The application process was opened for the first time in three years. Those between the ages of 18 and 40-years-old can apply through the department's website, chicagopolice.org.
A written examination and the Police Officer Wellness Evaluation Report (P.O.W.E.R.) are a part of the application process. Applications who pass the test will be placed on a pre-qualified applicant list based on a lottery, according to the website.