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.

Police Sergeant Structured Oral Boards COVID-19 Update (3/26/2020)

Police Sergeant testing deadlines have been suspended until Governor Pritzker’s “Stay-at-Home” order has been lifted and our State Universities and the State Universities Civil Service System resume their normal business operations.

Police Sergeant Structured Oral Boards

Police Sergeant Structured Oral Boards for Spring 2020 will be held the weeks of May 11-15, 2020 and May 18-22, 2020. Each University will be assigned specific day(s) for participation. Please contact your University HR and Police Department for details.

In order to be qualify for submission, applicants must:

  • have passed the Police Sergeant Knowledge Test on or before April 24, 2020 (no lifting scores from previous completed Sergeant exams).
  • be available to participate on their University’s assigned day(s).
  • provide contact information to University’s HR department for submission to SUCSS by April 24, 2020.

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

Officer Materials

Corporal Materials

Sergeant Materials