Cicero Police Department Testing Announcement 2018

The Cicero Police Department participates in a comprehensive testing process conducted by the Cicero Fire and Police Commission in order to prepare an eligibility list of qualified candidates for the police department. The current eligibility list expires on 21 June 2018 and the process for creating a new list will begin on 12 May 2018. (see instructions below for further information). 

The qualification requirements for participating in the process are:

  • 21 to 35 years of age at time of application
  • be a US citizen
  • speak, read and write the English language
  • 30 college credit hours (applicants with one year of active military duty or certified police officer may receive a waiver.  Bring DD 214 or state certificate as applicable.)
  • valid driver’s license
  • no criminal background
  • active (regularly monitored) email address. All further communication will be by email.


The testing process is strenuous and time consuming. Applicants must attend all events in person and produce photo identification.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS – doors will be closed and admittance refused after posted start time for all events with the exception of application return dates at which time doors will be closed at posted end time.

12 May, 2018, 12:00 noon until 250 applications have been distributed or 4:30 pm, whichever comes first. Photo ID required. At Public Safety Building.

24 & 25 May, 2018, from 5:00 pm until 9:00 pm, and 26 May, 2018, from 9:00 am until 1:00 pm. Applications are to be returned for approval and acceptance. Please bring copies of the following documents at this time; birth certificate or naturalization papers, college transcript, driver’s license, DD 214 or state certificate if applicable, Passport size color photo, valid email address. A $50 money order or certified check will be required at this time, payable to the Town of Cicero.  (no cash or personal checks accepted).  At Public Safety Building.

31 May, 2018, 7:00 pm. Orientation at the Cicero Community Center gym.

02 June, 2018, 9:00 am. Written test, score of 70 is required to continue. No electronic devices of any kind will be allowed in facility. At Cicero Community Center gym.

16 June, 2018, 8:00 am. Physical ability testing. Pass or fail. At Morton East High School gymnasium (Annex building).

19, 20, 21 or 22 June, 2018 at 5:00 pm. Oral interviews for those who have passed both written and physical testing. Applicants will be notified of appointment date and time. At Cicero Community Center, room 105.

Public Safety Building
5410 W 34 St.
Cicero, IL

Morton East High School, Annex
2423 S Austin Blvd.
Cicero, IL

Cicero Community Center
2250 S 49 Ave.
Cicero, IL

The Town of Cicero is an Equal Opportunity, Zero Tolerance Employer.

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