Sugar Grove Police Department

Police Officer Application
Deadline 11/22/2021 4:00 PM
Warning: the deadline for this application expired

Stanard & Associates, Inc. administers the application process for the Village of Sugar Grove Board of Police Commissioners, and the Village of Sugar Grove Board of Police Commissioners retains authority over the application process and hiring of individuals. All applicant information and application forms are the property of the Village of Sugar Grove Board of 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.

Sugar Grove Police Department

Sugar Grove, Illinois

The Board of Police Commissioners of the Village of Sugar Grove, Illinois is accepting applications for the position of police officer with the Sugar Grove Police Department.

Salary: $58,643 - $87,256 (8 years - contract expires 4/30/2023) 

Population: 9,600

Sworn Police Officers: 11 full-time, 8 part-time

All applicants must meet the following minimum requirements established by the Village of Sugar Grove: 

  • U.S. citizenship;  
  • Resident of the State of Illinois;
  • No felony convictions (Note: a misdemeanor or serious traffic offense may also disqualify applicants from further consideration);
  • Valid state-issued driver's license;
  • Possess 20/20 corrected vision;
  • Minimum of 21 years of age by the application deadline date (November 22, 2021);
  • Be UNDER 35 years of age on the date of appointment, unless the candidate is currently employed as a police officer in a regularly constituted police department of any municipality which extends the age to 40 years of age;
  • 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 9 months of the application deadline date (November 22, 2021);
    • POWER Test Cards issued by Triton College or Joliet Junior College will also be accepted.
    • Applicants must present the POWER Test card NO LATER than the application deadline date (November 22, 2021).
  • Pay a $45.00 non-refundable application processing fee.
A maximum of (5) preference points will be awarded as determined by the Village of Sugar Grove for any one the following: 
  • 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.
  • Experience: Persons who have been awarded a certificate of successful completion of the Minimum Standards Basic Law Enforcement Training Course (Certified Illinois Police Officer- Full or Part Time Certified). Copy of state-issued certification must be submitted with application to qualify.
  • 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.   


Submission of Application:

Applications MUST be submitted online by Monday, November, 22, 2021 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. 


Mandatory On-line Written Exam: Following completion of all application materials and review of minimum qualifications, successful applicants will be invited to participate in remote on-line written exam testing starting at 9 AM on Tuesday, December 7, 2021 through Thursday, December 9, 2021 at 4 PM.  The test will only be available during this time period.  You may choose when to take it.  Candidates will need to have access to a laptop or desktop computer.  All candidates will receive an email approximately one week prior regarding their status in the process, along with further instructions for taking the on-line written exam. NOTE: Please be sure to check your email spam folder. Many email account providers automatically send our emails there in error (i.e. Google, Yahoo, etc.).  

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 Village of Sugar Grove is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the continuing policy of the Sugar Grove Police Department to afford equal employment opportunity to qualified individuals, regardless of their race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, or disability, and to conform to applicable laws and regulations. Equal opportunity encompasses all aspects of employment practices to include, but not limited to, recruitment, hiring, training, compensation, benefits, promotions, transfers, and discipline.