Price: $30.00

Job Description:

Job Posted on May 28, 2024

***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. 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 black mailbox outside of our door, suite 160. (until 7:00 pm) 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 City of Marengo is now accepting applications for the position of: Police Officer


Testing is being conducted for one (1) immediate new hire and to establish a new Eligibility List for future hiring needs.


The Marengo Police Department has the entrusted duty to protect the lives and property of all the citizens of Marengo.  The department staff is committed to consistent and courteous public service, efficient investigation and enforcement and rendering emergency aid in times of need.  We shall continue to bridge any perceived gaps between the citizens and the police to facilitate the exchange of information and embrace the philosophy of community oriented policing.


Starting Salary:  $66,721 – $93,591


Job Requirements:

You must meet the minimum requirements:


  • Citizenship:  Must be a Citizen of the United States or an individual who has permanent resident status and is legally authorized to work in the United States.  Must under Federal Law, be authorized to obtain, carry, purchase, or otherwise possess a firearm.


  • Driver’s License:  Must have a valid driver’s license with the ability to obtain an IL Driver’s license upon hiring.


  • Age Requirements:  Applicants must have attained their 21st birthday by the last day for filing applications (6/26/24). Applicants must be  under the age of 35 years on 6/26/24 AND at such time as the Final Eligibility list is posted, unless they have been 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)


  • 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 a 40 mile radius of the Marengo City Hall, within one year of appointment.


  • Vision:  Eyesight must be correctable to 20/20, normal peripheral vision, no impairment of color.



The Application deadline is Wednesday, June 26, 2024 at 4:00 PM

(this is not a postmark date)


Applications will be available online until 2:00 PM on 6/26/24



All applications must be returned to the office of:

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

Attn: Marengo PD

1251 N. Plum Grove Rd.

Suite 160

Schaumburg, IL 60173

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

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Applicants must attend the mandatory test date:

Orientation and Written Exam

Saturday, July 13, 2024

Registration Starts at 7:30 AM

Orientation ~ 8:00 AM

 Written Exam Immediately Following


Marengo City Hall

132 E Prairie Street

Marengo, IL 60152



All applications are subject to the Rules and Regulations of the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners for the City of Marengo which is an

Equal Opportunity Employer