New Recruit Hiring Process

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New Recruit Candidate Screening and Application Period
The Huntley Board of Police Commissioners is responsible for the establishment of the Police Officer Eligibility List, and hiring of Huntley Patrol Officers, upon the Village's authorization to fill an open position. Applications are accepted, and candidates are tested, only during specified periods. 

Inclusion in any new recruit screening process shall be based upon the relative excellence of the candidates reflecting qualifications above the stated minimum qualifications and hiring needs of the Huntley Police Department at the time of review. 

Entry Level Police Officer Eligibility List

Minimum Requirements
Candidates for appointment to the position of Police Officer must meet the following minimum qualifications and requirements at the time of application:

  • U.S. citizenship or permanent legal resident of the United States;  
  • No convictions for felony offenses or crimes of moral turpitude (Note: a misdemeanor or serious traffic offense may also disqualify applicants from further consideration);
  • Possess an Associate's Degree awarded by an accredited college or community college*;
    • Associate's Degree may be waived if one or more of the following applies: a) Applicant has served for at least 24 months of honorable active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces, b) Applicant has served for 180 days of Honorable active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces in combat duty recognized by the Department of Defense, c) Applicant has a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college, or university, -OR- successfully received credit for a minimum of 60 earned credit hours towards a degree from an accredited college or university;  
  • Possess a valid state-issued driver's license and good driving record;
  • Possess a valid Firearm Owner Identification Card (FOID) at time of appointment;
  • Minimum of 21 years of age - AND -  be 35 years of age or under at the time of application, unless the candidate is exempt from such age limitation as provided in Section 5/10-2.1-6 of the Police Commissioner's Act;
  • Possess a valid Peace Officer Wellness Evaluation Report (POWER) Test Card with an issue date no more than 6 months prior to the application deadline. POWER Test Cards issued by NIPSTA, Triton College or Joliet Junior College will be accepted;
  • Successfully pass a written exam, oral interview, polygraph, psychological evaluation, a pre-employment physical and drug screen, and any other examinations deemed necessary by the Village of Huntley.
Candidates that do not meet these requirements will not be considered. 

Selection Process 
The initial examination of candidates may include:

  • On-line written examination
  • Oral interview(s)
  • Background investigation, including credit check
  • Polygraph exam

Candidates receiving a conditional offer of employment may be required to pass the following:

  • Psychological exam
  • Medical exam, including drug screening

Eligibility List
New Recruit applicants who have met all hiring prerequisites and successfully completed the on-line written exam and oral examination will be placed upon an Initial Eligibility List based upon their scores on the on-line written exam and oral examination.

  • Candidates who are eligible for veteran or educational preference points, shall make a claim in writing with proof thereof within ten (10) days after the date of the eligibility list posting, or such claim shall be deemed waived. 
  • A Final Eligibility List will be established and posted on the Village of Huntley website.  The list is valid for a period of two (2) years from the date of certification by the Village of Huntley 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.  
  • 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. 

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