Skokie, IL Police Department

IO Solutions

Job Description

Thank you for your interest in the Village of Skokie Police Department.  The following information is intended to provide general information regarding the Village of Skokie’s Police Officer Recruitment Process.


Testing is typically conducted every two years.


When testing takes place, all individuals interested in becoming a Police Officer must meet the following minimum requirements:


  • $35.00 non-refundable application fee;
  • Minimum of 21 years of age and under 35 years of age at the time of the written examination;
  • S. citizen or legally authorized to work in the U.S.;
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • ONE of the following:
    • Minimum of sixty (60) college semester hours from an accredited institution by the application deadline date;


  • Four (4) years of active military service with an Honorable Discharge by the application deadline date;
  • Possess a valid Driver’s License;
  • Proof of completion of Peace Officer Wellness Evaluation Report (POWER) test with attainment date less than six (6) months prior to the written exam. POWER test cards will only be considered valid if dated from 1/23/2021 – 7/23/2021;
  • Have correctable vision to 20/20 and have the ability to distinguish colors;
  • Within 24 months from hire, reside in Cook, Lake or DuPage County in Illinois;
  • Enter into an “Authorization for Release of Personal Information Agreement”;
  • Enter into an “Employment of Relatives Agreement”;
    • NOTE: Applicants with relatives who are currently employed with the Village will not be eligible for hire – please contact IOS Recruitment for details
  • Enter into an “Abstinence from Tobacco Products Agreement”;
  • Enter into a “Candidate Reimbursement Agreement”;
  • Compliance with Skokie Police Department Appearance Policy;
  • Must have ability to understand the English Language (written and spoken);
  • Completion and submission of Village of Skokie Public Safety Application and other required documents to IOS Recruitment by June 25, 2021 at 2:00 p.m.

How to Apply

Beginning 5/20/21 The Village of Skokie will begin its recruitment process for hiring Police Officers. A non-refundable application fee is required to start the process. Please visit to purchase an application. Application deadline will be 2:00 p.m. on June 25, 2021