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Police Officer

Lake Zurich, Illinois


Lake Zurich Police Department

200 Mohawk Trail

Lake Zurich, IL 60047

Phone: 847-719-1690

Fax: 847-719-1693




Salary: $63,008.19 - $90,146.54

Population: 19,631

Sworn Officers: 34

Application Deadline: 8/25/16










The Village of Lake Zurich is accepting applications for the purpose of establishing an eligibility list for the position of Police Officer.


Applicants must be at least 21 years of age at the date of application (August 25, 2016), or comply with 65 ILCS5/10-2.1-6(e), with a maximum age of 35 unless currently a Certified Illinois Police Officer.



Applicants must meet all of the following prerequisites:

  • High School diploma or GED

  • Speak and read English

  • U.S. citizen, naturalized citizen or in the process of citizenship at time of hire

  • Valid U.S. driverís license


Appointment to the eligibility list will be based on a written test and physical ability (POWER) test.  Eligible candidates will be interviewed by the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners in order of excellence on the eligibility list as positions become available. Cooperation with an extensive background and security check is also required, which may include a polygraph examination. This position requires no use of tobacco products while on duty. Officers must reside within 35 miles of the Police Facility per the F.O.P. labor contract.  



Application packets are available on the

Village website at:


Lake Zurich Police Department

200 Mohawk Trail

Lake Zurich, Illinois






Lake Zurich Police Department

200 Mohawk Trail

Lake Zurich, Illinois 60047



Completed applications along with a $25.00 processing fee will be accepted at the Lake Zurich Police Department by 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 25, 2016. Applicants may also pay processing fee on-line via the Village of Lake Zurich website ( Proof of identification must be presented upon return of application and at each phase of the testing process.


Applicants that have 3-years full-time experience in a properly constituted police department/law enforcement agency and are currently certified by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standard Board may request a waiver from participating in the following elements of the examination process: Orientation and Physical Agility as provided in 65 ILCS 5/10-2.1-6. Such request for waiver must be submitted in writing with the appropriate supporting documents to the secretary of the Board prior to the examination element.



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The Village of Lake Zurich is an equal opportunity employer.



Michael Hilt, Chairman

Lake Zurich Board of Fire and Police Commissioners











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