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).