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Police Officer - Entry Exam

Department: Police
Job Status: Full-Time
Days Worked: Sun., Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat.
Status: Eligibility List
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The City of Aurora, IL is accepting applications for the position of Police Officer to establish a Civil Service eligibility list. 

 Job Requirements:

  • Candidates must be at least 20 years of age and under 35 years of age at the time of written exam but must be at least 21 years of age and under 36 years of age at time of appointment, pursuant to the Illinois Municipal Code as amended (65 ILCS 5/10-1-1 et seq.).
  • Must be an U.S. citizen at the time of appointment.
  • Must possess a valid Class “D” Illinois driver’s license or a valid out-of-state driver’s license of similar classification. 
  • The applicant must have achieved a high school diploma with a grade point average of 2.0 out of 4.0 (or an equivalent on a scale with a maximum grade point average other than 4.0), or a G.E.D. with a passing score equivalent to 2.0 grade point average, or at least sixteen (16) hours of college credit with a grade point average of 2.0 out of 4.0 (or an equivalent on a scale with a maximum grade point average other than 4.0) regardless of high school grade point average or G.E.D. composite score.
  • Must be able to meet vision standard at time of appointment.  Must be correctable to 20/20 with both eyes open including field of vision/depth perception/color vision within normal ranges.
  • Must be of excellent moral character and personal integrity.
  • A subsequent polygraph and psychological examination will be required, in addition to a thorough background investigation, drug screen and pre-employment physical.


Starting salary $79,996.80 plus a full benefit package.  

salary schedule: https://www.aurora-il.org/1029/Police-Officer-Eligibility-List


How to Apply:

  1. Successfully pass the *video-based job simulation multiple-choice exam. Visit: www.nationaltestingnetwork.com to register and select testing location.


  2. Submit application online at https://il-aurora.civicplushrms.com/careers/ and upload required documents (see document checklist).


Please Note:

*There is a non-refundable base fee of $55 for testing and an additional cost for each department where you indicate you want to apply.  Payments are made electronically using a credit card.  If you are interested in testing for this opportunity but, are unable to pay the fee, please complete the hardship waiver form and return it with the required documentation, as soon as possible. 


Important Dates:

 June 3 – July 29, 2022 by 12 a.m. CST To be considered for the 2022 Police Officer Eligibility List the video-based job simulation multiple-choice exam, the online application along with documents from the checklist must be completed by July 29, 2022. 

 August 10 – Those who meet the minimum cutoff score on the video-based, job simulation exam will be notified no later than August 10, 2022.

 September 2, 2022 – Certified eligibility list posted at 2022 Police Officer Eligibility List.


Document Checklist:


  • Birth Certificate
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Valid Police Officer Physical Ability Test certification/POWER card
  • High School Diploma or G.E.D.
  • Uncertified copy of college transcript, high school transcript, or G.E.D composite score
  • Completed Preference Points Request form , with qualifying documents (if applicable)



Contact Information:        

City of Aurora

Human Resources Department

44 E. Downer Place

Aurora, IL 60507



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