ENTRY-LEVEL POLICE OFFICER

The Woodridge Police Department is currently taking applications for testing to be eligible for Entry-Level Police Officer positions.

Police Officer Application Instructions:

  1. Visit https://iosolutions.comto obtain the application and complete the online application by Wednesday, January 31, 2024, at 4:00 p.m.
  2. Carefully review the minimum requirements. All requirements must be met by the specified deadline date(s). Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements will not be allowed to continue on in the testing process.
  3. Gather all required documents- sign and print release form(s) and place all documents into an envelope. Documentation received via email will not be accepted! Business hours are Mon-Thurs: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Fri: 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.; closed weekends and holidays. Mail/ship envelope via traceable carrier (FedEx. UPS, etc.) or hand-deliver to:

IOS Recruitment

ATTN: Woodridge PD
1520 Kensington Rd. Ste.110
Oak Brook, IL 60523
The online application and required documents must be received by IOS Recruitment no later than 4:00 p.m. on January 31, 2024. Documents delivered after the application deadline will not be accepted.

Please contact IOS Recruitment at (800)-343-HIRE or recruitment@iosolutions.com with questions regarding the application, required documents or testing before the application deadline date.

Orientation and Testing Information:
Applicants are required to attend and/or view the mandatory orientation. The orientation will be held virtually – additional details will be supplied at a later time.

The exam will be offered electronically, and applicants will take the exam in their own home! There will be multiple sessions offered and each will be proctored virtually. All sessions will be offered during business hours within the week of March 4th – it is the applicants responsibility to ensure they have the flexibility to test during these times.

In late February, the applicant will receive an email with instructions on how to schedule and prepare for the exam. Please read through the instructions carefully before your exam date. Failure to follow the steps outlined may cause the electronic exam to not work properly, potentially resulting in removal from the testing session.

Examples of Duties

  • Perform assigned duties alone or in the presence of a supervisor.
  • Conducts or assists in investigations of suspicious circumstances, complaints, and/or criminal activity.
  • Direct traffic, make arrests, issue citations, warnings, etc.
  • Maintain order of public gatherings, crowds, etc.
  • Provide information concerning the location of streets, businesses, routes, 
  • Conducts record checks on persons utilizing drivers’ licenses, fingerprints or other methods of identification in order to obtain positive identification and/or criminal records.
  • Checks the premises of businesses and residences in patrol area for signs of break-in or other irregularities in order to protect persons and property.
  • Provides information to assist citizens in conforming to State statutes and Village ordinances.
  • Provides assistance to victims (e.g., crime, accident, fire, etc.) to safe-guard their health and well-being.
  • Maintain assigned equipment, squad car, and any assigned work space (e.g. laptop, desk top computers, phones, etc.) in a fundamentally clean and orderly manner.
  • Completes formal police reports (e.g., preliminary case reports, incident reports, supplemental reports, etc.) to document facts and to provide an official record of an incident.
  • Ability to present a positive image of the Police Department to the public.

Typical Qualifications

Minimum Requirements:

  • Must be at least 21 years of age and under the age 35 as of the application deadline, unless exempt from age limitations as provided by statute.
  • Binocular vision corrective to 20/30.
  • No felony convictions.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States and legally permitted to possess firearms in accordance with state and federal law.
  • Residency within 30 miles of corporate limits of the Village within six months of hire.
  • Education Requirement: At time of filing an application for original appointment to the Police Department, applicant must have graduated from an accredited high school or hold a G.E.D Certificate.
  • Attend virtual orientation session and pass all phases of testing process.

Supplemental Information

The online application can be found at https://iosolutions.com


Police Officer RECRUITMENT (lateral positions available)
Now Hiring Lateral Police Officer Graphic Police Car
Lateral police officerThe Police Department is hiring immediately upon qualified applicants passing all phases of testing.
To apply click here.

Application deadline: NONE.  Will remain open until all vacancies are filled. 

  • Competitive Salary:  Starting salary up to $101.462.40 DOQ.  Current top pay is $118,664.00.  Officers are represented by the Metropolitan Alliance of Police (MAP).
  • Ample Time Off:  Benefit accruals begin on date of hire.  Vacation (80 hours after one year of employment), Village holidays (64 hours annually), personal days (32 hours annually), sick time (8 hours per month), and comp time bank accrual of up to 140 hours.
  • Appealing Schedule:  Twelve-hour shifts, which gives officers every other three-day weekend off.  Permanent and rotating options, based on bid-system.
  • Generous Residency Requirement:  Thirty miles, within six months of hire.
  • Great Selection of Specialty Positions:  Investigations, Tactical Unit, Traffic Unit, Community Outreach Officer, Honor Guard, Bicycle Officers, Field Training Officers, Range Officers, Evidence Technician, Various task force assignments and multi-jurisdictional assistance teams for SWAT, Hostage Negotiator, Crash Reconstruction, Major Crimes and Computer Forensics. 
  • Comprehensive Benefits:  Health insurance, dental insurance, life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance, police pension, deferred compensation plans, flexible spending accounts, interest free computer loan program, tuition reimbursement, professional development and training, retiree health savings plan, and a uniform allowance (100% for new officers).

Qualifications for Candidates:

State of Illinois certification by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board (ILETSB) with no more than forty (40) hours of training required for recertification or successful completion of an out-of-state Basic Police Officer Training program which can be transferred and accepted by the ILETSB.

Part-time certification as a law enforcement officer, corrections officer certification, and/or military enforcement training DO NOT meet this requirement.

  1. Must be employed as a full-time non-probationary certified law officer, or have been a certified law  officer in good standing not more than 180 days prior to acceptance of written application.
  2. High school degree or hold a G.E.D.
  3. U.S. citizen and have a valid Driver’s License.
  4. Vision correctable to 20/30.
  5. Must possess skills and abilities comparable to a non-probationary Village of Woodridge Police Officer, as determined by the Village.
  6. Must pass all phases of hiring process including oral interview, polygraph test, psychological exam, medical exam, drug screen and background investigation.
Additional Information:

There is no guarantee of an interview or further consideration for candidates submitting an application.  Inclu­sion in any lateral-entry candidate screening process shall be based upon the relative experience of the candidates based on the stated minimum qualifications and the hiring needs of the Department at the time of review.

Selected candidates will be invited to participate in an oral interview by the Police Department command staff, human resources, and a representative of the Woodridge Board of Police Commissioners.  Upon recom­mendation by the interview committee, qualified candidates may receive a conditional offer of employ­ment and participate in additional post-offer screenings and examinations including but not limited to:  polygraph examina­tion, psychological assessment, in-depth background investigation and credit check, medical examinations and drug screening.  Candidates must receive a satisfactory evaluation or recommen­dation on each screening or examination in order to proceed in the selection process.  Failure to achieve a satisfactory evaluation on any screening or examination shall result in immediate disqualification from further consideration.  

Out of state lateral-entry Police Officers must meet the conditions of the waiver granted by the ILETSB within six  months from the date of hire to become certified in Illinois.

Newly-hired lateral-entry Police Officers are subject to an 18-month probationary period.