Batavia Police Department

Police Officer Application
Deadline 7/8/2024 4:00 PM
Warning: the deadline for this application expired

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

City of Batavia Police Department

Batavia, Illinois

The Batavia Board of Fire and Police Commissioners is accepting applications for the position of entry level and certified police officer with the Batavia Police Department

Salary range: $85,153 (starting salary) to $117,410 (after 6 yrs.).  For full-time Officers Certified by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board (ILETSB):  Upon completion of the Field Training program, officers will be placed in the wage schedule based on their years of qualified previous experience, up to the maximum at 6 years.  The salary listed reflects wage rates in accordance with the terms of the 2024 contract.

Population: 26,084

Sworn Police Officers: 43

All applicants must meet the following minimum requirements established by the City of Batavia Board of Fire & Police Commissioners:

  • U.S. Citizenship or authorized to work in the United States under federal law or qualified under the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) for deferred immigration action;
  • No felony convictions (or any misdemeanor conviction involving moral turpitude);
  • Must be at least 21 years of age -AND- under the age of 35 at the time of application (or meet the exemption set forth in the Illinois Compiled Statutes 65 ILCS5/10-2.1-6);
  • High school diploma or G.E.D. equivalent;
  • Application Deadline: 4:00 PM (CST) on Monday, July 8, 2024.

Required documents (to be submitted at time of application):

  • Valid Driver's License;
  • Birth certificate;
  • High school diploma or GED certificate;
  • If applicable, a copy of proof for authorization to work in the United States or qualification under DACA – can include; county/state-issued birth certificate, U.S. passport, naturalization papers, permanent resident card, DACA documentation
  • Be advised you will need to have a healthcare provider complete a Physician Release Form (due by the application deadline date July 8, 2024);
  • College transcripts (if applicable);
  • ILETSB Law Enforcement Officer Certification certificate - OR - Illinois Basic Police Academy Certificate (if applicable);
  • Military Service Record Form DD-214 (if applicant has military service);
  • Incomplete or defective applications will not be accepted and will disqualify the applicant.


  1. Submit Application: Applicants must complete and submit all application materials online by Monday, July 8, 2024 @ 4:00 PM (CST).  Following completion of all application materials and review of minimum qualifications, successful applicants will be invited to attend the Orientation;
  2. Attend a Mandatory Orientation, Physical Ability Test, and Written Examination: Saturday, July 20, 2024 at Rotolo Middle School (1501 S Raddant Rd, Batavia, IL 60510).
    • Check-in: 7:00 AM to 8:00 AM. No admittance after 8:00 AM*
    • Orientation: to start promptly at 8:00 AM
    • Physical Ability Test: 9:00 AM (See attached: Physical Ability Test Instructions)
    • Written Examination to begin promptly at 12:30 PM. No admittance after 12:30 PM*

*The orientation and testing process will begin promptly at 8:00 AM.  Doors to the facility will be locked at that time and admittance will NOT be granted after 8:00 AM.


A maximum of (5) preference points will be awarded as determined by the City of Batavia 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, in any field, 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) and are currently serving as a Law Enforcement Officer on a part-time or full-time basis within the State of Illinois. 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 a period of at least one year of active duty, and who were honorably discharged, -OR-  who are now, or have been members 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.

Such preference points shall not be cumulative. 

A form to claim your preference points and the initial eligibility list will be sent to you by certified mail from the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners. These forms must be returned via mail or email by the date specified on the letter. You may also receive emails from

 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 Batavia is an Equal Opportunity Employer.