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Police Officer - Lateral Entry

Loves Park, Illinois


Loves Park Police Department

540 Loves Park Drive

Loves Park, IL 61111

Phone: 815-654-5015

Fax: 815-633-0555




Salary: $56,495 - $75,977

Population: 25,000

Sworn Officers: 36

Application Deadline: 8/8/18







Pursuant to the Provisions of the IL Revised Statutes, Chapter 24, Section 10-2-11, notice is hereby given that the Loves Park Civil Service Commission is taking applications for two (2) lateral entry Police Officer positions for the Police Department in the City of Loves Park, IL.



Starting Salary:


$56,495 - $61,515 depending on years of experience



Applications may be requested by emailing:



Applications and requested documentation are due by

5:00 p.m. CST on Wednesday, August 8, 2018,

and must be received by that date at:


Loves Park Civil Service Commission

c/o Clerk's Office

City of Loves Park - City Hall

100 Heart Boulevard

Loves Park, IL



Applicants must:

  • Be a police certified (subject to final approval and waiver by Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board) with at least two (2) and no more than five (5) years of experience as a full-time sworn, certified law enforcement officer and must be employed as a law enforcement officer at the time of application


In mid-August, applicants will be pre-screened by the Department which may consist of an oral interview and/or other assessment of skills, experience, etc.  Selected applicants will then participate in an oral interview with the Commission in mid to late August. Successful applicants will be subject to a thorough character and background investigation and post-offer medical examination and drug screening.



Any questions regarding this examination process,

or benefits package should be directed to:


Deputy Police Chief Mike McCammond







540 Loves Park Drive

Loves Park, IL 61111











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