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General Testing Information
Join a Winning Team
The Geneva Police Department's Police Officer Eligibility List expires on June 18, 2014.
The new Eligibility List will remain in effect for two years.

Application Information 
Applications can be downloaded on March 4, 2014 at 8am, online and at the Geneva Police Department.  We are no longer accepting applications, our number of returned applications has reached the limit.
A non-refundable $25 application fee is required 

Testing Information
  • The physical agility test will be held on April 26, 2014
  • The written test will be conducted immediately following the physical agility test
  • Salary: $60,403 starting salary
  • Top end salary: $85,363 
    • Salary advancement considerations will be given to State certified applicants with police experience
  • Overtime: Time and one-half after 8 hours/40 hours per week
    • Double-time on Sundays and holidays
  • Holidays: 11 City holidays and 3 personal holidays
  • Insurance: Life Insurance (equal to 100 percent of annual wages)
  • Medical and Dental Insurance (several options are available)
  • Pension: Geneva Police Pension Fund (includes disability coverage and retirement plan)
  • Uniform Allowance: Complete initial uniform issue (minus soft body armor); then $525 annually
  • Requisite Training: Basic Law Enforcement (during first 6 years)
    •  Breath Analysis for Alcohol course
    • Field Sobriety Testing (HGN) course
    • John Reid Interview and Interrogation course
    • Strategies and Tactics of Patrol Stops course
    • Basic Traffic Accident Investigator’s course
    • First Responder Training course
    • Emergency Vehicle Operator’s course
    • Non-Lethal Weapons Certification Training courses
    • Spanish for Police

  1. Must be a U.S. citizen
  2. Not less than 21 years of age at time of application, and under 35 years of age at time of appointment.
  3. Must have at least an Associates Degree from an accredited college or university, or have successfully completed the State of Illinois Basic Law Enforcement Training course.
  4. Must have a valid driver's license.
  5. Pass the State of Illinois POWER physical fitness test (below), written examination and oral interview.
  6. Pass a polygraph test, psychological examination, medical examination, drug screening and extensive background investigation after a conditional offer of employment has been extended.
Must live within a 25 mile radius of Geneva's corporate limits by the end of the first 18 months of employment with the Geneva Police Department.

Power Test Information
  1. The actual performance requirement for each test is based upon norms for a national population sample.
  2. The applicant must pass every test.
  3. The required performance to pass each test is based upon gender and age (decade). While the absolute performance is different for the eight categories, the relative level of effort is identical for each age and gender group. All recruits are being required to meet the same percentile rank in terms of their respective age/group. The performance requirement is that level of physical performance that approximate the 40th percentile for each age and gender group.


 Test  Male  Female
 Age Group  20-29  30-39   40-49  50-59  20-29  30-39  40-49  50-59
 Sit & Reach  16.0  15.0  13.8  12.8  18.8   17.8  16.8  16.3
 1 Minute sit up  37  34  28  23  31  24  19  13
 Maximum Bench Press Ratio .98  .87  .79  .70  .58  .52  .49  .43
 1.5 Mile Run  13.46   14.31  15.24  16.21  16.21  16.52  17.53  18.44