Price: $20.00

Job Description:

Job Posted on April 30, 2024

Submission of application will be done electronically.

The Board of Police Commissioners for the

City of Woodstock

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



Testing is being conducted for current and future hiring needs.



Woodstock, the thriving historic seat of McHenry County, 47 miles northwest of Chicago and located on the Metra rail line, seeks dedicated public servants for establishment of a Police Officer Eligibility List.  The Eligibility List will be established for a two (2) year period, or until the list is exhausted.


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.


Salary: $69,971 (Start Step) – $110,469 (8th Step). A comprehensive benefits package is included.



Job Requirements:



You must meet the following requirements:

  • Citizenship:  Must be a U.S. Citizen, Naturalized Citizen, or Lawful Permanent Resident.

  • Driver’s License:  Must have a valid Driver’s License with a good driving record and the ability to obtain an Illinois or Wisconsin 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 (7/3/24).  Must be under the age of 35 on 7/3/24 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 the 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 94/294 to the east, and Wisconsin State Road 50/Interstate 43 in Wisconsin to the north.

  • P.O.W.E.R. Card:  Candidates are NOT required to have a P.O.W.E.R. Card to apply and take the written examination.  Candidates are required to possess a valid P.O.W.E.R. Card by the time of conditional offer of employment.

  • Lateral Transfers Note:  If you are a Certified Police Officer with 2+ years of service, please visit the City of Woodstock website Human Resources Department to learn more about the Woodstock Police Department Pre-Certified Officer Hiring Program and complete an application if qualified and interested.

Application and P.O.W.E.R. Card testing fees will be reimbursed upon hire.



Deadline for the return of all applications will be:


Wednesday, July 3, 2024 at 4:00 PM


Applications will be online for purchase until:

 2:00 PM – 7/3/24





All applications and support material must be returned electronically as directed in the information file.



Applicants must attend the mandatory test date:


Orientation and Written Examination


 Saturday, July 20, 2024


Registration starts at 8:30 AM


Mandatory Orientation 9:00 AM


Written Exam following Orientation





Woodstock Police Department

656 Lake Ave.

Woodstock, IL





Application fee is non-refundable



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