Hillside Police Department

Entry Level and Certified Police Officer Application
Deadline 7/19/2024 4:00 PM
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Stanard & Associates, Inc. administers the application process for the Village of Hillside Board of Fire and Police Commissioners, and the Village of Hillside 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 Village of Hillside 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.

Village of Hillside, Illinois Police Department

The Board of Fire and Police Commissioners of the Village of Hillside, Illinois is accepting applications for the position of police officer with the Hillside Police Department.  Certified Officers are encouraged to apply.

Salary: $64,084 – 104,910 plus an additional $1,500 per year for an Associate's Degree and $3,000 per year for a Bachelor's Degree.  

Population: 8,100

Sworn Police Officers: 25

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

  • U.S. citizenship or legally authorized to work in the U.S.;
  • No felony convictions;
  • High school diploma or G.E.D. equivalent;
  • Valid Illinois driver's license; 
  • Minimum of 21 years of age (by July 19, 2024) -AND- must be UNDER 35 years of age as of date of hire, unless otherwise exempt by State Statute;
  • Must meet the requirements of a background check;
  • Must pass a medical, psychological and polygraph test;
  • $30.00 non-refundable application processing fee.

Certified Officers: Are encouraged to apply. Certified candidates must have previously been a full-time sworn officer of a regular police department in any municipality, county, university, or State law enforcement agency for at least two (2) years and be in good standing. Certified officer candidates ARE REQUIRED to take the written exam and to participate in the oral interview process.

Preference Points will be awarded as determined by the Village of Hillside for the following only: 

Military Experience: Active duty U.S. military service members with an un-redacted Honorable Discharge.  DD-214 must be submitted with application to qualify. 

Education: Applicants who have earned a Bachelor's Degree (or higher) in any field of study.  Copy of diploma or transcripts must be submitted with application to qualify. 

Submission of Application

  • Applications MUST be submitted online by Friday, July 19, 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 Friday, July 19, 2024 at 4:00 PM (CST).  Candidates requesting preference points must submit documentation at this time. 


Phase 2:  Mandatory Remote On-Line Written Examination: 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, July 30, 2024 through Thursday, August 1, 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.).   

The Village of Hillside, Illinois is an equal opportunity employer.