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State Universities Civil Service System

Test Preparation
Police Series

Applicants considering applying for Police Officer or similar positions should review these documents for an overview of the testing process.  Police testing is usually only conducted 1-2 times per year at each university.

Applicants should directly contact the university where they are seeking employment for specific dates/times of testing.

Click here for the list of the universities.

Questions about Police testing can be sent to

Police Sergeant Structured Oral Boards

Police Sergeant Structured Oral Boards will take place in Spring 2024 (dates to be determined), at the State Universities Civil Service System's Office in Urbana. Please contact your University HR or Police Department for details.

In order to be qualify for submission, applicants must:

  • have passed the Police Sergeant Knowledge Test (KT) with pending score(s) within the prescribed time period.
  • be available to participate on their University’s assigned day(s).
  • ensure their University’s HR has their up-to-date contact information.

Further information regarding the Police Sergeant Exam can be found in the links below.

Officer Materials

Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board (ILETSB) announced a change to the POWER test metrics effective 01/01/2023. The State Universities Civil Service System (SUCSS) Police Officer physical fitness test (PFT) is based on the ILETSB POWER test and uses the same metrics for pre-employment testing. We have updated the Police Officer’s PFT to the new POWER test metrics effective 1/25/2023.

Questions regarding testing can be sent to

Corporal Materials

Sergeant Materials