The Human Resources and Police Departments administer programs to recruit and select a diverse group of qualified candidates for entry-level Police Officer positions. The number of minority and female applicants exceeded City Affirmative Action goals, which are based on expected availability of minority and female applicants for the job.
The Human Resources and the Police Departments hosted an optional study session for the written exam on February 12. The study session included a practice exam and the opportunity for applicants to ask questions and receive information on the test format and content. Applicants have the option to select a testing location either in Champaign or Macomb. The Macomb written exam was held on February 15, while the Champaign written exam was held on February 22.
Up to 100 applicants with the top passing scores from the written exam will proceed to a physical abilities test. Those who successfully pass the physical abilities test will then be invited to an oral interview with the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners. Scores from the written exam and oral interviews will be combined to establish a rank-order eligibility list which will be reviewed for approval by the City’s Board of Police and Fire Commissioners in June 2014. Police Officers may be selected from this list as vacancies occur for the following twelve months.