Police Officer

Harvard Police Department   Harvard, IL   Full-time     Law Enforcement / Security
Posted on September 1, 2021

 

The Board of Police Commissioners of the City of Harvard, Illinois is accepting applications to the position of police officer with the Harvard Police Department

 

Salary: $67,140 - $104,423

Population: 9500
Sworn Police Officers: 17

Competitive benefits package includes:

  • Paid Days Off (PDO’s combines holidays and vacation)
  • Health, dental and term life insurance plans
  • Paid sick leave accrual and buy back plans
  • Shift preference and PDO’s bid annually
  • $900.00 annual clothing allowance
  • Court pay, 3 hour overtime minimum
  • Compensatory accruals up to 85 hours
  • Defined-benefit pension and 457 plans
  • Up to 5 year salary adjustment for lateral applicants depending on years of service

 

All Applicants Must Meet the Following Minimum Requirements

  • At least 21 years of age at the time of the written examination
  • U.S. Citizen who speaks, reads, writes and understands English
  • Successfully have completed at least 60 hours of college credit at a fully accredited college or university, prior to the date of the written examination or;
  • Have been honorably discharged from the US Military and have their DD-214 or;
  • Have successfully completed a State certified law enforcement Peace Officer Academy and a probationary employment period with a certified and recognized law enforcement agency.
  • Possess a valid driver’s license
  • Lateral applicants must have completed the State certified law enforcement Peace Officer Academy, are currently certified and must be in good standing with their current department.
  • A P.O.W.E.R test will be conducted following the mandatory orientation and written exam, or will be waived if the applicant possesses a P.O.W.E.R card showing a successfully completed P.O.W.E.R Test with an accredited and recognized certification P.O.W.E.R testing agency within the last 12 months of the date of the written exam

 

To Apply for the Position of Police Officer

  • Application and instructions can be picked up at the Harvard Police Department, 203 West Diggins Street, Harvard, Illinois 60033 or they can be downloaded and printed out from the City of Harvard website; cityofharvard.org/jobs . There is no fee required to pick up or download an application packet. Written or telephone requests for applications will not be honored.
  • Applications will be available beginning Wednesday, September 1st, 2021 at 7:00 am.
  • Fully completed application packets must be received and/or returned by Friday, October 15th, 2021 at 3:30 p.m.
  • Application packets can be dropped off or mailed to;

 

Harvard Police Department                     Harvard Police Department

203 West Diggins Street                         P.O. Box 310

Harvard, Illinois 60033                          Harvard, Illinois 60033

 

 

All Applicants Moving Forward In the Process Must Meet the Following:

 

  • Attend the orientation on Saturday, October 23rd,2021 at 08:00 a.m.
  • Successfully pass a written test on Saturday, October 23rd, 2021 at 09:00 a.m.
  • Successfully completed P.O.W.E.R test on Saturday, October 23rd, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. (The P.O.W.E.R. test will be waived if the applicant possesses a P.O.W.E.R card showing a successfully completed P.O.W.E.R Test with an accredited and recognized certification P.O.W.E.R testing agency within the last 12 months of the date of the written exam.)
  • Successfully complete an oral interview
  • Successfully complete a background investigation
  • Applicants will be required to fully disclose all personnel matters, to include agreements and sealed files and submit to fingerprinting if required.
  • Successfully complete a psychological evaluation
  • Successfully complete a polygraph evaluation
  • Successfully complete a medical physical to include vision, hearing and a drug and alcohol screening.

 

 

To apply for this position or obtain additional information, please visit the following website:

www.cityofharvard.org/jobs