lateral appointment to the position of Police Officer must meet the following
minimum qualifications and requirements at the time of application:
State of Illinois
certification by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board with
no more than forty (40) hours of training required by that Board for
recertification, if necessary. (Part-time certification as a law enforcement
officer does not meet this requirement.)
United States citizen.
Individuals must be at
least 23 years old.
Education - High school
education or equivalent.
Experience – at least 2
years’ experience as a full time sworn, certified law enforcement officer in
Illinois within the last 3 years.
Valid Driver’s License.
Must agree to comply
with all requirements of the position, including providing copies of any
requested employment related materials or other documents to confirm or verify
information, and have the ability to pass all examination and training
Candidate Screening and Application Period:
accepted on an ongoing, continuous basis and will be reviewed at the time of a
There are immediate
vacancies to be filled through the lateral entry process.
There is no guarantee of
an interview or further consideration for candidates submitting an application.
Inclusion in any lateral entry candidate screening process shall be based upon
the relative excellence of the candidates reflecting qualifications above the
stated minimum qualifications and the hiring needs of the Department at the time
An offer of
employment is contingent on passing all required screenings and examinations.
Selected candidates will
be invited to participate in an oral interview conducted by Police Department
Upon recommendation by
the interview committee, qualified candidates may receive a conditional offer of
employment and participate in additional post-offer screenings and examinations
including but not limited to: polygraph examination; psychological evaluation;
character and background investigation and credit check; medical examinations
and drug screening. Candidates must receive a satisfactory evaluation or
recommendation on each screening or examination in order to proceed in the
selection process. Failure to achieve a satisfactory evaluation on any screening
or examination shall result in immediate disqualification from further
satisfactorily complete all post-offer screenings will be interviewed by the
Police Commission as the final step in the selection process. The Police
Commission shall have final approval for the hiring of any Lateral Police
New Lateral Police
Officers are subject to a 12 month probationary period.