Police Officer Employment Qualifications

Rolling Meadows Police Department Dedicated to Excellence

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • $35 Non-refundable application fee
  • U.S. Citizen or legal alien (Must be able to produce evidence of intent to become a citizen of the United States and have the appropriate visas authorizing work).
  • Must possess a valid Driver’s License.
  • 21 Years of age at the time of application deadline and less than 35 years of age at the time of appointment, UNLESS otherwise exempt by statute.
  • Vision correctable to 20/40 and free of color blindness
  • High School Diploma or its equivalent PLUS one of the following:

Completion of 60 credit hours from an accredited college or university (Original, official transcripts due at the application deadline).

                OR

Attainment of an Associate’s Degree from an accredited college or university (Original, official transcripts due at the application deadline).

  • Applicants MUST pass the Peace Officer Wellness Evaluation Report (P.O.W.E.R.) test before entry into the police academy. Please refer to the link below that has information about the P.O.W.E.R. test. 
Applicants must pass the POWER test before entry into the police academy.

For information about taking the POWER test, please contact one of the following agencies:
• NIPSTA – Glenview, IL – www.nipsta.org
• Joliet Junior College – contact Janet Graham at 815.280.2674
• Triton College – 2000 Fifth Avenue, River Grove, IL 60171; 708.456.0300 – www.triton.edu/power


Drug Policy


As of May 2, 2005, all persons accepting employment with the City of Rolling Meadows Police Department must agree that they will not smoke, chew, or use any tobacco product(s) on duty during the entire tenure of their employment. If they do smoke, chew, or use any tobacco product(s) while on duty at any time during the entire tenure of employment, they will be subject to dismissal for cause.

Testing Process:

Applicants must pass the testing procedure which includes but not limited to:

  • Application
  • Orientation
  • Background investigation
  • Oral interview
  • Polygraph test
  • Psychological test
  • Written examination

Physical Exam & Drug Screen


Upon a conditional offer of employment, a complete physical examination and drug screen will be required.

ANY OTHER RULES SET FORTH BY THE BOARD OF FIRE AND POLICE COMMISSIONERS.
 
Once all tests are passed a conditional offer of employment will be offered. The Candidate MUST PASS THE POWER TEST to be admitted into the police academy. This is State law and can not be bypassed. Here is the manual on the Power Test