Police Officer Examination Announcement
CITY OF CHICAGO Department of Human Resources
Richard M. Daley Jacqueline P. King
Grade D1 - Examination #C9161-0003-2006
THE FIRST STEP in the Chicago Police Officer examination process is a written examination. Information regarding administration of the written examination will be available when applications are accepted. NOTE: Only a percentage of those applicants taking the written examination will be eligible to participate in additional steps of the hiring process. Applicants will
not be allowed to sit for the examination more than once in a 12 month period from the time of initial testing. If applicants sit for the examination more than once during that time period, only the first test score will be accepted.
AGE: Applicants must have reached their 21st birthday by September 30, 2006. Proof of age MUST be provided at the time of
application. NOTE: Pursuant to the Municipal Code of Chicago, no person may be appointed as a probationary police officer
after their 40th birthday.
DRIVER'S LICENSE: Applicants MUST present a valid driver's license at the time of application.
EDUCATION/MILITARY SERVICE: Applicants must have at least 60 semester (or 90 quarter) hours of credit, prior to
January 31, 2007, from a college or university accredited by one of the six regional accrediting bodies responsible for evaluating
two and four year institutions that grant Associate's and Bachelor's degrees. Colleges and universities in Illinois are accredited by
the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Also acceptable are applicants who have completed four years of
continuous active duty in the armed forces of the United States, or applicants who have completed 30 semester (or 45 quarter)
hours from a college or university accredited by one of the six regional accrediting bodies responsible for evaluating two and four
year institutions that grant Associate's and Bachelor's degrees and one year of continuous active duty in the armed forces of the
United States. Applicants must provide proof that they meet the education requirement and/or military service requirement at the
time they are called for further processing.
RESIDENCY: Residency in the City of Chicago is required of all employees. Proof of residency will be required at the time of employment.
Paper applications are AVAILABLE through September 23, 2006 at all Chicago Public Library branches. Applications will NOT be accepted at these locations. Applications will also be available during the specified application acceptance period at the application site below and on-line at www.cityofchicago.org/humanresources APPLY ON-LINE AT www.cityofchicago.org/humanresources Paper applications will be ACCEPTED ONLY at the location below. Applicants who submit their applications in person will be given a briefing guide and test administration information sheet. On-line applicants must down-load and print their briefing guide and test administration information sheet from the web site at the time of application. Proxies for paper applications will be allowed under limited circumstances such as military duty. For information on proxies, call the Department of Human Resources at (312)744-4976.
Malcolm X College 1900 W. Van Buren St.
Monday, September 11, 2006 through Monday, September 25, 2006, excluding Sundays,
Hours of operation: Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and Saturdays 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
APPLICATION FEE: $20.00 per application. The fee payment will be collected at the time a paper application is submitted. The fee payment for on-line applications will be collected at the test site on the day of testing. CASH ONLY WILL BE ACCEPTED. NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN TO ANYONE UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES. Paying the fee does
NOT guarantee passing this examination or being offered employment with the City of Chicago. This fee is required by the Municipal Code of Chicago 2-74-020, and is charged to help pay the costs of this examination. If you are presently receiving unemployment compensation, supplemental security income or general assistance, or your income is below the federally-defined
poverty level, you can call (312)744-4976 to find out what documents you must provide to qualify for a fee waiver. Fee waivers will be available only at Malcolm X College during the September 11through September 25, 2006 application period.
The examination will be administered on Sunday, November 5, 2006. You will be randomly assigned a time (morning or afternoon session) and seat. A notice to report will be mailed to you regarding where and when to report for testing. On-line applicants will be given the option of receiving their notice to report by e-mail or US Postal Service. NO RESCHEDULES WILL BE PERMITTED. 06/9161/O/C9161-0003-2006 (9/1/2006) (continued on back side)
THE CITY OF CHICAGO IS AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER
Applicants notified for further processing must pass a Background Investigation, Medical Examination, Psychological Test, Drug
Screen and Physical Fitness Test and other pre-employment procedures as determined by the Chicago Police Department.
POLICE OFFICER JOB DUTIES
2006 Starting Salary: $42,258 per year
DUTIES: Police Officers, as part of and empowered by the community, protect the lives, property and rights of all people,
maintain order, and enforce the law impartially. They work in partnership with the community to respond to crime and
neighborhood disorder. They work various shifts and days as assigned, patrolling an assigned beat by vehicle and/or on foot in
order to observe conditions, intervene in observed situations that require their attention, and provide a visible presence to prevent
crime from occurring. Police Officers respond to a variety of assignments such as crimes in progress, accidents, damage to
property and domestic and other disturbances. They may have to deal with unruly persons and overcome forceful resistance.
They protect crime scenes until detectives or superiors arrive; examine the scene for evidence; and question suspects, victims and
witnesses in order to gather information. Under Chicago's Alternative Policing Strategy (CAPS), Police Officers participate in
and conduct neighborhood meetings to identify community concerns, and work with supervisors and peers to analyze crime patterns and develop responses to criminal activity in an area. Police Officers respond to a variety of emergencies and must pursue suspects on foot over a variety of terrain and obstacles. Police Officers prepare reports, recording all details of an incident; prepare arrest slips to start the booking procedure; and testify in court. Police Officers must possess the ability to physically apprehend and control suspects and to safely discharge firearms to protect citizens and/or themselves. They perform a wide variety of other tasks such as directing pedestrian or vehicular traffic, issuing traffic citations and assisting sick and injured persons in a variety of ways. They perform all other related duties as required and directed in order to serve citizens by enforcing laws and protecting lives and property.