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Police Officer

Barrington Police Department
400 N. Northwest Highway
Barrington, IL 60010
Phone: 847-304-3303

Population: 10,000
Sworn: 25
Application Deadline: 5/13/24 @ 4:00 PM
Starting Salary: $76,620 and reaching the top salary of $117,807 after six years

The department offers a comprehensive compensation and benefits package.


The Village of Barrington is a retail, commercial, and residential community located approximately 35 miles northwest of Chicago. The Barrington Police Department serves a population of approximately 10,000 residents, living in a 5.1 square-mile area.

The Barrington Police Department employs 25 sworn police officers who serve in various capacities: administrative staff, detective division, patrol division, and school liaison officers.

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Applicants shall be United States citizens or non-citizens who are eligible and permitted to work in the United States and able to meet all other qualifications for the position of police officer.
Minimum age of 20 at the time of application.  Must be age 21 at the date of hire.
Maximum of 34 years of age at the time of application (except as otherwise provided by Illinois law)
High school graduate or equivalent
At least 60 hours of college credits with a “C” average or better
Valid driver’s license (requires a valid Illinois driver’s license at date of hire)
Must pass the police officer wellness (POWER) test administered by the Barrington Police Department.
Compliance with the Barrington Police Department’s Appearance Policy. Specifically no visible tattoos.  Call 847-304-3303 for additional details. 


Applications will be available beginning Tuesday, April 9, 2024, at:
Application deadline is 4:00 PM on Monday, May 13, 2024
POWER test - June 1, 2024 at 7:00 AM
Written examination – June 1, 2024 at 9:00 AM

Phases of the selection process include a physical test (POWER), a written examination and an oral interview. Applicants must pass the POWER test administered by the Barrington Police Department to be eligible to sit for the written examination.

When positions are available, conditional offers of employment will be extended based on the successful completion of all of the following:

Polygraph examination
Psychological screening
Physical examination
Extensive background investigation

Questions may be addressed by calling:


The Village of Barrington is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/V/D