Price: $25.00

Job Description:

Job Posted on August 27, 2019

The Board of Fire and Police Commissioners for the City of St. Charles is now accepting applications for the position of: Entry Level Police Officer


Testing is being conducted for an immediate need to hire and to establish an Eligibility List for anticipated needs.


Located roughly 40-miles from Chicago, St. Charles is a place where rich history meets exciting opportunity. Featuring charming neighborhoods, historic buildings, and shaded parks on the banks of the scenic Fox River.  The City of St. Charles offers a mix of cultural events, great restaurants, wonderful schools, convenient shopping, and fun nightlife options.

St. Charles has been named #1 by Family Circle magazine’s annual survey of “Best Towns and Cities for Families”

A career in law enforcement is one of the most challenging and rewarding experiences you can have.  The St. Charles 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.  If you are willing to accept the challenge to become a St. Charles Police Officer and seek an opportunity to serve others, you may be the candidate we are looking for.



Our Mission

To Protect and Serve our community with respect and a

commitment to excellence.




Starting Salary: $68,863.60


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 (9/25/19).  Applicants must be under the age of 35 years on 9/25/19 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 for a municipality in the United States.

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

Residence:  Must reside within a 40-mile radius of the St. Charles intersection of Riverside Avenue and East Main Street within the 18-month probationary date of hire.

Language:  Must be able to comprehend the English language, both spoken and written.

Character:  Must have no felony convictions and be of good moral character as described in State Statute 65 IL 5/10-2. 1-6.  Applicants who have been disqualified from an existing St. Charles eligibility list shall be disqualified for any consideration.  Applicants who have been previously disqualified for employment with the City of St. Charles due to failure of a polygraph exam, the failure of a police background investigation, the failure of a psychological examination, or the failure of a medical exam which includes a drug test, shall be disqualified for any future consideration.

Eyesight and Hearing:  Both shall be consistent with a level necessary to perform the duties of the position.

P.O.W.E.R. Card:  Must possess a valid P.O.W.E.R. Card issued between the dates of 9/25/18 and 9/25/19 issued by NIPSTA, Joliet Community College or Triton College.  Must provide a copy of P.O.W.E.R. Card in their returned support packet material and bring P.O.W.E.R. Card on the day of testing.  Candidates must also provide a P.O.W.E.R.  card, issued within the past 12 months at the time of employment.

Testing:  Must be able to participate and successfully complete all phases of the testing.







  • * Minimum starting salary of $68,863.60 (a salary adjustment is made for prior police experience);

  • Medical, prescription, vision, and dental insurance; flexible spending accounts; employee assistance program; wellness programs; and much more;

  • Two weeks paid vacation; three weeks after five years;

  • Ten paid holidays each year;

  • 32.8 personal hours per calendar year;

  • *Annual uniform allowance of $825*;

  • Optional representation by the Metropolitan Alliance of Police after successful completion of the probationary period.

  • 2017-2020 union contract figures





Selection Process


Applications are considered complete when the on-line application has been completed successfully AND the required documents and forms have been received (deadline is 4:00 PM on Wednesday, September 25, 2019)


Applicants must be present for and pass the following initial phases:

  • Written Examination, October 12, 2019

  • Oral interview, November 2019

The score of the written test and the oral examination are computed, and an Initial Eligibility Register is developed.  Following the application of preference points, a Final Eligibility Register will be completed by December 2019.


When there is an opening within the Department, a background investigation will be conducted to include a polygraph.  Upon successful completion of the background investigation, a conditional offer of employment is made.  This offer is contingent on passing the following examinations:

  • Psychological

  • Medical

  • Drug Screen

  • Functional Capacity Examination (a series of specific job related physical tests that will either qualify or disqualify the post offer candidate for the position)



In addition, if it is necessary for the applicant to attend a police academy, he/she will be required to pass the POWER test. The Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board have established the Peace Officer Wellness Evaluation Report for entering any of the Illinois certified police academies. The POWER test is provided to all candidates prior to entering the academy to determine if each individual meets pre-determined standards. Candidates who are already certified police officers are not required to take the POWER test.

Applications will be valid for two years from the due date of acceptance by the City of St. Charles.  Applicants are able to reapply during the next testing cycle.












The application deadline is:



Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at 4:00 PM (this is not a postmark date)



Applications will be available for purchase online until 9/25/19 at 2:00 PM




All applications must be returned to the office of:




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

Attn: St. Charles 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 of our 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.



Mandatory Orientation and Written Examination


Saturday, October 12, 2019


Registration starts at 7:30 AM


Orientation – 8:00 AM


Written Examination immediately following the Orientation




St. Charles North High School – Cafeteria (Enter in Door #3)

255 Red Gate Road

St. Charles, IL 60175





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







Test Taking Technique Class Available on:


Wednesday, October 9, 2019 ~ 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 the class