Police Officer
Western Springs Police Department
740 Hillgrove Avenue
Western Springs, IL 60558
708-246-1800

Starting Salary: $39,206
Population: 12,493
Sworn Officers: 21
Application Deadline: 01/25/02

The Village of Western Springs is accepting applications for participation in a patrol officer recruitment cycle.

In order to qualify in the application process, candidates must:

1. Be Municipal Registry certified (PSAT)*, proof of certification must accompany the completed application for Western Springs. This is a process that candidates pay for themselves and once certified allows them access to other departments in the Municipal Registry without further charge or assessment during a two (2) year period.

2. Be between 21 and 34 years of age** at the time of submitting an application.

3. Be a citizen of the United States

4. Have a high school diploma or GED certificate.

5. Possess a valid drivers license.

Examination Process:

Candidates deemed as qualified according to the standards of the Western Springs Board of Fire and Police Commissioners will be invited to continue in the eligibility process. This process will include an intense background investigation and oral interview. Employment medical examinations including drug screening, polygraph testing, and psychological examinations will also be utilized after job offers are given.

Application Process:

Applications must be picked up at the Western Springs Department of Law Enforcement Services, 740 Hillgrove Avenue, Western Springs, IL 60558. Fully completed applications with proof of Municipal Registry PSAT certification must be returned by January 25, 2002. Applicants meeting the basic requirements will be advised in writing following the deadline of the next stage in the examination process.

*For information concerning PSAT certification please call or write:

Municipal Police and Fire Registry
930 York Road, Suite 18
Hinsdale, IL 60521
630-920-0571

** Applicants with prior experience as a Police Officer or Auxiliary Police Officer with a municipal police department may be exempt from the statutory age requirements.