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Preparing To Be A Police Officer
PREPARING FOR THE POLICE OFFICER HIRING PROCESS 

Applying to be a police officer can seem like an overwhelming process, but not if you've done the prep work in advance.

Click the links below to get to the resources you need to start the process!

Requirements:
 - Must be aged 21 to 35 (see FAQ's below for exception)
 - Must be a US citizen or a permanent resident of the US
  AND
 - a Bachelor's Degree, OR
 - 60 college credit hours with 3 years active military duty; OR
 - 60 college credit hours with 3 years as a full time Police Officer; OR
 - 60 college credit hours with 3 years as an Elgin Community Service Officer; OR
 - 60 college credit hours with 4 years as an Elgin Police Explorer

Frequently Asked Questions - learn more about the hiring process

What you'll need to provide when you apply:

 - A copy of your driver's license
 - A copy of your birth certificate/naturalization papers
 - Your college transcripts/diploma
 - Your DD214 for military service 
 - POWER test card no more than 1 year from date of exam
 - An online application submitted through our website - set up your application now
       
Information About the Elgin Police Department
Elgin Police Department Social Media
Elgin Police Department Web Page


You will need to pass the POWER test, a  four part physical exercise that tests your flexibility, cardio level, upper body and abdominal strength.  Take the Power Test at any of three locations - NIPSTA, Joliet Junior College or Triton College.
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NIPSTA
 Joliet Jr College
JOLIET JUNIOR COLLEGE
 Triton College
TRITON COLLEGE

Get to know the Elgin Police Department:
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 EPD flags  Explorers Program
 Schedule a Ride Along  Tour the Police Department   Become an Explorer


Want to talk to an Elgin Police Officer about what the job is really like?
 Contact one of our police officers and s/he would be happy to help you.
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Senior Officer Dave Zierk
 847-289-2643 

Officer Shawn Sproles
847-931-5600 x8026


Officer Lisandro Ramirez
847-931-5600 x8892

Officer Shelley Mendiola
847-931-5600 x 8014