Braidwood Police Department

Police Officer Application
Deadline 10/2/2020 4:00 PM
Warning: the deadline for this application expired

Stanard & Associates, Inc. administers the application process for the City of Braidwood Board of Fire and Police Commissioners, and the City of Braidwood Board of Fire and Police Commissioners retains authority over the application process and hiring of individuals. All applicant information and application forms are the property of the City of Braidwood Board of Fire and Police Commissioners. Stanard & Associates, Inc. does not establish the qualification or eligibility requirements, required application procedures, or related employment standards and procedures and is limited in addressing questions or requests for information in these areas.

Braidwood Police Department

Braidwood, Illinois

The Board of Police and Fire Commissioners of the City of Braidwood, Illinois is accepting applications for the position of police officer with the Braidwood Police Department.

Salary: $25.88 per hour (as of 5/1/19)

Population: 6,157

Sworn Police Officers: 10 full-time and 6 part-time

All applicants must meet the following minimum requirements established by the City of Braidwood: 

  • U.S. citizenship or permanent resident;  
  • No felony convictions (Note: a misdemeanor or serious traffic offense may also disqualify applicants from further consideration);
  • Valid state-issued driver's license;
  • Minimum of 20 years of age by the application deadline date (October 2, 2020). All applicants must turn 21 years of age by the time of appointment;
  • Must be UNDER 35 years of age, subject to the age exception provisions of 65 ILCS 5/10- 2.1-6(d);
  • Be a high school graduate or possess a G.E.D. equivalent;
  • Possess a valid NIPSTA card - OR - equivalent criteria as per the State standard, issued within 12 months of the application deadline date (October 2, 2020); P.O.W.E.R. Test Cards issued by Triton College or Joliet Junior College will also be accepted.
  • Pay a $45.00 non-refundable application processing fee.  
A maximum of (5) preference points will be awarded as determined by the City of Braidwood for either one the following: 
  • Military: Persons who were engaged in the military or naval service of the United States for at least one year, and were honorably discharged, - OR -  who are now, or may hereafter be on inactive or reserve duty in such military or naval service. A copy of Form DD-214 or equivalent proof of current military service must be submitted with application to qualify (5 points).  
  • Education: Persons who have successfully obtained an Associate's Degree in the field of law enforcement or criminal justice - OR - a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university. Copy of unofficial transcripts must be submitted with application to qualify (5 points).

Submission of Application:

Applications MUST be submitted online by Friday, October 2, 2020 at 4:00 PM (CST).  Faxed, e-mailed, mailed or dropped off applications will NOT be accepted. Applications submitted after the deadline will NOT be accepted. Only one application per person, per testing cycle will be accepted.   


Written Examination Testing Following completion of all application materials and review of minimum qualifications, successful applicants will be invited to attend the following:

Clear your calendar and make sure you are available on the following dates:  All candidates will receive an email approximately one week prior regarding their status in the process. NOTE: PLEASE BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR EMAIL SPAM FOLDER AS SOMETIMES EMAIL PROVIDERS (SUCH AS GMAIL, YAHOO, ETC.) SEND OUR EMAILS DIRECTLY TO SPAM. 

Mandatory Orientation and Written Examination Testing:  Saturday, October 17, 2020 
Check-in starts at 8:00 AM; No admittance after 8:30 AM.
Location: Braidwood City Hall 
141 W. Main Street
Braidwood, IL 60408 
Important Disclaimer for Potential Applicants:
As part of this application form, you will be required to submit various documents, records and/or additional forms. Be sure to allow sufficient time to gather this documentation and fully complete the application before the deadline. In other words, do not wait until one day before the deadline to collect and submit additional required documentation. In order for your application to be accepted, all materials must be submitted and received prior to the deadline. 

The City of Braidwood is an equal opportunity employer in all aspects of personnel policies, programs, benefits, practices and operations. All applicants will receive equal consideration regardless of their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or other category protected by law.  If you are an individual with a disability and require assistance or accommodation related to the application process, please contact human resources.