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Police Officer -

Lateral Transfer

Prospect Heights, Illinois


Prospect Heights Police Department

14 E. Camp McDonald Road

Prospect Heights, IL 60070

Phone: 847-398-5511 x 133



Starting Salary: $70,529

Population: 16,481

Sworn Officers: 23 (FT); 5 (PT)

Application Deadline: NA




Lateral Transfer Police Officer Hiring Process



The Board of Fire and Police Commissioners of the City of Prospect Heights, Illinois is accepting applications for the position of Lateral Transfer Police Officer with the Prospect Heights Police Department.



Starting Salary:




(Top out at $97,639 in 5 years)



Current assigned shift schedules:


12 hour shifts



All applicants must meet the following minimum requirements established by the City of Prospect Heights:

  • Associate's Degree or 60 semester hours of credit from an accredited institutions. 60 college credit hours or an Associate’s Degree may be waived if one or more of the following applies: (1) the applicant has served 24 months of honorable active duty in the United States Armed Forces and has not been discharged dishonorably or under circumstances less than honorable or (2) the applicant has served for 180 days of active duty in the United States Armed Forces in combat duty that is recognized by the Department of Defense and has not been discharged dishonorably or under circumstances other than honorable

  • Valid Driver's License

  • Vision correctable to 20/20 in both eyes

  • Pass medical exam including drug screening

  • Previous status as a full time Certified Police Officer in the State of Illinois and have been with their respective law enforcement agency within the state for at least two (2) years

  • Currently in good standing in the Police Department in which the person serves

  • Possesses substantially equivalent skills and abilities as a City Prospect Heights Police Officer who has completed the probationary period, as determined by the City

  • Taken and passed such examinations as the Commission deems necessary to determine fitness for duty as a Police Officer

  • Pay a $30 non-refundable application processing fee


Lateral Entry Candidates who have been determined by the Commission to meet the aforementioned requirements will not be required to attend an orientation or take a written examination. For such candidates, the examination process may consist of a background investigation, oral interview, polygraph, psychological and medical examination.



Applications available at:


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