Price: $30.00

Job Description:

Job Posted on January 14, 2020

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



Testing is being conducted to establish an Eligibility List for future hiring needs.



Woodstock, the thriving historic seat of McHenry County, 60 miles northwest of Chicago and located on the Metra rail line, seeks dedicated public servants for establishment of a Patrol Officer Eligibility List.


The members of the Woodstock Police Department strive to stay abreast of emerging programs, developing methods and cutting-edge technology that helps them maintain the highest quality police services for their community.

The Mission of the Woodstock Police Department is:  Provide the Highest Quality Police Services by Working with Our Community and Sharing Our Mutual Responsibilities for Safety, Service, and Problem Resolution.


Starting Hourly Salary:  $28.44/hour

(Currently in negotiations for a successor agreement)



Job Requirements:



You must meet the following requirements:

  • Citizenship:  Must be a U.S. Citizen.

  • Driver’s License:  Must have a valid Driver’s License with a good driving record and the ability to obtain an Illinois Driver’s License upon successful completion of 18 month probationary period.

  • Age Requirements:  Applicants must have attained their 21st birthday at the last date for filing applications (3/11/20).  Must be under the age of 35 on 3/11/20 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) or high school proficiency statement.

  • 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:  If hired, at the end of 18 month probationary, period must reside within the geographical boundaries described as being from Interstate 39 on the west, to Interstate 88 on the south, to Interstate 94 to the east, and the Illinois State line to the north.

  • P.O.W.E.R. Card:  Candidates that possess a valid P.O.W.E.R. Card issued between the dates of 9/28/19 and 3/28/20 will be exempt from taking the physical ability test on the day of testing. (Triton or NIPSTA, or Joliet Jr. College



Deadline for the return of all applications will be:


Wednesday, March 11, 2020 (Please note this is not a postmark date) at 4:00 PM


Applications will be online for purchase until:

 2:00 PM – 3/11/20





All applications must be returned to the office of:


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

Attention: Woodstock PD

200 W. Higgins Road, 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.





Applicants must attend the mandatory test date:


Orientation, Physical Ability Test and Written Examination


 Saturday, March 28, 2020


Registration starts at 7:30 AM


Mandatory Orientation 8:00 AM


Written Exam for candidates that possess a POWER Card dated between 9/28/19 – 3/28/20 immediately following Orientation


Physical Ability Test for candidates without a POWER Card immediately following Orientation, then followed by the Written Exam for those who successfully perform the Physical Ability Test.





Creekside Middle School

3201 Hercules Road

Woodstock, IL

(Please use first entrance – the doors have an awning above them)





Application fee is non-refundable


Adobe Reader is required for the application


It can be downloaded for free at:





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






Test Taking Technique Class



Available on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 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




Cost of the class is $25.00