The Village of Glenview

Police Recruitment


​As a police department, we enjoy serving and protecting the people of Glenview. Each day comes with a variety of tasks and leaves our days to always be unpredictable. As a team we look forward to you joining our ever growing department. If interested in growing with the Glenview Police Department, please fill out our “Submit your interest” section and a member from our HR team will reach out to you when a new recruitment has started. Click here to view our current flyer!

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 Entry Level Police Officer- Minimum Qualifications

  • Resident of, and legally authorized to work in the United States.
  • High school diploma or equivalent high school education.
  • Must be between 21 and 35 years of age (exceptions for active military personnel and previous police experience per 65 ILCS 5/10-2.1-6
  • Certification of having passed the Peace Officer Wellness Evaluation Report (POWER) test through a certified testing agency- POWER test card must be issued within the 12 months prior to the written examination. POWER test cards may be obtained through the following agencies:
  • Valid driver's license
  • Valid Illinois Firearms Owner Identification (FOID) Card by time of hire.

 Entry Level Selection Process

The examination and selection process is designed to test fairly the capacity and fitness of the person examined to discharge the duties of the position of Police Officer. The board of Fire and Police Commission (BFPC) will select from among the applicants successfully completing all examination components.

  • Examination: The initial examination process will consist of a traditional police officer examination, which will assess job related cognitive abilities, personality characteristics and behavioral traits. You do not need to have any law enforcement experience, training or knowledge to successfully complete the examination.
  • Oral Interview: The top examination qualifiers will be invited to an oral interview with the BFPC.

The top scoring qualifiers will be subjected to additional post examination components, including a background investigation (including polygraph), assessment center, and interview with the BFPC.

All applicants receiving a conditional offer of employment shall undergo a medical physical, including a drug screen, and a psychological examination to determine if they can perform the essential functions of a Police Officer with or without reasonable accommodation. All new officers are probationary, which typically extends one year beyond successful completion of the department’s field training program.   

For more information on the application and selection process, please see the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners’ Rules and Regulations on the Village’s website under Boards & Commissions/ Board of Fire & Police Commissioners (available at the link below).

http://www.glenview.il.us/government/Pages/Board_of_Fire_Police.aspx


 Pre- Certified Police officer- Minimum Qualifications

  • ​Resident of, and legally authorized to work, in the United States.
  • High school diploma or equivalent high school education.
  • Must be between 21 and 35 years of age. The foregoing age 35 limitation shall not apply in the case of any person having previous employment status as: limitation shall not apply in the case of any person having previous employment status as:
    • A police officer in a regulary constituted police department of any municipality regardless of whether the municipality is located in Illinois or in another state, or
    • An auxiliary police officer Section 3.1-30-20 of the Illinois Municipal Code (65 ILCS 5/3 1-30-20) for at least 5 years and is under 40 years of age, or
    • A deputy under Section 3-6008 of the Illinois Counties Code (55 ILCS 5/3-6008) who otherwise meets necessary training requirements, or
    • A sworn officer with the Illinois Department of State Police, or
    • A veteran shall be allowed to exceed the maximum age provision of this section by the number of years seved on active military duty, but by no more than 10 years of active military duty.
  • Certification of having passed the Peace Officer Wellness Evaluation Report (POWER) test through a certified testing agency- POWER test card must be issued within the 12 months prior to the written examination. POWER test cards may be obtained through the following agencies:
  • Valid Driver's License.
  • Valid Illinois Firearms Owner Identification (FOID) card by time of hire.
  • Valid full-time certification as a Police Officer from the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board.
  • Prior law enforcement experience within the two years immediately prior to submission of application.
  • Prior law enforcement experience must include job duties that are similar to those of a Glenview Police Officer.
  • Official letter from most recent law enforcement employer stating that you have passed the Field Training Program.

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