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Police Dispatcher

Lake Bluff, Illinois



Village of Lake Bluff

40 E. Center Avenue

Lake Bluff, IL 60044

Phone: 847-234-2153

Fax: 847-234-7254    




Salary: $49,025 - $65,366

Population: 6,000+ 

Sworn Officers: 15 

Application Deadline: 8/31/11







The Village of Lake Bluff, incorporated in 1895, is a north shore suburb 35 miles north of Chicago.  Bordered by the City of Lake Forest to the south, the Village of Green Oaks to the west, Great Lakes Naval Training Center to the north, and Lake Michigan to the east, the Village of Lake Bluff is home to over 6,000 residents and is approximately 4 square miles.  The Village is primarily comprised of single-family residential neighborhoods, small retail shops, and small industrial parks. 


Lake Bluff is a full service municipality with a progressive Police Department staffed with fifteen (15) sworn police officers and six (6) civilian dispatchers. The Department is internationally accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA). The Lake Bluff Police Department provides a variety of law enforcement services. 


The Lake Bluff Police Department is currently recruiting qualified candidates to fill a vacancy in the dispatcher position.  This non-sworn position is an integral part of the operations of the Lake Bluff Police Department that is responsible for many tasks and duties, including, but not limited to: 

  • answering emergency and non-emergency calls for service;

  • assigning emergency calls for service to appropriate police officers in the field;

  • maintaining proper records of calls for service; and

  • secretarial support. 

All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, national origin or any other non-merit factors.  Previous dispatching experience is strongly desired.   Appointees serve a twelve-month probationary period.


A competitive benefit package is offered.


Current salary range is $49,025 to $65,366.



Hiring Process

  1. Resume Reviews

  2. Oral Interviews with Selected Candidates

  3. Written Examination

  4. Psychological Test

  5. Background Investigation

  6. Medical Examination

All applicants must pass all elements of the hiring process to be eligible for employment.  Any person failing or not completing any portion of the hiring process will not be permitted to retest or reapply. The final eligibility list is scheduled to be prepared by November.



Resumes should be sent no later than

August 31, 2011 to:


The Village of Lake Bluff

Attn: Human Resources Coordinator

40 E. Center Avenue

Lake Bluff, Illinois 60044



Questions may be directed to:


David Belmonte, Deputy Chief of Police













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