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Bloomingdale is one of the earliest villages settled in what is now DuPage County and traces its founding to the year 1833. Today, the Village encompasses approximately seven (7) square miles of land and has an estimated 2018 population of 22,016. With its convenient location, approximately twenty-five (25) miles west of the City of Chicago, Bloomingdale residents enjoy big city benefits in a small town atmosphere. Bloomingdale offers first class schools, abundant recreation opportunities, is situated amid plenty of open spaces, while boasting a wide and varied retail and commercial/industrial base.

The Village is a home-rule community that provides a full range of services including police protection, construction and maintenance of streets and infrastructure, building permit and inspection services, recreational and social events, water and sewer services and other general government services. It operates under the statutory Village form of government which includes a President (or Mayor) and six (6) Trustees, and one (1) Village Clerk who collectively form the Village Board of Trustees. The Village Administrator is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the Village's seven departments of Administration, Finance, Police, Public Works, Building & Zoning, Engineering and Information Systems.

In general, Bloomingdale offers a generous benefit package to regular full time employees. The Village has roughly 150 employees including regular full time, part time and temporary employees. Village Hall and the Police Department are located at 201 South Bloomingdale Road, Bloomingdale, Illinois 60108. Employment inquiries may be addressed by email to humanresources@vil.bloomingdale.il.us. The Village is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a smoke-free work environment.

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Sworn Police Officer

Location: Police Department, Bloomingdale, IL 60108
Department: Police
Job Status: Full-Time
Days Worked: Sun., Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat.
Rate of Pay: $31.98/hr (Annual Equivalent $66,518.40) - $48.09/hr (Annual Equivalent $100,027.20)
Status: Accepting Applications
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Purpose of Position

The Bloomingdale Board of Fire and Police Commissioners is establishing a list of qualified candidates for the position of Police Officer.

The purpose of the position of Police Officer is for the protection of life and property, prevention of crime, apprehension of criminals and the enforcement of laws and ordinances. The work is performed under the direction of a Sergeant.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The following duties are normal for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.

Patrols residential and commercial property within the Village of Bloomingdale, both by vehicle and
physical check, to observe, prevent and terminate unlawful acts; maintains radio contact with dispatch; reports crimes or unusual situations; responds to calls and backs up other units as required.

Responds to calls involving traffic accidents and other serious incidents; secures incident and accident scenes to protect victims and property; gives first aid and calls for medical assistance; interviews participants and witnesses; collects other related information for completing reports.

Facilitates the movement of people and vehicles, enforces all traffic regulations; controls and redirects traffic in congested areas and scenes of emergency or danger; promotes traffic safety; assists stranded motorists; enforces parking restrictions; controls crowds; prevents blockage of sidewalks, streets and other public accesses.

Operates a radar unit in monitoring for speed of traffic; stops violators and issues warnings or citations; if necessary, conducts appropriate tests for determination of intoxication.

Responds to a wide range of citizen needs and requests, such as accidents, rescue efforts, searching for missing persons, alarm calls, in-progress felonies and misdemeanors.

Additional Functions

Additional Duties -

Perform other duties as assigned and required.
Assists with community relations activities.
Attends assigned training, range assignments, etc.
Appears in court as needed.
Prepares a variety of reports and correspondence.

Minimum Qualifications

Position requires Police Officer certification by the Illinois Local Government Law Enforcement Officers Training Board (successful applicant will be sent for certification after hire if does not already have certification) and the possession of a valid Illinois driver’s license. A high school diploma or equivalent is required. Police Officers must be of good moral character.

Applicants must:
• Be twenty-one (21) years of age or more at the time of application

• IF YOU ARE NOT 21 YEARS OF AGE: you must be at least twenty (20) years of age and have successfully completed two (2) years of law enforcement studies at an accredited college or university, in order to be eligible to take the initial examination for Patrol Officer. Any such applicant who is approved under this provision of the Act shall not have power of arrest or be permitted to carry firearms until reaching the age of twenty-one (21) years

• Be a citizen of the United States.
• Have a High School Diploma (or its equivalent).
• Possess a valid Illinois Driver’s License.
• Be of good moral character and be able to perform all the duties and tasks assigned to a Bloomingdale Police Officer.
• Not have been convicted of any felony or misdemeanor involving moral turpitude.
• Be free from the use of illegal drugs.

Applicants must successfully pass written exams, a physical agility test, polygraph exam, drug screen, and oral interview, as well as a background investigation. Applicant also must meet the criteria established by Illinois Statutes and the Bloomingdale Board of Fire and Police Commissioners. After a conditional job offer, but prior to actual employment, a candidate must successfully pass a medical exam and psychological exam, all in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Job Advertisement

Applications for the position of Police Officer are available on the Village of Bloomingdale website (www.villageofbloomingdale.org) or can be picked up at the Bloomingdale Police Department, 201 South Bloomingdale Road, Bloomingdale, IL 60108 beginning January 2, 2019.  A $40 Administrative Fee (paid in cash in person, by mail with money order or checks made payable to Village of Bloomingdale or by telephone with Visa/MasterCard debit/credit card) will be charged per application (non-refundable). Completed applications and forms must be received by the Bloomingdale Fire and Police Commission either online or at the above address by 4:30 pm on Monday, February 4, 2019. Applications will not be mailed to applicants.

Attendance at an Orientation/Written Test on Saturday, February 9, 2019 is mandatory.                                                                   

Hourly starting pay rate of $31.98 per hour as of 9/1/2017 (Annual Equivalent $66,518.40) to $48.09 per hour maximum ($100,027.20 on annual basis).  Contract currently in negotiations retroactive to 9/1/2018.


  • Paid Uniforms and equipment
  • 5 days vacation after 6 months; 10 days after 1 year
  • 11 paid holidays
  • Life, Health, and Dental Insurance offered
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Four Personal Leave Days after 1 year
  • Position is eligible for overtime pay

 If you have any questions or concerns, please contact:

Sue Osicek via email at osiceks@vil.bloomingdale.il.us or by telephone at 630-671-5858.

 The VILLAGE OF BLOOMINGDALE is An Equal Opportunity Employer.


The Village of Bloomingdale, Illinois is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the
Americans with Disabilities Act, the Village will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified
individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential
accommodations with the employer. The Village is a no smoking facility in compliance with the Smoke
Free Illinois Act.

Application Special Instructions

REMINDER: PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION BY Monday, February 4, 2019 at 4:30 p.m. IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THE POSITION. Completed applications and forms must be received by the Bloomingdale Fire and Police Commission either online or at the below address by 4:30 pm on Monday, February 4, 2019.

The following documents are required. They can be downloaded with your application or sent separately. 

  • Copy of Birth Certificate
  • Copy of High School Diploma (or its equivalent)
  • Copy of College Diploma (if applicable)
  • Copy of Transcript from High School and College(s) attended
  • Copy of Driver’s License
  • Release of Information Fillable Form.pdf

A $40 (non-refundable) Administrative Fee is required. Payment options: Cash in person; money order or checks made payable to Village of Bloomingdale or by telephone with Visa/MasterCard debit/credit card. For telephone payment or questions call 630-529-9868.

The following are documents are provided to assist you. Please download and refer to each document as needed throughout the testing process: 

Bloomingdale Police Department
201 S. Bloomingdale Road
Bloomingdale, IL 60108

For more information contact Sue Osicek at osiceks@vil.bloomingdale.il.us or 630-671-5858.