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Police Officer Recruitment


Do you think you have what it takes to be an Elmhurst Police Officer? The officers of the Elmhurst Police Department embrace a community-oriented policing philosophy best summarized by our motto, "Providing the Best”. To accomplish the hiring of the best person of character and ability, candidates will be required to successfully complete rigorous tests including a physical, agility, written, polygraph, an intensive background investigation, interview process, psychological, and medical tests.

Our values are at the core of what we do. We begin with a person’s character and continue to provide opportunities for growth through training and appropriate resources. We believe the public must have confidence, trust, and faith in the ability of every Elmhurst Police Officer to efficiently and competently perform their duties. The City of Elmhurst’s character is a reflection of its employees. Watch this video to learn more about the opportunities within our Police Department!

Click here for the lateral police officer application.
Click here for the entry-level police officer application.