Please read all materials very carefully as it contains important logistical information about the orientation/testing dates. Check back before the test date as some location & schedule details are subject to change.
Application - for reference
Take a look at this file to note what information you will need to complete the online application.
Application Form - online
ONLINE - This form must be submitted on or before Friday, May 4, 2018. Be sure to get the Medical Permission Form sent in as soon as possible.
You should make sure that you meet the minimum qualifications of at least one of the member departments prior to submitting an application.
See the "Application Materials Received" table for an update on your status to test.
YOU CANNOT TEST WITHOUT THIS TOO. Print this form, fill in your details and take it to your physician (or equivalent). He/She should indicate that you can participate and then sign the form - return it to us postmarked no later than May 4, 2018; keep a copy in case the form does not arrive by the date of testing. The completed form should be mailed to the SWIL Police Consortium, P.O. Box 1151, O'Fallon, IL 62269. There is no drop off site.
See the "Application Materials Received" table for an update on your application's status.
This link will let you see a list of application and medical permission forms received and reviewed by last name. The last column indicates your eligibility to test with us this year.
After submitting your materials, please allow time for mailing and a few additional days for the office to have time to review your submitted forms. We review and update as quickly as possible.
This is an example from YouTube (created by Naperville IL PD) of what you will encounter on test day for the physical agility portion. For our process, the day starts with physical agility.
If you will take the written examination for the Consortium in 2018, the scores will be posted here - May 26. If you achieved a score of 70 or above, you are eligible to appear on an eligibility list if your minimum qualifications match up.
See Application Letter and Member Pages. When available, you can click here to view a RECRUITMENT REQUIREMENT TABLE among the members of The Southwestern Illinois Joint Fire & Police Recruitment & Testing Consortium.
Requirements of the physical agility exam are listed as well as tips on how to prepare for the exam.
It is important to prepare yourself physically for this process as it is not uncommon for a candidate to fail a part of the physical agility portion of the test cycle. Once that occurs, you will not be permitted to continue.
Once you successfully complete the physical agility portion of this test cycle, you will be eligible to take the written examination. We use a standardized exam designed specifically for entry-level police officer candidates. If you are interested purchasing in a study guide for such an examination, use this link to view information. You will be leaving our site to see this information.
You will not be permitted to bring this study guide or any electronic tools with you to the examination room.
Once you have completed an examination with us, your test scores are generally kept active on file for 2 years following the test date (please note that some member departments may expire their lists on a shorter time table).
View the map of SWIC and retrieve driving directions.
You must attend both Friday night (orientation) and Saturday (test day) to complete the cycle.
Arrive on time as you will not be permitted to enter orientation later than the posted start time.
General information on the test cycle process and what to expect