Price: $25.00

Job Description:

Job Posted on June 2, 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 Lyons  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 hiring needs


The Village of Lyons is a historic community, located less than 12 miles from the city of Chicago. The Village values high-quality development and is always seeking to improve the quality of life for its residents.


With its convenient access to main interstates and both International Airports that service the Chicagoland area, many find living in Lyons a great location for opportunities professionally, as well as a wonderful community to raise a family in.


A career in law enforcement is one of the most challenging and rewarding experiences you can have.  The Lyons Police Department continues to strive to recruit the most highly skilled, competent, dedicated, community-oriented officers possible. Our Officers pride themselves on performing their duties to the highest level of excellence.



Starting Salary: $64,000.00




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.


  • Age Requirement: Applicants must be under the age of 35 years old at the time of filing application (6/30/21) 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) Law Enforcement Officer in a municipality in the United States.  Applicants must have attained their 21st birthday by the last date for filing applications (6/30/21).


  • Education: Must have a High School Diploma, GED or High School Proficiency Certificate


  • Character: Applicants 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 complete all phases of testing. Must successfully complete a background investigation (applicants will be required to fully disclose all personnel matters, to include agreements and sealed files) Must successfully complete a psychological assessment, polygraph evaluation, medical physical (including drug and alcohol screening)


  • Residence: At this time there are no stated requirements for the residency declared by the Village of Lyons.


  • POWER Card:  Must possess a valid POWER card at time of conditional offer of employment

  • Preference Points:  Preference points will be awarded for military service and college education.


Full-time employment benefits include:


  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance

  • Paid personal days, Kelly days and sick leave compensatory hours

  • Uniform equipment issued through a quartermaster system with a uniform maintenance allowance

  • Pension plan

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • Military leave provided





The application deadline is Wednesday, June 30, 2021 at 4:00 PM

Application will be online for purchase until

2:00 PM on Wednesday, June 30, 2021


All applications must be returned to the office of:


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

ATTN: Lyons 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 Lyons Police Department or the Village Hall

Applicants must attend the mandatory test date

Orientation and Written Examination

Saturday, July 17, 2021 – Registration Starts at 1:00 PM

Orientation Starts at 1:30 PM

 Written Examination immediately following the Orientation



Lyons Police Department

4200 Lawndale Ave

Lyons, IL 60534



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








Test Taking Technique Class Available on:

 Wednesday, July 14, 2021 at 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 for one of the classes




Cost of the Class is $25.00