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Police Officer - Lateral

City of North Chicago

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Contact Information

Address:

City of North Chicago
1850 Lewis Avenue
North Chicago, IL 60064

Phone Number:

  • 847-596-8740

Position Information

Application Deadline:

  • Until Filled

Salary:

  • Officers entering through the lateral hiring process may receive a starting salary of between $61,808 or Step 3 of $70,180 depending on qualifications.

    The contract is currently under negotiation.

Sworn Officers:

  • 50

Population:

  • 29,319

Position Details

LATERAL POLICE OFFICER EMPLOYMENT

Summary:

The City of North Chicago Fire and Police Board of Commissioners is seeking motivated and experienced police officers who share our vision and are willing to carry our mission forward.

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*There are immediate vacancies to be filled through the lateral entry process. Lateral process will remain open until vacancies are filled.

Mission:

The mission of the North Chicago Police Department is to consistently provide for the security and safety of those in the City through the management and execution of various public safety operational strategies. We do this by reducing crime, ensuring the safety of our citizens and building trusting partnerships through the professional and ethical enforcement of the law.

Vision:

Our vision is to develop collaborative partnerships based on trust and transparency with the residents of the City of North Chicago and leveraging that partnership to reduce crime and enhance the quality of life for our residents as well as those traveling and conducting business in our City.

Duties:

  • This position is responsible for the performance of duties and tasks involving the protection of life and property, prevention of crime, apprehension of criminals, and the enforcement of laws and ordinances.
  • Work may involve assignment to uniformed patrol, investigation, school resource duty, traffic enforcement, or other specialized department activity. The City of North Chicago is a diverse community that has numerous community and police programs with an emphasis on community policing and strengthening the relationship with the citizens and the police department
  • Responds to and interacts with the general public, residents, elected / public officials, supervisory personnel, employees, and/or others within and outside of the organization in a courteous, professional and effective manner.
  • Work scheduled overtime and be available for emergency overtime when the need arises by responding to overtime call outs before and after standard scheduled hours of work. We operate on an eight hour shift with annual shift bids on seniority.
  • Thirty five air mile residency for employment.  

Minimum Qualifications:

Candidates for 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 between the ages of 24 and 40 years of age
  • Education - High school education or equivalent
  • Experience – at least 3 years' experience as a full time sworn, certified law enforcement officer in Illinois within the last 3 years; municipal law enforcement experience preferred
  • Valid Driver's License
  • Be able to pass a background, polygraph, psychological and medical test


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