Become a Glen Ellyn Police Officer



Fill out the Recruiting and Testing Notification form to get updates on future testing opportunities!

See the Lateral Officer Flyer for details about compensation, benefits and other opportunities.

See the Entry Level Officer Flyer for details about compensation, benefits and other opportunities.

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The Glen Ellyn Police Department employs men and women who are dedicated to providing professional law enforcement services to the community.  Employees in both civilian and sworn positions are required to maintain the highest standards of integrity and character.  The Village encourages anyone who is interested in joining the Police Department as a full or part-time employee to take the time to become acquainted with the community and the members of the Police Department. The process of hiring police officers for the Village of Glen Ellyn is the responsibility of the Glen Ellyn Fire and Police Commission.  

Minimum Eligibility Requirements to Test

  • U.S. citizenship
  • No felony convictions
  • High school diploma or equivalent (GED)
  • Valid driver’s license
  • At least 20 years of age at the time of examination
  • Must be 21 years of age at time of appointment
  • Must be under 35 years of age at time of employment, unless otherwise exempt by Illinois State Statute

Application and Testing process

  • Complete the required online application
  • Pay the application fee as posted
  • Provide copies of the following documents to the test administrator prior to the exam:
    • Copy of High school diploma or GED
    • Copy of valid driver’s license
    • Copy of birth record
  • Provide proof of an Illinois P.O.W.E.R. card on the date of the exam (Entry Level Applicants Only)

Hiring Process

  • An employment offer will be contingent upon the candidate successfully passing a thorough background investigation, an oral interview before the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners, polygraph examination and psychological and medical examination.
  • Newly appointed officers will attend the Police Training Institute (PTI) at the University of Illinois. Candidates must pass the P.O.W.E.R. test at PTI to continue the required training.

Want more information about how to join our team? 

Contact a Glen Ellyn Police Department recruiter today!

Ofc. Caitlin Tabor

Ofc. Caitlin Tabor

Ofc. Tabor came to Glen Ellyn PD as a lateral officer with six years of service with a large department. Ofc. Tabor is one of the Department's Defensive Tactics and Taser Instructors.
Ofc. Christopher Haire

Ofc. Christopher Haire

Ofc. Haire joined Glen Ellyn PD after serving 11 yrs with the United States Air Force. Ofc. Haire also serves as a team member on the ILEAS Mobile Field Force (MFF).
Ofc. Alisson Ramirez

Ofc. Alisson Ramirez

Ofc. Ramirez joined Glen Ellyn PD after college and relocated to Illinois from another state. Ofc. Ramirez is bilingual and is the Department's Community Education and D.A.R.E. Officer.

The Village of Glen Ellyn is an Equal Opportunity Employer