (ILEAS) and Northern Illinois Police Alarm System (NIPSA) which consists of mutual aid access, emergency service team officers, and mobile field force officers.  The Police Department is heavily involved in training so officers can reach their full potential within the agency.  They have committed much of their staff to these partnerships because they are professional organizations that can assist them greatly in major incidents and investigations.


The Harwood Heights Police Department is composed of men and women who believe that serving and protecting is their most important goal. They strive for personal and professional excellence, dedication to duty, and service to the public.



Starting Salary: $56,553.55



Job Requirements:



You must meet the 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:  Applicants must have attained their 21st birthday by the last date for filing applications (7/24/19).  Applicants must be under the age of 35 years on 7/24/2019 and at such time as the Final Eligibility Register 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 for a municipality in the United States.


  • Education:  Must have proof of a high school diploma, or GED Certificate or high school proficiency statement AND at least 60 credit hours from an accredited college or university.  College credit requirement is waived if applicant has served for at least 24 months of honorable active duty in the United States Armed Forces and has been honorably discharged.


  • Residence:  At this time the Village of Harwood Heights does not have an established residency requirement. 


  • Vision: Have at least 20/70 vision correctable to 20/20. 


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


  • P.O.W.E.R. Card: Must possess a valid P.O.W.E.R. (Peace Officer Wellness Evaluation Report) Card from a certified testing agency, MUST have been issued between the dates of 7/24/18 and 7/24/19.

P.O.W.E.R Test Certification available at:       NIPSTA – Glenview, IL,         Joliet Junior College,, Triton College – River Grove




Applications will be available for purchase online until

2:00 PM on, July 24, 2019


The application deadline is Wednesday,

July 24, 2019 – 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: Harwood Heights PD

200 W. Higgins Rd. Suite 201

Schaumburg, IL 60195



It is highly recommended that you hand deliver or 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, August 10, 2019


Registration starts at 8:00 AM


Orientation – 8:30 AM



Written Examination Immediately following Orientation




Harwood Heights Village Hall

7300 W. Wilson Ave.

Harwood Heights, IL 60706









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








 Test Taking Technique Class is available on Wednesday, August 7, 2019 


7:00 PM at the office of C.O.P.S. and F.I.R.E. Personnel Testing Service


Call today to make your reservation


Cost of the class is $25.00