Come Join LAPA, HISLEA and PRPA as we partner to recruit new Officer’s for the Chicago Police Department.

The Latin American Police Association (LAPA), Hispanic Illinois State Law Enforcement Association (HISLEA) and the Puerto Rican Police Association (PRPA) launch the Chicago Police Recruitment Exam Campaign for registration aid and entrance exam preparatory courses.

When: Saturday, January 14, 2017

Location: Arturo Velazquez Institute, 2800 South Western Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60608

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

A comparison between 2010 U.S. Census data and the demographics of sworn personnel in the City of Chicago Police Department breaks down as follows:

City of Chicago Population in CPD

White 49%*

Hispanic or 19%*

Black or African American 29%*

Other 3%*

*Source: Chicago Police website.

Sgt. Alfonso Lara (10th District CAPS) and other senior Police Department officials, as well as police officers, will be on hand to discuss the application process and answer questions about the police profession. The requirements for the police test is 18 years old by April 30, 2017, must have completed at least 30 semester hours from an accredited college or university or served at least three [3] continuous years on active duty in the Armed Forces in the U.S., City of Chicago residency, Illinois driver’s license, U.S. citizenship or legal resident. There is an Exam fee of $30 which is non-refundable. Deadline for exam is January 31, 2017.

A police officer starts at an annual salary of $47,604, which increases to $72,604 after eighteen [18] months, plus benefits.