The Village of Coal
City, Illinois Fire & Police Commission is accepting resumes for the position of
lateral police officer with the Coal City Police Department.
At the Coal City Police Department a Police Officer engages in the protection of
life and property, enforcement of laws and ordinances and the prevention of
crime. The Officer performs varied assignments in motorized patrol, traffic
control, crime scene and accident investigations, community policing and public
safety education. An Officer must recognize the social aspects of law
enforcement functions in dealing with the public and be able to act quickly
without immediate supervision and exercise sound judgment and discretion in
situations involving law enforcement powers.
Patrols the Village of
Coal City on foot or in a patrol car; controls and regulates traffic; issues
traffic warnings and or citations; investigates traffic accidents and ascertains
Responds to calls and
complaints involving missing persons, homicide, rape, robbery, burglary, larceny
and any other emergencies or disturbances (e.g., fires, riots, etc.) requiring
at the scene of a crime; interviews victims and witnesses; interrogates
suspects; searches, gathers, preserves and correlates evidence; and makes
arrests if warranted.
Checks doors and windows
of places of business and of homes temporarily vacant and makes routine checks
of establishments where alcohol is served.
Prepares objective and
comprehensive reports regarding complaints, accidents, and other incidents being
investigated and maintains necessary records for future law enforcement review.
Testifies in court
concerning case facts, conditions, and observances.
Works shifts as assigned
which includes working nights, weekends and/or holidays.
relations with the public and handles situations firmly, courteously, tactfully,
impartially and with respect for the rights of others.
The above list of
essential functions is not meant to be all inclusive. Other duties may be
required and assigned.
All applicants must meet the following
minimum requirements established by the
Village of Coal City, Illinois Fire & Police Commissioners:
Must possess a valid
Minimum of 21 years of
age at the time of application
Must be UNDER 35 years
of age at the time of application and at the time the initial eligibility list
is posted, unless otherwise exempt by State Statute 65 ILCS 5/10-2.1-6
Must have obtained a
high school diploma or high school equivalency/G.E.D.
No felony convictions or
misdemeanor convictions involving moral turpitude, as specified in 65 ILCS
Illinois Basic Police Officer Training, or successfully completed Basic Police
Officer Training Program which can be transferred and accepted by the Illinois
State Training Board;
Must have at least two
years continuous experience as a full time sworn, certified law enforcement
officer in Illinois, and in good standing with that department
Must pass background
investigation, oral, psychological, polygraph, and medical examinations
Applicants must live
within 20 miles of the Coal City, IL Police Department to the city limit of
residing town or be willing to relocate within 1 year
Submit all documents
through email or in person by January 31, 2018
The following documents
MUST be included with your resume:
Copy of your Birth
Copy of your valid
Copy of your high school
diploma or high school equivalency/GED
Copy of your U.S.
Military DD-214 form, if applicable
Copy of your certificate
of completion of Illinois Basic Law Enforcement Academy training
Copy of your
Undergraduate and/or Graduate Diplomas
Copies of Training
Copy of Professional
And any other documents
confirming work experience
Please list the names of three (3) persons not related to you by blood or
marriage). To include their full name, years known, occupation, address and
References: List names of three (3) professional references who have known you
well for at least five (5) years and who are not related to you by blood or
marriage. To include their full name, years known, occupation, address and phone
To apply for this position or obtain additional information, please email
Commissioner Michael Lareau at: