Chicago Heights Police Department

Entry Level Police Officer Application
Deadline 5/28/2024 4:00 PM
Warning: the deadline for this application expired

Stanard & Associates, Inc. administers the application process for the City of Chicago Heights Board of Fire and Police Commissioners, and the City of Chicago Heights 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 Chicago Heights 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.

Please Note:  The deadline for this application has been extended to May 28, 2024.
The online written exam will now be conducted from June 11 - 13, 2024.

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

Salary: $57,663.75 (Starting); $59,970.40 (after 12 weeks of Field Training) to $97,138.60 (after 10 years and 1 day of service), plus benefits*.  Additional education incentive pay is also available as follows:

15 college credit hours - 0.5%
30 college credit hours - 1.0%
60 college credit hours - 1.5%
Associates Degree - 2.0%
Bachelor's Degree - 3.0%

*Note:  Upon completion of the police academy, officers will receive an additional 4% for Range Pay, plus an additional 4% for Use of Force Training pay. After completion of on-the-job field training, officers will receive an additional 4% Training Pay.    

  • Work a 5 days on 2 days off/5 days on 3 days off work schedule
  • 12 paid holidays days
  • Up to 7 weeks vacation with 25yrs of service
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Health Insurance
  • We have several Divisions in the department: Investigations, Narcotics, Traffic, K-9 & Community Response Team
  • We are also a part of the South Suburban Major Crimes Task Force (SSMCTF), South Suburban Emergency Response Team (SSERT), South Suburban Major Accident Reconstruction Team (SSMART), DEA Task Force, and the  Illinois State Auto Theft Task Force (ISAT).

Population: 28,000

Sworn Police Officers: 78 Full-time

All applicants must meet the following minimum requirements established by the City of Chicago Heights, Illinois Board of Fire and Police Commissioners:

  • U.S. citizenship at the time of application;
  • No felony convictions or misdemeanor convictions involving moral turpitude, as specified in 65 ILCS 5/10-2.1-6;
  • High school diploma or High school equivalency/G.E.D. Certificate;
  • Valid State-issued driver's license; 
  • Minimum of 21 years of age at the time of application -AND- must be UNDER 35 years of age at the time of application, EXCEPT applicants who are currently 20 years of age and have successfully completed two (2) years of law enforcement studies at an accredited college or university; 
  • Must reside in the State of Illinois, within a 50 mile radius of the City of Chicago Heights, within 12 months from date of employment. (Applicants do not need to currently reside in Chicago Heights to apply);
  • Will be required to complete an oral interview, background investigation, psychological and polygraph examinations, pass a physical ability test, and physical examination, including drug testing;
  • Pay a $45.00 non-refundable application processing fee;
  • Submit all application documents online by Tuesday, May 28, 2024 at 4:00 PM (CST).
  • It is strongly recommended that you attend an orientation on Saturday, June 8, 2024 at 10:00 AM (CST).


The following documents MUST be included with your application:

  • Birth certificate;
  • Valid driver's license;
  • High school diploma (or transcripts) -OR- high school equivalency/GED;
  • Military Service Record Form DD-214 (for any applicant with military service). 


Submission of Application:

  • Applications MUST be submitted online by Tuesday, May 28, 2024 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.


Hiring Process Steps and Timeline:

Phase 1: Submit Application (YOU ARE CURRENTLY AT THIS PHASE) - Applicants must complete and submit all application materials by Tuesday, May 28, 2024 at 4:00 PM (CST).   

Phase 2: Orientation Session - Following completion of all application materials and review of minimum qualifications, successful applicants will be invited to attend the following.  All police officer applicants are STRONGLY RECOMMENDED to attend this session.  All candidates will receive an email approximately one week prior regarding their status in the process. 

Saturday, June 8, 2024 (Starts promptly at 10:00 AM)
Location: City Council Chambers at Chicago Heights City Hall
1601 Chicago Road, Chicago Heights, IL 60411


Phase 3: Mandatory Remote On-Line Written Examination Testing - Following completion of all application materials, successful applicants will be invited to participate in remote on-line written exam testing starting at 9 AM on Tuesday, June 11, 2024 through Thursday, June 13, 2024 at 4 PM.  The test will only be available during this time period.  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 enough 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.  You may wish to print this page for your records.

The City of Chicago Heights is an Equal Opportunity Employer.