Cicero Police Department Testing Announcement 2020    

Cicero Police Department Testing Announcement 2020

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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 26 June 2020 and the process for creating a new list will begin on July 18, 2020 with the distribution of applications.  (Some events in the process have not been scheduled yet due to the limitations of the governor’s orders.  Applicants will be notified by email as those events are scheduled.)

The qualification requirements for participating in the process are:

–21 to 35 years of age at time of application (age exemptions for one year minimum active military duty or one year actively working as a sworn law enforcement officer)

–must be a US citizen

–ability to speak, read and write the English language

–possess 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 when returning application.)

–possess a valid driver’s license (must be able to obtain Illinois DL at time of employment)

–have no criminal background (email if you have questions)

–current POWER Test Card

–active (regularly monitored) email address. All further communications will be by email only.

A $50 money order or certified check will be required at time of application return, payable to the Town of Cicero.  (no cash or personal checks accepted).


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

CALENDAR OF EVENTS – doors will be closed and admittance refused after posted start time for all events with the exception of application pickup and return dates at which time doors will be closed at posted end time.  Those in line at posted end time will be allowed to continue the process.

18 July, 2020 – 12:00 noon to 4:30 PM or until all 250 applications have been distributed, whichever comes first.  Photo ID required.  At Public Safety Building.  5410 W. 34 St.

6, 7, 8 August, 2020 – 6 and 7 Aug 2020 from 5:00 pm until 9:00 pm each night, and 08 Aug 2020 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(face forward), POWER test card, and valid email address.  Application fee is due.  At Public Safety Building, 5410 W 34 Street.

To Be Announced – Orientation at the Cicero Community Center gym. 2250 S. 49 Ave.

To Be Announced – 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.  2250 S. 49 Ave.

***The Cicero Fire and Police Commission will no longer conduct a physical ability test as part of the process.  All applicants will be required to produce a current POWER test card to qualify for testing.

Pending further instruction – Oral interviews for those who have passed both written and physical testing.