The Village of Glenview, Illinois (population 46,740) is seeking candidates for
the position of full-time Police Officer.
Police Officers conduct preventive patrol and general policing functions to
protect the health, safety, and welfare of lives and property within the
Village. Officers provide initial response to emergency and non-emergency
service requests, investigate complaints, document investigation findings,
enforce laws and ordinances, complete reports, and provide a wide range of
public service activities. Officers may also be assigned special projects on an
on-going or short term basis, and are required to draw upon extensive training
and procedural guidelines, mandates, and laws governing their response and
conduct when determining the appropriate action to take in a particular
situation. Performs other related duties, as assigned. Patrol Officers are
assigned to a specific shift and report directly to their assigned Sergeant and
Performs preventative patrols (i.e. via foot, patrol cars, bicycle, and/or
motorcycle) and other crime prevention duties in the Village in order to
enforce all laws and regulations, provide security, and detect violators.
Performs traffic law enforcement, and establishes effective working
relationships with community stakeholders, federal/state/local authorities,
other Village Departments, and Village officials.
Responds to complaints, accidents, disturbances and/or any requests for police
response, assesses situations quickly and objectively, and determines most
appropriate response in order to prevent potentially dangerous or violent
situations from occurring or continuing.
Assists fire department on fire and medical calls.
Investigates any reported crimes by gathering, securing and documenting
evidence, interviewing witnesses, recording and submitting pertinent
Conducts surveillance when required.
Maintains records of activities and prepares reports to provide information to
investigators and/or prosecutors or any stakeholder that may require use of
that information; submits timely reports for supervisor's review; and
testifies in court proceedings to present evidence and to give personal
account of incident/crime.
Conducts arrests of persons violating the law including physically detaining
persons according to established guidelines and procedures.
Responds to emergency situations and begins to administer basic first aid to
injured persons as necessary.
Performs various other tasks to assist other emergency personnel such as crowd
control, directing traffic, and other duties as assigned.
Applicants for the position of Police Officer must meet the following minimum
qualifications and requirements at the time of application:
Must be a
resident of, and legally authorized to work in the U.S.
between 21 and 34 years of age on 5/19/2018 (exceptions for active military
personnel and previous police experience per 65 ICLS 5/10-2.1-6)
diploma or equivalent high school education
character and possess temperate habits
Be of sound
mind and health and physically able to perform the essential functions of
Police Officer, including correctable vision to 20/30.
of having passed the Peace Officer Wellness Evaluation Report (POWER) test
through a certified testing agency – POWER test card must be issued within the
12 months prior to the written examination (valid if issued between
5/19/2017 to 5/19/2018). Power test cards may be obtained through the following
Junior College – 1215 Houbolt Rd. Joliet, IL
Firearms Owner Identification (FOID) card by time of hire
Preference points will be awarded for the following:
Military: 5 Points – Minimum of one (1) year of full-time active military
service in any branch of the U.S. Military with honorable discharge or are now
or may hereafter be on inactive or reserve duty (65 ILCS 5/10-2.1-8).
Preference points will be awarded after the Initial Eligibility List is
The examination and selection process shall be so fashioned as to test fairly
the capacity and fitness of the person examined to discharge the duties of the
positon of Police Officer. Applicants may be recommended to be removed from the
process following any of the examination components.
Examination: The initial examination process will consist of a
traditional police officer examination, which will assess job-related
cognitive abilities, personality characteristics and behavioral traits. You do
not need to have any law enforcement experience, training or knowledge to
successfully complete the examination. The written exam will be conducted on
Saturday, May 19, 2018 at Glenbrook South High School, 4000 West Lake Avenue,
Glenview, IL. You are required to arrive at the testing location no later
than 8:45 a.m. to sign-in. Doors will open for sign-in at 8:00 a.m. and the
orientation will begin promptly at 9:00 a.m. The written exam takes
approximately 2.5 hours to complete. Applicants who successfully complete the
written exam will be ranked according to their scores. The written exam will
make up 60% of the overall score.
Top examination qualifiers will be subjected to the following
post-written examination components:
Preliminary Interview with Board of Fire and Police Commissioners: Top scoring
candidates will participate in a preliminary interview. The interview will
make up 40% of the overall score.
Background Investigation: Independent investigation of the applicant's
moral character, personality, temperament, and other factors which may bear
upon the applicant's fitness for the position of Police Officer. Independent
investigation of work experience and merit in past performance of similar
work. The background investigation will require the applicant to come into the
Police Department to be interviewed, fingerprinted and photographed. Note:
Inability to contact current employer will result in an incomplete background
Polygraph Examination: The polygraph exam is used as an investigative
aid in determining the suitability of an applicant. No applicant shall be
disqualified solely on the basis of polygraph chart evaluations. Questions
raised during the polygraph will focus on past work history, criminal history,
honest, integrity and substance abuse.
Pre-Employment Assessment Center: Tests of practical abilities
measuring the applicant’s ability to perform the tasks associated with
performing the essential job functions of Police Officer. The
Pre-Employment Assessment Center is a pass/fail component.
Oral Interview with Board of Fire and Police Commissioners: Candidates
who successfully complete all the foregoing phases will be scheduled for a
interview with the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners. This interview is a
All applicants receiving a conditional offer of employment shall undergo a
medical physical, including a drug screen, and a psychological examination to
determine if they can perform the essential functions of a Police Officer with
or without reasonable accommodation.
Applicants are hired as Probationary Officers. The probationary period
typically extends one year beyond successful completion of the department's
field training program.
POLICE OFFICER COMPENSATION:
The starting annual base salary for this position is $67,569 (i.e. Step 1,
effective 1/1/2018) with a competitive benefit package. All positions will be
filled at step 1, regardless of years of experience. The position is non-exempt
Eligible for participation in the Village of Glenview Police Pension.
ICMA – RC:
Eligible for participation in the Village of Glenview 457 and Roth IRA plans.
Eligible for participation in Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO-BA, HMO-IL or PPO
health insurance plans. Employees contribute 16% of the premium for the HMO-BA
and HMO-IL and 20% for the PPO.
HEALTH INSURANCE OPT OUT INCENTIVE:
Eligible for cash incentive if eligible employee and/or dependents decline
Eligible for participation in MetLife PPO or Dental Reimbursement Program.
FLEXIBLE SPENDING ACCOUNT:
Eligible for participation in the Section 125 Flex Spending program that allows
the use of pre-tax dollars for qualifying expenses.
Police Officers are eligible for longevity pay after 6 years of service with the
Glenview Police Department.
Accrued leave is prorated for the calendar year, depending on actual start date.
80 hours of
vacation per year pursuant to applicable policies
96 hours of
holiday per year
8 hours of
sick leave per month is accrued
24 hours of
personal leave after 5 years of service with the Glenview Police Department
Initial uniforms are provided, and then an annual uniform allowance of $750.00.
Shift selections are determined on an annual basis by seniority.
Officers assigned to the Patrol Division work 12 hours per day. The Patrol
Division consists of two shifts, 6 a.m. – 6 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. Each
shift is divided into two squads, which alternate days off. The Patrol Division
also has early and late car assignments. All Police Officers will work
holidays, nights and weekends as required.
Officers are on probation for 1 year subsequent to their completion of the Field
Training Officer Program.
HOW TO APPLY:
To complete the online application for the position of Police Officer