Chicago police are looking for a few good men ... and women.
The department is soliciting applications for approximately 200 CPD positions.
In announcing the new exam, Police Superintendent Jody Weis said the department will set aside 20 percent of the new positions for military veterans. The department is also raising the minimum age for applicants from 21 to 25. The maximum age is 40.
Weis says the department can afford to be more selective with its officer candidates.
"We are looking for people starting their second career," he said.
Weis said the department can't solve its problems simply by hiring more police officers. "We must find ways to be creative," he said.