Price: $35.00

Job Description:

Job Posted on May 26, 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 Police Commissioners for the Village of Harwood Heights

 is now accepting applications for the position of

 *Pre-Certified Police Officer*

Testing is being conducted for an immediate need to hire

3-5 Lateral Officers



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.


Salary Range: $68,842.00 – $86,252.00 


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 upon time of hire to obtain an Illinois Driver’s License.


  • Age Requirement: Must have attained their 21st birthday by the last date for filing applications (6/23/21).  Applicants must be forty (40) years old or younger at the last date for filing applications (6/23/21) and at such time as the final eligibility list is posted.


  • Education: Must have proof of High School Diploma, GED Certificate or High School Proficiency Statement. 


  • Experience: At minimum, applicants must possess a full-time State of Illinois Law Enforcement certification (issued by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board) and currently serve or have served within six (6) months prior to the application deadline (6/23/21) as a sworn officer for an Illinois municipality or the Illinois State Police.


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



  • Residence: All police officers shall reside within the permissible residency boundaries within thirty (30) days after the completion of the probationary period. The permissible boundaries shall be within fifteen (15) miles of the intersection of Harlem and Lawrence Avenues, Village of Harwood Heights, Cook County, Illinois.  A full-time, first class patrol officer may petition the corporate authorities on an individual basis.


  • Testing: Must be able to successfully complete all phases of testing which may include a polygraph and psychological Examination.





Applications will be online for purchase until 6/23/21 – 2:00 PM


The deadline for returning completed applications is Wednesday, June 23, 2021 by 4:00 PM


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 Road, Suite 201

Schaumburg, IL 60195




It is highly recommended that you hand deliver or use a trackable 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:


 Applications are NOT available at the Harwood Heights Police Department or the Village Hall

Applicants must attend the mandatory test date

Orientation and Written Examination

Saturday, July 10, 2021 – Registration Starts at 8:00 AM

Orientation Starts at 8:30 AM

 Written Examination immediately following the Orientation



Harwood Heights Village Hall

7300 West Wilson Ave.

Harwood Heights, IL 60706



The Village of  Harwood Heights is an Equal Opportunity Employer and complies with all applicable Federal, State and local laws regarding employment