Are there any preference points?
Applicants may receive five (5) preference points for 1 or more years of active duty military experience with an honorable discharge. The City of Elgin does not offer any other preference points.

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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?