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The Little Village Community Council (LVCC) and The LatinAmerican Police Association (LAPA) Launch Chicago Police Exam Recruitment Drive; Partner with local non-profits for registration aid and test preparatory courses.

City of Chicago – The Little Village Community Council [LVCC] President August Sallas announced that with the support of several non-profits are launching a City of Chicago Police Exam Recruitment Drive which will kick off at a public information session in Little Village.

When: Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Location: Little Village Community Council, 3610 W. 26th St., Chicago, Il 60623

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 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 Feb. 29, 2016, 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, 2016.

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

“We have made a commitment to expanding and enhancing our City of Chicago Police Department and that involves having a department that reflects the community it serves,” said LVCC President August Sallas. LVCC Vice President Baltazar Enriquez said, “We are deeply committed to realizing the untapped potential of the City of Chicago great diversity, including the diversification of our police force, we hope to enroll more Spanish speaking applicants.”

The Little Village Community Council is working with its Latino communities [Little Village, Pilsen, Humboldt Park, Back of The Yards, South Chicago] to make the testing more accessible and to provide preparatory courses free of charge for qualified applicants.

To assist City of Chicago Latino or Bilingual residents interested in applying for the police test, especially those who do not have internet or computer access at home, the Latin American Police Association and the Little Village Community Council Recruitment Drive includes a location where applicants can gain access to the internet and a staff member to assist them in the filing process. Office hours will be available at on site location for residents to apply online until the state filing deadline of January 31, 2016.