Price: $25.00

Job Description:

Job Posted on July 20, 2022

***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 University Park is now accepting applications for the position of: Lateral Police Officer

Recruiting is being conducted for an immediate need to “Hire”



The University Park Police Department’s mission is to provide the community with professional police services in a partnership with the citizens while respecting the rights and dignity of all persons.  They demonstrate their commitment in protecting and serving their citizens while providing the quality of life identified for a safe and growing village.


Less than 6 years experience $78,118

6+ years experience $82, 024

$5,000 Incentive is also being offered after probationary period is completed.

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


  • Experience: Must be currently employed as a certified full-time, sworn police officer of a regular police department in any municipal, county, university, or State law enforcement agency, and are certified by the Illinois Training and Standards Board as a Law Enforcement Officer or Deputy Sheriff and have been with your respective law enforcement agency, in good standards, for at least two (2) continuous years.


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


  • Residence: Must reside within a (30) mile radius of the University Park Village within one year of your employment.


  • Character: 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 successfully complete all phases of testing





The application deadline is:

Wednesday, August 10, 2022 at 4:00 PM


(Please Note: This is not a postmarked date)


All questions should be directed to



All applications must be returned to the office of:



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

Attn:  University Park PD – Lateral

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 your material.  We are not responsible for lost or delinquent applications. The United States Postal Service regular mail is running very delinquent. (in some cases 7-10 days)



Applications fee is non-refundable



Adobe Reader is required for the application

It can be downloaded for free at:


Mandatory Orientation and Written Examination 


Saturday, August 27, 2022


Registration starts at 12:30 PM


Orientation – 1:00 PM


Written Examination immediately following the Orientation




90 Town Center 

University Park, IL 60484

All applications are subject to the Rules and Regulations of the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners of the Village of University Park, which is an Equal Opportunity Employer