Carpentersville Police Department

Police Officer Application
Deadline 1/5/2024 4:00 PM
Warning: the deadline for this application expired

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

Please note:  There is no fee for this application.

Carpentersville Police Department

Carpentersville, Illinois

The Board of Police and Fire Commissioners of the Village of Carpentersville, Illinois is accepting applications for the position of police officer with the Carpentersville Police Department.

Salary: $70,401 - $103,250 (after 7 years) – with education incentive; $67,022 - $98,294 (after 7 years) – without education incentive.  *New contract is currently being negotiated*
Holiday Pay (annual): $2166 - $3176 with education incentive; $2066 - $3024 without education incentive
Sick Incentive (annual):  $600
Longevity:  $50/year of service capped at 20 years

Specialty Assignments (achievable after two years of service): Detective, Special Operations Group, FBI Task Force, Homeland Security Task Force, Warrant Service Team, K9 Handler, SWAT, Firearms Instructor, Mobile Field Force, Drone Operator, Major Accident / Crimes Investigation Task Force, Field Training Officer, Honor Guard, School Resource Officer, and Evidence Technician.  

Population: 38,921

Sworn Police Officers: 62

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

  • U.S. citizenship or permanent resident or deferred immigration status under the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) process.
  • Must be authorized under federal law to obtain, carry, or purchase or otherwise possess a firearm.
  • Resident of the State of Illinois;
  • No felony convictions (Note: a misdemeanor or serious traffic offense may also disqualify applicants from further consideration);
  • Valid state-issued driver's license;
  • Possess 20/40 corrected vision and free of colorblindness;
  • Must be, at the time of appointment as a sworn officer, 21 years of age;
  • Must be UNDER 35 years of age, subject to the age exception provisions of 65 ILCS 5/10- 2.1-6(d). To qualify for the age exception applicable to an applicant already employed as a police officer, the applicant must have been so employed, continuously and on a full-time basis, for the 365-day period immediately prior to the date of application;
  • Be a high school graduate or possess a G.E.D. equivalent;
  • Must reside within 35 miles of the Village of Carpentersville village limits within one year of being hired;
  • Possess a valid NIPSTA card – OR - equivalent criteria as per the State standard, by the final eligibility list posting date; P.O.W.E.R. Test Cards issued by Triton College or Joliet Junior College will also be accepted.
A maximum of (5) preference points will be awarded as determined by the Village of Carpentersville 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 from an accredited college or university. Copy of unofficial transcripts must be submitted with application to qualify (5 points).
  • 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 employed 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 (5 points).
  • Military: Persons who were engaged in the military or naval service of the United States for at least one year, and were honorably discharged, - OR -  who are now, or may hereafter be 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 (5 points).   
  • Community Service Officer:  Persons who are currently employed as a community service officer for the Village of Carpentersville and have been in that position continuously for at least one year (3 points).

Submission of Application:

Applications MUST be submitted online by Friday, January 5, 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. 

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, January 16, 2024 through Thursday, January 19, 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.).   
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 Village of Carpentersville is an equal opportunity employer in all aspects of personnel policies, programs, benefits, practices and operations. All applicants will receive equal consideration regardless of their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or other category protected by law.  If you are an individual with a disability and require assistance or accommodation related to the application process, please contact human resources.