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Posted on: May 14, 2021

DEADLINE EXTENDED! Police Officer Application and Testing Information for Olympia Fields

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The deadline to apply for the position below has been extended through July 14, 2021. Testing will take place July 31 at Woodgate Elementary School, 101 Central Avenue, Matteson, IL. Check-in begins at 1:30pm. Orientation starts at 2pm and the test will be immediately after.

The Village of Olympia Fields is accepting applications for the position of Police Officer. Testing is being conducted for anticipated hiring needs and to establish a new Eligibility List.

Position Overview:

Starting Salary: $62,641

5-year step program: $87,600

Sworn Officers: 20

The Village of Olympia Fields is a south suburb of Chicago located in Cook County. The community grew up around the prestigious Olympia Fields Country Club, originally established in 1915. The Village is a wonderful diverse community. They are home to Rich Township High School STEM Campus, Franciscan Health and a variety of houses of worship as well as many retail establishments and restaurants. It is a tremendous community to work and raise a family.  

The Olympia Fields Police Department is comprised of twenty full-time officers, and four sworn civilian staff dedicated to providing the very best law enforcement services to our country. 

The Police Department is staffed by highly trained professionals who are committed to a community-oriented policing and community engagement philosophies. The Police Chief and officers firmly believe everyone is entitled to live in a peaceful and safe society and to receive effective, fair, and efficient police services.

Deadline for Applications:

Extended to July 14, 2021

How to Apply:

All applications must be returned to the office of:

C.O.P.S. and F.1.R.E. Personnel Testing Service

ATTN: Olympia Fields PD

200 W. Higgins Road, Suite 201

Schaumburg, IL 60195

Minimum Requirements: 

  • Citizenship: Must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Driver's License: Must have a valid Class "D" Illinois driver's license or a valid out of state driver's license of similar classification.
  • Age Requirements: Must have attained their 21st birthday, by the last date for filing applications (6/9/21). Applicants, must be under the age of 35 at last date for filing applications (unless they have been certified and employed as a full-time police officer with a municipality in the United States, or otherwise exempt by State Statute 65 IL 5/10-2.1-6).
  • Education: Must have a High School Diploma, GED, or High School Proficiency Certificate AND an Associate's Degree or 60 credit hours towards a Bachelor's Degree at the time of application (with proof of documentation at time of application).
  • Character: Must have no felony convictions and be of good moral character.
  • Eyesight: Eyesight shall be at least 20/20 corrected and may not be afflicted with color blindness or any eye abnormalities at the time of an offer of employment.
  • Residency: At this time there are no residency requirements.
  • Testing: Must be able to participate and successfully complete all phases of the testing.
  • P.O.W.E.R. Card: Applicants MUST possess a valid P.O.W.E.R. Card issued between the dates of 6/9/20 - 6/9/21 (and turned in by deadline).

All individuals meeting eligibility requirements are encouraged to continue with the application process. 

Additional Information:

Additional information will be provided in the application packet which can be downloaded at:

  • There is a $25.00 non-refundable application fee
  • Applications are NOT available at the Olympia Fields Police Department or the Village Hall 
  • Applicants must attend the mandatory test date

Orientation and Written Examination

Testing will take place on July 31.


Woodgate Elementary School

101 Central Avenue

Matteson, IL

1:30pm - Check-in

2:00pm - Orientation

2:30pm - Testing

The Village of Olympia Fields is an Equal Opportunity Employer and complies with all applicable Federal, State and local laws regarding employment.

c/o C.O.P.S. and F.I.R.E. Personnel Testing Service
Phone: 847-310-2677


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