The department released a public service announcement encouraging people to take the first written recruit exam it has offered in several years. Superintendent Jody Weis says people with experience in the military are getting special attention.
"A veteran's preference has also been created, which requires that a minimum of 20 percent of applicants referred for each class will be military veterans, provided a sufficient number of veterans apply for the position," said Weis.
Military personnel with appropriate service can still apply to the force at 21. For more details on how to apply, you can go to the CPD's website at www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/cpd.html.