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Lateral Police Officer

Evanston Police Department

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Contact Information

Address:

Evanston Police Department
1454 Elmwood Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201

Position Information

Application Deadline:

  • 03/01/22

Salary:

  • Starting: $80,493 - $83,564, depending on experience

    Top of Pay Range: $102,726

    Benefits:

    • Education Incentive: $2,000/annually for a Bachelor's Degree
    • Uniform Allowance: $1,000/annually + $800 towards a replacement ballistic vest
    • Department issued firearm (may retain upon retirement)
    • Fitness Incentive: $500/annually
    • Court Pay: paid at 1.5 times hourly rate or a 4-hour minimum (whichever is greater)
    • Opportunities for Off-Duty Details: 3-hour minimum & $50/hour
    • Numerous Departmental overtime opportunities at 1.5 times rate of pay
    • Opportunity for departmental training travel compensation included
    • Longevity Incentive Pay: 3% - 5.5% of salary, based on years of service
    • Additional Compensation for certified Field Training Officers and Evidence Technicians
    • 10 Paid Holidays; 5 Holidays paid at 1.5 times the officer's hourly rate; 3 Floating Holidays per year
    • Compensatory Accrual: Compensatory Time (Overtime hours earned): May bank up to 500 hours (amount over 500 hours is paid out annually at the current rate of pay)
    • Vacation: 2 - 5 weeks earned per year, depending on years of service with the department. Can accrue up to a maximum of 2 years of vacation time
    • Sick Leave: accrual rate of 1 day per month; Maximum accrual of 225 days; Can be paid out annually into a 457 or check (per CBA contract)
    • 457
    • Roth-IRA
    • PEHP/RHS plans available for enrollment
    • Health Insurance
    • Flex Spending Accounts
    • Dental and Vision Insurance
    • No residency or geographical boundary requirement 

    Link to current Union Contracted Bargaining Agreement: https://www.cityofevanston.org/home/showpublisheddocument/49546/636987796744970000

Sworn Officers:

  • 154

Population:

  • 78,000

Position Details

Department Opportunities:

  • Patrol Division
  • Traffic Unit
  • Community Policing Unit
  • K-9
  • Investigative Division
  • Adult Investigative Bureau
  • Juvenile Investigative Bureau
  • Special Operations Group 

Selection Process:

  • Written examination (waived for lateral applicants currently employed as police officers)
  • Passing score on the POWER Test or current POWER card (waived for lateral applicants currently employed as police officers)
  • Structured Oral Interview including Writing Assessment
  • Background Investigation
  • Psychological Evaluation
  • Polygraph Test
  • Certification for Appointment by the Evanston Public Safety Civil Service Commission 

Lateral applicants must possess certification as a full-time sworn law enforcement officer from the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board or equivalent state training board if out-of-state. 

Police Officer Minimum Requirements: 

  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • No felony or misdemeanor convictions in accordance with 50 ILCS 705/6.1
  • Valid State-issued driver's license and a safe driving record
  • Must be between 21 and 35 years of age at the time of employment, unless exempt by State statute (no age limitation with previous employment as a full-time police officer or not older than 45 years of age with eligible prior active duty military service)
  • High school diploma or GED equivalent -AND- completion of 60 college credit hours
  • Valid Firearm Owner Identification card or the ability to obtain one 

Required Documents (to be submitted at the time of application):

  • COPY of U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status (acceptable documentation may include a valid U.S. passport, permanent resident alien card, or naturalization papers)
  • COPY of your valid driver's license (if your license was renewed with a sticker, copies of the front AND back are required)
  • COPY of official college/university transcripts indicating completion of at least 60 college credit hours from an accredited college or university
  • COPY of certification as a full-time sworn law enforcement officer from the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board or reciprocal state training board
  • COPY of a work ID card showing that you are currently employed as a full-time sworn law enforcement officer in the State of Illinois OR if recently (within the past 6-months) but not currently working in that capacity a copy of your Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board certification
  • COPY of high school diploma or GED certificate (acceptable documentation may include copy of high school diploma, high school transcript with graduation date, dated GED, college transcript showing high school and high school graduation date, or signed letter on high school letterhead)
  • COPY of Military Discharge Form DD-214 (if applicable) 

To read the job description and/or to apply for this position, please visit the following website:

https://www.applitrack.com/cityofevanston/onlineapp/jobpostings/view.asp?all=1&AppliTrackJobId=226&AppliTrackLayoutMode=detail&AppliTrackViewPosting=1

For more information about the City of Evanston, please visit the City's website at:

www.cityofevanston.org

The City of Evanston is an equal opportunity employer and ensures against discrimination in employment on the basis of a person's race, color, sex, age, religion, disability, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, military discharge status, source of income, housing status, or gender identity.

The City of Evanston is also committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. Any person needing mobility or communications access assistance should contact Human Resources at 847-448-8204 (voice) or 847-866-5095 (TTY).



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