Salary Range effective 1/1/22: $74,915 - $110,796
The starting salary for a lateral hire applicant will be dependent on experience.
Employees are paid biweekly on Fridays.
Currently, the Patrol Division works 12-hour shifts, which are bid for on an annual basis.
In addition to a competitive starting salary based on experience, the City of West Chicago offers a comprehensive benefits package for employees and their dependents:
Take the next step and apply for a Lateral Hire Police Officer career opportunity.
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Human Resources Coordinator
City of West Chicago
475 Main Street
West Chicago, IL 60185
Applicants for lateral appointment to the position of police officer must meet the following minimum requirements and qualifications:
The City of West Chicago has a population of 25,614 people, is located along the western edge of DuPage County, 32 miles from downtown Chicago and spans 15 square miles. West Chicago is situated along Illinois Route 59, which has interchanges at I-88 and I-90 and is home to DuPage Airport, the third-busiest airport in Illinois. Three major rail lines serve West Chicago, and the Metra passenger service provides commuter service to Chicago, with an estimated 600 commuters boarding daily. The City is a diverse, family-oriented community with a rich cultural mix and a proud heritage.
The City operates under a council/manager form of local government. The City Council consists of a Mayor, fourteen Aldermen within seven wards, and an elected City Clerk.
The West Chicago Police Department currently has 46 sworn officers and five civilian staff members. The Mission of the West Chicago Police Department is to Protect Life and Liberty, Provide Quality Police Services, and Forge Community Partnerships with Integrity and Professionalism.
There are three divisions in the Police Department: the Office of the Chief of Police, the Patrol Division, and the Investigations/Administrative Division.
The Patrol Division consists of Uniformed Patrol Officers, a Community Service Officer, and a Training Officer.
The Investigations/Administrative Division consists of Detectives, School Resource Officers, Evidence/Property Custodian, the Community Relations Officer, the Administrative Sergeant, and a Social Service Worker.
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