Are there any preference points?

Awarding of preference points is done after the final stage of the process for original appointment.  The maximum number of fourteen (14) points for persons receiving veteran's preference points and a maximum of twelve (12) points for persons not claim veteran's preference may be awarded to any person during the appointment process. Check the job posting for the points associated with each preference area.

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1. How often is the test?
2. How I do find out that Elgin is testing?
3. What's the process from beginning to end?
4. What kind of test does Elgin use?
5. What does it cost to take the test?
6. Are there study materials?
7. How do I get my POWER test card?
8. What kind of background check does Elgin do?
9. Are there any preference points?
10. How long is the list good for?
11. Does the City of Elgin allow lateral transfers from other departments?
12. What if I’ve been a police officer and I’m over 35?